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Sri Lanka vs England - 2nd ODI

Series: England tour of Sri Lanka, 2018
Venue: Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Dambulla
Date: 13 October 2018

Sri Lanka 140/5 (29 Ovs) RR: 4.83 | England won by 31 runs by DLS Method

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That's a wrap to the coverage of this game. The caravan moves to Pallekele now and the weather as well as the ground conditions are better there. Hopefully we won't have many rain interruptions. For the sake of the series and the home crowd, let's hope the Lankans put up a bigger fight over the course of the next three ODIs. Won't be easy against a hungry and dominant English limited-overs outfit. Until next time, this is Hariprasad Sadanandan signing off on behalf of my mates Varun Dixit, MS Ramakrishnan and our scorer Mukesh Gowda.

Morgan, Man of the Match: It was not a bad start to the series. Was a halted start, right from the training days due to the rain. I wouldn't say it's been our best game. Batting first, we ended up scrapping up to what was just about a par-score. Not a bad outing for us. Myself and Joe found a way to score on these pitches. Lasith came back really well at the death and that's a good moment for the series. He obviously has a lot to offer for them. I was extremely scratchy earlier on which isn't surprising as I am not a great starter but having someone like Joe at the other end really helps. We really enjoy batting together and when we do, we bat long. Should have got above 300 but Sri Lanka came back beautifully at the end. We still got an above-par total. Both the Warwickshire boys set the tone upfront. Woakes has been a great performer over the years and Ollie showed what he is capable of. Obviously a great start to the series for him (Stone) and hopefully, he can build up on it. We have a few more gears than what we showed today. Ultimately we did win but not all that satisfied. (Whether bringing spin early was with an eye on DLS) Yes, it was. We had the option of Stokes as the third seamer but with rain around, it was vital to get past the 20th over quickly.

Chandimal: First of all, credit to England. They played some outstanding cricket, firstly with the bat and particularly with the ball. We competed well with the ball, started well but couldn't capitalize after that. Apart from the first 7-8 overs with the bat, we've done really well. We all can make mistakes but the energy and attitude on the field was good to see. It's a plus point for us and then after the four wickets, Dhananjaya and Thisara batted well which gave us a lot of confidence. But the first three to four batsmen have to do their job. Of course, at the end of the game also when you look at it, we lost four wickets early but still had a chance to chase it down. Most of the times when we are batting, we are losing too many wickets upfront. That's one area that we need to improve on.

Full credit to the English unit. They showed why they're ranked number one in ODIs with a fairly commendable effort. Put enough runs on the board on a pitch that wasn't really straightforward. Then, the bowlers put in an energetic performance to rip off the Lankan top order very early in the chase. Since then, the home side were always playing catch up and the rains put the final nail on the coffin. England have taken the lead then and with three games left, the heat is on the Sri Lankans who have a lot on their plate. Whether they can find the answers, we'll have to see. For England, they will hope to iron out the minor chinks that are there in their armory as they aim to become a largely flawless side heading into the WC next year.

So, another rain-marred day at Dambulla although we got close to 80 overs in today. England posted a above-par total on the back of brilliant knocks from Eoin Morgan and Joe Root. They were actually primed for 300-plus at one stage before Lasith Malinga rolled back the years with a sensational spell, ending with a 5-fer, to keep the total inside the 280-run mark. It was still a competitive total and Sri Lanka lost the plot against the new ball, unable to handle Chris Woakes' movement and Olly Stone's raw pace. Dhananjaya de Silva and Thisara Perera were in the midst of a promising partnership when the rains arrived. Of course, it would still have been a tough task for the hosts if the weather had cleared but they'll be disappointed. Only have themselves to blame though, a couple of wickets lesser and maybe they could have even edged past the DLS.

16:43 Local Time: The inevitable has happened. The game has been called off with the rain not relenting. England win by 31 runs via DLS method.

16:20 Local Time: Nothing much to update as the rain continues to come down heavily. Don't see this resuming to be honest, bar a miracle. We've started to lose overs now.

