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England v SL - 5th ODI

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  • WICKET: Ballance goes for 10 after being caught and bowled by Malinga. 98-2. bit.ly/1pOQYlb #EngvSL http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BpNkC5gCYAA2vZg.png

  • [davidgower] Both wickets today have been gentle lobs back to the bowler and this time it’s an easy catch for Malinga!

    6/3/2014 2:23:49 PM
  • Over 21 - Eng 102/2 (Cook 48, Root 2)
    New batsman Root is off-the-mark first ball with a drive down the ground for a single. Cook pulls a bouncer off his eyebrows for a single to end Malinga's over and keep the strike.
    6/3/2014 2:28:03 PM
  • Skipper Mathews decides the time is right to bring himself on. He's the seventh Sri Lankan to turn his arm over today so far.
    6/3/2014 2:29:30 PM
  • 50 for Captain Cook off 69 balls. England 106-2 at after 22 overs #EngvSL
  • Cook brings up his 19th ODI half-century with England 105-2. bit.ly/1pOQYlb #EngvSL http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BpNly3mCQAAn-Tn.png

  • @Colly622 : Proud that @joeroot05 has taken over my ODI number 5 shirt. Crackin lad, crackin player and a safe pair of hands.” Cheers lad!
  • [50]Over 22 - Eng 106/2 (Cook 50, Root 3)
    Cook completes his 19th ODI half-century (69b, 3x4) with a couple of singles during medium pacer Mathews' first over. That's the first time he's passed 50 in the format for almost a year.
    6/3/2014 2:32:25 PM
  • [nickknight] A ‘hard-working 50’ I think you’d call it. Lots of ones and just a handful of boundaries (three).

    6/3/2014 2:33:08 PM
  • The disappointing scene at Edgbaston

    6/3/2014 5:10:37 PM
  • A shower during the interval has delayed the restart at Edgbaston. We will resume at 6.30pm on SS2. Still 50ovs
  • Rain has stopped and the Sri Lanka innings will start at 6.30pm :) #EngvSL
  • Does it ever not rain at edgbastone when @SkyCricket are there???
  • Selection meeting: @BumbleCricket , @Athersmike and Nick have picked their Test XIs: Here they are: http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BpONa7gIcAAjYj3.png

  • Starting in about 7/8 mins
  • Atherton and Lloyd discuss the Buttler 'mankading'

    6/3/2014 5:31:16 PM
  • Over 1 - SL 1/0 (Dilshan 1, Perera 0)
    Anderson takes the first over and his opening delivery is driven for a single into the off-side by Dilshan. The left-handed Perera is happy to leave alone outside his off-stump where possible for the remainder of the over. Sri Lanka need 219 off 294 balls.
    6/3/2014 5:39:53 PM
  • Over 2 - SL 6/0 (Dilshan 3, Perera 1)
    Gurney starts with a couple of huge wides before finding the right line. Dilshan pinches a drop-and-run single, Perera would have been home even if Ballance had hit direct from square-leg. Perera opens his account with a single off his hip and Dilshan does likewise to end the over. Sri Lanka need 214 off 288 balls
    6/3/2014 5:44:03 PM
  • Over 3 - SL 13/0 (Dilshan 4, Perera 7)
    Perera collects Sri Lanka's first boundary with a fine leg-glance after Anderson strays onto leg-stump and also gets two with a punch-drive into the covers. The left-hander ends the over by drilling a drive along the ground straight to the man in the covers. Sri Lanka need 207 off 282 balls.
    6/3/2014 5:49:10 PM
  • The umpires are happy to stay out for the moment. Anderson back on.
    6/3/2014 7:51:09 PM
  • [mikeatherton] England need a couple of wickets in this over because the rain is falling heavily and if Sri Lanka are five down then Duckworth-Lewis has the winning score at 147. 

    (SL currently 144-3)
    6/3/2014 7:52:49 PM
  • Over 35 - SL 143/3 (Jayawardene 46, Thirimanne 34)
    Just a single from Anderson's over, flicked to square-leg by Jayawardene. Sri Lanka need 76 off 90 balls
    6/3/2014 7:53:37 PM
  • Just watched the @SkyCricket montage you told me about @robkey612 ! They could do a 2 hour feature with all my poor games #nicetouch
  • [power-play]Sri Lanka are taking the batting power play, mainly because they have to. The fielding restrictions are back in place for overs 36-40.
    6/3/2014 7:54:17 PM
  • Over 36 - SL 147/3 (Jayawardene 47, Thirimanne 36)
    Jayawardene is complaining to the umpires that his gloves are getting wet and he can't grip the bat properly but he's told to get on with it. Gurney back into the attack. Three runs from the over, would have been more but Bopara pulled off a sliding stop from the final delivery to save a couple of runs. Sri Lanka need 73 off 84 balls.
    6/3/2014 7:57:50 PM
  • Mahela Jayawardene is steering Sri Lanka to a series win at Edgbaston

