Commentry

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That's it from us then. Join us again for the third ODI at Manchester on 28th May. Until then, good bye and take care!

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Tillakaratne Dilshan is the Man of the Match. Says it was a cool weather today. Adds he targeted few overs and thinks his side handled the conditions very well. He knew this target was enough knowing his bowling attack could defend this total. He is satisfied with this win. Tells the plan was to make a partnership and he did it well with Sangakkara. His main target was to bat for a long time.

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Only the skipper Eoin Morgan showed some positive batting but he never got any support from the other end and succumbed to the pressure. This win will boost Sri Lanka going further into the 5-match ODI series.

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Huge win for Sri Lanka, England bundled for a cheap total here. An embarrassing total from the home side as the series is now leveled 1-1. They were never into the chase as they lost couple of early wickets. Senanayake then came and removed the middle order. It was a collective bowling effort from Sri Lanka. Senanayake grabbed four wickets and Kulasekara got three while Malinga, Prasad and Mathews got one each.

26.1
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Sachithra Senanayake to James Anderson

OUT! Bowled 'em! That's it, Sri Lanka win by 157 runs! Senanayake bowls a loopy delivery around off, Anderson hurries down the track for a big heave but misses. The ball goes on to tickle the top of off-stump.

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Dhammika Prasad to Harry Frederick Gurney

FOUR! Finally connects one! Another shortish ball following the batsman down the leg side, Gurney tries to pull and this time the ball takes the inside edge and runs past Sangakkara to the fine leg fence.

25.5
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Dhammika Prasad to Harry Frederick Gurney

Pacey short ball, Gurney once again tries his best to put bat on ball but fails.

25.4
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Dhammika Prasad to Harry Frederick Gurney

Short ball on off, Gurney tries to hook it but his bat is way away from the ball.

25.3
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Dhammika Prasad to Harry Frederick Gurney

Back of a length ball on middle, Gurney leaves it.

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Harry Gurney is the last batsman.

25.2
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Dhammika Prasad to Eoin Morgan

OUT! Morgan perishes and end is nigh for England! Prasad bowls yet another short ball on middle, Morgan this time pulls it straight down the throat of Chandimal at deep mid-wicket.

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Dhammika Prasad to Eoin Morgan

Wide! Down the leg side.

25.1
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Dhammika Prasad to Eoin Morgan

SIX! High and handsome! Short delivery on middle and leg, Morgan goes for the pull shot but edges it high in the air. It clears long leg for a biggie.

24.6
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Sachithra Senanayake to James Anderson

Anderson has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

24.5
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Sachithra Senanayake to James Anderson

Flatter outside off, Anderson fails to put bat on ball.

24.4
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Sachithra Senanayake to James Anderson

FOUR! Innovation from Jimmy! Loopy ball on off, Anderson once again goes down on one knee with the reverse sweep and connects well. It goes past point for a boundary.

24.3
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Sachithra Senanayake to James Anderson

Little short in length outside off, cut to point.

24.2
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Sachithra Senanayake to James Anderson

Hangs on the back foot and pushes a full ball to covers.

24.1
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Sachithra Senanayake to James Anderson

Spinning away from the batsman, Anderson tries to play the reverse sweep but misses.

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Dhammika Prasad to Eoin Morgan

SIX! Morgan fighting a lone battle! He latches onto a length ball around off and powers it over long off for a maximum.

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