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England v Sri Lanka - 1st ODI

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  • Over 35: England 187/5 (Root 39, Buttler 12)
    Malinga (6-0-45-0) has proved expensive so far today and another two wides keep England's total ticking towards 200. Root then drives away a straight ball through extra cover for three and will now have his sights set on a 50 of his own
    5/22/2014 4:56:57 PM
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    5/22/2014 4:57:35 PM
  • [wicket] Root lbw Kulasekara 45
    Root's much-needed cameo comes to an end when Kulasekara traps him lbw when attempting to sweep a slower ball. The review is unsuccessful
    5/22/2014 5:00:16 PM
  • Over 36: England 201/6 (Buttler 12, Jordan 8)
    Jordan makes an immediate impact with the bat! After edging past Sangakkara for four first ball, he then finds the rope with a proper cricket shot, hitting on the up over extra cover to take England past 200 with three overs (two of which to be powerplay) remaining
    5/22/2014 5:04:19 PM
  • Over 37: England 209/6 (Buttler 17, Jordan 10)
    Just a reminder that England's final total will be 'boosted' somewhat by Duckworth-Lewis. When they started their innings it was a 50-over contest so they will be compensated for the 11 overs lost. Eight runs added off Malinga's latest over and crucially Buttler pinches strike for the start of the penultimate over
    5/22/2014 5:09:13 PM
  • Over 38: England 228/6 (Buttler 18, Jordan 28)
    Just the over England needed - 19 off it! Jordan the destroyer-in-chief, sending Kulasekara to the rope twice and over it once with some brutal hitting. Just one over, to be bowled by Malinga, left in the innings...
    5/22/2014 5:13:21 PM
  • [andrewstrauss] This is turning into a pretty good score now – one that should test Sri Lanka.”

    5/22/2014 5:16:10 PM
  • Over 39: England 247/6 (Buttler 18, Jordan 28)
    Brilliant, brilliant finish to the innings from England. Both Buttler and Jordan send Malinga over the rope straight back down the ground to take the final over for 19 more. 60 runs were scored from last four overs with Jordan finishing unbeaten on 38 from just 13 balls!
    5/22/2014 5:18:53 PM
  • 60 runs off the final four overs as Buttler (26*) & Jordan (38*) cut loose. Eng finish on 247-6; SL will chase an adjusted target of 259.
  • Sri Lanka require 259 to win from 39 overs
    England's final total has been increased due to Duckworth-Lewis calculations
    5/22/2014 5:20:30 PM
  • Malinga Mullered!
    Malinga's figures of 8-0-71-0 are his most expensive ever against England. The England batsmen must have been watching Nick Knight's 'guide to playing Malinga' at the top of the show...
    5/22/2014 5:22:42 PM
  • Even-stevens, reckons Straussy.

    5/22/2014 5:23:58 PM
  • Big chase.... We are in for an exciting evening!!
  • So what do you reckon? Will Sri Lanka chase this down? Have your say in our quick straw poll...
    5/22/2014 5:26:10 PM
  • 5/22/2014 5:27:03 PM
  • [ianbotham] I’m really pleased for Jordan. He doesn’t mess about, there are no airs and graces. He aims to hit straight, which is the best way. We know how dangerous Buttler can be but Jordan totally outshone him there. I thought they had lost their way before the rain break but that partnership gives England a real chance.

    5/22/2014 5:30:56 PM
  • VINCENT & ARIF CHARGED
    Just time before play resumes to catch up on today's anti-corruption news - namely that Lou Vincent is charged with a total of 14 offences in relation to two county matches played under the ECB’s jurisdiction in August 2011 - a Twenty20 match between Sussex and Lancashire and a 40 over game between Sussex and Kent. Naveed Arif is charged with six offences in relation to the 40 over game between Sussex and Kent in August 2011.

    Nasser and Athers discuss...



    5/22/2014 5:34:15 PM
  • The Sri Lanka innings is under way! James Anderson is the man with the ball for England: bit.ly/1lG25ZJ https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BoQdJJoCQAA8vOd.jpg
  • [nasserhussain] The key for Sri Lanka is how they play the moving ball – a lot of their cricket has been played in Bangladesh of late. How will they cope with conditions?”

    5/22/2014 5:37:36 PM
  • And what a start for Anderson! Sri Lanka review, but to no avail. Thirimanne is gone for 0! #EngvSL https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BoQd2N6CQAAaDsV.jpg
  • [wicket] Thirimanne lbw Anderson 0
    The perfect start for England as Anderson gives Thirimanne a complete working over in the first over of the match. Inswingers, away swingers and then trapping him in front of middle and leg. The review is unsuccessful and Sri Lanka now have none of those left
    5/22/2014 5:39:57 PM
  • [michaelholding] A man working on pipes could not be plumber. What a waste of a review.

