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England v SL - 5th ODI

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  • Over 14 - SL 68/3 (Jayawardene 3, Thirimanne 3)
    Root comes on to replace Tredwell. Spinner for spinner but it's a far less attacking field for Root. Three risk-free singles from the over. Sri Lanka need 152 off 216 balls.
    6/3/2014 6:37:53 PM
  • This Friday night sees an England legend return to action live on Sky Sports...

    6/3/2014 6:38:19 PM
  • Over 15 - SL 68/3 (Jayawardene 3, Thirimanne 3)
    Left-arm seamer Gurney is back on for a second chance after an erratic first spell. Thirmanne plays and misses aiming a cut outside off-stump during a maiden. Sri Lanka need 152 off 210 balls.
    6/3/2014 6:41:14 PM
  • Over 16 - SL 70/3 (Jayawardene 4, Thirimanne 4)
    Root races his way through another over, just a couple of singles from it. Sri Lanka need 150 off 204 balls.
    6/3/2014 6:43:58 PM
  • England are still in there fighting, thanks to Jordan's sharp slip catch

    6/3/2014 6:46:41 PM
  • Over 17 - SL 72/3 (Jayawardene 5, Thirimanne 5)
    Thirimanne runs a single down to third-man and Jayawardene picks up one off his hip as Gurney keeps it tight to take us through to drinks. Anxious moment from the final ball of the over for Thirimanne as his uppish drive evades the bowler in his follow-through. Sri Lanka need 148 off 198 balls.
    6/3/2014 6:49:00 PM
  • Over 18 - SL 75/3 (Jayawardene 7, Thirimanne 6)
    Root manages to turn one past the outside edge of the left-handed Thirimanne, who responds to that by getting off strike with a very tight single. Sri Lanka need 145 off 192 balls.
    6/3/2014 6:53:32 PM
  • Over 19 - SL 81/3 (Jayawardene 12, Thirimanne 6)
    Jayawardene edges between the wicketkeeper and Jordan, who is the lone man in the slip cordon, stationed at about second slip. They looked at each other as the ball sailed through the gap and away for four. Gurney also passed Jaywardene's outside edge with one pushed across him earlier in the over. Sri Lanka need 139 off 186 balls.
    6/3/2014 6:57:57 PM
  • Sri Lanka move on to 81-3 after an edge squirms between Buttler and Jordan. bit.ly/1pOQYlb #EngvSL http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BpOi01UCIAAxqFE.png

  • Tredwell back on.
    6/3/2014 6:58:21 PM
  • [mikeatherton] The slip had just been brought in the previous over and that's very frustrating. That's just what England were working for! Buttler and Jordan were just looking at each other

    6/3/2014 6:58:22 PM
  • Over 20 - SL 81/3 (Jayawardene 12, Thirimanne 6)
    Tredwell is back on and Thirimanne plays defensively - on both front and back foot - during a maiden. Sri Lanka need 139 off 180 balls.
    6/3/2014 6:59:49 PM
  • Look who I met in the crowd.... He's here ... The young fella..!!! http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BpOjncuCAAAt8OF.jpg

  • Over 21 - SL 82/3 (Jayawardene 13, Thirimanne 8)
    Jayawardene pulls a short ball from Gurney for a single, one bounce to the man on the square-leg boundary to end a spell of 12 deliveries without a run being scored. Sri Lanka need 137 off 174 balls.
    6/3/2014 7:03:53 PM
  • Over 22 - SL 90/3 (Jayawardene 13, Thirimanne 15)
    Thirimanne gets down on one knee and deposits a perfectly respectable ball from Tredwell into the stand at midwicket. The first six of the innings. Wasn't expecting that! Sri Lanka need 130 off 168 balls.
    6/3/2014 7:06:39 PM
  • Chris Jordan has taken 11 wickets in the series so far. Sri Lanka are 92-3. bit.ly/1pOQYlb #EngvSL http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BpOlaEsCYAAdSar.png

