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England Vs Sri Lanka , World Cup 2019 Match 27 - Live Score, Full Scorecard, Commentary

15:00 PM Jun 21, 2019 ,Headingley, Leeds
England
212 (47.0)
vs
Sri Lanka
232/9 (50.0)

Match Ended,Sri Lanka beat England by 20 runs

02
nd Innings England
BATTING
R
B
4s
6s
James Vince c Kusal Mendis b Lasith Malinga
14
18
2
0
Jonny Bairstow lbw b Lasith Malinga
0
1
0
0
Joe Root c Kusal Perera b Lasith Malinga
57
89
3
0
Eoin Morgan c & b Isuru Udana
21
35
2
0
Ben Stokes not out
82
89
7
4
Jos Buttler lbw b Lasith Malinga
10
9
1
0
Moeen Ali c Isuru Udana b Dhananjaya de Silva
16
20
0
1
Chris Woakes c Kusal Perera b Dhananjaya de Silva
2
4
0
0
Adil Rashid c Kusal Perera b Dhananjaya de Silva
1
2
0
0
Jofra Archer c Thisara Perera b Isuru Udana
3
11
0
0
Mark Wood c Kusal Perera b Nuwan Pradeep
0
4
0
0
Fall of Wickets
1-1 (Jonny Bairstow, 0.2 ov), 2-26 (James Vince, 6.5 ov), 3-73 (Eoin Morgan, 18.4 ov), 4-127 (Joe Root, 30.3 ov), 5-144 (Jos Buttler, 32.3 ov), 6-170 (Moeen Ali, 38.3 ov), 7-176 (Chris Woakes, 40.1 ov), 8-178 (Adil Rashid, 40.5 ov), 9-186 (Jofra Archer, 43.4 ov), 10-212 (Mark Wood, 47 ov)
BOWLING
O
M
R
W
Lasith Malinga
10
1
43
4
Nuwan Pradeep
10
1
38
1
Dhananjaya de Silva
8
0
32
3
Thisara Perera
8
0
34
0
Isuru Udana
8
0
41
2
Jeevan Mendis
3
0
23
0
01
st Innings Sri Lanka
BATTING
R
B
4s
6s
Dimuth Karunaratne c Jos Buttler b Jofra Archer
1
8
0
0
Kusal Perera c Moeen Ali b Chris Woakes
2
6
0
0
Avishka Fernando c Adil Rashid b Mark Wood
49
39
6
2
Kusal Mendis c Eoin Morgan b Adil Rashid
46
68
2
0
Angelo Mathews not out
85
115
5
1
Jeevan Mendis c & b Adil Rashid
0
1
0
0
Dhananjaya de Silva c Joe Root b Jofra Archer
29
47
1
0
Thisara Perera c Adil Rashid b Jofra Archer
2
6
0
0
Isuru Udana c Joe Root b Mark Wood
6
4
1
0
Lasith Malinga b Mark Wood
1
5
0
0
Nuwan Pradeep not out
1
1
0
0
Fall of Wickets
1-3 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 2 ov), 2-3 (Kusal Perera, 2.2 ov), 3-62 (Avishka Fernando, 12.5 ov), 4-133 (Kusal Mendis, 29.4 ov), 5-133 (Jeevan Mendis, 29.5 ov), 6-190 (Dhananjaya de Silva, 43.3 ov), 7-200 (Thisara Perera, 45.4 ov), 8-209 (Isuru Udana, 46.4 ov), 9-220 (Lasith Malinga, 48.3 ov)
BOWLING
O
M
R
W
Chris Woakes
5
0
22
1
Jofra Archer
10
2
52
3
Mark Wood
8
0
40
3
Ben Stokes
5
0
16
0
Moeen Ali
10
0
40
0
Adil Rashid
10
0
45
2
Joe Root
2
0
13
0
02
nd Innings England
So, that is the end of the game! This is probably the upset of the tournament, at least till now though. However, will this victory see Sri Lanka go strength to strength and how much will this affect England? Well, we will know in the coming future. On the 22nd though, we have 4 different teams batting it out. Yes, it is a double header, the first game sees India taking on Afghanistan in Southampton, that game will begin at 1030 local (0930 GMT). The other game is a cracking one as West Indies lock horns against New Zealand in Manchester at 0130 local (1230 GMT). Till then, take care and goodbye!
Victorious Sri Lanka skipper, Dimuth Karunaratne says they lost the toss and sometimes they were under pressure whereas sometimes they were dominating. Tells when batting they knew it was a tough wicket and were looking to get 250-270 but lost wickets. Credits Mathews for his innings and ended up with a good total. Tells it was a team effort as Malinga got wickets along with Dhananjaya. Says Root's wicket was the turning point of the game and knew how good he is. Tells he luckily they got his wicket at a critical juncture.
England skipper, Eoin Morgan says they were good with the ball but the lack of substantial partnership did the damage. Says losing this game was more frustrating than shocking. They knew it was going to be tough to win all games in the tournament but they wanted to do that. Says they just need to dust themselves off and come stronger in the next game. Reckons it is a long tournament. Says Australia is a tough opponent and taking them on at the home of cricket will be a good challenge.
For his brilliant bowling display, LASITH MALINGA IS NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH - Malinga says that when Stokes was dropped they were worried as they knew how good a player he is. Says they kept bowling stock balls even when couple of those went for boundaries towards the end they did not worry. The plan was to maintain good line and length and mix it up with the variations without giving away any loose deliveries. Tells they are a confident side and are looking to take the momentum from this going forward.
Earlier in the day, the Lankans were put into bat and were bundled out for 232. Archer and Wood were the stars for England. However, that proved to be enough in the end, Ben Stokes' unbeaten 82 went in vain and Malinga emerged as the hero for today with a four-fer.
Who was the star with the ball for Sri Lanka? Well, when you look at the figures, you have to tell, it is Lasith Malinga who ended with a four-fer and four big wickets of Bairstow, Root, Buttler and Vince. However, credit has to be given to all the Lankan bowlers here. Everybody was extremely disciplined and never gave anything away. Udana and Dhananajaya were also crucial as they took five amongst them. Nuwan Pradeep also had a wicket to his name and probably the one which mattered the most, the last one.
Defending 232, you need early wickets and Sri Lanka did manage to send both the openers back in the hut quite early on. Root and Morgan then steadied the ship with a fifty run stand. The latter fell but then Stokes joined Root and the two added yet another 50-plus run stand. England were on top then but Sri Lanka did not let them run away with the game. They kept bowling tight and never let England score freely and that tight bowling finally paid off. They got Root and Buttler in quick succession. Moeen Ali and Archer threw it away when they needed to bat sensibly. Stokes was the lone man fighting and at one stage, it seemed like, he would win the game for them but Wood could not negotiate the one ball he had to of Nuwan Pradeep.
WHAT A GAME! WHAT A GAME THIS WAS! Wow! How many of you'll thought that Sri Lanka would win this game after posting 232? Surely, surely not many! I never felt they had a chance. However, they have risen against all odds and have come out on top in a game they had to win.
46.6
W
Nuwan Pradeep to Mark Wood, OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Wood can't negotiate it! He has nicked it behind to the keeper. Jubilation scenes out there as the Lankan players are running all around the ground in happiness. Pradeep bowls the perfect Test match line. It is on a length and around off, Wood plays inside the line, the ball kisses the outside edge and goes into the hands of the keeper. The Lankan players appeal and the umpire raises the finger. SRI LANKA WIN THE GAME BY 20 RUNS!
46.5
1
Nuwan Pradeep to Ben Stokes, Very full again, Stokes works it through mid-wicket and takes one. Once again, Wood has one ball to face.
46.4
0
Nuwan Pradeep to Ben Stokes, A low full toss outside off, Stokes jams it through covers. He thinks of two but then does not even take one.
46.3
4
Nuwan Pradeep to Ben Stokes, FOUR MORE! Unreal stuff from Stokes. He is doing it all by his own! 22 in 21 now. Game evenly poised again. The slower one on middle, Stokes goes down on one knee and manages to drag it past short fine leg for a boundary.
46.2
4
Nuwan Pradeep to Ben Stokes, FOUR! Top, top shot! Stokes has managed to find the gap! 26 needed in 22 now. Another low full toss outside off, Stokes shuffles across and whips it past mid-wicket. It is away from long on and it trickles over the fence.
46.1
0
Nuwan Pradeep to Ben Stokes, Extremely full, good ball to begin with! Stokes whips it to mid on.
Who will bowl now? Thisara Perera, Nuwan Pradeep or a gamble with a spinner? It is going to be Nuwan Pradeep.
46
over
46 | 15 Runs | HH: 203/9
45.6
0
Isuru Udana to Mark Wood, Wood does! Udana lands it on a length and around off, Wood plants his front foot forward and defends it onto the ground. 30 needed in 4.
45.5
1
Isuru Udana to Ben Stokes, Takes the single does Stokes! Wood has one ball to play out. Full and outside off, this is jammed through covers for one.
45.4
2
Isuru Udana to Ben Stokes, Lovely, lovely running and also smart batting by Stokes. This is a very slow ball on middle, Stokes works it towards mid-wicket with very soft hands. They take one, then go for the second. Wood slips while turning back but still manages to make it in.
45.3
0
Isuru Udana to Ben Stokes, Stokes once again uses his feet but this time does not get to the pitch of the ball. Defends it. Sensible batting.
45.2
6
Isuru Udana to Ben Stokes, SIX! BANG! Consecutive biggies for Stokes! 33 needed in 28 now. This is a powerful stroke. He dances down the track, gets to the pitch of it and clobbers it over the long off fence for a biggie. 200 up for England.
45.1
6
Isuru Udana to Ben Stokes, SIX! BOOM! That is right out of the middle and it clears the fence with ease. Udana goes full, right in the zone for Stokes. He tonks it over the long on fence for a biggie.
45
over
45 | 2 Runs | HH: 188/9
44.6
1
Lasith Malinga to Ben Stokes, Stokes keeps strike! He works this through square leg for one. Malinga is looking at Kusal Mendis furiously. He knows that could have been the game. Malinga has no overs left.
44.5
0
Lasith Malinga to Ben Stokes, Has that been dropped? Not sure as of now! How costly will this prove. Yes, it is a tough chance but they need to be taken. Malinga goes full and on the pads, Stokes whips it uppishly towards square leg. Mendis moves to his right and looks to take it inches above the ground but can't hang on. Malinga is down on his haunches. He knows this could be very costly.
44.4
0
Lasith Malinga to Ben Stokes, Once again does not take the run! Full and on off, Stokes whips it through mid on. Two balls to go. Will he take a single now, on the next ball?
44.3
0
Lasith Malinga to Ben Stokes, Another slower one outside off, Stokes strokes it through covers and denies the run.
44.3
1
Lasith Malinga to Ben Stokes, This is wide! It is way too wide outside off, Stokes lets it be.
44.2
0
Lasith Malinga to Ben Stokes, Full and wide outside off, just within the tramline. Stokes lets it be.
44.1
0
Lasith Malinga to Ben Stokes, Goes very full outside off, difficult to get under those. Stokes jams it out to the bowler.
44
over
44 | 1 Runs | HH: 186/9
43.6
0
Isuru Udana to Mark Wood, Wide outside off, Wood leaves it alone. End of a successful over. Just the run and a wicket from it. 47 needed in 36. Stokes needs to do it all by himself.
43.5
0
Isuru Udana to Mark Wood, A yorker on middle, Wood manages to jam it out.
Mark wood is the last man in for England. Sri Lanka on the cusp of a victory and England have a 'Herculean' task with Big Ben still there.
43.4
W
Isuru Udana to Jofra Archer, OUT! Archer holes out! Once again, this shot can be questioned with Stokes at the other end. He walks back disappointed. The pressure surely got to him. It is the slower one outside off, Archer looks to clear long on but does not get the power behind the shot. It goes straight to Perera there who takes it above his head. Lanka just the wicket away now from a win.
43.3
0
Isuru Udana to Jofra Archer, Lovely shot but for no runs! Fuller and on off, Archer strokes it nicely but finds the man at covers.
43.2
1
Isuru Udana to Ben Stokes, On the fuller side and on middle, Stokes hits it firmly towards long on but just for a run.
43.1
0
Isuru Udana to Ben Stokes, Slower one just inside the tramline on the off side. Stokes leaves it along. Stokes wants a wide but the umpire is spot on.
43
over
43 | 2 Runs | HH: 185/8
42.6
0
Lasith Malinga to Jofra Archer, The last ball is negotiated! Malinga now has only one left. On the pads, Archer works it towards square leg. 48 in 42 needed.
42.5
0
Lasith Malinga to Jofra Archer, Goes short this time and on the body, holds in the wicket too. Archer looks to pull but misses to get hit on the body.
42.4
1
Lasith Malinga to Ben Stokes, Another very full delivery on off, Stokes works it down to long on and gets to the other end.
42.3
1
Lasith Malinga to Jofra Archer, Archer gets off strike! Malinga goes full again, Archer gets his bat down in time and works it through mid-wicket for a single.
42.2
0
Lasith Malinga to Jofra Archer, A yorker! Archer gets his bat down in time, ahead of the pads and jams it out.
42.1
0
Lasith Malinga to Jofra Archer, In the air... safe! Goes length first up! Archer looks to flick but ends up chipping it but well short of mid-wicket.
Lasith Malinga is back! This is the most critical phase of this contest. 8-1-39-4, his figures so far. Malinga can make this the last over of the match and seal the deal here for Sri Lanka.
42
over
42 | 5 Runs | HH: 183/8
41.6
1
Isuru Udana to Jofra Archer, Another full toss this time Archer hits it wide of short cover. Stokes wanted two but Jofra says no. Good decision as the second was never there.
41.5
0
Isuru Udana to Jofra Archer, Full toss on off, Archer hits it straight to short cover. He has one ball to face.
41.4
1
Isuru Udana to Ben Stokes, Slower ball on off, Stokes strokes it towards sweeper cover and gets to the other end.
41.3
0
Isuru Udana to Ben Stokes, Play and a miss. Outside off this time inside the tramline, Stokes looks to hit but misses.
41.2
1
Isuru Udana to Jofra Archer, EDGED BUT SAFE! Good length ball outside off, Archer looks to play the cover drive but gets an outside edge which goes past the first slip and towards third man for a single.
