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England v Sri Lanka - 2nd ODI

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  • You beauty! Jordan celebrates the wicket of Dilshan for 88

    5/25/2014 12:26:32 PM
  • Over 42 - Sri Lanka 189/4 (Mathews 11, Priyanjan 22)
    Just four from Bopara's over, which was a real bag of Bassetts.
    Thankfully, Buttler is now up to the wicket for the medium-pacer, too. This Sri Lankan pair have now put on 30 at a run-a-ball rate
    5/25/2014 12:28:56 PM
  • Over 43 - Sri Lanka 196/4 (Mathews 13, Priyanjan 26)
    Anderson returns - three more left in his allocation.
    Priyanjan is moving all around the crease, resulting in a cat-and-mouse game with the bowler over where to aim. Anderson tries to follow him, but ends up giving away a wide as the batsman spots what he's up to. Seven runs from the over, with Sri Lanka clearly now looking to pick up the tempo - eight-an-over from here on in gets them 252.
    5/25/2014 12:33:54 PM
  • Over 44 - Sri Lanka 209/4 (Mathews 24, Priyanjan 27)
    Mathews not only locates the middle of his bat (at long last) but also brings up Sri Lanka's 200 with a boundary down the ground to start Jordan's over.
    He also ends it with a four, though this time simply opening the face to steer the ball past the short third man. The 50 stand is now up for the fifth wicket, and it has only taken this pair 44 balls.
    5/25/2014 12:40:37 PM
  • Beefy is enjoying the 'Ultimate Weekend' on Sky Sports

    5/25/2014 12:41:55 PM
  • Over 45 - Sri Lanka 215/4 (Mathews 26, Priyanjan 31)
    DROP! England making some errors in the field, a further chance going begging when Bopara spills a simple opportunity out at deep mid-wicket.
    He did have a problem with his finger before the first ODI - perhaps they've since replaced it with a version made of butter.
    5/25/2014 12:44:26 PM
  • Over 46 - Sri Lanka 225/4 (Mathews 30, Priyanjan 36)
    Little gem of a knock here from Priyanjan.
    He bravely opts to get the reverse scoop out to someone of Jordan's pace, deflecting the ball all along the floor past the short third man. He hit a half-century on his ODI debut having hailed from the same school as his hero, Mahela Jayawardene. England could have seen the back of him when Mathews kicks the ball straight into Jordan's path, but the bowler can't hit the stumps in his follow through.
    5/25/2014 12:49:46 PM
  • A look at Sri Lanka's partnerships so far today

    5/25/2014 12:51:02 PM
  • WICKET! Mathews c Bopara b Gurney 30 [wicket]
    Bopara hangs on this time, giving Gurney his first wicket of the day as Mathews chips a simple chance to cover. I say simple, nothing has been easy in the field today for England
    5/25/2014 12:52:00 PM
  • Over 47 - Sri Lanka 235/5 (Priyanjan 43, Chandimal 2)
    Chandimal gets a single from his first delivery and then watches on as Priyanjan manages to scoop a full toss from Gurney - bowling around the wicket - over backward point and away for a welcome boundary.
    He does the same to the fifth ball of the over, but Carberry this time manages to catch up with it, saving a single. While they did lose a wicket in the over, the tourists still managed to pick up 10 runs.
    5/25/2014 12:56:09 PM
  • WICKET! Priyanjan c Morgan b Anderson 43 [wicket]
    Priyanjan's fun is over, Anderson getting him to spoon a pull shot up in the air for Morgan to catch at mid-wicket.
    That is the 250th ODI scalp for the Burnley Express.
    5/25/2014 12:59:16 PM
  • Over 48 - Sri Lanka 243/6 (Chandimal 10, Kulasekara 0)
    Another over that still goes for a few, despite including a wicket.
    Chandimal takes up the baton after the loss of Priyanjan, smacking an Anderson slower-ball bouncer away for four. The Lancashire bowler should have been pinged for a wide at the end, too. He gets away with it, meaning final figures of 2-38.
    5/25/2014 1:02:28 PM
  • WICKET! Chandimal c Bopara b Gurney 14 [wicket]
    Having hit the previous ball in between the fielders at mid-off and cover for four, Chandimal then picks out the second of those two men to depart for 14.
    Bopara takes the catch comfortably enough.
    5/25/2014 1:04:48 PM
  • WICKET! Kulasekara c Root b Gurney 0 [wicket]
    Another wicket for Gurney, Kulasekara hitting him right out to Root at long-on.
    Sometimes, bowlers can benefit from being brave enough to be on during the death.
    5/25/2014 1:07:46 PM
  • [michaelholding] Things just falling apart for Sri Lanka at the end of their innings

