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Sri Lanka v England - Second ODI

Over-by-over commentary from the second one-day international between Sri Lanka and England in Colombo

  • Over 21 – Sri Lanka 92-2 (Sangakkara 21, Jayawardene 30)
    Tredwell continues as Beefy remarks that Sri Lanka are “cruising”. Three dot balls start the over before Sangakkara pushes one into the outfield with ease and jogs through for a single. Jayawardene is in no rush and defends the last two deliveries. 

    11/29/2014 10:43:19 AM
  • Over 22 – Sri Lanka 100-2 (Sangakkara 22, Jayawardene 36)
    It’s pace at the other end with Finn, who shook off a groin strain to replace Ben Stokes in this match. Jayawardene hits through where a slip would have been – Beefy REALLY wants a slip in, by the way – to add four more to Sri Lanka’s tally, and then plays an elegant hoick to bring up the 100.

    11/29/2014 10:48:30 AM
  • Over 23 – Sri Lanka 102-2 (Sangakkara 23, Jayawardene 37)
    Bopara is brought into the attack to give these two classy and crafty batsmen something different to think about. It’s a sedate start, but runs are eventually collected from balls four and five following some shrewd running by the 37-year-olds.
    11/29/2014 10:53:09 AM
  • Cook - booted or suited to ODI cricket with this record? Keep tweeting your view to @SkyCricket

    11/29/2014 10:54:01 AM
  • Over 24 – Sri Lanka 109-2 (Sangakkara 28, Jayawardene 39)
    What can Moeen do to disrupt what looks like an easy finish for the home side? Cook has a fiddle with his boot – that looks the least of his problems – and puffs out his cheeks as Sangakkara and Jayawardene pat the ball around. A wild one from Moeen gifts Sangakkara four last up.

    11/29/2014 10:57:34 AM
  • Kumar Sangakkara - 5th ODI batsman to pass 2,000 runs on one ground after Jayasuriya (RPS), Inzamam & Saeed Anwar (Sharjah), Ponting (MCG)
  • Over 25 – Sri Lanka 115-2 (Sangakkara 31, Jayawardene 41)
    There are no pyrotechnics here but there doesn’t need to be. This is seeming like a procession for Sri Lanka, with England’s bowlers creating nothing in the way of openings. Sangakkara loves Colombo – he averages over 40 here – and he is loving it today.

    11/29/2014 11:01:42 AM
  • Over 26 – Sri Lanka 119-2 (Sangakkara 34, Jayawardene 43)
    We’re not in a cow shed but the milking continues. The scoreboard is ticking over, so what can England do to curtail things? Answers on a postcard or to @SkyCricket please.

    11/29/2014 11:04:47 AM
  • Another milestone for Sangakkara - past 2000 ODI runs at Colombo (RPS). SL 119-2 off 26. Blog:…

  • Over 27 – Sri Lanka 120-2 (Sangakkara 34, Jayawardene 44)
    Woakes gets a chance to shine and forces Sangakkara to get his bat down low to block a full one. The drums are being bashed frequently by the Sri Lanka fans who sense victory is inevitable. Sangakkara has a waft off ball six but there is no edge. The hosts need 66 to win.

    11/29/2014 11:09:26 AM
  • Over 28 – Sri Lanka 126-2 (Sangakkara 35, Jayawardene 49)
    Tredwell returns with his spin as the skipper, Cook, goes off the field and leaves Morgan to orchestrate. The fizz has gone out of this game and England need something dramatic – and quick. A bosh into the covers from Jayawardene evades fielder Finn and goes for four.

    11/29/2014 11:13:13 AM
  • Over 29 – Sri Lanka 134-2 (Sangakkara 43, Jayawardene 49)
    Cook has done what he needed to off the park and has a word with Woakes upon his return. Whatever he said, it didn’t work, as Sangakkara wallops the Warwickshire man to the fence. A chance is offered next up, though, but Woakes can’t hold on to what would have been a stellar caught-and-bowled. Eight off the over and the proverbial fat lady is warbling…

    11/29/2014 11:17:36 AM
  • In all international cricket, it is the 36th time Mahela and Kumar have posted a 100 partnership - only Tendulkar/Ganguly with 38 have more
  • Over 30 – Sri Lanka 143-2 (Sangakkara 48, Jayawardene 53)
    Yes, Wardy, England are up against it and perhaps Jayawardene will up the scoring rate after dabbing away for the single that brings up his fifty. Sangakkara hits out, but too far away from Moeen, and the resulting four secures the 100 partnership.

