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England v Sri Lanka - 2nd ODI

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  • Michael reflects on a dismal day for England in Durham

    5/25/2014 3:55:01 PM
  • 5/25/2014 7:18:12 AM
  • A full match preview of our game with @TrentBridge is now available to read here -…
  • There will be a second outlet open tomorrow around the opposite side of the ground behind the scorebox. Opening at 9am. @DurhamCricket
  • Ordered tickets on Friday arrived today. What a service @DurhamCricket thank you - cannot wait til Thursdsy
  • All eyes on the skies at Chester-le-Street two hours before play. It's dry, at the moment, but rain is forecast at some stage...

    5/25/2014 7:24:00 AM
  • All set up and awaiting the arrival of our hospitality guests #EngvSL
  • Gates are open and the first supporters are in the ground! #welcome
  • No rain here now, warm ups are underway and there is plenty of activity in the stadium!
  • Nick offers fellow Warwickshire, or is it Birmingham, Bear Ian Bell some advice before play

    5/25/2014 8:13:35 AM
    With news that Cook is missing, who should replace him? Alex Hales has been called up as cover but Michael Carberry appears the front-runner. Get in touch!
    5/25/2014 8:22:25 AM
  • Captain Alastair Cook will miss the second one-day international with Sri Lanka because of a groin injury…
  • [betting]Who will make the most runs for England now Cook is out? Here's how the bookmakers see it, with Bell now the clear favourite at 10/3. Bet on today's action here.

    5/25/2014 8:30:55 AM
  • A fly-by of today's venue

    5/25/2014 8:38:36 AM
  • Joe Root enjoys a morning hit

    5/25/2014 8:41:43 AM
  • [ianbotham] I think it's a big advantage for England to have won the toss - more so here than on any other wicket because it'll be so damp. It'll be slow, too.

    5/25/2014 8:57:14 AM
  • England win the toss and will bowl first at Durham #EngvSL
  • One change for England: Carberry in for Cook. Two for Sri Lanka: Priyanjan replaces Perera and Prasad comes in for Lakmal #EngvSL
  • 5/25/2014 9:07:27 AM
  • SL asked to bat first... Priyanjan and Prasad in for Thisara and Lakmal
    So with Cook crocked, Michael Carberry gets the chance to open the innings alongside Ian Bell. England had called up Alex Hales on Saturday as cover, but have resisted the temptation to make the majority of their fans happy by selecting him today. Turns out they were just teasing...
    5/25/2014 9:13:40 AM
  • Bumble previews the second ODI

    5/25/2014 9:14:35 AM
  • England go through their paces in what looks like organised chaos!

    5/25/2014 9:21:55 AM
  • [nickknight] PITCH REPORT
    It's slightly overcast and there's been a lot of rain in the north east so you'd expect the pitch to be damp and it is, so no surprises that England have bowled first. WASP predicts that 246 is a good score and I'd say 250 is a good score.

    5/25/2014 9:24:20 AM
  • A reminder of today's teams

    5/25/2014 9:34:05 AM
  • Over 1: Sri Lanka 2/0 (Thirimanne 0, Dilshan 0)
    Couple of wides in the opening over from James Anderson, but also a cracker to the left-handed Thirimanne that moves away and beats the outside edge.
    He has two slips there waiting for a chance,  but as yet none forthcoming. Sri Lanka still yet to manage a run off the bat.
    5/25/2014 9:34:46 AM
  • Over 2: Sri Lanka 4/0 (Thirimanne 0, Dilshan 1)
    After Harry Gurney starts his spell with a wide, Sri Lanka finally manage to add to their total by using the willow.
    Dilshan is the man to get it, dropping a defensive shot into the mid-wicket region and then quickly calling his partner through for one. So far there's been movement in the air but a lack of pace off the pitch. The Sri Lankans were hurried the other day at the Oval, yet this surface should be a little more easy to cope with anything short.
    5/25/2014 9:39:14 AM
  • Over 3: Sri Lanka 5/0 (Thirimanne 0, Dilshan 2)
    The average score in the last 10 ODIs in Durham is 246.
    The WASP has been set, though, at 250. Dilshan keeps testing out his injury with scampered singles. He's got two from three so far, while Thirimanne has still yet to get off the mark from the 15 legal deliveries he has faced.
    5/25/2014 9:43:29 AM
  • Cricket writers Mike Selvey, Ali Martin & Martin Samuel discuss England's bright young talent

