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England v Sri Lanka - 2nd ODI

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  • Over 15 - Sri Lanka 56/1 (Dilshan 28, Sangakkara 8)
    Buttler standing back to Bopara - helmet right there behind him but the wicketkeeper seems happy enough where he is.
    If this was a county match with Essex and RavBops was bowling, James Foster wouldn't have even hesitated in being up to those stumps. Dilshan gets two with a poorly-timed pull that is eventually dealt with by two fielders at backward square leg. Sri Lanka currently heading for a total of 190 at this current rate, but most importantly they have only lost the one wicket to England's frontline seam trio.
    5/25/2014 10:35:53 AM
  • Over 16 - Sri Lanka 62/1 (Dilshan 33, Sangakkara 9)
    Sangakkara runs a single, though only because he gets halfway down the track before being sent back by Dilshan.
    A direct hit from Bopara running around from point and Sri Lanka would have been two down. Instead this partnership is now worth 29, Dilshan helping add four to it when he swivels on a short ball from Jordan and pulls it away perfectly in between the two fielders in the deep.
    5/25/2014 10:40:07 AM
  • Over 17 - Sri Lanka 66/1 (Dilshan 34, Sangakkara 12)
    Time for some spin in the form of Tredwell.
    Field relaxed a little, but Morgan has kept a slip in place. That fielder is nearly in the action twice off Sangakkara, the first occasion seeing the left-hander fail to get an edge. When he does make contact with his bat, the ball squirts past the diving catcher and away for a couple. Time for some DRINKS in Durham - tea and coffee might be the order of the day
    5/25/2014 10:44:08 AM
  • England bowling figures so far today

    5/25/2014 10:47:28 AM
  • Over 18 - Sri Lanka 68/1 (Dilshan 36, Sangakkara 12)
    Bopara continues - crowd get a little excited when Dilshan drives a bump ball to Morgan at cover.
    You'd think by now they would realise when the ball has bounced. Potential maiden disappeared when Tillakaratne whips a couple of runs through mid-wicket.
    5/25/2014 10:50:09 AM
  • Over 19 - Sri Lanka 72/1 (Dilshan 38, Sangakkara 14)
    Tredwell bowling with plenty of flight - four from an over that sees him try and tempt Sri Lanka's batsmen into an ill-disciplined shot. So far, they are not willing to take the bait.
    5/25/2014 10:53:10 AM
  • Over 20 - Sri Lanka 78/1 (Dilshan 40, Sangakkara 18)
    "No real panic yet," says Russel Arnold on commentary.
    While these two are still there and building a foundation, Sri Lanka will be happy enough with their progress. Their cause is helped when Sangakkara cashes in on some width from Bopara to cut away for three. It would have been two runs, but Anderson's relayed throw on the slide to a team-mate was wayward. To be honest, he could've just held on to the ball himself and thrown it in. Sometimes modern methods aren't always better.
    5/25/2014 10:57:03 AM
  • [davidgower] I'm not sure the telepathy was quite there out on the boundary...

