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Home  »  Cricket  »  Sri Lanka vs England 2018  »  3rd ODI Full Commentary

England vs Sri Lanka 2018 3rd ODI Full Commentary

Series : England in Sri Lanka 2018
Date : Oct 17 2018, Wed - 02:30 PM (IST)
Venue : Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy, Sri Lanka
SRL 150/9
ENG 153/3
England won by 7 wickets
Toss : England won the toss and elected to bowl.
Current Run Rate: 8.27
Player Of The Match : Adil Rashid
Batsman R B 4s 6s SR
Eoin Morgan 58 49 7 0 118.37
Ben Stokes * 35 24 1 2 145.83
Last 5 overs: 43 runs, 0 wkts
Last Wicket: Jason Roy 41 (26b)
Bowler O M R W Eco
Amila Aponso * 3.3 0 27 2 7.7
Thisara Perera 1.0 0 8 0 8
Recent overs
6 1 4
1 1 0 1 4 2
1 2 1 WD 1 0 0
2 1 1
  • 21
    End of Over 21. 3 runs. Bowler: Tom Curran. Sri Lanka: 150/9 (rr 7.14)
    Runs Scored Amila Aponso* 0 (2) Chris Woakes* 4.0-0-37-0
    1 2 0 W 0 W Lasith Malinga 2 (2) Tom Curran 4.0-0-17-3
  • 20.6

    OUT! Run Out. Tom Curran to Amila Aponso. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, missed to wicketkeeper, direct hit by Curran, shy attempt by Buttler.

    That was an excellent fightback by England after they took an early battering. Dickwella and Samarawickrama came out all guns blazing as Sri Lanka rocketed to fifty in no time, but only Shanaka came out after that with any real purpose. Regular wickets fell in the meantime with Rashid the pick of the bowlers with 4/36. England will be confident of chasing this down, but anything can happen in this shortened contest.

  • 20.5

    Tom Curran to Amila Aponso. Slower ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.

  • 20.4

    OUT! Caught. Tom Curran to Dinesh Chandimal. Slower length ball, outside off stump moves in front Scoop, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to short fine leg, by Rashid. Awkwardly helped into the hands of short fine leg, Chandimal can't finish with the flourish he wanted. Curran has looked really good tonight and now has three wickets to his name. Rashid makes amends for his earlier blunder by gobbling up this one safely.

  • 20.3

    Tom Curran to Dinesh Chandimal. Yorker, outside off stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Curran.

  • 20.2

    Tom Curran to Dinesh Chandimal. Full toss, middle stump on the back foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to mid on for 2 runs, fielded by Roy.

  • 20.1

    Tom Curran to Lasith Malinga. Slower ball half volley, off stump backing away driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Root.

  • 20
    End of Over 20. 9 runs. Bowler: Chris Woakes. Sri Lanka: 147/7 (rr 7.35)
    Runs Scored Lasith Malinga* 1 (1) Adil Rashid* 5.0-0-36-4
    1 2 0 4 W 1 Dinesh Chandimal 32 (39) Chris Woakes 4.0-0-37-0
  • 19.6

    Chris Woakes to Lasith Malinga. Length ball, middle stump backing away driving, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Stokes.

  • 19.5

    OUT! Run Out. Chris Woakes to Akila Dananjaya. Full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Bairstow, by Buttler. Bairstow isn't the sort of fielder you try and pinch extra runs from, because he is rapid across the turf and has a bullet arm considering he's a keeper. Akila does his best to scamper back but it's no use, he's out by some distance.

  • 19.4

    FOUR! Chris Woakes to Akila Dananjaya. Short, to leg on the back foot cutting, well timed in the air under control past third man for 4 runs. Ramped up and over the keeper, that's really clever batting by Akila.

  • 19.3

    Chris Woakes to Akila Dananjaya. Length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.

  • 19.2

    Chris Woakes to Akila Dananjaya. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to deep cover for 2 runs, fielded by Bairstow.

  • 19.1

    Chris Woakes to Dinesh Chandimal. Yorker, down leg side on the front foot flick, hit pad to short third man for 1 run, fielded by Buttler.