15:46 Local Time: The umpires have had enough. It had been drizzling for a while now and with the intensity going up in the past few overs, they've decided to halt play. Groundstaff are out there with the covers and they cover the entire ground here in Sri Lanka. The boys are at work. Extremely heavy rain now. Another 25-odd minutes left before we start losing overs. Remember, the reserve day isn't needed now and in case we have no more play from here, England will be awarded the game according to the DLS method.

28.6
0
Moeen Ali to Perera, no run, more flight and just around off, defended off the front foot
28.5
0
Moeen Ali to Perera, no run, slower and fuller outside off, Thisara checks his drive towards cover. One hand came off the bat in the process
28.4
0
Moeen Ali to Perera, no run, quicker one around off, pushed off the front foot to the off-side
28.3
1
Moeen Ali to D de Silva, 1 run, spilled way down the leg-side, rubbish ball but luckily for Moeen, Dhananjaya doesn't take full toll. Clipped to long leg
28.2
0
Moeen Ali to D de Silva, no run, slightly short and outside off, Dhananjaya makes room for the punchy drive but straight to extra cover
28.1
1
Moeen Ali to Perera, 1 run, flatter and short outside off, crunched off the back foot to sweeper cover
27.6
0
Adil Rashid to D de Silva, no run, looped up very full on leg stump, Dhananjaya overbalances on the flick and gets a soft leading edge towards point
27.5
0
Adil Rashid to D de Silva, no run, slightly short and wider outside off, Dhananjaya cannot beat backward point with the cut
27.4
1
Adil Rashid to Perera, 1 run, sprayed onto the pads, Thisara gets a faint tickle to send it down to fine leg
27.3
0
Adil Rashid to Perera, no run, floated up full outside off, driven off the front foot towards cover
27.2
0
Adil Rashid to Perera, no run, mix up of sorts but Thisara gets back just in time. Was a little nudge towards mid-wicket and Dhananjaya wanted the single. Thisara too initially went for it and later went back
27.1
0
Adil Rashid to Perera, no run, flatter around middle and leg, worked off the back foot to mid-wicket
26.6
1
Moeen Ali to Perera, 1 run, almost a blinder from Stokes! Reacted sharply and dived backwards, even got a hand to it but these kind of catches either just stick or they don't. Brilliant effort nevertheless. Was the off break from Moeen and induced a leading edge from Thisara. Just about escaped
26.5
1
Moeen Ali to D de Silva, 1 run, quicker off break around middle and leg, Dhananjaya hangs back and punches it down to long-on
26.4
1
Moeen Ali to Perera, 1 run, the arm ball and skids on off the track, hurried Thisara into the defensive push and trickled off the inside half behind square leg
26.3
1
Moeen Ali to D de Silva, 1 run, floated up around middle and leg, punched off the back foot towards long-on
26.2
0
Moeen Ali to D de Silva, no run, slightly short and Dhananjaya makes room for the cut. Only manages a bottom edge onto the track
26.1
0
Moeen Ali to D de Silva, no run, flatter one around middle and leg, worked off the back foot towards the leg-side

Getting really dark now.

25.6
0
Adil Rashid to Perera, no run, fired in on leg stump, brushes the pad as Thisara misses the flick. Lost balance for a split second but Buttler didn't get to it either
25.5
6
Adil Rashid to Perera, SIX, this is an even bigger hit! Thisara isn't going to let Rashid settle, that's for sure. Sees a bit of flight and decides to go dead straight this time with the loft. Cleanly struck and goes further past the ropes
25.4
0
Adil Rashid to Perera, no run, flatter googly, Thisara wanted to cut and did so but couldn't beat backward point
25.3
1
Adil Rashid to D de Silva, 1 run, tosses up this leg break invitingly, wider outside off and Dhananjaya eases the drive past a diving extra cover fielder. Long-off tidies up
25.2
1
Adil Rashid to Perera, 1 run, full again and flat once more, knocked down to long-on this time
25.1
6
Adil Rashid to Perera, SIX, bang goes Thisara! Cold-blooded treatment for Rashid first ball. Flatter one and full enough for the southpaw to flex his muscles. Clouts this with a straight bat and clears long-on comfortably

Adil Rashid, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

Finally, time for the leg spinner.

