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Sri Lanka vs England - 5th ODI

Series: England in Sri Lanka, 5 ODI Series, 2018
Venue: R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Date & Time: 23 October 2018

England 132/9 (26.1 Ovs) RR: 5.04 | Sri Lanka beat England by 219 runs (D/L method)

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Jason Roy bowled Kasun Rajitha bowled Kasun Rajitha 4610
Alex Hales c Kusal Mendis & b Dushmantha Chameera c Kusal Mendis & b Dushmantha Chameera 0200
Joe Root c Sadeera Samarawickrama & b Dushmantha Chameera c Sadeera Samarawickrama & b Dushmantha Chameera 101600
Jos Buttler c Niroshan Dickwella (W) & b Dushmantha Chameera c Niroshan Dickwella (W) & b Dushmantha Chameera 0200
Ben Stokes c Thisara Perera & b Akila Dananjaya c Thisara Perera & b Akila Dananjaya 6760120
Moeen Ali c Dinesh Chandimal (C) & b Akila Dananjaya c Dinesh Chandimal (C) & b Akila Dananjaya 373751
Sam Curran c Lakshan Sandakan & b Dhananjaya de Silva c Lakshan Sandakan & b Dhananjaya de Silva 2800
Adil Rashid bowled Akila Dananjaya bowled Akila Dananjaya 4800
Liam Plunkett lbw Akila Dananjaya lbw Akila Dananjaya 51000
Tom Curran not out not out 1800
Mark Wood
Extras 2 (b 0, lb 1, w 1, nb 0)
Total 132 (9 Wkts, 26.1 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
4-1 (Jason Roy,1), 4-2 (Alex Hales,1.2), 4-3 (Jos Buttler,1.4), 28-4 (Joe Root,7.2), 107-5 (Moeen Ali,18.2), 121-6 (Sam Curran,21.1), 122-7 (Ben Stokes,22.1), 129-8 (Adil Rashid,24.2), 132-9 (Liam Plunkett,26.1),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Kasun Rajitha5,0 0 21 1 4.20
Dushmantha Chameera6,0 0 20 3 3.33
Thisara Perera2,0 0 18 0 9.00
Dhananjaya de Silva4,0 0 18 1 4.50
Akila Dananjaya6.1,0 0 19 4 3.11
Lakshan Sandakan3,0 0 35 0 11.67

So that is it from the series. Morgan is handed the trophy. Cricket though between the two sides have not ended as of now. There is still a T20I to go and then a Test series the to follow. The one-off T20I between the two will take place in Colombo at 7.00 PM local (1.30 PM GMT). Till then goodbye and cheers!

England skipper, Eoin Morgan says they were very poor today and is disappointed how they ended the series. Adds further the guys brought in did not click and failed to execute the plans. Admits they were out played. Mentions there was plenty on offer in today's game but they were not upto the mark. States they will look to learn from this game but is happy for the way they have played throughout. He is happy the younger guys and the players who did not play in this series got an opportunity which enables them to have more players to select from for the World Cup.

Sri Lanka skipper, Dinesh Chandimal, says the hard work paid off today. Credits the openers for the way they played. Further adds himself and Mendis did well to build on it. Reckons it is not easy to play after losing the series but the boys showed great character. Admits their fielding was an issue before the series but they have done well. States they need to be consistent and he hopes they can keep improving as they are a young squad.

Man of the Match, Niroshan Dickwella, says he is happy with the way he played. He believes he was unfortunate to not get to his 100. He admits it was his mistake but he was attacking throughout and wanted to play the same. Admits the words with the coaches helped him with his batting. Adds further it was a hot day and he was taking his time and was not cramping. Ends by saying he moves around to unsettle the lines and the lengths of the bowlers.

You get a feel it was just not England's day today. They were poor in the field, dropping several catches, their bowlers were very poor and their batting which most of the times fires, did not come off. Probably a day to forget for them but a series to remember as they have won it 3-1.

Now coming to the defense - Their bowlers started off in great fashion with both Rajitha and Chameera running through the top order. The former took one and the latter took three. In no time England were 28 for 4 and then it was an uphill task. A struggling (cramps) Stokes along with Moeen then counter-attacked. The two added a lovely 79-run stand. Ben Stokes got to his fifty but once the off spinning all-rounder fell, Sri Lanka ran through the lower order. Akila was the destroyer as he bagged four. However, the clouds opened up, just as the 9th wicket fell and that was that.

So, the inevitable has happened, the game has been CALLED OFF, which means, Sri Lanka have won the last ODI by a whopping margin of 219 (DLS). A complete team performance by them. They were ruthless with the bat first up, led by their opener, Dickwella and Chandimal. Smarawickrama and Kusal Mendis also played handy knocks which say the hosts post a massive 366. Their highest score against England.

A massive downpour is sweeping the Khettarama now. Covers are sweeping the ground from everywhere. Don't look like we are resuming any time soon, or probably not tonight. Neither team will be complaining too much, given the state of the game, Please stay tuned...

26.1
0
A Dananjaya to L Plunkett, OUT! LBW! The decision stands as it is! For the first time, we see an umpire rush for shelter as he runs with his left hand in the air, signalling the decision as out. Never looked in doubt, to be honest. Landed outside off, Plunkett looks to play that from the crease but is pretty late. Misses the ball, as it hits his pad. He is adjudged LBW but he reviews it. Replays show that the ball hit the back pad, then the glove and went behind. 9 down, are England as we are almost done with this match but it is pelting down, so the game is halted.