    11/29/2014 11:24:19 AM
  • Over 31 – Sri Lanka 148-2 (Sangakkara 51, Jayawardene 55)
    Sangakkara is now hunting his half-ton, maybe too much, as he flicks a looper up into the air but, thankfully for him, shy of the fielder. The milestone is reached next up, though, with a clip for two which would have been four if not for some snappy work from Gurney in the deep.

    11/29/2014 11:29:02 AM
  • Over 32 – Sri Lanka 157-2 (Sangakkara 51, Jayawardene 64)
    Placement and a half for Jayawardene, who parts keeper and slip and nicks to the fence. His next boundary is more aesthetic, though: a chic smack over mid-off. A single allows Sangakkara to get another piece of the action but the veteran is happy to block.

    11/29/2014 11:32:17 AM
  • Over 33 – Sri Lanka 173-2 (Sangakkara 54, Jayawardene 77)
    The left-arm sling of Gurney is Cook’s next trick as Ian Ward champions for Alex Hales and Ben Stokes to play for England in game three. Sangakkara couldn’t give a hoot about the tourists’ selection issues, though, and goes aerial for another run, before Jayawardene whips to the ropes for four - and then cracks over the ropes for six.  Fifteen off the over, 13 to win.

    11/29/2014 11:37:53 AM
  • Over 34 – Sri Lanka 182-2 (Sangakkara 63, Jayawardene 77)
    Sangakkara is looking to end this, hitting two fours off Tredwell.

    11/29/2014 11:41:57 AM
    Over 35 – Sri Lanka 186-2 (Sangakkara 67, Jayawardene 77)
    Sangakkara smashes Gurney down the ground to put England out of their misery. The hosts cruised to victory here to take a 2-0 lead in the series. Delight for the home team, plenty to ponder for the tourists.

    11/29/2014 11:44:10 AM
  • Here's the match summary - doesn't make good reading for England. #SLvENG

  • [bobwillis] It was total humiliation. It’s half a step forward and three steps back as far as England’s preparations for the World Cup go. They are looking a long way off having any chance in that competition.
    11/29/2014 11:54:53 AM
  • Right - with that said, let's get over to the presentations... First up is Alastair Cook...
    11/29/2014 12:00:04 PM
    We thought it was a good toss to win. I’m not sure I made the right decision in the end. The pitch probably got a little bit easier to bat on but that wasn’t the total difference between the two sides. Sri Lanka totally outplayed us in all three aspects today.

    11/29/2014 12:01:46 PM
  • COOK continues...
    It has obviously been a tough few days. We haven’t had any practice time with the rain, as things haven’t quite fallen for us. Both sides have had a lot to deal with in the last couple of days. It will be good to get out of Colombo and start again. There’s nothing wrong with Colombo but we need a fresh start. We’ve got some really good players in our team and in a seven-match series we can bounce back.

    11/29/2014 12:04:15 PM
  • Next up is ANGELO MATHEWS, who looks suitably chuffed with his side's work...

    The bowlers set the tone for us - they were brilliant up front - and Mahela and Sanga showed us how to bat on those wickets. Our fielding picked up a little bit in the last two games - I thought we were pretty poor in the Indian series. But we can still improve."

    11/29/2014 12:07:20 PM
  • MAHELA JAYAWARDENE takes the man-of-the-match honours...

    "When we lost a couple of wickets early we needed to make sure that still batted positively and get that period out of the way. Kumar and I batted a good 10-15 overs very cautiously to make sure that we didn't get into trouble and once we assessed the conditions and pace of the wicket, the boundaries came along."

    11/29/2014 12:09:24 PM
  • So what of Alastair Cook, who was out for 22 sweeping? MARK RAMPRAKASH told Ian Ward...

    I thought he shaped up very well today. He went to a go-to shot that is a strength of his and got a bit of a top edge and it carried a long way. He has made a shift on this trip so far. He’s open to new ideas, he’s open to evolving his game. He’s hitting the ball well in practice. I thought his footwork was good today and it was a surprise when he got out.

    11/29/2014 12:13:06 PM
    Thanks for joining us today. The third ODI is coming your way on Wednesday at 8.30am on SS2 so make sure you join us then! Here's BEEFY to have the final word. Let us know your thoughts on his view by tweeting @SkyCricket.

    I would bring in Alex Hales at the top of the order with Moeen Ali – so that means that Cook has to step down.  I would make Morgan captain because I think that’s just what he needs – I think he thinks a bit more out of the box."

    11/29/2014 12:45:32 PM
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