Chris Jordan is adjudged the Man of the Match for his brilliant all-round performance. He starts off saying that he enjoyed whacking the ball hard today. Adds that he is happy that his plans came off today. Calls it a great feeling to play for England. That's all we have for you today. Do join us for the second ODI on 25th May, 2014. Until then, it's goodbye and take care!
Sri Lanka got off to a slow start. They lost Thirimanne and Sangakkara early before Dilshan and Jayawardene steadied them before the rains came back. The match got reduced and the required run rate was too high for Sri Lanka. They then lost their way as none of their batsmen adapted well to the conditions handing 3 wickets to Tredwell and Jordan each.
Big, big win for England. England got off to a cautious start after Sri Lanka put them in winning the toss and electing to field. After the early loss of Cook, Bell and Ballance steadied them with a good stand. With the overs being reduced to just 39, England were powered to a big total thanks to the big hitting from Jordan and Buttler at the end.
Ravi Bopara to Lasith Malinga
OUT! Victory for England! Good length on the stumps, Malinga swings and misses but Bopara hits. The timber is disturbed and the struggle ends for Malinga today. ENGLAND WIN BY 81 RUNS (D/L)!
Ravi Bopara to Suranga Lakmal
Lakmal is hit on his pads as he looks to slog at it. They take a leg bye.
Malinga comes down the wicket to heave but is beaten. The keeper fumbles as well. They take a bye.
On middle, Malinga looks to heave at it but misses.
Lakmal nudges it to the on side for a single.
to Suranga Lakmal
Lakmal drives it through mid on for a single.
Lakmal drives it through mid off for a couple of runs where Jordan dribbles to stop the ball.
Fuller on off, Lakmal defends it.
Suranga Lakmal is the last man in.
to Sachithra Senanayake
OUT! One more falls! Fuller on off, Senanayake swings it down to long on where Bell takes a simple catch. Sri Lanka are just not there today.
Yorker outside off, Senanayake is beaten as he tries to dab it down to third man.
to Lasith Malinga
No-ball! Good length outside off, Malinga gets an inside edge past short fine leg for a single. He has overstepped again!
No-ball! Senanayakes heaves it over the on side for a single. The umpire signals it no-ball for overstepping.
Fuller outside off, Senanayake is beaten as he looks to play at it.
Gurney comes back on to bowl.
Malinga is struck on his pads as he looks to heave at it. 92 needed in 36 balls.
Dropped! Malinga hits it back to Bopara who cannot hold onto it.