41.1
1
Isuru Udana to Ben Stokes, Good comeback. Bowls a very full ball which is almost a yorker. It is on off, Stokes manages to squeeze it to deep point for a single.
41.1
1
Isuru Udana to Ben Stokes, WIDE! Not the start he would have wanted. He has bowled a length ball outside the tramline. Wided by the umpire.
Isuru Udana is back! 5-0-20-1 so far.
41
over
41 | 2 Runs | HH: 178/8
40.6
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Jofra Archer, OHHHHH! Almost another there. This is flatter and on middle, Archer looks to work it on the leg side but closes the face of the bat a touch early. It goes off the leading edge and falls well short of the cover fielder. End of a magnificent over for Sri Lanka. This over has probably turned the game in their favor.
Oh dear me! Jofra Archer was very good with the ball but sure he didn't expect to bat today, did he? He will have to bat and do a job here. England have their backs against the wall. Sri Lanka are close to pulling off a miracle.
40.5
W
Dhananjaya de Silva to Adil Rashid, OUT! They are falling like a pack of cards here! Sri Lanka are over the moon at the moment. From 170 for 5 England are 178 for 8 and in deep, deep trouble. Dhananjaya gets his second in the over. This is flatter and outside off, Rashid looks to push it through the off side but gets a thick outside edge which Perera hangs onto. Sri Lanka are just the two wickets away now.
40.4
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Ben Stokes, Slightly shorter in length and outside off, Stokes goes back and pushes it through covers for one.
40.3
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Ben Stokes, Flatter and on the stumps, Stokes defends it onto the ground.
40.2
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Adil Rashid, Fuller and on off, Rashid strokes it down to long on for one.
Adil Rashid comes out to bat.
40.1
W
Dhananjaya de Silva to Chris Woakes, OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Another one bites the dust! All of a sudden, Sri Lanka are right on top here. They are into the bowling all-rounders now. Dhananjaya bowls this one flatter and outside off, Woakes goes back and looks to cut but the ball is too close to play that shot. He gets an outside edge straight into the hands of the keeper. 57 needed in 59 only three wickets in hand.
Powerplay 3 begins! No more than 5 fielders allowed outside the 30-yard circle till the innings end. 57 needed of the last 10 overs here. The game is right in the balance. Stokes holds the key here.
40
over
40 | 5 Runs | HH: 176/6
39.6
0
Nuwan Pradeep to Ben Stokes, A full toss, Stokes fails to take toll of it as he flicks it to mid-wicket.
39.5
0
Nuwan Pradeep to Ben Stokes, Good length and on middle, this is worked to mid on.
39.4
0
Nuwan Pradeep to Ben Stokes, A yorker and Stokes manages to get his bat down in time and jam it out.
39.3
0
Nuwan Pradeep to Ben Stokes, Back of a length on middle, kept out.
39.2
4
Nuwan Pradeep to Ben Stokes, FOUR! Streaky! England won't care though. Length and it is angling across the batter. Stokes looks to defend it off the back foot but the ball goes off the outside edge and down to the third man fence. Fifty up for Stokes. He holds the key here for England. Needs to bat throughout.
39.1
1
Nuwan Pradeep to Chris Woakes, Back of a length on off, Woakes pushes it through covers for one.
Nuwan Pradeep comes back into the attack.
39
over
39 | 7 Runs | HH: 171/6
38.6
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Ben Stokes, A dot to end! Flatter and on middle, Stokes pushes it to cover. 7 from the over but a big wicket.
38.5
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Chris Woakes, Woakes is off the mark as he eases it down to long on for one.
38.4
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Chris Woakes, This is fired on off, Woakes pushes it to covers.
Chris Woakes comes out to bat next. With six wickets down, England are losing the plot here. Woakes needs to support Ben stokes who is settled out there. Sri Lanka are still not on top here as we all know what Woakes is capable of with the bat.
38.3
W
Dhananjaya de Silva to Moeen Ali, OUT! In the air... taken! Moeen Ali has thrown it away! Why, just why did he have to play that shot? Especially after he hit one biggie on the last ball. He looks to clear the fence again and comes down the track. Gets too close to the delivery and then does not get the elevation he would have liked. Udana at long off moves to his right and takes a very nice catch. Once again, GAME ON HERE! 63 needed in 69. 4 wickets in hand.
38.2
6
Dhananjaya de Silva to Moeen Ali, SIX! Hits the ropes on the full! Moeen breaks the shackles and plays the slog sweep. Hits it really well and it just carries for a biggie.
38.1
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Moeen Ali, Flatter and on off, this is guided to point.
38
over
38 | 5 Runs | HH: 164/5
37.6
1
Thisara Perera to Moeen Ali, On the fuller side and outside off, this is stroked through covers for one.
37.5
0
Thisara Perera to Moeen Ali, On the fuller side and on off, Moeen Ali drives it nicely but finds the fielder at covers.
37.4
0
Thisara Perera to Moeen Ali, On the stumps, Ali defends it towards mid off.
37.3
2
Thisara Perera to Moeen Ali, In the air... but safe! Outside off, Moeen looks to go over covers but ends up slicing it over point for two.
37.2
1
Thisara Perera to Ben Stokes, Stokes dances down the track and slaps it through covers for one.
37.1
1
Thisara Perera to Moeen Ali, Good length and outside off, Moeen looks to drag his pull but is a little early in the shot. It goes towards mid on for one.
37
over
37 | 5 Runs | HH: 159/5
36.6
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Moeen Ali, Flighted around off, Moeen strokes it towards cover and keeps the strike.
36.5
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Ben Stokes, On off, Stokes nudges it to long off for a single.
36.4
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Ben Stokes, On the pads, Stokes flicks it to the man at mid-wicket.
36.3
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Ben Stokes, Flighted on the stumps, Ben defends it off the front foot.
36.2
2
Dhananjaya de Silva to Ben Stokes, Tossed up on middle, Stokes looks to defend but it spins away. The ball goes off the outside edge towards the third man region. The batsmen take two.
36.1
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Moeen Ali, Floated on the pads, Moeen defends it but it goes towards backward square leg off the inner half of his bat for a single.
Dhananjaya de Silva comes back into the attack.
36
over
36 | 3 Runs | HH: 154/5
35.6
1
Thisara Perera to Moeen Ali, That has been driven firmly through covers and the batters take one. Another tight over for Sri Lanka. 79 needed in 84.
35.5
0
Thisara Perera to Moeen Ali, Another delivery on a length and Moeen pushes it to covers.
35.4
1
Thisara Perera to Ben Stokes, On the fuller side, Stokes pushes it down to long on and takes one.
35.3
0
Thisara Perera to Ben Stokes, Back of a length on off, Stokes stands tall and defends it onto the ground.
35.2
1
Thisara Perera to Moeen Ali, On the off stump, Moeen pushes it through covers for one.
35.1
0
Thisara Perera to Moeen Ali, Well bowled! Signs of the ball reversing there. This is on off and it tails away. Moeen Ali plays inside the line and gets beaten.
35
over
35 | 3 Runs | HH: 151/5
34.6
1
Lasith Malinga to Moeen Ali, From around the wicket, Malinga ends up bowling a full toss. Ali strokes it through covers for one.
34.5
0
Lasith Malinga to Moeen Ali, On the stumps, Ali defends it to covers.
34.4
1
Lasith Malinga to Ben Stokes, Goes short this time as he realized Stokes is waiting for the fuller ones. Ben is up for it though as he goes back quickly and pulls it through square leg for one. 150 up for England.
34.3
0
Lasith Malinga to Ben Stokes, Another full ball and on middle, Stokes is once again on his front foot and he jams it out.
34.2
0
Lasith Malinga to Ben Stokes, A yorker, Stokes was ready for it. He jams it out.
34.1
1
Lasith Malinga to Moeen Ali, Shorter and outside off, Moeen looks to cut but ends up chopping it to point.
34
over
34 | 4 Runs | HH: 148/5
33.6
0
Thisara Perera to Ben Stokes, A dot to end! A good comeback by the bowler after going for a boundary! Length and around off, this is pushed to covers.
33.5
0
Thisara Perera to Ben Stokes, Another one on a length and on off, Stokes defends it back to the bowler.
33.4
0
Thisara Perera to Ben Stokes, On the pads, Stokes pushes it to mid on.
33.3
0
Thisara Perera to Ben Stokes, Good length and on off, this is blocked out.
33.2
4
Thisara Perera to Ben Stokes, FOUR! That is just a clip! So well timed by Stokes. This is on the pads, Stokes just works it through mid-wicket. The ball races through the turf. The fielder at square leg makes a lot of ground to his right, dives in the end but his effort goes in vain.
33.1
0
Thisara Perera to Ben Stokes, Back of a length on off, it is kept out.
33
over
33 | 4 Runs | HH: 144/5
32.6
0
Lasith Malinga to Moeen Ali, Slower one on middle, Ali guides it to point. End of another successful over by Malinga.
32.5
0
Lasith Malinga to Moeen Ali, Shorter and on middle, Ali hops and defends it.
32.4
0
Lasith Malinga to Moeen Ali, Very full outside off, Ali jams it out to point.
Moeen Ali is the new man in. Moeen has not had the best of the time with bat in this tournament. England need him to fire and take them over the line.
32.3
W
Lasith Malinga to Jos Buttler, OUT! Buttler is a goner! The game is evenly poised now! Half the side back in the hut for England and they need another 89 in 105. Once again, it is the veteran Malinga who has got the crucial breakthrough. He rolls back the years here. Bowls a yorker on the leg stump. Buttler fails to put bat on ball. It hits him on the pads. An appeal and the umpire raises the finger. Buttler reviews and it is time for the replays. They show that the on-field call is the right one with three reds. England lose their review as well. The Lankans are absolutely elated.
Big moment in the game! Buttler has been given out LBW but he has reviewed immediately. Is there bat involved? The first few replays show no bat and so does Ultra Edge. Time for the Hawk Eye now. Hawk Eye returns three reds.
32.2
4
Lasith Malinga to Jos Buttler, FOUR! Nicely played! Goes short does Malinga, trying to keep Buttler on his toes. Jos is up to the task as he gets on top of the bounce and pulls it all along the ground through backward square leg for a boundary.
32.1
0
Lasith Malinga to Jos Buttler, Just wide! The plan of keeping a silly mid on almost pays off! Malinga goes fuller and on the middle, Buttler looks to drive it towards mid on but it goes uppishly and just wide of the outstretched hands of the fielder at silly mid on and towards mid on. Heart in the mouth moment.
32
over
32 | 9 Runs | HH: 140/4
31.6
4
Thisara Perera to Ben Stokes, EDGY FOUR! Spoils the whole over! Length and around off, Stokes looks to open the face of the bat and play it towards third man. It goes off the outside edge and fine, past the keeper for a boundary. 93 more needed.
31.5
1
Thisara Perera to Jos Buttler, Buttler takes a few steps down the track again and strokes this length ball on off through covers for one.
31.4
1
Thisara Perera to Ben Stokes, This is on a length and around off, this is guided down to third man for one.
31.3
1
Thisara Perera to Jos Buttler, Length and around off, Buttler pushes it through covers for one.
31.2
1
Thisara Perera to Ben Stokes, Back of a length on off, Stokes stands tall and pushes it through covers for one.
31.1
1
Thisara Perera to Jos Buttler, Good length and outside off, Buttler opens the face of the bat and guides it down to third man for one.
Thisara Perera comes back into the attack.
31
over
31 | 5 Runs | HH: 131/4
30.6
1
Lasith Malinga to Jos Buttler, Quick run to end the over. Full on middle and leg, Buttler strokes it down towards mid on and scampers through for a quick single. The fielder has a shy at the bowler's end but misses.
30.5
0
Lasith Malinga to Jos Buttler, Slower ball outside off, Buttler looks to cut but misses.
30.5
1
Lasith Malinga to Jos Buttler, WIDE! Malinga bowls it down the leg side. Buttler looks to pull but misses. Wide signalled.
30.4
2
Lasith Malinga to Jos Buttler, Buttler is off the mark straightaway. Full on the pads, Buttler flicks it wide of fine leg and gets a couple.
Jos Buttler comes out to replace Joe Root.
30.3
W
Lasith Malinga to Joe Root, OUT! Brilliant review from Sri Lanka. The dangerous Root is out of here. 3rd wicket for Malinga in this game and his 50th in ODI World Cup. Karunaratne went to his experienced bowler for a prized scalp and he has provided him just that. It was not the best of deliveries. A very poor one in all honesty. Full on the leg side, Root looks to flick but misses. Kusal Perera behind the stumps dives to his left and takes the catch. He puts an appeal along with the bowler. The umpire turns it down. Sri Lanka take the review and replays roll in. Ultra Edge confirms that the ball flicked the bat on its way to the keeper. A successful review from Sri Lanka and Root is out of here. The game is evenly poised here. England bat deep though so Sri Lanka have no time to relax here.
Sri Lanka have taken a review for caught behind. Root is the man in question. There was a noise as it went past the batsman. Let's see what was the noise for?
30.2
1
Lasith Malinga to Ben Stokes, Outside off on a length, Stokes cuts it to point and takes a single.
30.1
0
Lasith Malinga to Ben Stokes, Good length ball outside off, Stokes leaves it alone.
Lasith Malinga comes back into the attack.
30
over
30 | 4 Runs | HH: 126/3
29.6
0
Jeevan Mendis to Joe Root, Flatter and on middle, this is pushed to mid on.
29.5
1
Jeevan Mendis to Ben Stokes, Very full on the pads, Stokes works it through square leg for one.
29.4
0
Jeevan Mendis to Ben Stokes, The batsman has played it to the point region.
29.3
1
Jeevan Mendis to Joe Root, Flighted ball on the off pole, Root guides it towards point. The fielder there misfields and makes the run easier for the batters.
29.2
1
Jeevan Mendis to Ben Stokes, On the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.
29.1
1
Jeevan Mendis to Joe Root, Floats it up on off, Root strokes it through covers for one. The 50-run stand is up, they need to keep going though.
29
over
29 | 5 Runs | HH: 122/3
28.6
1
Nuwan Pradeep to Joe Root, Back of a length on off, this is guided down to third man for one.