24.6
1
Moeen Ali to Perera, 1 run, quicker one outside off, Thisara pushes at it and gets it off the outside half of the blade to short third man
24.5
1
Moeen Ali to D de Silva, byes, 1 run, that's beaten everyone! Moeen is getting some bite off the pitch now. Another off break and it rips past Dhananjaya's inside edge. Buttler didn't gather it either and the batsmen sneaked a bye as the ball rolled to short fine leg
24.4
1
Moeen Ali to Perera, 1 run, flatter and fuller outside off, stabbed with a slightly open face towards point
24.3
0
Moeen Ali to Perera, no run, fuller and outside off, pushed off the front foot towards mid-off
24.2
0
Moeen Ali to Perera, no run, ripper! Sharp turn for Moeen, the off break that takes a piece of the surface on landing, spins sharply to go past the outside edge. Cracker!
24.1
0
Moeen Ali to Perera, no run, floated up outside off, pushed towards extra cover where Roy put in a diving stop and then threw it flat at the keeper's end, all in one motion. Thisara wanted the single but gets back just in time
23.6
0
Olly Stone to D de Silva, no run, slanting in from around off, on a length and Dhananjaya stays in the crease to block
23.5
1
Olly Stone to Perera, 1 run, fed on the pads and these are easy pickings for Thisara. Clipped to deep square leg
23.4
0
Olly Stone to Perera, no run, shortish and tucks up Thisara a bit as he tries to defend. Patted down the track
23.3
6
Olly Stone to Perera, SIX, smashing shot from Perera! The short ball attempt and it's getting a tad predictable from Stone. Thisara sat back and mauled the pull over deep square leg. Clean hit
23.2
0
Olly Stone to Perera, no run, on a good length outside off, Thisara stands tall and punches it to mid-off
23.1
1
Olly Stone to D de Silva, 1 run, wide of the crease from Stone and tries the bouncer, doesn't rise much and Dhananjaya rocks back to pull it to deep mid-wicket
22.6
0
Moeen Ali to Perera, no run, the quick slider, no room whatsoever and Thisara is forced to defend this back to Moeen
22.5
1
Moeen Ali to D de Silva, 1 run, strays onto the pads and Dhananjaya milks it away towards deep mid-wicket with a flick
22.4
0
Moeen Ali to D de Silva, no run, floated up outside off, Dhananjaya rocks back and forces it towards extra cover but cannot find the gap
22.3
1
Moeen Ali to Perera, 1 run, flatter trajectory and a tad short well outside off, Thisara sits back and punches it to long-off
22.2
1
Moeen Ali to D de Silva, 1 run, slower through the air, the off break and Dhananjaya gets a stride forward before working it down to long-on
22.1
1
Moeen Ali to Perera, 1 run, quite full and on off, driven down the ground towards long-on

The rain continues but the umpires feel it's alright for now. Back comes Mo.

21.6
0
Olly Stone to D de Silva, no run, angling in on a good length just outside off, solid defence with a straight bat from Dhananjaya
21.5
1
Olly Stone to Perera, 1 run, short ball is the response from Stone but doesn't quite rise threateningly. Thisara expects it and pulls off the back foot behind square leg
21.4
4
Olly Stone to Perera, FOUR, clubbed away! On that length where Thisara can feed off, he stays deep in the crease and swipes it over mid-wicket. Nobody in the deep and it races away to the fence
21.3
2
Olly Stone to Perera, 2 runs, fractionally short and Thisara goes for the pull. Didn't time it well but there isn't a mid-on in place due to Morgan's aggressive captaincy. Mid-wicket fielder chases it down and keeps the batsmen to a brace
21.2
0
Olly Stone to Perera, no run, shortish length on middle and leg, tucked softly towards mid-wicket
21.1
0
Olly Stone to Perera, no run, beats the edge by a mile! Back of a length angling across Thisara who has a lazy waft at this one without any feet movement. Bit of extra bounce and he was never going to connect this
21.1
1
Olly Stone to Perera, wide, tries the bouncer but loses his radar and slips this well down the leg-side

Olly Stone [4.0-0-7-1] is back into the attack

Drizzle is getting heavier now.