    5/25/2014 1:08:18 PM
  • Over 49 - Sri Lanka 249/8 (Senanayake 1, Prasad 1)
    Gurney finishes with figures of 3-59 from his 10 overs.
    Sri Lanka, though, should still end up making 250.
    5/25/2014 1:09:38 PM
  • Over 50 - Sri Lanka 256/8 (Senanayake 2, Prasad 7)
    No late flourish from the Sri Lankan lower order, meaning they end up setting England 257.
    Jordan ends with 1-56 from his 10 overs, meaning all three of the home side's frontline seamers took at least one wicket. 20 extras did not help their cause, but that is a total they will hope to chase down in fairly benign batting conditions.
    5/25/2014 1:13:57 PM
  • Could have easily scored 20/30 more but runs on the board that's the key.
  • A look at the batting and bowling cards from the Sri Lanka innings #EngvSL http://pbs.twimg.com/media/Boe__eyCMAAzLmF.jpg

  • Mikey believes that England, although a little sloppy in the field, will be the happier team at halfway

    5/25/2014 1:29:08 PM
  • Priyanjan and Kithruwan look very promising... Hopefully can get the Combo right.
  • RUN CHASE
    The players are heading back out to the middle - can England chase down 257 to go 2-0 up in the series with just three more to play?
    5/25/2014 1:46:06 PM
  • [TWITTER] LANDMARK AHEAD...

    5/25/2014 1:47:55 PM
  • Over 1 - England 8/0 (Carberry 3, Bell 5)
    Good start for England, and both openers.
    Carberry flicks the first ball of the innings through mid-wicket for three, then watches on as Bell cuts the next away off the back foot all the way to the boundary. Kulasekara looks for swing but doesn't find much of it, unless he was looking for it to swing off the bat.
    5/25/2014 1:50:27 PM
  • [ianbotham] Just the start that England wanted. A free-bee for Carberry on leg-stump and then a long-hop to Bell.

    5/25/2014 1:51:04 PM
  • Over 2 - England 17/0 (Carberry 6, Bell 10)
    Bell gets a bit fortunate when an ugly poke (we've all had them early on) takes the edge but falls short of second slip, leaking beyond the fielder for a couple of runs.
    He looks much better when playing positively, punching Malinga off the back foot for three more. Bell's opening boundary means he is not only England's leading run scorer in ODI cricket on home turf, but also the highest scorer in matches played at Durham Emirates ICG. Malinga over-steps in a pretty poor opening over, allowing Carberry to carve a free hit through the covers for three.
    5/25/2014 1:55:25 PM
  • WICKET! Carberry c Sangakkara b Kulasekara 6 [wicket]
    Carberry misses out on a good chance to fill his boots, following a delivery pushed across him by Kulasekara that takes the edge and offers wicketkeeper Sangakkara an easy catch.
    5/25/2014 1:59:28 PM
  • Over 3 - England 19/1 (Bell 10, Ballance 0)
    Carberry on the move when he edged that delivery, getting a thin nick on it.
    Not what he wanted on a day when he had the opportunity to let his bat doing the talking for him.
    5/25/2014 2:01:34 PM
  • Over 4 - England 24/1 (Bell 11, Ballance 4)
    A Malinga delivery somehow misses both the inside edge of Bell's bat and the stumps.
    Not quite sure how it didn't make contact with something on the way through. Ballance gets off the mark from the final ball of the fourth over, getting a gift of a full toss that he simply steers past the cover point fielder.
    5/25/2014 2:05:20 PM
  • Kulasekara celebrates dismissing Carberry in the third over

    5/25/2014 2:07:26 PM
  • WICKET! Bell c Sangakkara b Kulasekara 12 [wicket]
    And another for Kulasekara! Bell a bit lazy outside off stump, rather wafting the bat at it rather than going with any conviction.
    All he ends up doing is providing a second catch for Sangakkara behind the stumps, albeit this one much tougher than the first.
    5/25/2014 2:09:13 PM
  • [ianbotham] He gets a lot of runs with that shot but I wonder about the per centage of it early on. There's a third man, a backward point. Anyway, it's cost him his wicket