28.5
1
Nuwan Pradeep to Ben Stokes, Back of a length on middle, this is worked through mid-wicket and the batters cross ends.
28.4
0
Nuwan Pradeep to Ben Stokes, Very full and on middle, this is jammed out to mid off.
28.3
1
Nuwan Pradeep to Joe Root, Shorter and on the body, Root helps it on its way to the fine leg fielder for one.
28.2
1
Nuwan Pradeep to Ben Stokes, Stokes comes down the track but does not get to the pitch of the ball. He pushes it towards mid on and takes one.
28.1
1
Nuwan Pradeep to Joe Root, Good length and outside off, this is guided down to third man for one.
28
over
28 | 14 Runs | HH: 117/3
27.6
0
Jeevan Mendis to Ben Stokes, On off and Stokes pushes it to covers. A dot to end but a very expensive over, 14 from it. Releases all the pressure that was building.
27.5
0
Jeevan Mendis to Ben Stokes, On the stumps, this is kept out.
27.4
6
Jeevan Mendis to Ben Stokes, SIX! That is a powerful shot! Second six of the over and probably the over which changes the momentum of the game. Very short and outside off, it almost bounces twice. Stokes goes back and flat-bats it over the long on fence this time.
27.3
1
Jeevan Mendis to Joe Root, This is flatter and on the pads, Root works it towards mid-wicket for one.
27.2
1
Jeevan Mendis to Ben Stokes, Now goes back and whips this through mid-wicket for one.
27.1
6
Jeevan Mendis to Ben Stokes, SIX! Straight as an arrow! Stokes uses his feet and gets to the pitch of the ball. He extends his arms and hammers it over the long off fence for a biggie.
27
over
27 | 7 Runs | HH: 103/3
26.6
0
Nuwan Pradeep to Joe Root, On the pads, Root flicks it to the man at mid-wicket.
26.5
1
Nuwan Pradeep to Ben Stokes, Length ball on off, Stokes comes down the track and hits it towards point for a single.
26.4
4
Nuwan Pradeep to Ben Stokes, FOUR! 100 comes up for England. Good length ball on middle and off, Stokes flicks it through mid-wicket for a boundary. These two are going along nicely here. Sri Lanka need to break this partnership here.
26.4
1
Nuwan Pradeep to Ben Stokes, WIDE! Bouncer bounces too high. It is over Stokes' head and it has been rightfully wided.
26.3
0
Nuwan Pradeep to Ben Stokes, Outside off, Stokes comes down and hits it straight to point.
26.2
1
Nuwan Pradeep to Joe Root, Good length ball outside off, Root taps it to point for a single.
26.1
0
Nuwan Pradeep to Joe Root, This is on the pads, Root looks to work it on the leg side but misses to get high on the pads.
Nuwan Pradeep comes on to bowl in his second spell.
26
over
26 | 5 Runs | HH: 96/3
25.6
1
Jeevan Mendis to Joe Root, Flighted one on off, Root strokes it down to long off for one. Brings his fifty up with that single and 'ROOOOOT' goes the crowd. Once again, he has risen to the occasion. His 33rd fifty in ODIs. He needs to continue here. He knows only half the job is done.
25.5
1
Jeevan Mendis to Ben Stokes, On the shorter side on middle, Stokes whips it through mid-wicket for one.
25.4
1
Jeevan Mendis to Joe Root, Flighted ball on off, Root strokes it down to long off for one.
25.3
0
Jeevan Mendis to Joe Root, On the stumps, it is defended.
25.2
1
Jeevan Mendis to Ben Stokes, Floats it up on off, Stokes strokes it towards mid off. An early call for a run and they complete it with ease.
25.1
1
Jeevan Mendis to Joe Root, Slightly shorter and on off, Root pushes it through covers for one.
Jeevan Mendis comes on to bowl.
25
over
25 | 3 Runs | HH: 91/3
24.6
0
Isuru Udana to Ben Stokes, Attacks the off pole again and Stokes defends it out. Another good over for Sri Lanka. 142 needed in 150 balls.
24.5
0
Isuru Udana to Ben Stokes, Slower one on off, this is kept out to point.
24.4
1
Isuru Udana to Joe Root, Outside off and it is on a length, Root guides it down to third man for one.
24.3
0
Isuru Udana to Joe Root, A dipping slower one on middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.
24.2
1
Isuru Udana to Ben Stokes, Howzzat? The answer to that question is not out. This one tails back in from outside off, Stokes looks to drive but misses to get hit on the pads. An appeal but the ball is slipping down leg. The batsmen run a leg bye as the ball goes down to third man.
24.1
1
Isuru Udana to Joe Root, Angles this one into the batter, Root opens the face of the bat and guides it down to third man for one.
24
over
24 | 3 Runs | HH: 88/3
23.6
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Ben Stokes, Fired on the stumps, it is kept out. Just the three from the over.
23.5
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Joe Root, The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot. They pick up a single.
23.4
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Ben Stokes, On the off pole, this is hit through covers for one.
23.3
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Joe Root, On the pads, this is flicked through mid-wicket for one.
23.2
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Joe Root, The batsman has nudged the ball fine down the leg side.
23.1
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Joe Root, De Silva went the wrong way! Could have been a chance there had he held his ground. This is on off, it sticks in the surface. Root looks to work it on the leg side, seeing that de Silva moves to his right. The ball goes off the leading edge to the left of the bowler. Lands quite short though so don't think it would have been a chance.
23
over
23 | 4 Runs | HH: 85/3
22.6
0
Isuru Udana to Ben Stokes, Slower one and outside off, it is left alone. Just the boundary from the over.
22.5
0
Isuru Udana to Ben Stokes, Back of a length on middle, Stokes pushes it to mid on.
22.4
4
Isuru Udana to Ben Stokes, FOUR! Poor ball and it has been put away! On the body, Stokes swivels and pulls it through backward square leg. It is in the gap and it races away for a welcome boundary.
22.3
0
Isuru Udana to Ben Stokes, A yorker on off, Stokes jams it out to mid-wicket.
22.2
0
Isuru Udana to Ben Stokes, Angles this into the batter, this is worked to mid-wicket.
22.1
0
Isuru Udana to Ben Stokes, Slower one and outside off, Stokes shoulders arms to it.
22
over
22 | 4 Runs | HH: 81/3
21.6
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Ben Stokes, Another single as Stokes punches it down to long off.
21.5
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Ben Stokes, On off and turns away, Stokes goes back and works it against the turn to mid-wicket.
21.4
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Joe Root, Shorter and outside off, this is pushed through covers for one.
21.3
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Ben Stokes, Very full on off, this is hit down to long off for one.
21.2
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Ben Stokes, This is flatter and on middle, Stokes keeps it out.
21.1
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Joe Root, Floats it up on off, this is eased down to long on for one.
21
over
21 | 1 Runs | HH: 77/3
20.6
0
Isuru Udana to Ben Stokes, Yes he can. Tight and tidy from Udana. Just a solitary run of the over. The last ball is on a length, Stokes punches it to cover.
20.5
1
Isuru Udana to Joe Root, Length delivery on the fourth stump line, Root guides it down to third man for a single. Just the run of this over so far. Can Udana end it with a dot?
20.4
0
Isuru Udana to Joe Root, Back of a length ball on off, Root punches it to the man at mid off.
20.3
0
Isuru Udana to Joe Root, For the second time in this over, Root cuts the ball but can't get it past point.
20.2
0
Isuru Udana to Joe Root, Slower ball. Good change of pace this. It is outside off, Root looks to cut but misses.
20.1
0
Isuru Udana to Joe Root, Fuller outside off, Root strokes it to the man at point.
20
over
20 | 3 Runs | HH: 76/3
19.6
0
Thisara Perera to Ben Stokes, Another back of a length delivery on off, Stokes pushes it to covers,
19.5
0
Thisara Perera to Ben Stokes, On a length and on off, this is pushed to mid off.
19.4
0
Thisara Perera to Ben Stokes, Takes a few steps down the track and Perera bowls it short. Stokes cuts it to point.
19.3
0
Thisara Perera to Ben Stokes, Back of a length on off, this is blocked.
19.2
1
Thisara Perera to Joe Root, On the pads, Root works it a little too close to the keeper who dives to his left, the ball bounces just in front of him. He manages to half-stop it and the batters take one.
19.1
2
Thisara Perera to Joe Root, On the middle pole, this is worked through mid-wicket for two.
19
over
19 | 3 Runs | HH: 73/3
18.6
0
Isuru Udana to Ben Stokes, Attacks the stumps this time and Stokes keeps it out. End of a successful over by Udana.
18.5
0
Isuru Udana to Ben Stokes, Slightly fuller and outside off, the batter lets it be.
Ben Stokes comes out to replace his skipper.
18.4
W
Isuru Udana to Eoin Morgan, OUT! CAUGHT AND BOWLED! A brilliant reflex catch by Udana! He has got the England skipper, a much-needed wicket as the two were going along nicely. It is a full toss on off, Morgan strokes it firmly to the right of the bowler. Udana gets two hands to it and the ball sticks. Sri Lanka managing to hang in here. 160 more needed with 7 wickets in hand.
18.3
1
Isuru Udana to Joe Root, This is outside off, Root plays it with an angled bat down to third man for one.
18.2
1
Isuru Udana to Eoin Morgan, Slower one, it pitches on off and then comes back in. Morgan looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto the pads. It rolls toward third man for one.
18.1
1
Isuru Udana to Joe Root, Waits for the ball to come to him and then guides it down to third man for a single.
18
over
18 | 2 Runs | HH: 70/2
17.6
0
Thisara Perera to Eoin Morgan, Another length ball on off, Morgan mistimes it to mid off.
17.5
1
Thisara Perera to Joe Root, Fuller and on off, this is pushed towards mid off for one.
17.4
1
Thisara Perera to Eoin Morgan, Morgan now gets bat to this one and guides it through point for one.
17.3
0
Thisara Perera to Eoin Morgan, A stifled appeal! Fuller and outside off, Morgan looks to hit it through the off side but misses. An ambitious appeal from the bowler but the umpire shakes his head.
17.2
0
Thisara Perera to Eoin Morgan, Outside off, left alone.
17.1
0
Thisara Perera to Eoin Morgan, On the shorter side outside off, Morgan looks to cut but ends up chopping it to point.
Drinks! England's chase didn't start off as well as they lost both their openers early on. But England's Test and ODI skippers have stabilized the innings and are steadying the ship. Sri Lanka need wickets as that is the only way they can defend this total.
17
over
17 | 10 Runs | HH: 68/2
16.6
4
Isuru Udana to Joe Root, FOUR! Lovely shot to end a very good over for England. 10 from it. This is a little too straight, Root plants his front foot across and clips it through mid-wicket. The ball races away to the fence.
16.5
1
Isuru Udana to Eoin Morgan, Slower one on the pads, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.
16.4
0
Isuru Udana to Eoin Morgan, On the stumps and it is defended.
16.3
0
Isuru Udana to Eoin Morgan, Good length and outside off, corrects his line this time. Morgan shoulders arms to this one.
16.2
4
Isuru Udana to Eoin Morgan, FOUR! Too straight and Morgan puts it away! On the pads, Eoin helps it on its way and the ball races to the fine leg fence.
16.1
1
Isuru Udana to Joe Root, Guides it down to third man with the angle for one.
Isuru Udana comes on to bowl now.
16
over
16 | 5 Runs | HH: 58/2
15.6
1
Thisara Perera to Joe Root, On the pads, again this is worked through square leg for one.
15.5
0
Thisara Perera to Joe Root, Fuller and on off, Root drives it nicely but to mid off.
15.4
1
Thisara Perera to Eoin Morgan, In the air... but no fielder there! On the pads, Morgan looks to flick but the ball holds in the surface. It goes off the leading edge through mid-wicket for one.
15.3
0
Thisara Perera to Eoin Morgan, Shortish and outside off, not a lot of room on offer, Morgan ends up chopping it to point.
15.2
2
Thisara Perera to Eoin Morgan, Morgan finally decides to break the shackles! He comes down the track but Perera bowls a slower one. He mistimes it but hits it well enough to get it over mid on. Two taken.
15.1
1
Thisara Perera to Joe Root, This is on the pads, it is worked through mid-wicket for a single.
15
over
15 | 3 Runs | HH: 53/2
14.6
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Eoin Morgan, Another ball which is hit to the cover region.
14.5
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Eoin Morgan, Fuller and on off, this is hit to covers.
14.4
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Joe Root, Another flatter delivery on middle, Root goes back and pushes it down to long on for another single.
14.3
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Joe Root, On the stumps, this is blocked out.
14.2
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Eoin Morgan, Flighted ball outside off, Morgan strokes it through cover for one.
14.1
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Joe Root, This is on the stumps, Root strokes it down to long on for one.
14
over
14 | 3 Runs | HH: 50/2
13.6
1
Thisara Perera to Joe Root, Back of a length around off, Root guides it down to third man for one. A tidy start by Perera. Also, the 50 is up for England.
13.5
1
Thisara Perera to Eoin Morgan, Punched off the back foot by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.
13.4
0
Thisara Perera to Eoin Morgan, Attacks the off pole this time, Morgan defends it onto the ground.
13.3
0
Thisara Perera to Eoin Morgan, Another one outside off and it is another leave from Morgan.
13.2
0
Thisara Perera to Eoin Morgan, In the 5th stump channel and Morgan makes a leave.
13.1
1
Thisara Perera to Joe Root, This is on the pads, it is worked through square leg for one.
Thisara Perera comes on to bowl replacing Nuwan Pradeep.
13
over
13 | 5 Runs | HH: 47/2
12.6
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Joe Root, A single to end! This one is pushed down to long on.
12.5
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Joe Root, Bowls it quicker and outside off, there is extra bounce there. Root looks to cut but it goes off the outside edge and on the bounce to the fielder at short third man.
12.4
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Eoin Morgan, On off, this is eased down to long off for one.
12.3
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Eoin Morgan, This is flatter and on off, Morgan looks to defend but the ball drifts in and hits the inner half towards mid-wicket.
12.2
2
Dhananjaya de Silva to Eoin Morgan, Good running! This is worked with soft hands through mid-wicket. It is in the gap for a brace.