  • 19
    End of Over 19. 14 runs. Bowler: Adil Rashid. Sri Lanka: 138/6 (rr 7.26)
    Runs Scored Dasun Shanaka* 21 (10) Ben Stokes* 4.0-0-21-0
    6 1 2 1 4 W Dinesh Chandimal 32 (38) Adil Rashid 5.0-0-36-4
  • 18.6

    OUT! Bowled. Adil Rashid to Dasun Shanaka. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, missed to. Rashid strikes with the final ball of his spell. Shanaka had decided that every ball needed to be hit to the fence but he completely misses this one. Another Rashid googly sees success, what a spell by the Yorkshireman.

  • 18.5

    FOUR! Adil Rashid to Dasun Shanaka. Leg spinner short, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long on for 4 runs. Really slow by Rashid, so slow it almost bounces twice. Shanaka does well to keep his eye on it and blast the ball into the gap.

  • 18.4

    Adil Rashid to Dinesh Chandimal. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Bairstow.

  • 18.3

    Adil Rashid to Dinesh Chandimal. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to long off for 2 runs, fielded by Curran.

  • 18.2

    Adil Rashid to Dasun Shanaka. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot cutting, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Bairstow.

  • 18.1

    SIX! Adil Rashid to Dasun Shanaka. Slider length ball, off stump moves in front slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control over fine leg for 6 runs. Another clean strike, Shanaka is shifting the momentum in Pallekele. Rashid fired one in but Shanaka used all the pace on offer to send the ball soaring over fine leg.

  • 18
    End of Over 18. 10 runs. Bowler: Ben Stokes. Sri Lanka: 124/5 (rr 6.89)
    Runs Scored Dasun Shanaka* 10 (6) Tom Curran* 3.0-0-14-2
    1 1 1 0 6 1 Dinesh Chandimal 29 (36) Ben Stokes 4.0-0-21-0
  • 17.6

    Ben Stokes to Dasun Shanaka. Half volley, off stump backing away driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Stone.

  • 17.5

    SIX! Ben Stokes to Dasun Shanaka. Slower ball back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot pulling, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Boom, that's more like it. The home support roars into life as we get our first maximum of the evening courtesy of a meaty blow by Shanaka.

  • 17.4

    Ben Stokes to Dasun Shanaka. Slower ball full toss, wide outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, run save by Morgan.

  • 17.3

    Ben Stokes to Dinesh Chandimal. Off cutter back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Bairstow.

  • 17.2

    Ben Stokes to Dasun Shanaka. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Bairstow.

  • 17.1

    Ben Stokes to Dinesh Chandimal. Slower ball short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Roy.

  • 17
    End of Over 17. 4 runs. Bowler: Tom Curran. Sri Lanka: 114/5 (rr 6.71)
    Runs Scored Dinesh Chandimal* 27 (34) Ben Stokes* 3.0-0-11-0
    W 1 0 1 1 1 Dasun Shanaka 2 (2) Tom Curran 3.0-0-14-2
  • 16.6

    Tom Curran to Dinesh Chandimal. Slower ball full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Bairstow.

  • 16.5

    Tom Curran to Dasun Shanaka. Slower length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Rashid.

  • 16.4

    Tom Curran to Dinesh Chandimal. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Morgan.

  • 16.3

    Tom Curran to Dinesh Chandimal. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Curran.

  • 16.2

    Tom Curran to Dasun Shanaka. Half volley, middle stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Ali.

  • 16.1

    OUT! Caught. Tom Curran to Dhananjaya de Silva. Slower length ball, off stump backing away driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to mid on, by Roy. Back of the hand trickery from Curran and Dhananjaya de Silva is put out of his misery, he never really got going this evening. Roy accepts the simplest of catches at mid on to help his Surrey teammate get his second wicket of the match. Sri Lanka could really do with some late order hitting here otherwise they are going to fall short of a par total. Shanaka strides out to the middle, he is certainly capable of providing that power.

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  • 18.3

    SIX! Amila Aponso to Ben Stokes. Stock length ball, middle stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control over long off for 6 runs. Boom, Stokes finishes things in characteristic style. England go 2-0 up with two ODIs to go in the series.