20.6
0
Moeen Ali to D de Silva, no run, the off break just outside off, Dhananjaya sits back for the cut but gets a bottom edge onto the pitch
20.5
1
Moeen Ali to Perera, 1 run, very full and around middle, quicker as well and Thisara drills it down to long-off
20.4
0
Moeen Ali to Perera, no run, loopy and fuller outside off, it's a mistimed drive towards cover
20.3
0
Moeen Ali to Perera, no run, on the shorter side again, sticks a bit onto the pitch and Thisara mistimes the flick to mid-wicket
20.2
0
Moeen Ali to Perera, no run, skids through off the deck from a good length, punched off the back foot towards Moeen
20.1
0
Moeen Ali to Perera, no run, flighted up outside off, Thisara presses forward and blocks it to cover

So, now we officially have a game and won't need the reserve day tomorrow. DLS will decide things if rain stops play at any point.

19.6
0
Dawson to D de Silva, no run, another quicker one around middle, punched off the back foot back to Dawson who stops it well
19.5
1
Dawson to Perera, 1 run, the slider around off, not much room and it goes off the outer half of the blade to backward point
19.4
0
Dawson to Perera, no run, flatter and a touch short, punched off the back foot to extra cover where it is well stopped with a dive
19.3
1
Dawson to D de Silva, 1 run, very full and around middle, Dhananjaya stays leg-side of the ball and digs it out to long-off
19.2
1
Dawson to Perera, 1 run, spinning in a bit from around middle, Thisara gets a stride forward and nudges it in front of short fine leg
19.1
1
Dawson to D de Silva, 1 run, flatter one outside off, crunched off the back foot towards long-off

Just one over away from getting the DLS into play and Sri Lanka are so far behind that England can make anyone bowl this over really.

18.6
0
Moeen Ali to Perera, no run, fuller and outside off, driven off the front foot towards the off-side
18.5
1
Moeen Ali to D de Silva, 1 run, a bit of flight on this one and it's worked past square leg. There was a thought for the second run but they decide against it
18.4
1
Moeen Ali to Perera, 1 run, fired in around middle and leg, Thisara powers it down towards long-on
18.3
1
Moeen Ali to D de Silva, 1 run, flighted fuller outside off, Dhananjaya moves across and whips it down to long-on
18.2
0
Moeen Ali to D de Silva, no run, tossed up outside off, Dhananjaya presses forward and blocks it out

Slip moves to short fine leg.

18.1
1
Moeen Ali to Perera, 1 run, flatter and around middle, drilled down the ground to long-on

Drinks are on the field now. England wouldn't have wanted this break with just two overs left for the DLS method to come into play. It is getting dark out there and a mild drizzle has also started. Probably, only the weather can save the Lankans today from a defeat.

17.6
1
Dawson to Perera, 1 run, flatter one on a good length, punched off the back foot down to long-on
17.5
0
Dawson to Perera, no run, loopy and just outside off, Perera lunges forward and nudges it towards mid-wicket
17.4
1
Dawson to D de Silva, 1 run, middle and leg line, quicker through the air and Dhananjaya works it with the angle behind square leg

Has started to drizzle now.

17.3
0
Dawson to D de Silva, no run, drifting in from outside off, punched off the back foot
17.2
1
Dawson to Perera, 1 run, more flight and just outside off, wristed away off the front foot to long-on
17.1
0
Dawson to Perera, no run, slower and around off, Thisara gets forward and works it back to the bowler
16.6
1
Moeen Ali to Perera, 1 run, quicker one around middle and leg, punched back to Moeen and it deflects off his knee towards mid-wicket
16.5
1
Moeen Ali to D de Silva, 1 run, floated up on middle and leg, worked off the back foot towards wide long-on
16.4
4
Moeen Ali to D de Silva, FOUR, poor ball and Dhananjaya is in the mood to punish anything loose. Half tracker and he sits back to pull it to the deep backward square leg for a single
16.3
1
Moeen Ali to Perera, 1 run, quicker one outside off, dabbed by Thisara towards the off-side for a quick single
16.2
1
Moeen Ali to D de Silva, 1 run, flatter one outside off, a bit short and punched down to long-on
16.1
2
Moeen Ali to D de Silva, 2 runs, premeditated paddle from Dhananjaya and though Buttler anticipated it by moving to his left, got beaten to his right and trickled to fine leg. Stone tidies up