12.1
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Joe Root, Flatter and on the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.
12
over
12 | 1 Runs | HH: 42/2
11.6
1
Nuwan Pradeep to Joe Root, Just the single from the over! Good length and on off, this is pushed through covers for one.
11.5
0
Nuwan Pradeep to Joe Root, Bowls it wide outside off, wanting Root to go after it. Joe resists and makes a leave.
11.4
0
Nuwan Pradeep to Joe Root, A yorker on off, Root jams it out.
11.3
0
Nuwan Pradeep to Joe Root, A slash and a miss! Shorter and outside off, Root has a go at it but misses.
11.2
0
Nuwan Pradeep to Joe Root, On the stumps again and Root pushes it to mid off.
11.1
0
Nuwan Pradeep to Joe Root, Lands it on a length and around off, this is kept out.
11
over
11 | 3 Runs | HH: 41/2
10.6
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Eoin Morgan, Flighted on off, no spin on offer. Morgan defends it with a straight bat.
10.5
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Eoin Morgan, Darted on off, Morgan pushes it to mid on.
10.4
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Eoin Morgan, Straighter one outside off, Morgan leaves it alone.
10.3
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Joe Root, Tossed up on middle and leg, Root milks it down to long on for a single.
10.2
2
Dhananjaya de Silva to Joe Root, Short outside off, Root cuts it through point and gets a couple.
10.1
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Joe Root, Floated on the stumps, Root blocks it.
Spin time! Dhananjaya de Silva comes on to bowl.
Powerplay 2 begins! No more than 4 fielders allowed outside the 30-yard circle till the 40th over.
10
over
10 | 3 Runs | HH: 38/2
9.6
0
Nuwan Pradeep to Eoin Morgan, Outside off, left alone. A dot to end Powerplay 1! A very good one for Sri Lanka. England are only 38 for 2, they are 10 runs behind Sri Lanka who were 48 for 2 after the first 10. 195 more needed in 240 balls.
9.5
1
Nuwan Pradeep to Joe Root, Fuller and on the pads, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.
9.4
0
Nuwan Pradeep to Joe Root, Back of a length around off, this is guided towards point where the fielder makes a brilliant stop. Saves at least two.
9.3
1
Nuwan Pradeep to Eoin Morgan, Has that carried? The second slip was just put in there and the move paid off straightaway. However, it does not carry as replays confirm that. Goes fuller does Pradeep on off and angles it away. Morgan looks to drive it with hard hands but due to the angle away, it goes off the outside edge just short of the diving second slip fielder. Mendis there gets a hand to it but can't stop it from going towards third man for one.
9.3
1
Nuwan Pradeep to Eoin Morgan, WIDE! Goes for the surprise bumper but it bounces way too high. The umpire wides it.
9.2
0
Nuwan Pradeep to Eoin Morgan, On the fuller side and angling away from off. Morgan lets it be.
9.1
0
Nuwan Pradeep to Eoin Morgan, OHHH! That lands on a length around off and then moves away sharply. Morgan ends up playing inside the line and gets beaten.
9
over
9 | 9 Runs | HH: 35/2
8.6
4
Lasith Malinga to Joe Root, FOUR! The over ends the way it started. Not a good over for Malinga but at the same time what a class shot it is from Root. Slightly overpitched on off, Root strides out his front foot and drives it with class through mid off. No stopping that as the ball races away to the fence.
8.5
0
Lasith Malinga to Joe Root, Outside off on a length, Root looks to cut but gets a bottom edge behind to the keeper on a bounce.
8.4
0
Lasith Malinga to Joe Root, Good length ball outside off, Root stands tall and punches it to the man at cover-point.
8.3
1
Lasith Malinga to Eoin Morgan, Full toss on off, Morgan cannot make the most of it. He just guides it down to third man for a single.
8.2
0
Lasith Malinga to Eoin Morgan, Bouncer! Typical fast bowler's response after being hit for a boundary. Morgan sways away from it.
8.1
4
Lasith Malinga to Eoin Morgan, FOUR! Nice way to get off the mark! Malinga goes fuller and outside off, Morgan leans into the stroke and drives it through covers for a boundary.
8
over
8 | 0 Runs | HH: 26/2
7.6
0
Nuwan Pradeep to Joe Root, Another maiden! Fuller and on middle, this is hit to the man at mid on.
7.5
0
Nuwan Pradeep to Joe Root, Good length on the off pole, Root pushes it to mid on.
7.4
0
Nuwan Pradeep to Joe Root, On the fuller side again outside off, Root looks to drive but the ball goes off the inner half towards the bowler.
7.3
0
Nuwan Pradeep to Joe Root, On the fuller side around off, Root hits it to the man at mid off.
7.2
0
Nuwan Pradeep to Joe Root, On the fuller side and it comes back in just a little. Root defends it onto the ground.
7.1
0
Nuwan Pradeep to Joe Root, Good length and on the stumps, this is defended onto the ground.
7
over
7 | 8 Runs | HH: 26/2
6.6
0
Lasith Malinga to Eoin Morgan, Good length and outside off, it has been left alone. 10 did come from the over but an important wicket.
Eoin Morgan walks out to bat replacing James Vince. Morgan was as his brutal best in the last innings but today the situation is different and his team desperately needs him to fire and play a captain's knock.
6.5
W
Lasith Malinga to James Vince, OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Malinga has another. He has the last laugh against Vince. Malinga lands it just behind a driving length on off, it shapes away a touch. Vince looks to drive it on the up but due to the away movement, the ball takes the outside edge and goes to the right of widish first slip. Mendis there dives and takes a sharp chance. Timely wicket for Sri Lanka as the runs had started to come for England. Both the openers back in the hut for England. 207 needed with 8 wickets in hand. Game on here!
6.4
0
Lasith Malinga to James Vince, Good length and around off, this is guided towards point.
6.3
4
Lasith Malinga to James Vince, FOUR! 10 from the first three balls of this over! Consecutive boundaries for Vince. Poor ball, this is on the pads, Vince says thank you very much and hits it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
6.2
4
Lasith Malinga to James Vince, FOUR! You need not run for shots like these. Full and on off, Vince shows the full face of the bat and times it past mid off.
6
over
6 | 1 Runs | HH: 16/1
5.6
0
Nuwan Pradeep to Joe Root, On the pads this time, Root flicks but can't get it past mid-wicket. Just the single from the over, Sri Lanka have started off well here.
5.5
0
Nuwan Pradeep to Joe Root, Good delivery! It lands outside off on a back of a length and then jags back sharply. Root looks to push at it but the ball goes past the inside edge and to the keeper.
5.4
0
Nuwan Pradeep to Joe Root, On the pads, Root works it to mid-wicket.
5.3
1
Nuwan Pradeep to James Vince, On the fuller side and outside off, Vince looks to go over mid off but the ball goes off the outside edge down towards third man for one.
5.2
0
Nuwan Pradeep to James Vince, A little too straight, Vince works it to mid-wicket.
5.1
0
Nuwan Pradeep to James Vince, Good length and on off, this is pushed to mid off.
5
over
5 | 5 Runs | HH: 15/1
4.6
0
Lasith Malinga to Joe Root, On the off pole, this is blocked.
4.5
0
Lasith Malinga to Joe Root, Back of a length and on off, Root guides it to point.
4.4
0
Lasith Malinga to Joe Root, On the fuller side on middle, Root looks to work it on the leg side but gets a soft leading edge back to the bowler as the face of the bat is closed early.
4.3
2
Lasith Malinga to Joe Root, Misfield costs two! Back of a length on off, Root guides it towards point where the ball bursts through his hands and the batters take a brace,
4.2
2
Lasith Malinga to Joe Root, Shorter and outside off, Root cuts it past point. It is the bigger side of the ground so third man gets across and keeps it down to two.
4.1
1
Lasith Malinga to James Vince, Slower one and it is a full toss on the pads, this is worked towards fine leg for one.
4
over
4 | 6 Runs | HH: 10/1
3.6
0
Nuwan Pradeep to Joe Root, Just short! Good length and around off, Root looks to stroke it on the up but goes too hard at it. It goes uppishly but just short of the fielder at cover.
3.5
0
Nuwan Pradeep to Joe Root, Back of a length, closer to the off pole, this is pushed to cover.
3.4
2
Nuwan Pradeep to Joe Root, Now a couple! There is once again width on offer outside off, Root guides it through backward point. Third man gets across and keeps it down to two.
3.3
4
Nuwan Pradeep to Joe Root, FOUR! Finds the gap and it races away! There is a little width on offer, Root stands tall and punches it late through cover-point and the ball races away to the fence. First boundary of the innings.
3.2
0
Nuwan Pradeep to Joe Root, Back of a length and on off, Root stands tall and pushes it to point.
3.1
0
Nuwan Pradeep to Joe Root, On the shorter side and outside off, Root looks to punch it through the off side but it goes off the inner half back to the bowler.
3
over
3 | 0 Runs | HH: 4/1
2.6
0
Lasith Malinga to James Vince, A maiden by Malinga! on a length and around off, this is pushed to covers.
2.5
0
Lasith Malinga to James Vince, Another dot! A very straight line by Malinga. Vince works it to the man at mid on.
2.4
0
Lasith Malinga to James Vince, Good length and outside off, Vince shoulders arms to it.
2.3
0
Lasith Malinga to James Vince, Almost! This is top class bowling from the Lankan bowlers. This is just around off and then shapes away. Vince at the very end, pulls his bat out of the way.
2.2
0
Lasith Malinga to James Vince, Lovely bowling! Malinga bowls the slower bouncer and on middle, Vince is completely foxed by it, he somehow evades it in the end.
2.1
0
Lasith Malinga to James Vince, Attacks the stumps again, Vince pushes it to mid on.
2
over
2 | 1 Runs | HH: 4/1
1.6
0
Nuwan Pradeep to Joe Root, OHHH! Just behind a driving length and outside off, Root looks to drive but is half-forward as he does so. Gets beaten. A very good over by Pradeep as well.
1.5
0
Nuwan Pradeep to Joe Root, Just outside off and on a length, Root guides it to point.
1.4
0
Nuwan Pradeep to Joe Root, Good length again and on middle, Root pushes it back to the bowler.
1.3
0
Nuwan Pradeep to Joe Root, On the stumps and on off, this is kept out.
1.2
1
Nuwan Pradeep to James Vince, Well fielded! Defending a low total, Sri Lanka have to be brilliant in the field. Vince punches this length ball firmly towards mid off where the fielder dives to his left and makes a half stop. Saves three for his side.
1.1
0
Nuwan Pradeep to James Vince, Back of a length on off, this is pushed to covers.
Nuwan Pradeep to bowl from the other end with the second new ball.
1
over
1 | 3 Runs | HH: 3/1
0.6
0
Lasith Malinga to Joe Root, A dot to end! Back of a length on off, Root pushes it to cover. End of a brilliant first over by Malinga.
0.5
2
Lasith Malinga to Joe Root, Another back of a length delivery outside off, Root looks to push it through the off side but it goes off the bottom towards third man for two. He is off the mark.
0.4
0
Lasith Malinga to Joe Root, BEATEN! Length and outside off, moves away further. Root does go after it but gets beaten.
0.3
0
Lasith Malinga to Joe Root, Back of a length on off, it is kept out.
Joe Root comes in at 3 to bat. Pressure early on for England too.
0.2
W
Lasith Malinga to Jonny Bairstow, OUT! Bairstow has to take the long walk back! A golden duck for him. A tough, tough call there by the umpire. Could have easily gone either way. Bairstow knows that and he walks back very angry. Smashes his bat onto the ground. Malinga bowls a fuller delivery on the leg pole. Jonnny looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pad. An appeal and the umpire raises his finger after giving it a thought. Bairstow reviews after a chat with Vince. Replays roll in and they show that the ball is just clipping the leg pole. The on-field call stays and Sri Lanka have got the start they would have wanted defending a low total.
Action straightaway! Bairstow has been given out LBW! He has reviewed. Looks out though if there is no inside edge. Ultra Edge shows no bat involved. Hawk Eye shows it to be umpire's call.
0.1
1
Lasith Malinga to James Vince, England are underway! A ball down the leg side, Vince flicks it towards fine leg and takes one.
We are back for the chase. The English openers Jonny Bairstow and James Vince are at the crease. Lasith Malinga to start the proceedings for the Lankan Lions with the first new ball.
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st Innings Sri Lanka
233 is the target now for England! They will surely fancy themselves to chase this down. Sri Lanka will need their bowlers to be at their absolute best if they are to defend this. Will they be able to do so? Join us in sometime to find out.
Mark Wood says they started off brilliantly as they got two early wickets in the start and then they finished off well in the end as well. Wood also credits the spinners for the way they squeezed runs in the middle. Mark feels he is in the best form of his life and is bowling well. On the pitch, Wood informs the ball was gripping a bit and there was also a little spin on offer. He feels though Mathews played well they did well to restrict Sri Lanka.
The England bowling was spot on right from the word go! Their new ball bowlers did a decent job. Moeen Ali applied the brakes in the middle. Rashid bowled his best spell of the World Cup so far. Wood and Archer finished with a three-fer, Woakes had one to his name and Rashid finished with a couple. However, Wood was probably the pick of their bowlers. He is down for a chat with Alison Mitchell.
So, Sri Lanka have crawled their way to 233! A very dull display by the bat with them and they surely do not have enough on the board. They were put in to bat and their innings started off in the worst possible manner as they lost both their openers within the first 3 overs. Fernando though started a counter-attack and his partnership with Mendis got things back on track. However, once the former fell, the run rate just kept going down. It was slow going between Mathews and Mendis and the latter perished when he looked to attack. No Lankan batsmen got going. Even Mathews, who was their top scorer, failed to time the ball, however, it is due to him, Sri Lanka are where they are.
49.6
0
Jofra Archer to Angelo Mathews, A dot to end! So despite the six, only 8 from the over. Short and on middle, Mathews looks to pull but misses. SRI LANKA END WITH 232/9!
49.5
0
Jofra Archer to Angelo Mathews, Short and on middle, Mathews is surprised by that one. He ducks under it.
49.4
2
Jofra Archer to Angelo Mathews, This time gets two! A low full toss on middle, Mathews works it wide of long on and takes a brace.
