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A close win in the end for Sri Lanka. they batted well to post a mammoth score and were well on course to win, but a late surge from Buttler, Hales and Bopara just sent down shivers. However, Sri Lanka held their nerve and emerged victorious. The skipper led from the front, with 3 wickets.
Suranga Lakmal to Chris Woakes
The batsman has done well to keep that yorker at bay. They pick up a single. SRI LANKA WIN BY 9 RUNS!
Suranga Lakmal to Ravi Bopara
That is the game. Yorker outside off, dug out towards long off for a run.
FOUR! Gets across, takes the ball on the full and flicks it through square leg!
SIX! Full on middle, Bopara swings this over mid-wicket! 16 MORE NEEDED FROM 3 BALLS NOW!
Outside off, pushed through mid on for a couple. 22 NEEDED FROM 4.
Full outside off, jabbed back to the ball. 24 NEEDED FROM 5 BALLS NOW!
SURANGA LAKMAL(3-0-30-1) to bowl the final over. Replaces Kulasekara. England need 24 from 6 balls.
Lasith Malinga to Ravi Bopara
Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. They pick up a single.
Pushes and misses outside off.
Lasith Malinga to Chris Woakes
The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total.
CHRIS WOAKES walks in at number 9, replacing Jordan.
Lasith Malinga to Chris Jordan
OUT! Drags it on! A length ball outside off, Bopara hops away to the leg side and looks to pull but only gets a thick inside edge onto his stumps!
Excellent yorker, well dug out for a run.
Landed outside off, tapped to third man for a single.
Nuwan Kulasekara to Ravi Bopara
FOUR! Full on middle, smashed straight down the ground! 13 from the over, 58 off the last 5! Kulasekara finishes with figures of 4-0-39-1!
The batsman fails to put bat on ball.
The batsman has driven it through mid-off. They manage to come back for the second.
FOUR! Full outside off, Bopara just lofts it down the ground for a boundary!