Thisara Perera, left handed bat, comes to the crease

15.6
0
Dawson to Kusal Perera, out Caught by Roy!! Kusal Perera would be gutted with this. Whatta soft dismissal. It was a short delivery and Kusal Perera wanted to pull it over deep mid-wicket. He was cramped for room and ends up getting no elevation. He hits it straight to Roy at mid-wicket who makes no mistake. Kusal Perera c Roy b Dawson 30(37) [4s-4]

Dawson to Kusal Perera, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

15.5
1
Dawson to D de Silva, 1 run, pushes it to long-off for another single
15.4
0
Dawson to D de Silva, no run, well flighted and around off, defends it to the off-side
15.3
0
Dawson to D de Silva, no run, defends it to the off-side
15.2
6
Dawson to D de Silva, SIX, filthy delivery! It was too short, D de Silva goes on the back foot and tonks it over deep mid-wicket for a maximum. Sri Lanka need more shots like these, this will give him confidence
15.1
0
Dawson to D de Silva, no run, flatter one at the stumps and de Silva defends it to cover
14.6
1
Moeen Ali to D de Silva, 1 run, wanted to paddle it, he was too early on it and it went off the glove to the leg-side
14.5
0
Moeen Ali to D de Silva, no run, de Silva plunges forward and defends it to the off-side
14.5
1
Moeen Ali to D de Silva, wide, it turns in and ends up down the leg-side. Wide called
14.4
1
Moeen Ali to Kusal Perera, 1 run, comes forward and pushes it to long-off for a single
14.3
4
Moeen Ali to Kusal Perera, FOUR, cuts and cuts hard, Ben Stokes at cover misfields, it goes through him and reaches the boundary in a canter
14.2
0
Moeen Ali to Kusal Perera, no run, flighted and at the stumps, defends it to the off-side with a straight bat
14.1
2
Moeen Ali to Kusal Perera, 2 runs, touch short, Kusal Perera goes back and across and cuts it wide of sweeper cover for a brace
13.6
0
Dawson to D de Silva, no run, de Silva pushes it to mid-off
13.5
1
Dawson to Kusal Perera, 1 run, at the pads and Kusal Perera tucks it to backward square leg
13.4
4
Dawson to Kusal Perera, FOUR, not much wrong with the delivery, it was marginally short, Kusal Perera makes full use of it. He goes on the back foot and pulls it wide of deep square leg for a boundary
13.3
1
Dawson to D de Silva, 1 run, uses his feet and pushes it to long-off
13.2
0
Dawson to D de Silva, no run, on a good length and around off, de Silva dances down and defends it to the off-side
13.1
1
Dawson to Kusal Perera, 1 run, comes down the track and pushes it to long-on
12.6
0
Moeen Ali to D de Silva, no run, hint of room and de Silva guides it straight to short third
12.5
0
Moeen Ali to D de Silva, no run, flighted and at the stumps, D de Silva defends it back
12.4
1
Moeen Ali to Kusal Perera, 1 run, punches it to long-off
12.3
4
Moeen Ali to Kusal Perera, FOUR, flighted and around off, Kusal Perera goes down on his knees and slog-sweeps it wide of fine leg for a boundary
12.2
1
Moeen Ali to D de Silva, 1 run, at the pads and de Silva turns it to mid-wicket
12.1
0
Moeen Ali to D de Silva, no run, turns it to the leg-side
11.6
0
Dawson to Kusal Perera, no run, pushes it to mid-off
11.5
1
Dawson to D de Silva, 1 run, opens the face of the bat to sweeper cover for a single
11.4
0
Dawson to D de Silva, no run, it was a flighted nut at the stumps, de Silva uses his feet to come close to the ball. It turns away and he fails to put any bat to it. It raps him in the line but the ball had more than 3 meters to cover and because of that de Silva survives, umpire's call meant England retain the review

LBW Review time: de Silva was long way down the pitch and that can save him. The impact is over 3 meter and de Silva survives. England won't lose the review.

