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England v Sri Lanka - 1st ODI

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  • Ravi Bopara is quick to follow him, though on further look, should England have reviewed? bit.ly/1lG25ZJ https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BoQP7e4CcAADlna.jpg
  • [nasserhussain] The batsmen thought about reviewing it because Bopara got a long way across. It was going to hit the stumps but struck him outside off. It has got to be Malinga time now.

    5/22/2014 4:41:02 PM
  • Over 32: England 154/5 (Root 19, Buttler 1)
    Massive onus on Buttler and Root now with just seven overs remaining and only the bowlers left to bat. Senanayake finishes with figures of 3-30 from his eight overs - excellent effort
    5/22/2014 4:41:58 PM
  • [6] Over 33: England 168/5 (Root 26, Buttler 8)
    Shot Joe! Root welcomes Malinga back into the attack by dispatching his first ball over wide long-on for six! He telegraphed that slower ball and got down on one knee and launched it into the crowd. Buttler follows Root's lead by punching a boundary through extra cover. Poor fielding from Thirimanne helping England's cause. 14 off the over in total
    5/22/2014 4:47:19 PM
  • The next Joe Root? Big-hitting also going on in the ECB Cricket Factory, behind the OCS Stand.

    5/22/2014 4:50:13 PM
  • Over 34: England 178/5 (Root 32, Buttler 12)
    England are finishing well here and it's another double-figure over thanks to the improvisation of Root, who swats Kulasekara's slower ball through square-leg for another boundary. Surely time to take that two-over powerplay?
    5/22/2014 4:51:15 PM
  • 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
  • [wicket] Sangakkara bld Gurney 8
    What a scalp for Gurney! Sangakkara drags on to his stumps tentatively pushing forward off the back foot. Huge wicket for England!
    5/22/2014 5:59:38 PM
  • HUGE wicket for England as Kumar Sangakkara falls. Harry Gurney the man to take the scalp. Sky Sports 2, #EngvSL https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BoQimCECUAAHH6I.jpg
  • [nasserhussain] England have deserved that wicket and it’s the big man, Kumar Sangakkara. This is one he’ll remember. Dilshan was Gurney’s first T20 wicket, that wasn’t a bad one, and now Sangakkara is his first ODI wicket. He’s a difficult bowler to pick up with his jerky action.

    5/22/2014 6:01:53 PM
  • Over 6: Sri Lanka 21/2 (Dilshan 10, Jayawardene 1)
    Well that is certainly a maiden ODI scalp for Gurney to savour. Sangakkara's departure brings another Sri Lanka great to the middle, Jayawardene. He gets off the mark with a quick single, one of just three runs off another fine over for England
    5/22/2014 6:04:35 PM
  • Over 7: Sri Lanka 29/2 (Dilshan 18, Jayawardene 1)
    Dilshan continues to fling the willow with gay abandon and takes Anderson for two more boundaries. The first sails off the top edge and over the slips, the second is a controlled cut which pierces the ring, just. Anderson will be disappointed with that delivery. Short and wide and got what it deserved
    5/22/2014 6:07:49 PM
  • Over 8: Sri Lanka 31/2 (Dilshan 19, Jayawardene 2)
    The first powerplay period comes to an end and England will be very happy to have conceded just 31 runs and picked up two wickets. Gurney almost added a third, a whisker away from finding Jayawardene's edge. Dangerous words, but Mahela doesn't look comfortable out there... at the moment!
    5/22/2014 6:12:29 PM
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    5/22/2014 6:12:49 PM
  • Over 9: Sri Lanka 35/2 (Dilshan 21, Jayawardene 4)
    Four singles off Anderson's fifth and probably last over of his spell. The ball moved around for him for the first couple of overs but has been straight up and down since then
    5/22/2014 6:17:29 PM
  • Over 10: Sri Lanka 43/2 (Dilshan 26, Jayawardene 6)
    An inauspicious start from Jordan with the ball. Maybe he fancies himself more as a batsman nowadays. Eight off his opening over, including a wide, the highlight being a perfectly-placed cut from Dilshan through backward point. Dilshan is looking well-set and dangerous...
    5/22/2014 6:23:15 PM
  • [ianbotham] I don’t like the look of the weather that’s coming. The forecast said rain would be here at 7.15pm and I reckon it won’t be far wrong.

    5/22/2014 6:23:28 PM
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