  • Over 23 - SL 93/3 (Jayawardene 14, Thirimanne 16)
    Jordan is back into the attack His first spell lasted one over that cost 13 runs and, this time, he starts with a wide. Jayawardene and Thirimanne continue to build their partnership slowly but surely, they've put on 31 off 72 deliveries so far. Sri Lanka need 127 off 162 balls.
    6/3/2014 7:11:42 PM
  • Over 24 - SL 94/3 (Jayawardene 14, Thirimanne 16)
    Just a single from Tredwell's over, Jayawardene paddle sweeping to turn the strike over. Sri Lanka need 126 off 156 balls.
    6/3/2014 7:15:42 PM
  • Over 25 - SL 99/3 (Jayawardene 18, Thirimanne 17)
    Jordan again starts with a wide. Jayawardene drives for two on the off-side and then picks up a single off his hip. Thirimanne drives square for a single later in the over. Sri Lanka need 121 off 150 balls.
    6/3/2014 7:19:16 PM
  • No matter the outcome tonight, the dismissal of Jos Buttler will dominate the headlines

    6/3/2014 7:22:00 PM
  • Sri Lanka on course at Edgbaston, can England stop them? Live on Sky sports 2 HD now. bit.ly/1pOQYlb #EngvSL http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BpOoUkgCcAAdD4F.png

  • Over 26 - SL 106/3 (Jayawardene 20, Thirimanne 22)
    Root is milked for seven runs, both Jayawardene and Thirimanne knocking it in the gaps without fuss. Sri Lanka need 114 off 144 balls.
    6/3/2014 7:22:17 PM
  • Bopara is coming into the attack for the first time.
    6/3/2014 7:22:31 PM
  • Over 27 - SL 107/3 (Jayawardene 20, Thirimanne 23)
    Thirimanne turns the strike over with a single into the covers. Morgan saves some runs with a diving stop at backward point from Jayawardene's square drive. Jayawardene digs out a yorker and is then beaten outside off-stump trying to run the ball to third-man. Promising start from Bopara. Sri Lanka need 113 off 138 balls.
    6/3/2014 7:25:19 PM
  • Over 28 - SL 109/3 (Jayawardene 21, Thirimanne 24)
    Root fires it in flat with a low arm, limiting it to just two singles from the over. Sri Lanka still have the batting powerplay up their sleeves. Sri Lanka need 111 off 132 balls.
    6/3/2014 7:28:53 PM
  • [mobile]England are out to 9/4 to win this fifth ODI, with Sri Lanka big favourites at 4/11. See all Sky Bet’s in-play odds here.

    6/3/2014 7:30:01 PM
  • Over 29 - SL 111/3 (Jayawardene 22, Thirimanne 25)
    Bopara going through his variations of slower balls and yorkers to good effect. Two singles from the over. Sri Lanka need 109 off 126 balls.
    6/3/2014 7:32:40 PM
  • [bad-light]Over 30 - SL 119/3 (Jayawardene 28, Thirimanne 27)
    Jayawardene pulls a short ball from Root away for four to go with four singles in the over. There are a few dark clouds hovering nearby at the moment, quite possibly some more rain on the way shortly. Sri Lanka have the Duckworth-Lewis par score under control at the moment. Sri Lanka need 101 off 120 balls
    6/3/2014 7:36:41 PM
  • Over 31 - SL 124/3 (Jayawardene 31, Thirimanne 29)
    Jaywardene and Thirimanne happy to gorge on a diet of singles from Bopara, five in a row. Sri Lanka need 96 off 114 balls
    6/3/2014 7:38:46 PM
  • Over 32 - SL 128/3 (Jayawardene 34, Thirimanne 30)
    Tredwell is back on for another go. He's giving it plenty of flight but Jayawardene comfortably picks up a total of three runs, all on the leg-side and Thirimanne finishes the over with a single to square-leg. Sri Lanka need 92 off 108 balls.
    6/3/2014 7:43:42 PM
  • This is a masterclass from Mahela and on Saturday morning we have Part 1 with Ricky Ponting...

    6/3/2014 7:46:51 PM
  • Over 33 - SL 139/3 (Jayawardene 43, Thirimanne 32)
    Bopara's over disappears for 11 runs, including a pair of Jayawardene boundaries, the first pulled behind square and the second run fine off an open bat face to beat third-man. In between, Thirimanne is almost caught by Gurney at fine-leg. Didn't quite carry. Sri Lanka need 81 off 102 balls.
    6/3/2014 7:47:29 PM
  • Over 34 - SL 143/3 (Jayawardene 45, Thirimanne 34)
    Tredwell is milked for four singles as the rain starts to fall. Sri Lanka are well ahead of the D/L par score. Sri Lanka need 77 off 96 balls
    6/3/2014 7:50:19 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
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  • [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

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