11.3
1
Dawson to Kusal Perera, 1 run, back and across and punches it wide of cover for a brace
11.2
0
Dawson to Kusal Perera, no run, goes on the back foot and tucks it straight to mid-wicket
11.1
0
Dawson to Kusal Perera, no run, stays back and defends it back to Dawson
10.6
0
Moeen Ali to D de Silva, no run, this one held its line, de Silva played for the turn and it beats his outside edge
10.5
0
Moeen Ali to D de Silva, no run, de Silva uses the turn to work it to short fine
10.4
1
Moeen Ali to Kusal Perera, 1 run, drives it to mid-off for a single
10.3
0
Moeen Ali to Kusal Perera, no run, it bounces extra and hits him high on the bat, it was in the air for sometime but falls short of cover
10.2
0
Moeen Ali to Kusal Perera, no run, defends it to the off-side
10.1
4
Moeen Ali to Kusal Perera, FOUR, takes out the reverse sweep and connects it really well, finds the gap at short third and it races for a boundary

Moeen Ali, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

Groundsmen can be seen doing some activity outside the boundary ropes.

9.6
0
Dawson to D de Silva, no run, another flatter delivery at the stumps, D de Silva defends it back to the bowler
9.5
1
Dawson to Kusal Perera, 1 run, on a fuller length and at the stumps, Kusal Perera drives it to long-on
9.4
0
Dawson to Kusal Perera, no run, flatter one at the stumps, Kusal Perera defends it to cover
9.3
1
Dawson to D de Silva, 1 run, it was at the pads and de Silva nudges it to the leg-side

Slip comes in now.

9.2
1
Dawson to Kusal Perera, 1 run, nudges it wide of mid-wicket and takes a quick single
9.1
0
Dawson to Kusal Perera, no run, flatter one at the stumps, defends it back to the bowler

Liam Dawson, left-arm orthodox, comes into the attack

8.6
4
Woakes to D de Silva, FOUR, on a good length and at the stumps, Silva uses straight bat to punch it down the ground. It beats mid-on and races away for a boundary. Not a bad way to get off the mark

Dhananjaya de Silva, right handed bat, comes to the crease

8.5
0
Woakes to Shanaka, out Caught by Buttler!! Edged and taken! This is excellent cricket from England. Woakes is having a whale of a time in the middle. It moves away off the deck after pitching in that corridor of uncertainty. And another Sri Lankan batsman fails to counter the late movement. It hits his outside edge and Buttler takes an easy catch. Sri Lanka are in huge trouble and Englan are right on top. Shanaka c Buttler b Woakes 8(15) [4s-1]

Woakes to Shanaka, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

8.4
1
Woakes to Kusal Perera, 1 run, on a good length and at the stumps, Kusal Perera opens the face of the bat and guides it to third man for a single
8.3
0
Woakes to Kusal Perera, no run, on a fuller length and outside off, Kusal Perera pushes it straight to cover
8.2
0
Woakes to Kusal Perera, no run, slower delivery around off, Kusal Perera picks it up early, delays his bat swing and drives it to mid-off
8.1
0
Woakes to Kusal Perera, no run, on a fuller length and at the stumps, Kusal Perera gets behind the line and defends it to cover
7.6
2
Olly Stone to Shanaka, 2 runs, short of length delivery at the body, Shanaka half-pulls it to deep square leg for a brace. His back foot was in the air when he attempts that pull shot
7.5
0
Olly Stone to Shanaka, no run, on a length and around off, Shanaka defends it to mid-off
7.4
0
Olly Stone to Shanaka, no run, on a length and well wide of off, Shanaka thought about poking at it away from the body but in the end, he removes his bat and it goes past his outside edge
7.3
0
Olly Stone to Shanaka, no run, on a fuller length and at the stumps, Shanaka takes out the straight bat and blocks it to mid-on
7.2
0
Olly Stone to Shanaka, no run, comes forward and defends it back to the bowler
7.1
0
Olly Stone to Shanaka, no run, beauty from Olly Stone! Whatta first spell he is bowling. Again, he hits the pitch hard and gets it to move away off the deck. It misses the outside edge and thuds into the gloves of Buttler
6.6
0
Woakes to Kusal Perera, no run, on a fuller length and at the stumps, Kusal Perera drives it straight to mid-off