49.3
0
Jofra Archer to Angelo Mathews, A full toss on middle, Mathews hits it through mid-wicket but does not take the run.
49.2
0
Jofra Archer to Angelo Mathews, Brilliant comeback! Bowls a pin-point yorker. Mathews does really well to jam it out.
49.1
6
Jofra Archer to Angelo Mathews, SIX! Finally Mathews let's it loose and gets his first maximum of this game. Slower ball on leg, Mathews clears his front leg and heaves it over mid-wicket fence for a 74m biggie.
49
over
49 | 4 Runs | HH: 224/9
48.6
1
Mark Wood to Angelo Mathews, Short outside off, Mathews flat-bats it towards long off and keeps the strike with a single. Excellent from Wood. Just 4 runs and a wicket.
48.5
2
Mark Wood to Angelo Mathews, Brilliant again from Wood. Bowls a yorker right at the shoes. Mathews does well to get his bat down. The ball goes towards the on side and they take a couple as the fielder from deep mid-wicket gathers it.
48.4
1
Mark Wood to Nuwan Pradeep, Pradeep gets off strike on his first ball! Wood goes for another yorker but ends up bowling a full toss. This is hit down to long on for one.
Nuwan Pradeep is the last man to come out to bat.
48.3
W
Mark Wood to Lasith Malinga, OUT! TIMBER! Full, straight and at 148 KPH, too good for Malinga. He makes room and the ball is at the base of the leg stump. He misses his slash and the leg stump is knocked over. No. 9 goes down and Wood has three more balls to take the final wicket.
48.2
0
Mark Wood to Lasith Malinga, Another short one and on the body, Malinga looks to pull but misses to get hit on the shoulder. It lobs towards the keeper who takes it and appeals. The umpire shakes his head though.
48.1
0
Mark Wood to Lasith Malinga, A short one on middle, Malinga moves away and looks to pull but misses.
48
over
48 | 6 Runs | HH: 220/8
47.6
4
Jofra Archer to Angelo Mathews, FOUR! Cleverly played! A short ball on middle, Mathews arches his back and manages to upper cut it over the keeper for a boundary. However, it will be Malinga on strike for the next over.
47.5
1
Jofra Archer to Lasith Malinga, Does go for the yorker but ends up bowling a full toss. Malinga pushes it to covers for one.
47.4
0
Jofra Archer to Lasith Malinga, A short one on middle, Malinga makes room and then lets it go. A yorker coming up now?
47.3
1
Jofra Archer to Angelo Mathews, A slower one and fuller in length. Mathews hits it through covers but only for one. Malinga on strike now.
47.2
0
Jofra Archer to Angelo Mathews, A full toss on the stumps, Mathews once again is surprised by it as he pushes it back to the bowler.
47.1
0
Jofra Archer to Angelo Mathews, Slower one on middle, Mathews keeps it out. He may have not picked the slower ball there.
47
over
47 | 11 Runs | HH: 214/8
46.6
1
Mark Wood to Angelo Mathews, Now sensible stays back and works it through square leg and keeps strike for the next over. Yes, Sri Lanka lost a wicket in this over but 11 runs came from it.
46.5
4
Mark Wood to Angelo Mathews, FOUR! Carved away! A high full toss outside off at 148 KPH. Mathews just opens the face, uses the pace of the bowler and guides it past point for a boundary. Second in the over.
Lasith Malinga comes on to bat next.
46.4
W
Mark Wood to Isuru Udana, OUT! Boundary and then out! Udana has been bounced out! Wood bangs it short and it is on the body again, Udana looks to pull but it hits the higher portion of the bat. It lobs towards mid on where Root takes a simple catch.
46.3
4
Mark Wood to Isuru Udana, FOUR! A welcome, welcome boundary! Wood goes short and around off, Udana swings, it goes off the outer half over point and races to the fence. Sri Lanka need a few more.
46.2
1
Mark Wood to Angelo Mathews, Mathews makes room and Wood follows him. AM fails to flick and gets hit on the pads. The ball rolls towards the leg side. A leg bye is taken.
46.1
1
Mark Wood to Isuru Udana, Back of a length on off, Udana guides it through point for one.
46
over
46 | 6 Runs | HH: 203/7
45.6
1
Jofra Archer to Isuru Udana, Looks for the yorker but ends up bowling a full toss, this is guided towards point for one. Another top over for England.
45.6
1
Jofra Archer to Isuru Udana, Goes short and it is outside off, Udana ducks under it. Wided for height.
45.5
1
Jofra Archer to Angelo Mathews, Very full and on middle, Mathews hits it hard towards mid off and takes one. The fielder has a shy at the batsman's end but misses.
Isuru Udana comes in now to bat.
45.4
W
Jofra Archer to Thisara Perera, OUT! CAUGHT! Another excellent, excellent catch, this time by Rashid. Can't keep him out of the game today, did it with the ball before and now doing it with his hands. Archer gets his third. He bowls it short and outside off. Perera looks to cut but the ball goes off the top edge towards third man. Rashid runs in, dives forward and takes it inches above the ground. Thisara fails to make an impact when his team needed him. 240 now looks farfetched.
45.3
1
Jofra Archer to Angelo Mathews, Full and on the pads, this is hit through covers for one. Sri Lanka are dealing in singles at the moment. Need a boundary. 200 up for them.
45.2
1
Jofra Archer to Thisara Perera, This is on the pads, Perera fails to flick it. The ball hits the pads and rolls towards mid-wicket. A leg bye taken.
45.1
1
Jofra Archer to Angelo Mathews, Another slower one and into the body of the batsman, Mathews guides it towards backward point for one.
45
over
45 | 5 Runs | HH: 197/6
44.6
1
Mark Wood to Angelo Mathews, Shorter and on middle, hurries onto the batsman, Mathews mistimes his pull through mid-wicket for one.
44.5
1
Mark Wood to Thisara Perera, Shorter and on the body, this is pulled through square leg for one.
44.4
0
Mark Wood to Thisara Perera, Full and just inside the tramline outside the off pole. Perera looks to put bat on ball as he is moving away. Misses.
44.3
1
Mark Wood to Angelo Mathews, Leading edge but safe! Slower one and Wood follows Mathews. He looks to tuck it on the leg side but closes the face of the bat too early. It takes a soft leading edge towards point for one.
44.2
0
Mark Wood to Angelo Mathews, Good bowling! Mathews makes room and Wood spears it full and wide outside off. AM fails to reach it.
44.1
2
Mark Wood to Angelo Mathews, Goes short and on middle, Mathews pulls it through mid-wicket, it is away from the man in the deep and a couple.
44
over
44 | 4 Runs | HH: 192/6
43.6
1
Jofra Archer to Angelo Mathews, This is bowled into the body, cramping Mathews for room. He guides it towards point for one.
43.5
1
Jofra Archer to Thisara Perera, Down the leg side, it is flicked to fine leg for one.
43.4
0
Jofra Archer to Thisara Perera, A bumper to welcome the new batter! Perera ducks under it.
Thisara Perera comes in to replace Dhananjaya de Silva. Sri Lanka would want some big hits from their hard-hitting batsman.
43.3
W
Jofra Archer to Dhananjaya de Silva, OUT! That is a very, very good catch by Root! England have been excellent in the field today and that tops it all. Dhananjaya's struggle comes to an end. Archer bowls a leg cutter on off, Dhananjaya clears his front leg and flat-bats it towards mid on. Root there runs to his left and takes a good diving catch to his left.
43.2
1
Jofra Archer to Angelo Mathews, Short and that hurries onto the batsman, Mathews pulls it awkwardly through mid-wicket for one.
43.1
1
Jofra Archer to Dhananjaya de Silva, A yorker, can't do a lot with that. It is jammed through mid-wicket for one.
43
over
43 | 5 Runs | HH: 188/5
42.6
1
Mark Wood to Dhananjaya de Silva, On the stumps, de Silva mistimes it towards mid on for one. Just the 5 from this over. Sri Lanka would be wanting a lot more than that.
42.5
0
Mark Wood to Dhananjaya de Silva, Good delivery! Slower one and outside off, Dhananjaya swings by taking his eyes off the ball and misses.
42.4
1
Mark Wood to Angelo Mathews, Another single! Singles won't harm England right now. This is shorter and on middle, Mathews flat-bats it towards mid on where Archer dives to his left and keeps it down to one.
42.3
2
Mark Wood to Angelo Mathews, Inside edge for a brace! Another slower one and Mathews once again swings. The ball stays a touch low, it hits the inner half and goes towards fine leg for two.
42.2
0
Mark Wood to Angelo Mathews, Mathews makes room and Wood bowls a cutter outside off, Angelo slaps it to mid on.
42.1
1
Mark Wood to Dhananjaya de Silva, Bowled on the stumps, Dhananjaya plays it late towards point for one.
Mark Wood comes for his second spell. His figures read 4-0-16-1. Can he break this budding partnership and cause a Lankan collapse?
42
over
42 | 3 Runs | HH: 183/5
41.6
1
Jofra Archer to Dhananjaya de Silva, Short on middle and off, de Silva pulls it away to deep mid-wicket for a single. That brings up the 50-run stand between the these two. Sri Lanka need 4s and 6s here. They need to step on the gas.
41.5
0
Jofra Archer to Dhananjaya de Silva, Full now on off, Dhananjaya defends it off the front foot.
41.5
1
Jofra Archer to Dhananjaya de Silva, WIDE! Bouncer gone wrong. It goes over the head of de Silva who ducks under it. Wided by the umpire.
41.4
0
Jofra Archer to Dhananjaya de Silva, Length ball on off, de Silva defends it onto the ground.
41.3
1
Jofra Archer to Angelo Mathews, In the air but safe. Full around off, Mathews looks to hit it over long off but gets a top edge which goes to third man on the bounce. Single taken.
41.2
0
Jofra Archer to Angelo Mathews, Fuller now, Angelo pushes it to the man at cover.
41.1
0
Jofra Archer to Angelo Mathews, Good length ball on middle, Mathews defends it with a straight bat.
Jofra Archer back for another burst! 5-2-26-1, his figures so far.
41
over
41 | 9 Runs | HH: 180/5
40.6
1
Joe Root to Angelo Mathews, A single to end a good over for Lanka. This is on the pads, it is worked through square leg for one.
40.5
4
Joe Root to Angelo Mathews, FOUR! Gets a freebie to get to his half ton! his 38th in ODIs. A full toss down the leg side, Mathews sweeps it behind square on the leg side and the ball races along to the fence. It has been a fighting innings from Mathews. He has played role of the anchor here but now needs to get going.
40.4
0
Joe Root to Angelo Mathews, Very full and on middle, this is jammed out to the bowler.
40.3
1
Joe Root to Dhananjaya de Silva, Flatter and on off, de Silve pushes it through coves for one.
40.2
1
Joe Root to Angelo Mathews, Another single as Mathews works it through mid-wicket.
40.1
2
Joe Root to Angelo Mathews, NOT OUT! Yes, it does save him! Mathews works this flatter delivery through mid-wicket. They take one and go for the second. The fielder in the deep fires it to the bowler who collects the ball and whips the bails off. An appeal and the umpire takes it upstairs. Replays roll in and they show the dive has saved Dhananjaya.
Has Dhananjaya's dive saved him there? They have gone upstairs to check and once again England do not seem confident.
Powerplay 3 time! Maximum of 5 fielders allowed outside the 30-yard circle till the end of the innings. Can Sri Lanka reach 250 from here?
40
over
40 | 3 Runs | HH: 171/5
39.6
0
Adil Rashid to Dhananjaya de Silva, A dot to end a top class over! The Lankan batsmen played so many shots in this over but could only manage 3 runs in this over. Flatter and outside off, Dhananjaya chops it to cover. Rashid ends his successful spell with figures of 10-0-45-2.
39.5
0
Adil Rashid to Dhananjaya de Silva, The googly on leg, de Silva had no idea about that. He looks to defend but the ball hits his pad.
39.4
0
Adil Rashid to Dhananjaya de Silva, Looks to be innovative and tries to play the reverse sweep but misses.
39.3
2
Adil Rashid to Dhananjaya de Silva, Flighted ball outside off, de Silva tries to drag it over mid on. It goes off the toe-end and over mid on for two.
39.2
1
Adil Rashid to Angelo Mathews, Once again goes for the big heave on the leg side, mistimes it through mid-wicket for one.
39.1
0
Adil Rashid to Angelo Mathews, NOT OUT! Mathews never lifted his feet there! He finally goes for one there! Mathews shuffles right across and looks to play the slog sweep to this delivery outside off. He is beaten by the dip and the turn away. Buttler takes the ball and whips the bails off. An appeal follows and the umpire takes it upstairs. Replays roll in and they show he is fine.
An appeal for a stumping has been taken upstairs! No England player seems to be excited.
39
over
39 | 4 Runs | HH: 168/5
38.6
1
Joe Root to Angelo Mathews, Root gets away with one there! A full toss down the leg side, Mathews looks to sweep but it goes off the inner half towards deep square leg for one.
38.5
1
Joe Root to Dhananjaya de Silva, Flatter and quicker on off, Dhananjaya looks to pull but then ends up hitting it down to long on for one.
38.4
1
Joe Root to Angelo Mathews, A low full toss on the pads, it is hit through mid-wicket for one.
38.3
0
Joe Root to Angelo Mathews, Another dot as Mathews works it to the man at mid-wicket.
38.2
0
Joe Root to Angelo Mathews, On the stumps, defended.
38.1
1
Joe Root to Dhananjaya de Silva, On the stumps! This is chipped over the mid-wicket fielder for a run.
Joe Root comes on to bowl. England to continue with more spin.
38
over
38 | 4 Runs | HH: 164/5
37.6
1
Adil Rashid to Dhananjaya de Silva, A chance! A very, very tough one! The googly outside off, Dhananjaya looks to cut it but the ball is too full to play that shot. It goes off the bottom edge, hits the keeper's pad and goes towards short fine leg for one.
37.5
1
Adil Rashid to Angelo Mathews, This time Mathews gets it past Stokes and a single results towards sweeper cover.
37.4
0
Adil Rashid to Angelo Mathews, Good stop! Shorter and outside off, this is slapped towards cover, Stokes there gets down quickly and stops it with one hand. Saves a run.
