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Sri Lanka vs England, 5th ODI Match Summary

SL vs ENG, 2018 - ODI Summary

Sri Lanka vs England Scorecard
Match Ended   
366/6 (50.0/50)
132/9 (26.1/50)
Sri Lanka beat England by 219 runs (D/L method)
  • Player of the Match
    Niroshan Dickwella
  • Player of the Series
    Eoin Morgan
SL 366/6
Bat Top Batsmen
95 (97)
  • 12x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 97.93SR
80 (73)
  • 6x4s
  • 2x6s
  • 109.58SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
ECON 7.12
ECON 8.87
ENG 132/9
Bat Top Batsmen
67 (60)
  • 12x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 111.66SR
37 (37)
  • 5x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 100SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
So that is it from the series. Morgan is handed the trophy. Cricket though between the two sides have not ended as of now. There is still a T20I to go and then a Test series the to follow. The one-off T20I between the two will take place in Colombo at 7.00 PM local (1.30 PM GMT). Till then goodbye and cheers!
England skipper, Eoin Morgan says they were very poor today and is disappointed how they ended the series. Adds further the guys brought in did not click and failed to execute the plans. Admits they were out played. Mentions there was plenty on offer in today's game but they were not upto the mark. States they will look to learn from this game but is happy for the way they have played throughout. He is happy the younger guys and the players who did not play in this series got an opportunity which enables them to have more players to select from for the World Cup.
Sri Lanka skipper, Dinesh Chandimal, says the hard work paid off today. Credits the openers for the way they played. Further adds himself and Mendis did well to build on it. Reckons it is not easy to play after losing the series but the boys showed great character. Admits their fielding was an issue before the series but they have done well. States they need to be consistent and he hopes they can keep improving as they are a young squad.
Man of the Match, Niroshan Dickwella, says he is happy with the way he played. He believes he was unfortunate to not get to his 100. He admits it was his mistake but he was attacking throughout and wanted to play the same. Admits the words with the coaches helped him with his batting. Adds further it was a hot day and he was taking his time and was not cramping. Ends by saying he moves around to unsettle the lines and the lengths of the bowlers.
You get a feel it was just not England's day today. They were poor in the field, dropping several catches, their bowlers were very poor and their batting which most of the times fires, did not come off. Probably a day to forget for them but a series to remember as they have won it 3-1.
Now coming to the defense - Their bowlers started off in great fashion with both Rajitha and Chameera running through the top order. The former took one and the latter took three. In no time England were 28 for 4 and then it was an uphill task. A struggling (cramps) Stokes along with Moeen then counter-attacked. The two added a lovely 79-run stand. Ben Stokes got to his fifty but once the off spinning all-rounder fell, Sri Lanka ran through the lower order. Akila was the destroyer as he bagged four. However, the clouds opened up, just as the 9th wicket fell and that was that.
So, the inevitable has happened, the game has been CALLED OFF, which means, Sri Lanka have won the last ODI by a whopping margin of 219 (DLS). A complete team performance by them. They were ruthless with the bat first up, led by their opener, Dickwella and Chandimal. Smarawickrama and Kusal Mendis also played handy knocks which say the hosts post a massive 366. Their highest score against England.
A massive downpour is sweeping the Khettarama now. Covers are sweeping the ground from everywhere. Don't look like we are resuming any time soon, or probably not tonight. Neither team will be complaining too much, given the state of the game, Please stay tuned...
Akila Dananjaya To Liam Plunkett OUT!
OUT! LBW! The decision stands as it is! For the first time, we see an umpire rush for shelter as he runs with his left hand in the air, signalling the decision as out. Never looked in doubt, to be honest. Landed outside off, Plunkett looks to play that from the crease but is pretty late. Misses the ball, as it hits his pad. He is adjudged LBW but he reviews it. Replays show that the ball hit the back pad, then the glove and went behind. 9 down, are England as we are almost done with this match but it is pelting down, so the game is halted.
Plunkett has been adjudged LBW! He has taken the review though... Meanwhile, the covers are already coming on.
Over 26 : 132/8
1 Runs
    T. Curran
    1 (8)
    L. Plunkett
    5 (9)
    D. Chameera
    Dushmantha Chameera To Tom Curran
    A short ball outside off, Tom fends it to the off side.
    Oh dear... the heavens have opened up. The rain is coming down pretty heavily.
