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  • Morgan c Jayawardene b Mathews 17[wicket]

    Morgan helps a short ball on its way, straight down Jayawardene's throat at long-leg. It was a top edge but easily carried to the fielder.
    6/3/2014 3:10:33 PM
  • [mikeatherton] Morgan was just looking to help it round the corner but got a top-edge and that is a bad wicket for England to lose! England are in a spot of bother...

    6/3/2014 3:10:50 PM
  • It's slow.. RT @tarun_0707 : Are there demons in the pitch?”
  • England fans will be hoping for a repeat display from Buttler...

    6/3/2014 3:12:46 PM
  • Over 31 - Eng 143/5 (Bopara 5, Buttler 0)
    Morgan's exit brought an end to a frenetic over that saw Mathews waste Sri Lanka's review in a futile effort to have Bopara given out lbw - it looked too high and replays confirmed that was the case - and there were also almost two run outs. Man-of-the-moment Buttler gets a gentle round of applause as he joins Bopara in the middle with work to do.
    6/3/2014 3:13:16 PM
  • Over 32 - Eng 145/5 (Bopara 6, Buttler 1)
    Buttler drives down the ground for single to open his account. There is also a single for Bopara to midwicket earlier in Senanayake's over.
    6/3/2014 3:16:14 PM
  • Over 33 - Eng 152/5 (Bopara 7, Buttler 6)
    Malinga is back on as Sri Lanka go in for the kill. Buttler slices a drive just out of the reach of backward point for a single and, after digging out three yorkers in a row, drives the final ball of the over through extra cover for four.
    6/3/2014 3:19:46 PM
  • Over 34 - Eng 158/5 (Bopara 9, Buttler 10)
    Mendis is back on for another spell. Buttler collects three with a well-placed shot off his pads behind square to go with three other singles in the over. That takes us through to drinks.
    6/3/2014 3:23:56 PM
  • So far today England's batsmen have been getting in...and then getting out

    6/3/2014 3:29:45 PM
  • 15 overs left of the England innings with the score currently 162-5. Remember tickets are £20 Adults, £5 Under 16s from the interval
  • Over 35 - Eng 162/5 (Bopara 11, Buttler 12)
    Malinga's in slower ball-yorker mode at the moment. No big shots attempted but England collect four singles from the over.
    6/3/2014 3:30:19 PM
  • Errr.. It's getting cold and miserable ... 14 overs to go... Massive 14!!
  • Stay with us at the interval for a 'Sky Sports selection meeting' ahead of the first Test of the summer. Plenty of places up for grabs…
  • Bopara and Buttler beginning to strike a partnership with England 167-5 from 36 overs. bit.ly/1pOQYlb #EngvSL http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BpN0FBbCMAESCc-.png

  • Over 36 - Eng 167/5 (Bopara 15, Buttler 13)
    Bopara sweeps extremely fine - almost into his own stumps - for a couple and keeps the strike with a single down the ground from the final ball of Mendis' over.
    6/3/2014 3:34:06 PM
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  • Over 37 - Eng 169/5 (Bopara 17, Buttler 13)
    Mathews continues to mix up his bowlers, bringing himself back on now. Very effective over, Mathews rolling his fingers on some cutters. Bopara pulls a short ball for two to go with five dots.
    6/3/2014 3:37:29 PM
  • Bopara b Mendis 17[wicket]

    Bopara is bowled trying to pull a half-tracker. It went under his bat and between his legs into the stumps It was a slower ball, dragged down out of the back of his hand and didn't bounce anywhere near as much as Bopara expected.
    6/3/2014 3:38:25 PM
  • [ianbotham] It’s one of those you don’t want to see the replay of! He’s totally misjudged the bounce. I’ve never seen that before and that’s a big wicket.

    6/3/2014 3:39:31 PM
  • WICKET: Bopara misjudges a short ball and is bowled through his legs. 170-6. bit.ly/1pOQYlb #EngvSL http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BpN1rgFCUAEZLwX.png