37.3
1
Adil Rashid to Dhananjaya de Silva, Shuffles right across and then plays the sweep shot through square leg for one.
37.2
1
Adil Rashid to Angelo Mathews, Flighted ball on off, this is hit down to long off for one.
37.1
0
Adil Rashid to Angelo Mathews, On the stumps, it is defended.
37
over
37 | 2 Runs | HH: 160/5
36.6
0
Moeen Ali to Dhananjaya de Silva, A dot to end Ali's spell. He sees the batter comes down the track and lands it short. It is blocked. An economical spell by him. He finishes with figures of 10-0-40-0.
36.5
1
Moeen Ali to Angelo Mathews, Mathews now hits it down to long on for one.
36.4
1
Moeen Ali to Dhananjaya de Silva, A single as this is stroked towards long on.
36.3
0
Moeen Ali to Dhananjaya de Silva, The batsman has been struck on the thigh pad.
36.2
0
Moeen Ali to Dhananjaya de Silva, Quicker and outside off, it is kept out.
36.1
0
Moeen Ali to Dhananjaya de Silva, Just short! Dhananjaya comes down the track but does not get to the pitch of the ball. De Silva looks to defend but it seems to have taken the inside edge onto the pads and then it lobs towards cover where it falls just short of the fielder.
36
over
36 | 4 Runs | HH: 158/5
35.6
1
Adil Rashid to Dhananjaya de Silva, A single to end! Flatter and on off, this is pushed through covers for one.
35.5
0
Adil Rashid to Dhananjaya de Silva, Flighted one on off, de Silve looks to drive but it goes off the inner half back to the bowler.
35.4
0
Adil Rashid to Dhananjaya de Silva, Nicely bowled! This drifted into the batsman, pitches and then turns away. Dhananjaya goes back and guides it to point.
35.3
1
Adil Rashid to Angelo Mathews, Flighted ball on off, this is hit down to long off for one.
35.2
1
Adil Rashid to Dhananjaya de Silva, Flatter and on off, this is pushed through covers for one.
35.1
1
Adil Rashid to Angelo Mathews, Floats it up on off, this is hit down to long off for one.
Drinks Break! Sri Lanka in all sorts of trouble here. They have lost half their side but Angelo Mathews is still there. He has been cautious in his approach so far but with just 15 overs remaining he will have to let loose at some point of time. England have bowled very professionally here. They have curtailed the run flow and also picked wickets at regular intervals.
35
over
35 | 2 Runs | HH: 154/5
34.6
0
Moeen Ali to Dhananjaya de Silva, Mathews defends this floated one on the middle stump with a closed bat-pad defense.
34.6
1
Moeen Ali to Dhananjaya de Silva, Wide! Moeen sprays one down the leg side, de Silva looks to flick but misses it. Wide signaled by the umpire.
34.5
1
Moeen Ali to Angelo Mathews, Mathews plays this tossed up delivery to mid on for a single.
34.4
0
Moeen Ali to Angelo Mathews, Mathews plays this flatter one on off to mid off.
34.3
0
Moeen Ali to Angelo Mathews, Ali bowls it on the middle and leg, Mathews defends it on the ground off the front foot.
34.2
0
Moeen Ali to Angelo Mathews, Floated on middle once again, Mathews defends it to the bowler.
34.1
0
Moeen Ali to Angelo Mathews, Floated on middle, defended to mid-wicket.
34
over
34 | 6 Runs | HH: 152/5
33.6
4
Adil Rashid to Dhananjaya de Silva, FOUR! First signs of aggression from Dhananjaya. He brings out the slog sweep to this tossed up ball on middle, hits it well and away from the fielder at deep mid-wicket for a welcome boundary. 150 up for England.
33.5
0
Adil Rashid to Dhananjaya de Silva, Flatter and on middle, this is defended.
33.4
0
Adil Rashid to Dhananjaya de Silva, Gives it a lot of flight now and lands it outside off, Dhananjaya looks to drive it hard through the off side but ends up mistiming it to cover.
33.3
2
Adil Rashid to Dhananjaya de Silva, Played to the point region by the batsman. The batsmen have picked up a couple of runs.
33.2
0
Adil Rashid to Dhananjaya de Silva, Flatter and on middle, the batter goes back and keeps it out.
33.1
0
Adil Rashid to Dhananjaya de Silva, Floats it up on off, this is pushed to the man at cover.
33
over
33 | 5 Runs | HH: 146/5
32.6
0
Moeen Ali to Angelo Mathews, Flighted on off, Mathews hits it back to the bowler.
32.5
1
Moeen Ali to Dhananjaya de Silva, Another single as this is hit down to long on.
32.4
2
Moeen Ali to Dhananjaya de Silva, Shorter in length and outside off, de Silva goes back and pushes it through covers. Two taken.
32.3
0
Moeen Ali to Dhananjaya de Silva, Flatter and outside off, this is guided towards short third man.
32.2
1
Moeen Ali to Angelo Mathews, This is worked through square leg for one.
32.1
1
Moeen Ali to Dhananjaya de Silva, This is flatter and on off, this is pushed down to long off for one.
32
over
32 | 3 Runs | HH: 141/5
31.6
1
Adil Rashid to Dhananjaya de Silva, A single to end another good over by Rashid. De Silva pushes it through covers for one.
31.5
0
Adil Rashid to Dhananjaya de Silva, Slightly shorter and on off, de Silva looks to cut but chops it to cover.
31.4
0
Adil Rashid to Dhananjaya de Silva, BEATEN! That has turned square! Slower through the air on off, this one pitches and goes away. Dhananjaya looks to defend but is beaten by the extravagant turn.
31.3
1
Adil Rashid to Angelo Mathews, Shorter and outside off, Mathews looks to cut but ends up chopping it through covers for one.
31.2
1
Adil Rashid to Dhananjaya de Silva, A single as this is eased through mid off for one.
31.1
0
Adil Rashid to Dhananjaya de Silva, Floats it on off, it is blocked.
31
over
31 | 3 Runs | HH: 138/5
30.6
1
Moeen Ali to Dhananjaya de Silva, In the air... but safe! De Silva looks to play the sweep but the ball takes the top edge. Lands safe in the backward square leg region. The batters take one.
30.6
1
Moeen Ali to Dhananjaya de Silva, This is down the leg side, Dhananjaya looks to pull but misses. Wided.
30.5
0
Moeen Ali to Dhananjaya de Silva, This is pushed to the right of the bowler who rushes there and stops a single.
30.4
0
Moeen Ali to Dhananjaya de Silva, Looks to work it with the turn through the leg side but closes the face of the bat a little early. It goes off the leading edge towards point.
30.3
0
Moeen Ali to Dhananjaya de Silva, Flatter and on off, Dhananjaya keeps it out.
30.2
1
Moeen Ali to Angelo Mathews, This is full and on off, Mathews hits it with the turn down to long on for one.
30.1
0
Moeen Ali to Angelo Mathews, This is flatter and on off, turns back in. Mathews looks to flick but misses to get hit high on the pads.
30
over
30 | 7 Runs | HH: 135/5
29.6
2
Adil Rashid to Dhananjaya de Silva, No hat-trick! He tempts the batsman by floating it up outside off, Dhananjaya does go for the drive but he gets on top of the bounce nicely and strokes it through covers for two. End of a double wicket over.
Hat-trick Ball! Dhanajaya de Silva to face it. England on a roll here.
29.5
W
Adil Rashid to Jeevan Mendis, OUT! Two in two for Rashid and all of a sudden, Sri Lanka have half their side back in the hut. A soft dismissal this. Rashid floats it up and it is quite full. Mendis looks to drive it with hard hands but ends up chipping it straight back to the bowler who takes a dolly. Not a good comeback into the team for Mendis. Rashid is on a hat-trick now.
Next batsman in is Jeevan Mendis.
29.4
W
Adil Rashid to Kusal Mendis, OUT! A wicket against the run of play! The two were looking at ease against the spinners but Mendis perishes and once again a budding partnership comes to an end, that too at the right time as the two would have looked to up the ante now. Rashid gets his first wicket. It is the googly outside off. Mendis may have picked as he looked to drag his sweep through the leg side. Ends up hitting it a lot straighter than he would have liked. It goes uppishly towards mid-wicket where Morgan takes a neat catch diving to his left. Another Lankan batsman falls in his 40s.
29.3
0
Adil Rashid to Kusal Mendis, Fuller on off, Mendis finds cover with a drive.
29.2
1
Adil Rashid to Angelo Mathews, The googly on middle, Mathews goes back and works it with the spin through mid-wicket for one.
29.1
4
Adil Rashid to Angelo Mathews, FOUR! Risky shot though! A low full toss on the stumps, Mathews goes down and sweeps it through square leg, no one in the deep so a boundary. Needed to get bat on ball there or he was plumb in front. Good start to the over, they need to make it count now.
29
over
29 | 3 Runs | HH: 128/3
28.6
0
Moeen Ali to Kusal Mendis, Shorter on off, Kusal punches it to cover.
28.5
1
Moeen Ali to Angelo Mathews, This time Mathews is able to flick it and get one.
28.5
1
Moeen Ali to Angelo Mathews, WIDE! Moeen misses his line and sprays it down the leg side. Mathews looks to flick but misses.
28.4
1
Moeen Ali to Kusal Mendis, Tossed up on middle, Mendis flicks it wide of mid-wicket and gets a single.
28.3
0
Moeen Ali to Kusal Mendis, Inside edge to the rescue. Off spinner pitching on off, Mendis looks to flick but the ball keeps low. Fortunately he gets an inside edge on it as the ball then hits his pad.
28.2
0
Moeen Ali to Kusal Mendis, Floated on middle and off, Mendis flicks it to the man at mid-wicket.
28.1
0
Moeen Ali to Kusal Mendis, Short outside off, Mendis cuts it towards backward point. Looks for a single but does not get it.
28
over
28 | 6 Runs | HH: 125/3
27.6
1
Adil Rashid to Kusal Mendis, Slightly shorter, this seems to have stuck in the surface. Mendis looks to pull but mistimes it towards deep mid-wicket for one.
27.5
1
Adil Rashid to Angelo Mathews, Another full ball, Mathews hits it down to long off for one.
27.4
1
Adil Rashid to Kusal Mendis, Floats it up on off, this is hit through covers for one.
27.3
1
Adil Rashid to Angelo Mathews, Very full outside off, this is jammed down to long off for one.
27.2
2
Adil Rashid to Angelo Mathews, LEG BYES! This is on the pads, Mathews looks to flick but misses. The ball brushes the pads and goes down towards fine leg. Two taken.
27.1
0
Adil Rashid to Angelo Mathews, Floats it up on off, this is hit to mid off.
27
over
27 | 4 Runs | HH: 119/3
26.6
1
Moeen Ali to Angelo Mathews, Floats it up on off, this is hit down to long on for one.
26.5
0
Moeen Ali to Angelo Mathews, Flatter and on off, this is defended.
26.4
0
Moeen Ali to Angelo Mathews, Goes flatter and on middle, this is pushed to mid-wicket.
26.3
1
Moeen Ali to Kusal Mendis, Slightly shorter and on off, this is hit through covers for one.
26.2
1
Moeen Ali to Angelo Mathews, This is worked with the turn through mid-wicket for one.
26.1
1
Moeen Ali to Kusal Mendis, Another short one, Mendis pulls it but straight towards deep mid-wicket. Only a run.
26
over
26 | 1 Runs | HH: 115/3
25.6
0
Adil Rashid to Angelo Mathews, Floated on off, Mathews defends it off the front foot to get through the over.
25.5
0
Adil Rashid to Angelo Mathews, Googly, it does not turn much. It is pitched on off, Mathews pushes it to mid off.
25.4
0
Adil Rashid to Angelo Mathews, Short on off, Mathews punches it to cover.
25.3
0
Adil Rashid to Angelo Mathews, Flighted on middle and leg, Angelo strokes it wide of mid on and gets one.
25.2
1
Adil Rashid to Kusal Mendis, On the pads, Mendis flicks it towards mid-wicket and takes a single.
25.1
0
Adil Rashid to Kusal Mendis, Short outside off, Mendis pushes it towards point.
25
over
25 | 8 Runs | HH: 114/3
24.6
1
Moeen Ali to Kusal Mendis, Once again a short ball which is pulled. This time it is a lot closer to JB so just a run.
24.5
2
Moeen Ali to Kusal Mendis, Flatter and outside off, this is pushed through covers for one. The 50-run stand is up. Another important one. They have gone along with a steady pace but Sri Lanka will hope they can make it big now.
24.4
2
Moeen Ali to Kusal Mendis, Another excellent stop! Once again Bairstow is the man. On the shorter side again and this is pulled nicely through mid-wicket. JB in the deep once again sprints to his right, dives, fields the ball and then quickly parries it to the fielder coming in from deep square leg. Two runs again.
24.3
0
Moeen Ali to Kusal Mendis, Works it with the turn to mid-wicket.
24.2
2
Moeen Ali to Kusal Mendis, Another piece of good fielding! Short and on middle, this is pulled through square leg. Bairstow in the deep runs to his right, dives and pushes it back in. The fielder from deep square leg does the mopping up job. Saved two for their side there.
24.1
1
Moeen Ali to Angelo Mathews, Flatter and on off, Mathews shuffles across and works it towards mid-wicket for one.
24
over
24 | 8 Runs | HH: 106/3
23.6
1
Adil Rashid to Angelo Mathews, A single to end a good over for Lanka. On the stumps, Mathews works it through mid-wicket for one.
23.5
0
Adil Rashid to Angelo Mathews, Punched off the back foot by the batsman.
23.4
4
Adil Rashid to Angelo Mathews, FOUR! Mid on is up and he took the risk, it pays off. Flighted ball and on middle, Mathews goes against the spin, it does not go off the middle but it is wide of mid on and to the fence. A welcome boundary.
23.3
1
Adil Rashid to Kusal Mendis, Gives it a lot of air and lands it on middle, this is hit down to long off for one.
23.2
1
Adil Rashid to Angelo Mathews, Flighted ball on off, this pitches and turns away. Mathews looks to defend but the ball goes off the outer half towards point for one. 100 up for Sri Lanka.