    Dushmantha Chameera To Tom Curran
    JUST IN! Full on middle, Tom pushes it towards mid on and initially calls for the single but then sends Plunkett back. Liam just about plonks his bat in when Thisara Perera fires in a throw at the bowler's end. It is referred upstairs and replays confirm that the non-striker is safe.
    Direct hit! Has Plunkett been run out here?
    Dushmantha Chameera To Tom Curran
    A bouncer on middle, Tom ducks.
    Dushmantha Chameera To Tom Curran
    The batsman has played it to the point region.
    Dushmantha Chameera To Tom Curran
    Outside off, a play and a miss.
    Dushmantha Chameera To Liam Plunkett
    Down the leg side, flicked through the leg side for a single.
    Dushmantha Chameera is back on. 5-0-19-3 so far. We hear a huge rumble in the background. Aleem Dar is worried...
    Over 25 : 131/8
    3 Runs
      L. Plunkett
      4 (8)
      T. Curran
      1 (3)
      A. Dananjaya
      Akila Dananjaya To Liam Plunkett
      Full and outside off, driven down the ground for a run. 3 runs and a wicket from the over, Akila's figures read 6-0-19-3.
      Akila Dananjaya To Tom Curran
      Defended off the back foot by the batsman. They pick up a single.
      Akila Dananjaya To Tom Curran
      Full and around off, pushed back to the bowler.
      Akila Dananjaya To Tom Curran
      Pitched on off, spinning in, Curran looks to flick but misses and is hit on the pads.
      Tom Curran walks in at number 10, replacing Rashid.
      Akila Dananjaya To Adil Rashid OUT!
      OUT! BOWLED! Right through! Akila has his third. Full and just outside off, Rashid looks to defend with a big lunge, but the ball spins in, goes between bat and pad and hits the stumps! The keeper is celebrating more than the bowler who believes that it is routine stuff. England going down quickly...
      Akila Dananjaya To Liam Plunkett
      Tossed up on middle, pushed towards long on for a single.
      Over 24 : 128/7
      2 Runs
        L. Plunkett
        2 (6)
        A. Rashid
        4 (7)
        de Silva
        Dhananjaya de Silva To Liam Plunkett
        Down the leg side, flicked through mid-wicket for a run.
        Dhananjaya de Silva To Liam Plunkett
        The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
        Dhananjaya de Silva To Liam Plunkett
        Full on middle, Plunkett comes down the track and plays it towards short mid-wicket.
        Dhananjaya de Silva To Adil Rashid
        Full and outside off, Rashid looks to flick but gets a leading edge towards point. A single taken.
        Match Info
        • Venue R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
        • Weather Rainy
        • Toss Sri Lankawon the toss and elected to bat
        • Result Sri Lanka beat England by 219 runs (D/L method)
        • Player of the Match Niroshan Dickwella
        • Player of the Series Eoin Morgan
        • Umpire Aleem Dar (PAK), Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SL) and Paul Reiffel (AUS)
        • Referee Sir Richie Richardson (WI)
        Match Notes
        • Power play 3 (41-50): Sri Lanka 366/6 (81 runs, 3 wickets)
        • Sri Lanka 350/6 in 48.5 overs
        • Sri Lanka 300/3 in 41.2 overs
        • Power play 2 (11-40): Sri Lanka 285/3 (213 runs, 3 wickets)
        • 3rd wkt Partnership: 100 off 75 balls between D Chandimal (45) and K Mendis (54)
        • K Mendis 12th ODI fifty: 53 runs in 30 balls (1x4) (6x6)
        • Sri Lanka 252/2 in 36.6 overs
        • D Chandimal 22nd ODI fifty: 50 runs in 49 balls (4x4) (1x6)
        • 3rd wkt Partnership: 51 off 45 balls between D Chandimal (30) and K Mendis (21)
        • Drinks: Sri Lanka 215/2 in 33.0 overs
        • Sri Lanka 200/2 in 29.6 overs
        • D Chandimal dropped on 6 by T Curran in 23.5 overs
        • Referral 1 (22.1 ovs): N Dickwella against ENG (Caught) Successful (SL: 1, ENG: 1)
        • Sri Lanka 150/1 in 21.5 overs
        • Drinks: Sri Lanka 122/0 in 17.0 overs
        • S Samarawickrama Maiden ODI fifty: 50 runs in 40 balls (8x4) (0x6)
        • N Dickwella 8th ODI fifty: 50 runs in 49 balls (6x4) (0x6)
        • 1st wkt Partnership: 100 off 84 balls between N Dickwella (48) and S Samarawickrama (46)
        • Sri Lanka 100/0 in 13.5 overs
        • Power play 1 (1-10) : Sri Lanka 72/0 in 10.0 overs
        • 1st wkt Partnership: 51 off 39 balls between N Dickwella (21) and S Samarawickrama (26)
        • Sri Lanka 51/0 in 6.3 overs
        • Rain Stoppage: England 132/9 in 26.1 overs
        • B Stokes 13th ODI fifty: 50 runs in 45 balls (9x4) (0x6)
        • England 103/4 in 17.4 overs
        • Drinks: England 91/4 in 16.0 overs
        • 5th wkt Partnership: 53 off 45 balls between B Stokes (23) and M Ali (30)
        • England 53/4 in 12.2 overs
        • Power play 1 (1-10) : England 41/4
        • Referral 1 (6.5 ovs): SL against B Stokes (LBW) Unsuccessful (SL: 0, ENG: 1)
        Match Poll

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