SL vs ENG Live Cricket Score, Sri Lanka in England, 5 ODI Series, 2014 Commentry

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That's it from us here. Join us again for the fifth and final ODI in Birmingham which will be the series decider. Until then, good bye and take care!

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Man of the Match - Jos Buttler! Says it's the best knock he has played but disappointed with the result. He and Bopara gave themselves the license for the big shots. Thinks both, he and Bopara ran pretty well between the wickets today. Adds it was hard to get the partnership going but it's that kind of pitch, if there's a partnership going then it's hard to stop them. He was hoping to get those runs but Malinga proved that he's one of the best bowlers in the world. He is looking forward to keep contributing for his side.

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Eventually Lasith Malinga showed his experience and bowled a brilliant last over to keep the series alive as he finished with three wickets. Malinga was accurate at the start too which gave Sri Lanka the early breakthroughs. Credit to the England's fighting spirit though.

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Sri Lanka level the 5-match ODI series 2-2 now. It was a superb match, went down to the final over. England lost their openers early but Root and Ballance rebuilt the innings. Sri Lankan spinners chipped in with wickets in the middle overs. Then came the superb partnership between Buttler and Bopara. Bopara got out after his fifty but Buttler went on to score his maiden ODI ton, keeping England in the run chase.

49.6
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Lasith Malinga to James Tredwell

Full toss on off, Tredwell hits it over the leg side and takes a single. SRI LANKA WIN BY 7 RUNS!

49.5
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Lasith Malinga to James Tredwell

Full and wide outside off, Tredwell tries to play that one but fails to connect his bat on the ball.

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James Anderson is the next man in. England need 9 runs from 2 balls.

49.4
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Lasith Malinga to Jos Buttler

OUT! That's it then! Fuller length ball on middle, Buttler digs it out and goes for the run. Malinga quickly collects the ball and goes at the non-striker's end to run Buttler out. Terrific knock from him comes to an end. He gave England some change but unfortunately couldn't bat through. Superb work from Malinga though.

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Lasith Malinga to Jos Buttler

Fuller one around off, Buttler drills it to long on and comes back for the second. There's a throw at the striker's end but Sangakkara is a bit late to whip off the bails. Will it prove costly? England need 9 runs from 3 balls.

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James Tredwell is the next man in.

49.2
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Lasith Malinga to Chris Jordan

OUT! Jordan holes out! Fuller one on off, Jordan smashes it over mid on but the ball goes straight to Dilshan who takes a good catch at long on and asks the crowd to keep on cheering.

49.1
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Lasith Malinga to Jos Buttler

Fuller length ball outside off, Buttler drives it to extra covers and takes a single.

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12 runs needed off the last over....

48.6
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Nuwan Kulasekara to Jos Buttler

Fuller length ball around off, Buttler drives it to long on and takes a single.

48.5
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Nuwan Kulasekara to Chris Jordan

Full ball on off, Jordan drills it to long on for a run.

48.4
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Nuwan Kulasekara to Jos Buttler

Fuller one on off, Buttler drives it straight to the cover fielder for a single.

48.3
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Nuwan Kulasekara to Jos Buttler

FOUR! Terrific shot! Full ball on middle, Buttler backs away and smashes it through the cover region and gets another boundary.

48.2
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Nuwan Kulasekara to Chris Jordan

Low full toss on off, Jordan smashes it to long on for a single.

48.1
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Nuwan Kulasekara to Chris Jordan

Fuller one just outside off, Jordan misses that one. Appeal for a caught behind turned down. Probably the bat hit the ground.

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Change of ends for Kulasekara.

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