    5/22/2014 5:40:39 PM
  • Over 1: Sri Lanka 0/1 (Dilshan 0, Sangakkara 0)
    Sangakkara, who has fond memories of this ground having made a century against England in their last meeting here. Blocks the final ball. Wicket-maiden to start. Brilliant from Anderson
    5/22/2014 5:42:34 PM
  • Over 2: Sri Lanka 7/1 (Dilshan 1, Sangakkara 4)
    A big responsibility for Gurney today, sharing the new ball alongside Anderson. He starts with a wide, one of two in the over, and is made to pay when his seventh delivery is carved through the covers by Sangakkara for the first boundary of the innings. Gorgeous stroke
    5/22/2014 5:47:46 PM
  • Over 3: Sri Lanka 16/1 (Dilshan 6, Sangakkara 8)
    Sri Lanka, undeterred by the early loss of Thirimanne, go on the attack against Anderson and Dilshan and Sangakkara both find the rope. Dilshan whips a leg-stump half-volley through midwicket and Sangakkara drives powerfully through mid-off. Both men look in great nick and England will want to see the back of both sharpish!
    5/22/2014 5:51:50 PM
  • Anderson celebrates Thirimanne's wicket.

    5/22/2014 5:52:34 PM
  • Over 4: Sri Lanka 17/1 (Dilshan 7, Sangakkara 8)
    Gurney is bowling at a lively pace here and gets a delivery, clocked at 88mph, to rise and beat Dilshan all ends up having had a poke outside off stump. A pull for one ends the over and denies Gurney a maiden
    5/22/2014 5:54:49 PM
  • Over 5: Sri Lanka 18/1 (Dilshan 8, Sangakkara 8)
    Murmours of discontent from Nasser Hussain in the Sky Sports commentary box as Cook loses second slip and places him in the ring. The wicket of Sangakkara is such a prized one that Nasser thinks it's worth the risk of the odd boundary at this stage. No boundaries or wickets in Anderson's third over, just a quick single for Dilshan
    5/22/2014 5:58:51 PM
  • Over 16: Sri Lanka 77/3 (Jayawardene 29, Mathews 2)
    And so the Mahela masterclass begins... Quite brilliant batting from the Sri Lankan maestro here, reverse paddle-sweeping Tredwell for four and then driving over extra cover for the same result in an over which costs 12. Pressure now firmly on Tredwell...
    5/22/2014 7:17:17 PM
  • Over 17: Sri Lanka 86/3 (Jayawardene 34, Mathews 2)
    Ravi returns but so too do the boundaries. A loopy full-toss deceives both Mahela and Buttler and the ball misses everyone and trickles for four byes. Jayawardene then shuffles across his stumps and flicks four behind square on the leg-side before adding a single. 140 required from 15 overs. Still a big ask...
    5/22/2014 7:22:00 PM
  • [wicket] Jayawardene ct Morgan bld Tredwell 35
    Tredders gets his man! Coming back over the wicket, he lures Mahela into a loose flick, which goes straight to Morgan at short midwicket
    5/22/2014 7:22:54 PM
  • Another wicket for England. Jayawardene chips the ball to Morgan at midwicket off Tredwell! #EngvSL http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BoQ1ecGCUAAR_VH.jpg

  • Over 18: Sri Lanka 90/4 (Mathews 3, Chandimal 1)
    Fair play to Tredwell there, the pressure was growing on the Man of Kent but he picked up the big fish to put England firmly in charge. Chandimal joins Mathews in the middle with Sri Lanka requiring something special
    5/22/2014 7:26:18 PM
  • Nick kicks back with a coffee having earlier pointed out the merits of Tredwell bowling over the wicket. Beefy and Athers pay credit where it is due (a touch begrudgingly!)

    5/22/2014 7:26:30 PM
  • Over 19: Sri Lanka 99/4 (Mathews 5, Chandimal 7)
    A required run-rate of nine-an-over is nothing nowadays and with big-hitter Perera still to come Sri Lanka are not out of this yet. Chandimal slogs Bopara through midwicket for four in an over costing nine. 127 required from 78 balls
    5/22/2014 7:30:21 PM
  • Over 20: Sri Lanka 107/4 (Mathews 12, Chandimal 8)
    The boundaries and singles continue to flow to keep this contest interesting. Mathews cracks a reverse sweep to the boundary after Tredwell had offered up a full toss to bring up the SL 100. Gripping the ball looks tricky with the outfield still very wet. 119 required from 72
    5/22/2014 7:34:13 PM
  • [wicket] Chandimal ct Buttler bld Jordan 8
    Chandimal looks to send the ball towards Vauxhall tube station but can only get a faint edge through to Buttler. SL five down
    5/22/2014 7:35:27 PM
  • [wicket] Kulasekara ct Buttler 0
    The decision to elevate Kulasekara above Perera doesn't pay off as he can only top-edge a Jordan short ball straight up and Buttler walks forward to claim a simple catch
    5/22/2014 7:38:20 PM
  • [davidgower] This is not a great shot – Kulasekara tried to hoick it away, the ball goes straight up in the air and Buttler takes a simple catch. He was late on the shot and got underneath it. Credit again to Jordan, hwo has used the short ball well."

    5/22/2014 7:40:10 PM
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