    5/25/2014 9:44:19 AM
  • Over 4 - Sri Lanka 14/0 (Thirimanne 0, Dilshan 11)
    Better over for Sri Lanka, who have correctly taken a good look at the pitch in the early going.
    Dilshan punishes Gurney for being over-pitched, driving down the ground for the game's first boundary. He gets four more with a drive again in the over, though this time smacks a drive to the right of mid-off. A single off the fifth delivery means he has the strike, too.
    5/25/2014 9:47:59 AM
  • Over 5 - Sri Lanka 17/0 (Thirimanne 1, Dilshan 11)
    From the 18th ball he's faced, Thirimanne finally gets off the mark with a single towards fine leg after riding a short ball from Anderson.
    The Burnley Express briefly gets excited when he hits the pads of Dilshan to finish his third over, only there's no hope of ever getting an lbw decision. Too high and probably doing too much, as well. Seam movement for Anderson, not a lot of swing through the air though. WASP now rising...264.
    5/25/2014 9:52:23 AM
  • Over 6 - Sri Lanka 19/0 (Thirimanne 2, Dilshan 13)
    Gurney ends his third over with a beauty to Thirimanne - it moves away from the left-hander very late, beating his defensive prod and resulting in him crabbing his back leg around, leaving him squared up with his bat hanging out to dry.
    Polite round of applause for the seamer for that ball, crowd beginning to fill up for what is the only international match at the venue this summer.
    5/25/2014 9:56:37 AM
  • Over 7 - Sri Lanka 24/0 (Thirimanne 3, Dilshan 17)
    Dilshan drives Anderson through the mid-on region for a trio of runs, should have only been one at best but the fielder (Root) made a bit of a mess getting down to stop a shot that while firmly hit, should not have gone that far beyond him.
    Like watching two different games as Thirimanne continues to struggle around. At least he's got another single to his name, a glide to third man helping make it five runs from the over.
    5/25/2014 9:59:41 AM
  • It won't be long until we see Chris Jordan. He spoke to Sky Sports before play

    5/25/2014 10:00:46 AM
  • Over 8 - Sri Lanka 33/0 (Thirimanne 10, Dilshan 18)
    THIRIMANNNNNNNE! Having taken up the role of Brigadier Block in honour of Durham skipper Paul Collingwood, the left-hander suddenly shows a sign of aggression as he lamps Gurney over mid-wicket for the first maximum of the day.
    Everyone, crowd included, seemed a little stunned by that shot. It's back to normal after that, with a single off the last taking him into double figures.
    5/25/2014 10:04:00 AM
  • WICKET! Thirimanne c Tredwell b Anderson 10 [wicket]
    England get their first breakthrough, Thirimanne finally flirting once too often outside his off stump.
    Anderson finds his outside edge and James Tredwell and second slip duly takes the comfortable chance at about knee height.
    5/25/2014 10:08:33 AM
  • Over 9 - Sri Lanka 33/1 (Dilshan 18, Sangakkara 0)
    So the ninth over finishes with a wicket, Thirimanne having offered just one real stroke of menace during his rather stodgy knock of 10.
    Mind you, what a shot it was! Kumar Sangakkara now in at a ground he knows well following a spell with Durham not so long ago.
    5/25/2014 10:10:17 AM
  • Over 10 - Sri Lanka 34/1 (Dilshan 19, Sangakkara 0)
    Change in the attack for England - Chris Jordan on in place of Gurney.
    Good opening over from the Sussex man, leaking just a single to Dilshan down to fine leg, as the dark clouds begin to encroach on the ground. First 10 overs finished, meaning the mandatory powerplay is all done and dusted. Occasional moments of aggression mixed with solid foundations.
    5/25/2014 10:13:46 AM
  • [ianbotham] As Morgan keeps faith with Anderson. Beefy asks...
    I've always thought that Jimmy Anderson was a better ODI bowler at the start of the innings than at the death so why not bowl him for six or seven overs on the trot?

    5/25/2014 10:16:59 AM
  • Over 11 - Sri Lanka 37/1 (Dilshan 21, Sangakkara 1)
    Sangakkara gets off the mark with one to square leg and there are a pair of singles for Dilshan, who has looked fairly comfortable at the crease, despite both his injury and the bowler-friendly conditions.
    He does have a dart at an Anderson bouncer but makes contact with nothing but fresh air. Sri Lanka's run-rate currently at 3.36.
    5/25/2014 10:17:22 AM
  • James Anderson celebrates getting the first wicket of the day

    5/25/2014 10:18:35 AM
  • Over 12 - Sri Lanka 41/1 (Dilshan 23, Sangakkara 2)
    Sangakkara takes a risk with a quick single to mid-off, pushing and running before realising it's Eoin Morgan there.
    The stand-in skipper rushes in and under-arms a throw as he launches into a Superman dive, but his effort is just off target and Kumar survives. Sri Lanka having to take a risk or two to keep the scoreboard ticking, though England's seamers are occasionally helping them out with wides. Already five extras in the innings.
    5/25/2014 10:22:35 AM
  • β€œ@LancsCCC : The rain is torrential at Headingley now. #YorvLancs ” Stay away from Durham!
  • Over 13 - Sri Lanka 49/1 (Sangakkara 4, Dilshan 25)
    Anderson off - Ravi Bopara on in his place.
    Pressure eases a little now off the tourists, with England's other frontline option being spinner Tredwell. Days like this they could do with a Ben Stokes (who is due to play for Durham this week) in their line-up, offering a fourth frontline seamer to exploit the conditions. A boundary for Sri Lanka comes in Bopara's first over, albeit off Sangakkara's thigh pad. Doesn't matter to them, they'll take runs anyway they come right now.
    5/25/2014 10:27:16 AM
  • 5 - Tillakaratne Dilshan has become the fifth player to score 15,000 international runs for Sri Lanka. Club. @OfficialSLC #EngvSL
  • Cricket Writers discuss corruption in cricket

    5/25/2014 10:30:58 AM
  • Over 14 - Sri Lanka 53/1 (Sangakkara 8, Dilshan 25)
    Sangakkara quickly picks up on an over-pitched delivery from Jordan, driving the paceman through the covers for his first boundary of the day.
    The response from the bowler was as typical as ever, a bouncer that is easily avoided by the left-hander.
    5/25/2014 10:31:36 AM
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