    5/25/2014 10:57:17 AM
  • [twitter] LOCAL SUPPORT

    5/25/2014 10:58:05 AM
  • Over 21 - Sri Lanka 79/1 (Dilshan 40, Sangakkara 19)
    Just a solitary single off the third over of spin from Tredwell, Sangakkara getting it.
    He's gone for nine now off his 18 deliveries, while Bopara has leaked 15 from his four overs. England fiddling through as many as possible while Sri Lanka are going along at such a sedate pace. Six-an-over from here on in gets the tourists 253.
    5/25/2014 11:00:04 AM
  • Over 22 - Sri Lanka 83/1 (Dilshan 40, Sangakkara 21)
    Gasps from the crowd when Carberry acrobatically dives in an attempt to catch a Sangakkara cut shot.
    Nowhere near it, despite getting a fair distance off the floor with his leap. The pair of runs takes the second-wicket stand for Sri Lanka through to 50. Sangakkara is left fuming when the last ball of the over isn't called a wide - he had advanced down the pitch before leaving it outside off, something he couldn't do if Buttler was up to the stumps. Forget WASP, I've got a bee in my bonnet over that.
    5/25/2014 11:03:04 AM
  • Over 23 - Sri Lanka 94/1 (Dilshan 47, Sangakkara 27)
    Boundaries for both players in the Tredwell over, suggesting they're going to look to attack the spinner now.
    Dilshan rocks back to cut his away through cover point, while Sangakkara impressively uses his feet to come down the wicket and lift the offie over the man at mid-on. 11 from the over, giving Morgan some food for thought
    5/25/2014 11:06:23 AM
  • Over 24 - Sri Lanka 97/1 (Dilshan 49, Sangakkara 28)
    Dilshan closing in on a half-century.
    Sri Lanka closing in on three figures. Weather closing in on Durham Emirates ICG. Looks extremely dark, as if the world might end in the very near future.
    5/25/2014 11:09:19 AM
  • Over 25 - Sri Lanka 104/1 (Dilshan 52, Sangakkara 32) [50]
    Dilshan reaches his 35th half-century with a single on the leg side.
    It's been a day of milestones for the opener - earlier he became just the fifth Sri Lankan to reach 15,000 international runs (feel free to have a guess at the other four, shouldn't be that tough). Outfield so sluggish that when Sangakkara lifts Tredwell over the top again, the ball doesn't even have enough on it to reach the rope. Still, the two runs make it seven from the over, 18 from Tredwell's last two.
    5/25/2014 11:12:51 AM
  • Yet another 50 for Dilshan

    5/25/2014 11:13:27 AM
  • Over 26 - Sri Lanka 111/1 (Dilshan 58, Sangakkara 33)
    Bopara concedes his first boundary when, at long, long last, Dilshan gets the trademark scoop shot out.
    He hits it perfectly, ramping a full, straight delivery up and over wicketkeeper Buttler. An easy seven from the over and Sri Lanka now have all the ones. This second-wicket stand now worth a mighty fine 78.
    5/25/2014 11:15:57 AM
  • [michaelholding] There's the Dil-scoop! He's really growing in confidence now

    5/25/2014 11:16:42 AM
  • Over 27 - Sri Lanka 114/1 (Dilshan 60, Sangakkara 34)
    Very slow and tempting from Tredwell.
    He repairs a little of the damage done to his figures by giving up just three runs, but England are in need of a breakthrough really. With that in mind, Morgan is going to turn back to Gurney. Bopara takes a break having bowled seven overs at the expense of 29 runs.
    5/25/2014 11:19:16 AM
  • Over 28 - Sri Lanka 118/1 (Dilshan 62, Sangakkara 36)
    Sangakkara gives Gurney the charge, then ends up having an ugly swipe across the line as the bowler spots his movement and bangs it in short.
    Ends up with him taking a blow on the elbow. Good comeback over from the left-armer, but no wicket for England.
    5/25/2014 11:23:08 AM
  • Over 29 - Sri Lanka 122/1 (Dilshan 64, Sangakkara 38)
    THE SUN IS NOW OUT! That's a bit more like it, the Emirates basking in that yellow thing in the sky we all thought had disappeared faster than a low full toss in the IPL.
    Tredwell now through seven overs for 34 but, crucially, hasn't got a wicket to his name. If you're frontline spinner isn't posing a real threat, perhaps there's not a lot of point in picking him.
    5/25/2014 11:27:03 AM
  • [davidlloyd] The run-rate (4.25) is good and Sri Lanka are in an excellent position with the vastly-experienced Mahela Jayawardene due in next.