The floodlights are on now.

6.5
0
Woakes to Kusal Perera, no run, on a good length and at the stumps, Kusal Perera gets behind it and uses straight bat to defend it back to the bowler
6.4
1
Woakes to Shanaka, 1 run, on a fuller length and at the stumps, Shanaka nudges it wide of fine leg for a single
6.3
0
Woakes to Shanaka, no run, on a good length and outside off, Shanaka lifts his bat and lets it go
6.3
1
Woakes to Shanaka, wide, Shanaka slashes hard at it, he fails to connect it and it went past his outside edge
6.2
0
Woakes to Shanaka, no run, gets behind the line of it and defends it to cover
6.1
0
Woakes to Shanaka, no run, on a good length and it moves away off the deck, it goes past his outside edge
5.6
0
Olly Stone to Kusal Perera, no run, bangs this one half-way down the track, Kusal Perera sways away from the line and leaves it alone
5.5
1
Olly Stone to Shanaka, 1 run, on a good length and just outside off, Shanaka runs it down to third man for a single
5.4
0
Olly Stone to Shanaka, no run, on a length and outside off, Shanaka gets behind it and defends it to cover
5.3
1
Olly Stone to Kusal Perera, 1 run, at the pads and Kusal Perera tucks it to backward square leg for a single
5.2
0
Olly Stone to Kusal Perera, no run, 145kmph delivery yorker! Kusal Perera fails to get his bat down on time, fortunately for him it pitched just outside off
5.1
0
Olly Stone to Kusal Perera, no run, on a good length and around off, Kusal Perera gets behind the line of the ball and defends it to the off-side
4.6
0
Woakes to Shanaka, no run, on a length and outside off, Shanaka lifts his bat and lets it go
4.5
4
Woakes to Shanaka, FOUR, almost another wicket. This is outstanding from the new ball bowlers. It again nips back in and foxes Shanaka, the inside edge takes it wide of the stumps and for a boundary through fine leg

Dasun Shanaka, right handed bat, comes to the crease

4.4
0
Woakes to Chandimal, out Bowled!! Skipper departs now and Lanka are in huge trouble now. The extra bounce does the trick again. It was on a back of a length and it bounces extra and comes back in. Chandimal was looking to punch it against the angle through cover. The ball comes, hits his inside edge and then clatters the stumps. Chandimal b Woakes 6(13) [4s-1]

Woakes to Chandimal, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

4.3
0
Woakes to Chandimal, no run, this one comes back in off the deck, Chandimal was beaten by the late movement and it raps him high on the pads. It was high and was sliding down too
4.2
0
Woakes to Chandimal, no run, on a good length and around off, Chandimal blocks it to cover
4.1
2
Woakes to Chandimal, 2 runs, on a fuller length and at the stumps, Chandimal gets outside the line of the ball and tucks it wide of fine leg for a brace
3.6
0
Olly Stone to Kusal Perera, no run, hits the pitch hard on a good length, Kusal Perera attempts a drive, he inside edges it back and it deflects off the pads to the off-side
3.5
0
Olly Stone to Kusal Perera, no run, Kusal Perera uses straight bat to block it to cover
3.4
0
Olly Stone to Kusal Perera, no run, on a length and at the stumps, Kusal Perera defends it to the off-side
3.3
2
Olly Stone to Kusal Perera, 2 runs, back of a length delivery at the pads, Kusal Perera tucks it to deep square leg for a brace
3.2
0
Olly Stone to Kusal Perera, no run, defends it to the off-side