  • Over 38 - Eng 174/6 (Buttler 15, Jordan 2)
    Mixed over from Mendis to say the least. The wicket of Bopara was followed by a no-ball for over-stepping, although new batsman Jordan only managed a single from the resulting free-hit.
    6/3/2014 3:43:14 PM
  • Over 39 - Eng 178/6 (Buttler 15, Jordan 2)
    A couple of wides mar an otherwise exemplary over from Mathews, who is changing his pace every ball.
    6/3/2014 3:48:09 PM
  • [cloudy] WEATHER UPDATE
    As dark clouds loom large over Edgbaston the groundstaff are poised with the covers. Never a good sign...
    6/3/2014 3:50:32 PM
  • Over 40 - Eng 182/6 (Buttler 17, Jordan 4)
    Four singles in the Mendis' over as the skies darken...
    6/3/2014 3:52:11 PM
  • Over 41 - Eng 189/6 (Buttler 18, Jordan 10)
    Jordan breaks the shackles by pulling a Mathews short ball from outside off stump for four. He rolled his wrists on it, classy shot.
    6/3/2014 3:55:31 PM
  • Over 42 - Eng 191/6 (Buttler 19, Jordan 11)
    Senanayake returns for another spell, he has three overs left to bowl. A couple of singles in the over. Jordan did start to make one foray down the track but Senanayake was wise to it.
    6/3/2014 3:59:11 PM
  • [stats] England are yet to have a double figure over so far in this innings...
    6/3/2014 4:01:03 PM
  • Over 43 - Eng 197/6 (Buttler 21, Jordan 15)
    Malinga is back on. He has four overs left and can bowl out from this end from here. Buttler gets hold of a short ball but only gets a single as it went straight to the fielder at deep backward square leg. Jordan top edges another short ball and collects two for it, the bounce briefly undoing Mendis at fine-leg.
    6/3/2014 4:04:34 PM
  • Buttler run out (Senanayake) 21 [wicket]

    Senanayake stops in his follow through and whips off the bails at the non-striker's end to run out Buttler, who was completely oblivious to what was going on. That will be controversial but it's clearly out and Buttler had already been warned by the same bowler about backing up out of his crease. The umpire checked with Sri Lanka skipper Mathews if he wanted to appeal, he confirmed he did and Buttler has to go.
    6/3/2014 4:06:32 PM
  • WICKET: Buttler is run out by Senanayake as he runs up to bowl. England now 199-6. bit.ly/1pOQYlb #EngvSL http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BpN72eYCEAEH0e6.png

  • Over 44 - Eng 199/7 (Jordan 17, Tredwell 0)
    Senanayke continues his over amid a chorus of booing from the crowd. Tredwell is the new batsman.
    6/3/2014 4:11:00 PM
  • Bumble immediately studying the rule book

    6/3/2014 4:11:15 PM
  • Tredwell b Malinga 0[wicket]

    Tredwell is bowled driving. Played down the wrong line.
    6/3/2014 4:13:06 PM
  • WICKET: Tredwell goes for a duck after Malinga hits his middle stump. 201-8: bit.ly/1pOQYlb #EngvSL http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BpN9JFCCMAEhKl1.png

  • Beefy on Buttler's dismissal...
    [ianbotham] He'd been warning him for a while. It's not the way that I would have done it and they'll argue that he (Buttler) persisted on doing it. That said, they've done nothing illegal 

    6/3/2014 4:14:51 PM
  • Over 45 - Eng 201/8 (Jordan 18, Anderson 0)
    England's innings is disintegrating and they are in danger of failing to bat out their overs. Anderson is the latest player to make his way to the middle
    6/3/2014 4:15:38 PM
  • Over 46 - Eng 209/8 (Jordan 24, Anderson 2)
    The crowd are really getting stuck into Senanayake, booing his every delivery and cheering as Anderson fails to get out of his way as the bowler attempts to field in his follow-through. Senanayake finishes with 10-0-36-1 and is high-fived by several team-mates before Dilshan gives him a big hug. Emotions running high in the middle at the moment.
    6/3/2014 4:18:32 PM
  • Law 42.15: "The bowler is permitted, before releasing the ball and provided he has not completed his usual delivery swing, to attempt to run out the non-striker. Whether the attempt is successful or not, the ball shall not count as one of the over. If the bowler fails in an attempt to run out the non-striker, the umpire shall call and signal Dead ball as soon as possible."
    6/3/2014 4:22:11 PM
  • Stay with us at the end of the innings for more debate on Buttler's dismissal. SS2 #EngvSL
  • Over 47 - Eng 218/8 (Jordan 30, Anderson 4)
    Huge cheer as Jordan drives Malinga through the covers for four. Malinga also donates a wide and there are four singles in an over costing nine runs.
    6/3/2014 4:24:32 PM
  • WICKET: Chris Jordan is run out for 30 and England are now nine wickets down for 218. bit.ly/1pOQYlb #EngvSL http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BpOAAoYCcAErVuW.png

  • Jordan run out (Perera/Mendis) 30[wicket]

    Jordan hits it straight to the fielder at midwicket. There was never a run there but that didn't stop England trying with predictable consequences.
    6/3/2014 4:26:13 PM
  • Over 48 - Eng 219/9 (Anderson 5, Gurney 0)
    Anderson, now joined by last man Gurney, tries a reverse sweep. Ambitious but he gets a run for his troubles. England's main ambition will be to bat out the final two overs now.
    6/3/2014 4:28:56 PM
  • ALL OUT FOR 219! Anderson is bowled by Malinga's slower ball. bit.ly/1pOQYlb #EngvSL http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BpOAw19CAAAn7x5.png

  • Anderson b Malinga 5[wicket]

    Anderson is bowled by Malinga's slower ball having a big slog. England all out for 219 in 48.1 overs, Malinga finishes with 3-50.
    6/3/2014 4:30:23 PM
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