Plunkett has been adjudged LBW! He has taken the review though... Meanwhile, the covers are already coming on.

25.6
0
D Chameera to Tom Curran, A short ball outside off, Tom fends it to the off side.

Oh dear... the heavens have opened up. The rain is coming down pretty heavily.

25.5
0
D Chameera to Tom Curran, JUST IN! Full on middle, Tom pushes it towards mid on and initially calls for the single but then sends Plunkett back. Liam just about plonks his bat in when Thisara Perera fires in a throw at the bowler's end. It is referred upstairs and replays confirm that the non-striker is safe.

Direct hit! Has Plunkett been run out here?

25.4
0
D Chameera to Tom Curran, A bouncer on middle, Tom ducks.
25.3
0
D Chameera to Tom Curran, The batsman has played it to the point region.
25.2
0
D Chameera to Tom Curran, Outside off, a play and a miss.
25.1
1
D Chameera to L Plunkett, Down the leg side, flicked through the leg side for a single.

Dushmantha Chameera is back on. 5-0-19-3 so far. We hear a huge rumble in the background. Aleem Dar is worried...

24.6
1
A Dananjaya to L Plunkett, Full and outside off, driven down the ground for a run. 3 runs and a wicket from the over, Akila's figures read 6-0-19-3.
24.5
1
A Dananjaya to Tom Curran, Defended off the back foot by the batsman. They pick up a single.
24.4
0
A Dananjaya to Tom Curran, Full and around off, pushed back to the bowler.
24.3
0
A Dananjaya to Tom Curran, Pitched on off, spinning in, Curran looks to flick but misses and is hit on the pads.

Tom Curran walks in at number 10, replacing Rashid.

24.2
0
A Dananjaya to A Rashid, OUT! BOWLED! Right through! Akila has his third. Full and just outside off, Rashid looks to defend with a big lunge, but the ball spins in, goes between bat and pad and hits the stumps! The keeper is celebrating more than the bowler who believes that it is routine stuff. England going down quickly...
24.1
1
A Dananjaya to L Plunkett, Tossed up on middle, pushed towards long on for a single.
23.6
1
de Silva to L Plunkett, Down the leg side, flicked through mid-wicket for a run.
23.5
0
de Silva to L Plunkett, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
23.4
0
de Silva to L Plunkett, Full on middle, Plunkett comes down the track and plays it towards short mid-wicket.
23.3
1
de Silva to A Rashid, Full and outside off, Rashid looks to flick but gets a leading edge towards point. A single taken.
23.2
0
de Silva to A Rashid, Full on middle, watchfully pushed back to the bowler.
23.1
0
de Silva to A Rashid, Outside off, Rashid dabs it straight to first slip.
22.6
0
A Dananjaya to L Plunkett, Short and outside off, Plunkett looks to cut but the ball stays extremely low and beats him. 4 runs and a wicket from the over, Akila's figures read 5-0-16-2.
22.5
1
A Dananjaya to A Rashid, Driven through mid on by the batsman. They pick up a single.
22.4
2
A Dananjaya to A Rashid, Full and outside off, Rashid leans and drives it through the covers for a couple.
22.3
1
A Dananjaya to L Plunkett, Full and around off, flicked wide of mid-wicket for a single to get off the mark.
22.2
0
A Dananjaya to L Plunkett, Full and straight, pushed back to the bowler.

Liam Plunkett walks in at number 9. Will this end soon?

22.1
0
A Dananjaya to Ben Stokes, OUT! Stokes' innings ends! It was a brave effort. But it needed too much out of him, that too, on literally one leg. Full and around leg, Ben got down to slog and on first sight, it seemed like he had got the distance. But when the ball did come down, Thisara Perera was calmly waiting under it to take the catch. The Lankans celebrate. Surely they have this in the bag now.
21.6
0
de Silva to A Rashid, Watchfully plays that out.
21.5
0
de Silva to A Rashid, Full and around middle, watchfully defended.
21.4
1
de Silva to Ben Stokes, On middle, flicked towards square leg. There is a bit of urgency in the screaming, Stokes hobbles across, the throw comes in at the bowler's end but the limping man makes it.
21.3
0
de Silva to Ben Stokes, Outside off, punched off the back foot.
21.2
0
de Silva to Ben Stokes, Around middle and off, pushed back to the bowler.

Adil Rashid comes in at number 8 as Ben Stokes gets more treatment on his right knee...

21.1
0
de Silva to Sam Curran, OUT! A wicket immediately on return! Tossed up outside off, Sam backs away and looks to go inside out but finds Lakshan Sandakan at wide long off! The shot was not bad, just that the placement was not perfect. That will hurt England's score on DLS too...

Dhananjaya de Silva is back on. 2-0-15-0 so far.

20.6
1
A Dananjaya to Sam Curran, Full and around middle, swept away for a run.
20.5
0
A Dananjaya to Sam Curran, The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot.
20.4
0
A Dananjaya to Sam Curran, Gets squared up, looks to flick but the leading edge goes wide of first slip.