Kusal Perera, left handed bat, comes to the crease

3.1
0
Olly Stone to Dickwella, out Caught by Buttler!! First wicket in international cricket for Olly Stone and England. He will remember this for a very long time. It was an excellent bumper aimed at the body. It kicked up slightly after pitching and because of that, Dickwella found himself in a horrible position. He took his eyes off the ball too and it came off the gloves and lobbed up in the air. It ended up behind the stumps to Buttler who took a sitter. Dickwella c Buttler b Olly Stone 9(9) [4s-1]

Olly Stone to Dickwella, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

2.6
0
Woakes to Chandimal, no run, back of a length delivery, Chandimal defends it back
2.5
0
Woakes to Chandimal, no run, oh beauty from Woakes. It pitches around off and moves away off the deck, Chandimal fishes at it away from the body and it went past his outside edge
2.4
4
Woakes to Chandimal, FOUR, there was width provided and Chandimal makes full use of it. He identifies the length early, gets in a good position and punches it through cover for a boundary
2.3
0
Woakes to Chandimal, no run, on a good length and outside off, Chandimal punches it to cover
2.2
0
Woakes to Chandimal, no run, goes on the back foot and punches it to cover
2.1
0
Woakes to Chandimal, no run, on a good length and outside off, Chandimal lifts his bat and lets it go
1.6
1
Olly Stone to Chandimal, leg byes, 1 run, another delivery that nips back in and raps him on the pads, it deflects to the off-side and batsmen take a single
1.5
0
Olly Stone to Chandimal, no run, this one comes back in off the deck and beats Chandimal. He wanted to tuck it to the leg-side, it clips his pads and defelcts to the leg-side
1.4
0
Olly Stone to Chandimal, no run, on a good length and well wide of off, it bounces extra after pitching. The line was so wide that Chandimal ignores without even considering to play
1.3
1
Olly Stone to Dickwella, leg byes, 1 run, at the pads this time and Dickwella tucks it to fine leg
1.2
0
Olly Stone to Dickwella, no run, another beauty from Olly Stone. He is getting some lateral movement and he is using it well. The away shape on this delivery again foxes Dickwella and it went between his bat and pad
1.2
1
Olly Stone to Dickwella, wide, down the leg-side, wide called
1.1
0
Olly Stone to Dickwella, no run, Olly Stone starts his international career with a peach. It was a good length delivery and around off, it seams away and fizzes past the outside edge of Dickwella

Dinesh Chandimal, right handed bat, comes to the crease

Olly Stone, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

0.6
0
Woakes to Tharanga, out Caught by Buttler!! Wicket in the first over for Woakes and England. The visitors are off to a terrific start. This one just moved away off the deck, Tharanga was beaten by the late away movement. He plays inside the line of the ball and outside edges it to Buttler who takes it with ease and hurls the ball in the air. Tharanga c Buttler b Woakes 0(1)

Woakes to Tharanga, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

0.5
1
Woakes to Dickwella, 1 run, slower delivery outside off, Dickwella guides it to third man
0.4
0
Woakes to Dickwella, no run, on a length and around off, Dickwella defends it to the off-side
0.3
4
Woakes to Dickwella, FOUR, this is an audacious shot from Dickwella. Dilshan would have been proved of this shot. It was a fuller length delivery at the stumps, Dickwella moves across to the off-side and scoops it over the keeper's head for a boundary
0.2
4
Woakes to Dickwella, FOUR, on a good length and at the pads, Dickwella tucks it well to the leg-side. The timing was excellent and it races of his bat, wide of fine leg for a boundary
0.1
0
Woakes to Dickwella, no run, touch fuller of good length and around off, Dickwella gets behind it and defends it to cover

Dickwella and Tharanga are at the crease. Dickwella is on strike. Woakes will open the attack