    5/25/2014 2:10:53 PM
  • Over 5 - England 26/2 (Ballance 4, Root 0)
    England need a further 231 from the remaining 45 overs - now down to two Yorkshiremen (via Zimbabwe, in Ballance's case) to try and rebuild following the loss of both openers, who each got themselves out in ways they will now be regretting in the pavilion.
    5/25/2014 2:12:16 PM
  • WICKET! Root b Malinga 0 [wicket]
    ROOT UPROOTED! He's playing down Piccadilly, should've been down Bakerloo.
    The result is Malinga knocking his off pole out of the ground, leaving England three down and in a whole heap of trouble.
    5/25/2014 2:13:30 PM
  • Over 6 - England 29/3 (Ballance 5, Morgan 2)
    Morgan off the mark immediately with a couple of runs.
    Wonder if England's stand-in skipper is looking forward to Cook returning to the job on Wednesday. That Root dismissal, while spectacular with the stump coming up out of the ground, was all about him playing back to a ball he should have been forward to.
    5/25/2014 2:17:06 PM
  • WICKET! Ballance lbw Kulasekara 5 [wicket]
    Ballance now gone as well! Kulasekara has trapped him lbw with one that nipped back to hit the front pad.
    Umpire Erasmus had a think about it before eventually raising his finger. Looked out the moment it struck the batsman.
    5/25/2014 2:18:54 PM
  • [mikeatherton] Ravi Bopara said he wanted to get in earlier. Well Ravi, you've got your wish...

    5/25/2014 2:19:49 PM
  • Over 7 - England 29/4 (Morgan 2, Bopara 0)
    Well, so much for 250 looking about par.
    It looks like a Kilimanjaro-sized mountain right now for England to try and climb. Bopara in during a powerplay, something he's used to these days batting at number six. Probably not, though, when that powerplay is inside the first 10 overs. WASP suggests England have a three percent - THREE PERCENT - chance of winning this match now.
    5/25/2014 2:24:22 PM
  • Over 8 - England 29/4 (Morgan 2, Bopara 0)
    Maiden from Malinga, Morgan extremely watchful.
    Don't forget, England were 17 without loss after 12 balls of their run chase. Cameras catch Peter Moores making notes - or writing his resignation (JOKE - no one writes a resignation letter, do they? We all type them these days...)
    5/25/2014 2:27:17 PM
  • A batting masterclass with Kumar Sangakkara

    5/25/2014 2:29:36 PM
  • Over 9 - England 29/4 (Morgan 2, Bopara 0)
    Sangakkara up to the stumps now for Kulasekara - good to see, stops the batsmen creeping down the wicket to a swing bowler who can't push someone back with pace.
    This is EXACTLY what Buttler should do when Bopara has the ball in his hand. Second successive maiden as Sri Lanka tighten the screw - England now need another 228 at a required rate of 5.56. Last four overs have seen three runs added for the loss of two wickets.
    5/25/2014 2:30:50 PM
  • Over 10 - England 31/4 (Morgan 3, Bopara 0)
    Change in the attack - Dhammika Prasad couldn't ask for a better time to come on.
    Bet Perera and Lakmal wish they had been fit enough to play today! Prasad has some decent wheels about him - at least he helps England finally get off 29 with a leg-side wide. Morgan also picks up a single with a calculated cut shot down to third man. And so ends a rather eventful opening powerplay, one that started with some easy runs and ended with England in a real fight to remain alive.
    5/25/2014 2:36:00 PM
  • [michaelholding] Kulasekara is bowing so well that his captain feels he deserves an even more attacking field!

    5/25/2014 2:36:58 PM
  • Over 11 - England 37/4 (Morgan 6, Bopara 3)
    No shock to see Kulasekara carry on.
    Bopara finally gets off the mark with a nicely-timed drive that Dilshan just catches up with before it reaches the rope, meaning it's three runs for England. Morgan pinches an extra run off the last ball, sneaking a second to third man - the crowd were so impressed they offered a polite round of applause, helping lift them out of a stunned state following that disastrous start by the hosts.
    5/25/2014 2:40:56 PM
  • Malinga celebrates bowling Root for a duck

    5/25/2014 2:42:21 PM
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