    6/3/2014 8:01:40 PM
  • Sri Lanka need 65 to win from 78 balls. England in desperate need of a wicket. bit.ly/1pOQYlb #EngvSL http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BpOxswRCEAA-h4s.png

  • Over 37 - SL 147/3 (Jayawardene 49, Thirimanne 41)
    Rain has eased off and is only falling lightly now. Thirimanne drives on the up through the covers as Anderson offers him the chance to free his arms. Sri Lanka need 65 off 78 balls
    6/3/2014 8:04:52 PM
  • That's why you need @MahelaJay in the team .... Well done Macho!!! Take em home.. C'mon !!!
  • 50 up for Jayawardene, his 72nd in 417 ODIs. Sri Lanka 156-3. bit.ly/1pOQYlb #EngvSL http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BpOyzvuCcAAhmz1.png

  • [50]Over 38 - SL 156/3 (Jayawardene 51, Thirimanne 41)
    Jayawardene pushes a single off Gurney into the off-side to complete his 72nd ODI half-century from 417 (!) matches (87b, 4x4). Only one blemish when he edged between Buttler and Jordan at slip. Sri Lanka need 64 off 72 balls.
    6/3/2014 8:09:07 PM
  • [mikeatherton] Sri Lanka needed him today and he's responded. He's been in lovely silky touch after a quiet series.

    6/3/2014 8:09:18 PM
  • Jayawardene c Anderson b Jordan 53 [wicket]

    Jayawardene drives too early and hits it high in the air, Anderson taking the catch at mid-off. That shot came out of nowhere.
    6/3/2014 8:11:11 PM
  • WICKET: Jayawardene goes for 53 after skying a drive to Anderson at mid off. 160-4. bit.ly/1pOQYlb #EngvSL http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BpOzsFaCYAAYjHd.png

  • Captain Mathews receives a hostile welcome from Jordan

    6/3/2014 8:15:08 PM
  • Over 39 - SL 162/4 (Thirimanne 42, Mathews 1)
    That was a total misjudgment of length from Jayawardene, it was much too short for the shot attempted. Sri Lanka skipper Mathews is greeted with another round of boos from the crowd... Sri Lanka need 58 off 66 balls.
    6/3/2014 8:16:39 PM
  • Over 40 - SL 164/4 (Thirimanne 43, Mathews 2)
    Tredwell is back on and he's got two overs left. Plenty of chat from England's fielders for Mathews, including Buttler having his say. Two singles from the over, both driven down the ground. Sri Lanka need 56 off 60 balls.
    6/3/2014 8:20:10 PM
  • Over 41 - SL 170/4 (Thirimanne 45, Mathews 5)
    Jordan is back on, Anderson's still got one over left to use at some point. Cook saving it for now. Good running allows Mathews to turn one into two and Jordan is then called wide for a too-short bouncer. There are three other singles, including one steered off Mathews' outside edge to third-man, in an over costing six. Sri Lanka need 50 off 54 balls.
    6/3/2014 8:25:53 PM
  • Cook has turned to Tredwell to try and save the series. Sri Lanka need 47: bit.ly/1pOQYlb #EngvSL http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BpO3Us7CQAAuSKW.png

  • Over 42 - SL 174/4 (Thirimanne 46, Mathews 8)
    Four from the over as Tredwell completes figures of 2-30 from his allocation. Excellent effort from the Kent spinner. Sri Lanka need 46 off 48 balls.
    6/3/2014 8:29:34 PM
  • [davidlloyd] It’s a doddle for Sri Lanka now. Star the car. That’s a point, where is my car?

    6/3/2014 8:30:44 PM
  • Over 43 - SL 178/4 (Thirimanne 49, Mathews 9)
    Thirimanne continues to accumulate against Jordan, including a well-placed two behind square on the off-side. The required-rate is now up to a run-a-ball. Sri Lanka need 42 off 42 balls.
    6/3/2014 8:34:15 PM
  • 50 up for Lahiru Thirimanne as Sri Lanka edge closer. 41 runs needed from 40 balls. bit.ly/1pOQYlb #EngvSL http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BpO5OaQCMAIVsbY.png

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