    5/25/2014 11:27:13 AM
  • Dilshan goes on the attack on his way to a half-century

    5/25/2014 11:27:45 AM
  • Over 30 - Sri Lanka 127/1 (Dilshan 67, Sangakkara 39)
    Gurney bowls wide outside off, Sangakkara does his best to try and provide a nick behind.
    In the end the umpire gets bored of the game between the two, singling for a wide. Six overs gone now for Gurney, England might want to leave him there to keep a few in reserve for later. Jordan has only bowled four so far, with the other two frontline seamers having done half-a-dozen apiece.
    5/25/2014 11:30:33 AM
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    5/25/2014 11:31:28 AM
  • WICKET! Sangakkara c Buttler b Tredwell 40 [wicket]
    So much for Tredwell not looking dangerous.
    He tosses one right up above Sangakkara's eye-line and the left-hander can't resist. All he ends up doing, though, is slog-sweeping the ball straight up in the air. Buttler tells all his team-mates to get out of the way to take the simple catch.
    5/25/2014 11:33:01 AM
  • [mikeatherton] That was a timely wicket for England because Sangakkara and Dilshan were just setting a very handy platform. A flighted delivery from Tredwell and that wicket came out of nowhere really. Sangakkara looks irritated with himself!

    5/25/2014 11:34:23 AM
  • Over 31 - Sri Lanka 129/2 (Dilshan 67, Jayawardene 0)
    That wicket came out of nothing - the second-wicket partnership was worth 96 and Sri Lanka were the side on top.
    You could see Sangakkara was fuming with his shot before Buttler even pouched the ball in his gloves.
    5/25/2014 11:35:26 AM
  • Over 32 - Sri Lanka 132/2 (Dilshan 70, Jayawardene 1)
    Anderson back on now - England sensing a chance to really set back Sri Lanka's innings with a couple of quick wickets.
    Jayawardene gets off the mark with a single into an area at square leg where there is no fielder, the man instead out on the boundary. Athers suggests that's too easy for Mahela to manipulate the bowling and get off strike. Sri Lanka's run-rate now at 4.13.
    5/25/2014 11:39:06 AM
  • WICKET! Jayawardene run out 2 [wicket]
    Well, what lazy, lazy running from Jayawardene. Dilshan gets a thick edge trying to cut Tredwell and then calls for a third run. Ballance is aware to what is happening, launching a good throw after a diving stop. Buttler casually takes the bails off and with Jayawardene running in an equally casual manner, he's caught short of his crease.
    5/25/2014 11:43:43 AM
  • [mikeatherton] From 129-1, Sri Lanka now find themselves at 136-3. Two key men have gone in that time. Brilliant fielding from Ballance on the third man boundary and Mathews is now in alongside Dilshan. There was a real lack of urgency from Jayawardene there, he seemed to be dawdling.

    5/25/2014 11:45:16 AM
  • Jayawardene guilty of 'dawdling' says Atherton. Great word, dawdling
  • Over 33 - Sri Lanka 137/3 (Dilshan 74, Mathews 0)
    Poor work from both Dilshan and Jayawardene with the running between the wickets (and also from me for initially putting the wrong batsman being out), the latter not even bothering to stick a dive in to try and save himself.
    England have rather been gifted two wickets and are suddenly the team on top.
    5/25/2014 11:47:19 AM
  • Over 34 - Sri Lanka 144/3 (Dilshan 78, Mathews 1)
    Bopara back on - England trying to get his the last few remaining overs of his quota out of the way as early as possible.
    Good plan, but it's rather ruined when the bowler drops in a half-tracker to Dilshan. He duly dispatches it to backward square leg for four.
    5/25/2014 11:49:21 AM
  • Over 35 - Sri Lanka 145/3 (Dilshan 78, Mathews 2)
    England now bring a sixth bowler into the equation, turning to spinner Root (see what I did there? Did you? DID YOU????).
    He's around the wicket to both right-handers, who only manage one single from the final over before drinks. Dilshan is obviously a forgiving man, allowing a looping full toss from the Yorkshireman to just be flicked to short fine leg for nothing. That should have been sent over Lumley Castle, the delivery was that bad Root might even have offered an apology
    5/25/2014 11:53:46 AM
  • Quick work from Ballance and Buttler sees Jayawardene run out for 2