23.1
1
Adil Rashid to Kusal Mendis, Floated up on off, this is eased down to long off for one.
23
over
23 | 6 Runs | HH: 98/3
22.6
1
Moeen Ali to Kusal Mendis, On the stumps, this is pushed to cover.
22.5
1
Moeen Ali to Angelo Mathews, The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket. They pick up a single.
22.4
1
Moeen Ali to Kusal Mendis, Good teamwork! Slightly shorter and on middle, Mendis goes back and pulls it through square leg. The fielder in the deep runs to his left and then parries the ball to the mid-wicket fielder who runs to his right. A single.
22.3
1
Moeen Ali to Angelo Mathews, On the stumps, Mathews strokes it down to long on for one.
22.2
1
Moeen Ali to Kusal Mendis, Another single as this is eased down to long on for one.
22.1
1
Moeen Ali to Angelo Mathews, This is fuller and on middle, Mathews works it towards mid-wicket and takes one.
22
over
22 | 5 Runs | HH: 92/3
21.6
1
Adil Rashid to Angelo Mathews, Another single as this is punched down to long off. Rashid was too short in his first over. He did get a little purchase but needs to be more fuller.
21.5
1
Adil Rashid to Kusal Mendis, Now bowls it very full and on off, this is hit down to long off for one.
21.4
1
Adil Rashid to Angelo Mathews, Another short ball, Mathews goes back and punches it through covers for one.
21.3
1
Adil Rashid to Kusal Mendis, Shorter again and outside off, Mendis goes back and hits it with the turn through covers for just the one.
21.2
1
Adil Rashid to Angelo Mathews, Floated on off, Mathews pushes it wide of mid off and gets a single.
21.1
0
Adil Rashid to Angelo Mathews, Straighter outside off, Mathews leaves it alone.
Spin time! Adil Rashid comes on to weave his magic.
21
over
21 | 3 Runs | HH: 87/3
20.6
1
Moeen Ali to Angelo Mathews, Another single as this is flicked through mid-wicket for one.
20.5
0
Moeen Ali to Angelo Mathews, This is worked with the turn to the man at mid-wicket.
20.4
2
Moeen Ali to Angelo Mathews, Shorter in length and outside off, Mathews goes back and guides it through point for a couple.
20.3
0
Moeen Ali to Angelo Mathews, Flighted on off, AM prods forward and keeps it out.
20.2
0
Moeen Ali to Angelo Mathews, On the stumps, blocked.
20.1
0
Moeen Ali to Angelo Mathews, This is flatter on the pads, Mathews works it to short fine leg.
Mathews is not ready but Moeen bowls it. It is a good off spinner but Mathews was not happy with some movement behind the sightscreen. Mathews still manages to defend the ball with one hand. All smiles in the end.
20
over
20 | 5 Runs | HH: 84/3
19.6
0
Ben Stokes to Kusal Mendis, This is angled into the batter who works it to mid-wicket.
19.5
4
Ben Stokes to Kusal Mendis, FOUR! Finds the gap this time! A full toss on off, Mendis takes full toll of it as he hits it through extra cover for a boundary.
19.4
0
Ben Stokes to Kusal Mendis, Another good looking drive but straight to the cover fielder! Fuller on off, Mendis fails to find the gap in the cover region with the drive.
19.3
1
Ben Stokes to Angelo Mathews, A short one and on the body, Mathews pulls it down to fine leg and takes one.
19.2
0
Ben Stokes to Angelo Mathews, Fullish again on off, Mathews once again hits it to covers.
19.1
0
Ben Stokes to Angelo Mathews, Fuller and on off, Mathews strokes it to covers.
19
over
19 | 4 Runs | HH: 79/3
18.6
1
Moeen Ali to Angelo Mathews, Another easy single as this is hit down to long on. Mathews does slip after taking off but recovers well.
18.5
0
Moeen Ali to Angelo Mathews, On the off pole again, Mathews works it to the man at mid-wicket.
18.4
1
Moeen Ali to Kusal Mendis, Fuller on off, this is eased down to long on for one.
18.3
1
Moeen Ali to Angelo Mathews, Works it with the turn towards short fine leg for one.
18.2
1
Moeen Ali to Kusal Mendis, Flatter and outside off, Mendis guides it down towards short third man for one.
18.1
0
Moeen Ali to Kusal Mendis, On the stumps, this is kept out.
Spin time! Moeen Ali comes onto bowl for the first time in his 100th ODI.
18
over
18 | 1 Runs | HH: 75/3
17.6
0
Ben Stokes to Angelo Mathews, On the fuller side, this is stroked to mid off.
17.5
0
Ben Stokes to Angelo Mathews, Outside off, the batter does not fiddle with it.
17.4
1
Ben Stokes to Kusal Mendis, Excellent, excellent work by Stokes there. Just shows how good an athlete he is. A direct hit would have been very close. A back of a length delivery on middle, Mendis works it to the right of the bowler. The batters go for a run. Stokes gets to the ball quickly and then turns and fires it at his end but misses. Replays show that Mendis' dive would not have saved him.
17.3
0
Ben Stokes to Kusal Mendis, On the off stump now and Mendis goes back defends it.
17.2
0
Ben Stokes to Kusal Mendis, Another nicely clip but once again straight to the mid-wicket fielder.
17.1
0
Ben Stokes to Kusal Mendis, Goes fuller and on middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.
17
over
17 | 2 Runs | HH: 74/3
16.6
0
Mark Wood to Angelo Mathews, On a length around off, Mathews taps it to point and comes out for a quick run but Mendis says no and sends him back.
16.5
0
Mark Wood to Angelo Mathews, Back of a length ball around off, Mathews pushes it back to the bowler.
16.4
1
Mark Wood to Kusal Mendis, On middle, Mendis flicks it to the on side and gets to the other end.
16.3
0
Mark Wood to Kusal Mendis, Play and a miss. Good length ball outside off, the ball moves away a hint after pitching. Kusal has a poke at it but gets beaten.
16.2
0
Mark Wood to Kusal Mendis, Excellent ball! Very full, almost a yorker. Mendis does well to get his bat down. Wood is bowling with nice rhythm here.
16.1
1
Mark Wood to Angelo Mathews, Back of a length ball on off, Mathews pulls it to deep mid-wicket and takes a run.
Drinks! Sri Lanka had a horrendous start to their innings. They lost their openers quickly. They did manage to rebuild courtesy Avishka Fernando's brilliant innings but he just departed before his fifty and now they have their experienced pair of Angelo Mathews and Kusal Mendis in middle who they would hope to bail them out. England would like to continue the way they are going and continue chipping wickets. Will Sri Lanka Fightback or England will dominate them?
16
over
16 | 6 Runs | HH: 72/3
15.6
1
Ben Stokes to Angelo Mathews, A single which means Mathews is off the mark. On the shorter side, this is guided towards mid-wicket for one.
15.5
0
Ben Stokes to Angelo Mathews, Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
15.4
0
Ben Stokes to Angelo Mathews, Back of a length on off, this is guided to point.
15.3
1
Ben Stokes to Kusal Mendis, Back of a length and on middle, this is pulled through square leg for one.
15.2
0
Ben Stokes to Kusal Mendis, Mix-up but safe! This is pushed towards mid on and Mendis wants a run. He is halfway down the wicket but Mathews sends him back. Kusal turns and quickly gets back in. The throw from the mid on fielder was always wayward.
15.1
4
Ben Stokes to Kusal Mendis, FOUR! A half volley and it has been put away! Fuller and on off, Mendis creams it through covers and it races away. This should get Mendis going.
15
over
15 | 3 Runs | HH: 66/3
14.6
0
Mark Wood to Angelo Mathews, On the fuller side on off, this is hit firmly back towards the bowler who makes a half-stop. AM is still not off the mark.
14.5
0
Mark Wood to Angelo Mathews, That whizzes past the outside edge! On a length and around off, this straightens after pitching. Mathews looks to defend but the ball just about kisses the outside edge.
14.4
0
Mark Wood to Angelo Mathews, On the middle stump, Mathews pushes it back towards mid on.
14.3
0
Mark Wood to Angelo Mathews, On the shorter side and on middle, Mathews ducks under it.
14.2
1
Mark Wood to Kusal Mendis, Goes short now and it is on the body of the batsman, Mendis pulls it through square leg for one.
14.1
2
Mark Wood to Kusal Mendis, This is on a length and around off, Mendis looks to defend but the ball goes off the outer part and through backward point for two.
14
over
14 | 1 Runs | HH: 63/3
13.6
0
Ben Stokes to Angelo Mathews, Another one which is bowled outside off, Mathews makes another leave. Angelo seems to have decided to take his time here. Rightly so as he comes into this game in very bad form.
13.5
0
Ben Stokes to Angelo Mathews, Outside off, it is left alone.
13.4
0
Ben Stokes to Angelo Mathews, BEATEN! This is angled into the off pole, Mathews looks to defend but the ball straightens and goes past the outside edge.
13.3
0
Ben Stokes to Angelo Mathews, Shorter and on middle, Mathews ducks under it.
13.2
0
Ben Stokes to Angelo Mathews, Back of a length and on off, Mathews defends it.
13.1
1
Ben Stokes to Kusal Mendis, Good length around off, this is guided down to third man for one.
13
over
13 | 3 Runs | HH: 62/3
12.6
0
Mark Wood to Angelo Mathews, The idea was good but the execution was not there. Looks to bowl the yorker but ends up bowling a low full toss. It is jammed out to mid on. Just the three runs and an important wicket.
12.5
W
Mark Wood to Avishka Fernando, OUT! How soft is that dismissal? Fernando just can't believe what he has done! He stands there in disbelief after the catch is taken and then trudges off slowly. Falls one short of a half ton. Wood bangs this one short and around off. Fernando looks to play the upper cut. Does so but the ball goes straight towards third man where Rashid takes it by taking a few steps ahead. End of a very entertaining knock by the youngster. Showed a lot of promise but Sri Lanka would have loved for him to continue. Experience replaces youth as Angelo comes out to bat.
12.4
2
Mark Wood to Avishka Fernando, Good timing! It is the slower one and fuller outside off, Fernando strokes it through covers and now is one short of a half ton.
12.3
1
Mark Wood to Kusal Mendis, Another one outside off, this is guided down to third man for one.
12.2
0
Mark Wood to Kusal Mendis, Back of a length and on off, Mendis stays back and keeps it out.
12.1
0
Mark Wood to Kusal Mendis, This one is angled into the batsman, Mendis lunges and defends it onto the ground.
12
over
12 | 3 Runs | HH: 59/2
11.6
0
Ben Stokes to Avishka Fernando, Back of a length and this is kept out off the back foot. A tight over to begin with by Stokes.
11.5
0
Ben Stokes to Avishka Fernando, On off, this is defended.
11.4
1
Ben Stokes to Kusal Mendis, On the shorter side on middle, Mendis pulls it through mid-wicket and takes one.
11.3
0
Ben Stokes to Kusal Mendis, Goes fuller this time and on middle, Mendis pushes it to mid on.
11.2
1
Ben Stokes to Avishka Fernando, Another back of a length ball on off, Fernando guides it down to third man and gets to the other end.
11.1
1
Ben Stokes to Kusal Mendis, Back of a length and on off, this is guided down to third man for one.
Ben Stokes into the attack. He has been good with the ball in this tournament. Sri Lanka have steadied the ship here. Can Stokes disrupt it?
11
over
11 | 8 Runs | HH: 56/2
10.6
4
Mark Wood to Avishka Fernando, FOUR! Educational edge! This is on a length and outside off, Fernando looks to play it with an open face of the bat but the ball flies off the outside edge and to the third man fence. The 50-run stand is up between the two. Fernando has 46 off them. A vital one as Sri Lanka were in big trouble when the two joined association. They need to continue though. Spoils the over, 8 from it.
10.5
1
Mark Wood to Kusal Mendis, Back of a length and around off, this is guided down to third man for one.
10.5
1
Mark Wood to Kusal Mendis, Down the leg side, Mendis looks to flick but misses. Wided.
10.4
1
Mark Wood to Avishka Fernando, Good length and on off, Fernando pushes it through covers for one. 50 up for Lanka. It has come up at a good pace but they have lost the two wickets.
10.3
0
Mark Wood to Avishka Fernando, Back of a length on off, Fernando guides it to point.
10.2
1
Mark Wood to Kusal Mendis, Fuller and on the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.
10.1
0
Mark Wood to Kusal Mendis, Good length on middle, it is kept out.
Powerplay 2 begins! Maximum of 4 fielders allowed outside the 30-yard circle till the 40th over. Sri Lanka start the rebuilding phase after getting rocked by two quick wickets. Mark Wood to inaugurate it.
10
over
10 | 11 Runs | HH: 48/2
9.6
0
Jofra Archer to Avishka Fernando, Close! Goes for the yorker but it is just outside off. Fernando is taken by surprise and fails to get his bat down in time. Luckily for him, it is not on the stumps. A very exciting Powerplay 1 comes to an end. Sri Lanka had a horrible start but have fought back nicely courtesy, Fernando. They are 48 for 2 after it.
Change of ball please! That ball has gone missing and the umpires have called for the bag of balls.
9.5
6
Jofra Archer to Avishka Fernando, SIX! Fernando is dealing in boundaries at the moment. Wow! Another outrageous shot. On the shorter side again and it is on the body, Avishka once again takes the challenge of pulling it. Clears the backward square leg fence with ease. He moves onto 41.
9.4
4
Jofra Archer to Avishka Fernando, FOUR! Dismissed! Once again, Fernando picks the length quickly. He is oozing in confidence out there. Short and on middle, Avishka goes back and pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
9.3
1
Jofra Archer to Kusal Mendis, Shorter and outside off, Mendis guides it down to third man and takes one.
9.2
0
Jofra Archer to Kusal Mendis, On the stumps, this is kept out.
9.1
0
Jofra Archer to Kusal Mendis, Goes very full and this is hit to mid off. Does not get the timing right.
9
over
9 | 6 Runs | HH: 37/2
8.6
0
Chris Woakes to Avishka Fernando, This is on the pads, Fernando looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.
8.5
0
Chris Woakes to Avishka Fernando, Back of a length and on off, another one which is blocked.