    5/25/2014 12:00:04 PM
  • Over 36 - Sri Lanka 151/3 (Dilshan 81, Mathews 4)
    And so we move into the batting powerplay.
    Sri Lanka have left it as late as possible, but can wait no more. Jordan's first over back into the attack during the restrictions gives up four runs off the bat, but also two wides. Dilshan calls for a quick single and then sticks in a dive to make sure he beats Bopara's throw, which is off target anyways. Still, at least he bothered - had Jayawardene done the same he would probably still be batting now.
    5/25/2014 12:00:54 PM
  • Over 37 - Sri Lanka 159/3 (Dilshan 88, Mathews 5)
    Dilshan is denied a boundary from a pull shot that Bell does well to cut off on the leg side, but no fielder can stop the following ball reach the rope when an upper cut off Gurney goes for four.
    5/25/2014 12:05:21 PM
  • WICKET! Dilshan b Jordan 88 [wicket]
    Great wicket for England and Jordan, and not just because it saw the batsman emphatically bowled by a delivery that nipped back in.
    It was going to take something good to see off Dilshan, and that's exactly what Jordan produced, trimming the bails off with a beauty.
    5/25/2014 12:06:52 PM
  • [ianbotham] That was a really good delivery, just nipped back off the seam and into middle stump. I'd like to see Jordan in the Test team, he looks a great prospect.

    5/25/2014 12:08:14 PM
  • Evidence of that seam movement from Jordan

    5/25/2014 12:10:35 PM
  • Over 38 - Sri Lanka 161/4 (Mathews 5, Priyanjan 1)
    New man Priyanjan up and running with a single from his second delivery.
    Mathews also gets a run in the over, and much now depends on him. Dilshan was making what seemed serene progress to a century until Jordan produced a cracker of a delivery to knock him over. No Thisara Perera, remember. He's a miss for the tourists in these closing overs of their innings.
    5/25/2014 12:11:04 PM
  • Over 39 - Sri Lanka 166/4 (Mathews 7, Priyanjan 3)
    Mathews takes a couple of paces down the pitch and has an ugly-looking swipe at Gurney, resulting in the ball travelling all of a yard off bat and pad.
    The attacking intent came just after David Gower had mentioned Sri Lanka could easily fall away now, looking to put too many on the scoreboard. No need to go too early, particularly as England continue to help them out with wides - they've sent down 11 of them today already.
    5/25/2014 12:15:12 PM
  • Over 40 - Sri Lanka 169/4 (Mathews 7, Priyanjan 6)
    Not a good over for England in the field.
    Bopara is left looking at a wicket end after missing a limply-hit drive and giving away two runs, then from the next ball Priyanjan is put down at third man by Gurney. Not an easy catch running in, but he seemed to at one stage have it in his grasp as he slid across the turf. Jordan not impressed - Sri Lanka finish the powerplay having lost just the one wicket, albeit a sizeable one in the form of Dilshan, while adding 24 runs
    5/25/2014 12:20:20 PM
  • But he's not impressed with England's fielding...
    [ianbotham] Dear oh dear oh dear, that was schoolboy stuff!

    5/25/2014 12:21:26 PM
  • Over 41 - Sri Lanka 185/4 (Mathews 9, Priyanjan 20)
    England bring back Tredwell - Priyanjan responds by launching him down the ground for six, the ball bouncing on the advertising cushions that now cover up the boundary rope.
    That was his first maximum in international cricket - his second duly arrives three balls later, this time lifted over mid-wicket. Tredderzzz' last over ends up leaking 16 runs and means he finishes with 1-57.
    5/25/2014 12:25:05 PM
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