8.4
0
Chris Woakes to Avishka Fernando, Goes wide of the crease and angles it into the batsman, it is defended.
8.3
0
Chris Woakes to Avishka Fernando, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
8.2
4
Chris Woakes to Avishka Fernando, FOUR! Another excellent shot! He picks the length early here. It is slightly short and on middle, Fernando arches back and pulls it uppishly over mid-wicket and bags a boundary.
8.1
2
Chris Woakes to Avishka Fernando, Two runs! Good use of the wrists there. It is on middle, this is whipped through mid-wicket. Archer from mid on hares after it, gets to the ball just before it crosses the ropes and then parries it to Bairstow who is running behind him from mid-wicket. Two taken.
8
over
8 | 0 Runs | HH: 31/2
7.6
0
Jofra Archer to Kusal Mendis, OHHH! On middle, this one straightens after pitching. Mendis looks to work it on the leg side but the ball goes off the leading edge towards cover. Another maiden over from Archer.
7.5
0
Jofra Archer to Kusal Mendis, On the shorter side and on off, it is kept out.
7.4
0
Jofra Archer to Kusal Mendis, Good leave! In the corridor of uncertainty, Mendis shoulders arms to it.
7.3
0
Jofra Archer to Kusal Mendis, On the fuller side outside off, Mendis drives it nicely but to mid off.
7.2
0
Jofra Archer to Kusal Mendis, Slightly fuller and outside off, Mendis first thinks of playing at it but then tries to pull his bat out of the way. It goes off the outside edge towards gully where Stokes dives to his left and stops a run.
7.1
0
Jofra Archer to Kusal Mendis, Good length and on off, it is defended onto the ground.
7
over
7 | 7 Runs | HH: 31/2
6.6
0
Chris Woakes to Avishka Fernando, Follows the boundary up with a solid back foot defense to the this back of a length delivery. Another good over for Lanka. Runs started to come quickly.
6.5
4
Chris Woakes to Avishka Fernando, FOUR! Beautiful from Fernando. Where was he all this while? He is moved onto 25 and he has played some quality shots till now. This time it is the on-drive, probably the toughest shot in the game. Fuller and on middle, this is eased down to the long on fence.
6.4
1
Chris Woakes to Kusal Mendis, Another single now as this is worked towards fine leg.
6.3
1
Chris Woakes to Avishka Fernando, Edged and a run! The third slip just moved away but don't think that would have gone to hand. Back of a length and this straightens. Fernando looks to defend it off the back foot but it goes off the outside edge and down to third man for one.
6.2
1
Chris Woakes to Kusal Mendis, Good fielding again! England have started off well in the field! On the pads, this is worked towards mid on where Archer dives to his right and saves three for his side.
6.1
0
Chris Woakes to Kusal Mendis, Outside off, shapes away. Mendis lets it be.
6
over
6 | 14 Runs | HH: 24/2
5.6
4
Jofra Archer to Avishka Fernando, FOUR! Caressed! This is lovely batting from Fernando! Once again nothing wrong with this delivery. It is on a length and around off, Fernando just uses the pace and creams it through the cover region for a boundary. 14 from the over, a much-needed one for Sri Lanka.
5.5
6
Jofra Archer to Avishka Fernando, SIX! The first boundary came in this over and now the first biggie too. Archer goes short and bowls it on the body, Fernando does not shy away from playing the pull. He nails it and it flies into the backward square leg fence.
5.4
0
Jofra Archer to Avishka Fernando, Now goes short and this keeps coming in with the angle. Fernando does very well to sway away from it.
5.3
0
Jofra Archer to Avishka Fernando, Very good comeback by the bowler! Lands it closer to the off pole and on a length. Once again it straightens. Fernando's outside edge is beaten as he tries to defend.
5.2
4
Jofra Archer to Avishka Fernando, FOUR! Cracked! What a shot that is! Stand and deliver stuff! A length delivery and on off, Fernando crunches it through covers and it races away to the fence. First boundary of the day.
5.1
0
Jofra Archer to Avishka Fernando, BEATEN! This is angled into the batsman which means Fernando has to play at it. Pitches and then holds its line. Beats the outside edge of AF as he tries to defend.
5
over
5 | 6 Runs | HH: 10/2
4.6
0
Chris Woakes to Kusal Mendis, Back of a length and on off, Mendis defends it out.
4.5
1
Chris Woakes to Avishka Fernando, Now works this around the corner with the angle and gets to the other end.
4.4
2
Chris Woakes to Avishka Fernando, Another good punch! Shorter and on off, Fernando once again stands tall, gets on top of the bounce and punches it past mid off for two. Two lovely shots by Fernando, just shows how good the pitch is.
4.3
2
Chris Woakes to Avishka Fernando, Good shot but an even better stop! Back of a length delivery on middle, Fernando goes back and punches it firmly towards mid on. The fielder there dives to his left and takes the pace off the ball. The batsmen take one and then go for the second. The mid off fielder does the mopping up job and fires it to the bowler but Mendis completes the second with a dive.
4.2
0
Chris Woakes to Avishka Fernando, Back of a length and on middle, Fernando defends it onto the ground.
4.1
1
Chris Woakes to Kusal Mendis, Angles this into the pads, Mendis works it towards fine leg and gets to the other end.
4
over
4 | 0 Runs | HH: 4/2
3.6
0
Jofra Archer to Avishka Fernando, Confusion but then no harm done! Shorter and on off, Avishka stands tall and pushes it to cover. Mendis wants a run but is sent back. Root runs in from point but does not collect the ball cleanly. A maiden by Archer. The English bowlers have started off brilliantly.
3.5
0
Jofra Archer to Avishka Fernando, Back of a length and on the body, the batter defends it to mid on.
3.4
0
Jofra Archer to Avishka Fernando, Another good leave! Just outside off, Fernando shuffles across and lets it be.
3.3
0
Jofra Archer to Avishka Fernando, Brave leave! This is bowled just outside off and comes back in just a little. Fernando covers his off pole and shoulders arms to it. It goes close past the off pole.
3.2
0
Jofra Archer to Avishka Fernando, Loose shot! Back of a length and outside off, AF hangs his bat out away from the body, gets beaten.
3.1
0
Jofra Archer to Avishka Fernando, Back of a length on off, Fernando stands tall and guides it to point.
3
over
3 | 1 Runs | HH: 4/2
2.6
0
Chris Woakes to Kusal Mendis, Back of a length delivery on off, Mendis rocks back and keeps it out. Two consectuive successful overs in a row for England.
2.5
1
Chris Woakes to Avishka Fernando, Fernando scores his first run! There is width on offer and AF guides it down to third man and gets to the other end.
2.4
0
Chris Woakes to Avishka Fernando, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
2.3
0
Chris Woakes to Avishka Fernando, Back of a length and around off, Fernando stands tall and keeps it out.
Two quick and early wickets has seen the talented Kusal Mendis walk out to bat now. Three slips in place as Avishka Fernando is on strike.
2.2
W
Chris Woakes to Kusal Perera, OUT! In the air... taken! Kusal Perera is out of here! Both the openers who added a 100-plus run stand against Australia are back in the hut even before the end of the third over. Nothing great about this delivery, it is on the shorter side and outside off. Perera looks to cut but there is extra bounce. It takes the top edge and flies down to third man where Moeen Ali takes an easy catch running forward. Sri Lanka in huge trouble here.
2.1
0
Chris Woakes to Kusal Perera, On the pads, Perera looks to flick but misses to get hit high on the pads.
Who will come out at number 3? Will Angelo Mathews get a promotion? He has not been in the best of form in this tournament. No promotion for Mathews. It is going to be Avishka Fernando.
2
over
2 | 1 Runs | HH: 3/1
1.6
W
Jofra Archer to Dimuth Karunaratne, OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Archer draws first blood and it is of the in-form Sri Lankan captain. Dreadful start for the visitors after electing to bat. A good delivery from Archer. He lands it on a length and it is on off, angles away. Karunaratne does not play for the angle and hence, ends up playing inside the line. The ball kisses the outside edge and goes into the mitts of the keeper. England are pumped up. End of a successful first by Archer.
1.5
0
Jofra Archer to Dimuth Karunaratne, A good bouncer! DK ducks under it.
1.4
0
Jofra Archer to Dimuth Karunaratne, Good length and on off, Dimuth defends it out.
1.3
1
Jofra Archer to Kusal Perera, NOT OUT! Karunaratne is in! That too quite easily. Archer bowls a back of a length delivery around off, Perera works it towards mid-wicket and sets off. Karunaratne hesitates for a second and then goes for it. Morgan gets to the ball quickly and hits bull's eye at the striker's end. An appeal and the umpire takes it upstairs. Replays roll in and they show that Karunaratne has made his ground.
A direct hit! Is Karunaratne short? He seems relaxed though but you never know with direct hits.
1.2
0
Jofra Archer to Kusal Perera, Back of a length on off, Kusal stands tall and defends it back to the bowler.
1.1
0
Jofra Archer to Kusal Perera, On a length and outside off, it is left alone. Good line and length to begin with.
Jofra Archer to bowl from the other end with the second.
1
over
1 | 2 Runs | HH: 2/0
0.6
0
Chris Woakes to Dimuth Karunaratne, A dot to end a tight first over by Woakes. Length and outside off, it is left alone.
0.5
1
Chris Woakes to Kusal Perera, Perera is now off the mark! Back of a length delivery and once again the line is around middle and leg. It is worked on the leg side for a single.
0.4
1
Chris Woakes to Dimuth Karunaratne, Sri Lanka are away! Karunaratne manages to work this on the leg side and takes a single. Woakes is a little too straight this time.
0.3
0
Chris Woakes to Dimuth Karunaratne, Once again Karunaratne does not find the middle! This is fuller and on the pads, it is angling away. DK looks to work it on the leg side but due to the away angle, the ball goes off a soft leading edge to cover.
0.2
0
Chris Woakes to Dimuth Karunaratne, Slightly fuller and outside off, Karunaratne looks to hit it through the off side but ends up playing outside the line, it goes off the inner half towards the bowler.
0.1
0
Chris Woakes to Dimuth Karunaratne, An excellent beginning by Woakes! He lands it on a length and around off, it jags back in sharply. Karunaratne is surprised by the movement. He fails to put bat on ball. It hits him high on the pads and goes to the keeper.
Done and dusted with the National Anthems! The English players make their way out to the middle. They are followed by the Sri Lankan openers, Kusal Perera and Dimuth Karunaratne. Chris Woakes has the first new ball in hand. Two slips in place. However, we have a slight delay as we have a sightscreen issue. It has been solved though and Woakes comes running in to bowl the first ball.
The players are out in the middle for their respective national anthems. First up it will be Sri Lanka's followed by England's. We are not far away from the first ball being bowled in this game.
England Playing XI - James Vince, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (C), Jos Buttler (WK), Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood.
Sri Lanka Playing XI - Dimuth Karunaratne (C), Kusal Perera (WK), Avishka Fernando (IN for Lahiru Thirimanne), Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis (IN for Milinda Siriwardana), Dhananjaya de Silva, Isuru Udana, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Pradeep.
Eoin Morgan says they would have wanted to bat too, it looks a good wicket and they would have wanted to make use of it. Informs they have gone with the same line-up like the last game and he expects there to be some turn later on. States their first priority is to get into the semi finals and if they do that, they will assess which player needs a rest in the games ahead. Ends by saying, it is a big moment for Moeen Ali as it is his 100th cap and he deserves a place in the side.
Sri Lanka skipper, Dimuth Karunaratne says that it is a batting track and hence they are batting first as they do not want any scoreboard pressure. On the break he says it was a good chance to discuss the strategy and focus. Reckons they need to do something special here to beat England. On the form of his sides middle order. Karunaratne says he is not worried about it and is confident that the it will come good. On the team changes, Karunaratne informs there are two changes in his side as Milinda Siriwardana and Lahiru Thirimanne are replaced by Jeevan Mendis and Avishka Fernando
TOSS - The skippers and the match referee are out in readiness. England skipper, Morgan spins the coin. Sri Lanka skipper, Karunaratne calls Tails and it lands in his favour. SRI LANKA OPT TO BAT.
PITCH REPORT - Nasser Hussain and Wasim Akram are the pitch analyst for the day. Hussain says bowling from the Football stand the straight boundaries are 74m whereas from the other end it is 78m. He says the sun is out and it looks like a good day. Wasim Akram from the other end agrees with Nasser and says it is a lovely day and tells us it is a day which is called as a batting day in England. On the pitch, Akram informs that it is a belter for batting and informs us that the average score here is 290 batting first.
Today's clash is between the host and one of the title contenders England and 1996 World Champions Sri Lanka. A must-win game for the visitors as a loss here will make it very difficult for them to enter into the semi-finals. They are second favourites against an English side who are on a roll. They have won their last two games quite convincingly and will look to make 3 in 3 here today. Anything less than an England win will surely be an upset.
England
James Vince
Bat/Bow
Jonny Bairstow
Bat/Bow
Joe Root
Bat/Bow
Eoin Morgan
CAP/Bat/Bow
Jos Buttler
KEEPER/Bat/Bow
Ben Stokes
Bat/Bow
Moeen Ali
Bat/Bow
Chris Woakes
Bat/Bow
Jofra Archer
Bat/Bow
Adil Rashid
Bat/Bow
Mark Wood
Bat/Bow
Sri Lanka
Dimuth Karunaratne
CAP/Bat/Bow
Kusal Perera
KEEPER/Bat/Bow
Avishka Fernando
Bat/Bow
Kusal Mendis
Bat/Bow
Angelo Mathews
Bat/Bow
Dhananjaya de Silva
Bat/Bow
Jeevan Mendis
Bat/Bow
Thisara Perera
Bat/Bow
Isuru Udana
Bat/Bow
Lasith Malinga
Bat/Bow
Nuwan Pradeep
Bat/Bow
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Cricket World Cup 2019 POINTS TABLE

Team
P
W
D
L
PTS
9
7
1
1
15
9
7
0
2
14
9
6
0
3
12
9
5
1
3
11
9
5
1
3
11
9
3
2
4
8
9
3
1
5
7
9
3
1
5
7
9
2
1
6
5
9
0
0
9
0

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