    England have coasted to victory in a shortened ODI in Pallekele to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series. The fact that we got any play at all today was down to the tireless work of the groundstaff, who had to fight against the weather for hours until finally the skies cleared. Sri Lanka got off to an incredible start as Niroshan Dickwella and Sadeera Samarawickrama laid the platform for a huge score. The hosts couldn't capitalise, however, as Adil Rashid (4/36) showed all his variations in a classy bowling spell to strangle the middle order. Chasing a total that always seemed under-par the tourists never looked like slipping up, as their skipper Eoin Morgan compiled a composed half century for the second match in succession. That means England can't lose the series and Sri Lanka will need a win on Saturday in the Fourth ODI to keep things alive. Join us then.

  • 18.2

    Amila Aponso to Eoin Morgan. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by de Silva.

  • 18.1

    FOUR! Amila Aponso to Eoin Morgan. Stock ball full toss, middle stump backing away driving, well timed in the air under control past deep cover for 4 runs. That's a friendly full toss and Morgan won't miss out in this kind of form. England on the verge of 2-0.

  • 18
    End of Over 18. 9 runs. Bowler: Thisara Perera. England: 142/3 (rr 7.89)
    Runs Scored Eoin Morgan* 53 (47) Lasith Malinga* 4.0-0-39-0
    2 4 1 0 1 1 Ben Stokes 29 (23) Thisara Perera 1.0-0-8-0
  • 17.6

    Thisara Perera to Eoin Morgan. Off cutter length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, hit pad to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Fernando.

  • 17.5

    Thisara Perera to Ben Stokes. Slower ball back of a length, to leg down the track driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Aponso.

  • 17.4

    Thisara Perera to Ben Stokes. Slower length ball, middle stump on the back foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by de Silva.

  • 17.3

    Thisara Perera to Eoin Morgan. Slower ball back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.

  • 17.2

    FOUR! Thisara Perera to Eoin Morgan. Back of a length, off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed in the air under control past third man for 4 runs. Slapped over the top, Morgan goes to fifty for the second time in succession to become the first England skipper to make consecutive ODI half centuries in Sri Lanka.

  • 17.1

    Thisara Perera to Eoin Morgan. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot cutting, to deep backward point for 2 runs, fielded by Perera.

  • 17
    End of Over 17. 6 runs. Bowler: Lasith Malinga. England: 133/3 (rr 7.82)
    Runs Scored Eoin Morgan* 46 (43) Dhananjaya de Silva* 4.0-0-23-0
    0 0 1 WD 1 2 1 Ben Stokes 28 (21) Lasith Malinga 4.0-0-39-0
  • 16.6

    Lasith Malinga to Eoin Morgan. Slower ball full toss, off stump on the front foot pushing, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Perera.

  • 16.5

    Lasith Malinga to Eoin Morgan. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep backward point for 2 runs, fielded by Mendis.

  • 16.4

    Lasith Malinga to Ben Stokes. Slower ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for 1 run, shy attempt by de Silva. Fifty partnership between these two hard-hitting left-handers.

  • 16.4

    Wide Lasith Malinga to Ben Stokes. Slower length ball, to leg on the front foot, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Dickwella.

  • 16.3

    Lasith Malinga to Eoin Morgan. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, hit pad to short mid wicket for 1 run, direct hit by Samarawickrama, fielded by de Silva.

  • 16.2

    Lasith Malinga to Eoin Morgan. Length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Perera.

  • 16.1

    Lasith Malinga to Eoin Morgan. Yorker, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by de Silva.

  • 16
    End of Over 16. 6 runs. Bowler: Dhananjaya de Silva. England: 127/3 (rr 7.94)
    Runs Scored Eoin Morgan* 43 (38) Nuwan Pradeep* 2.0-0-21-0
    1 1 0 1 1 2 Ben Stokes 27 (20) Dhananjaya de Silva 4.0-0-23-0
  • 15.6

    Dhananjaya de Silva to Ben Stokes. Off break back of a length, outside off stump down the track working, to mid on for 2 runs, fielded by Shanaka. England are cruising to victory.

  • 15.5

    Dhananjaya de Silva to Eoin Morgan. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.

  • 15.4

    Dhananjaya de Silva to Ben Stokes. Off break length ball, middle stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.

  • 15.3

    Dhananjaya de Silva to Ben Stokes. Off break length ball, off stump backing away driving, back to bowler for no runs, run save by de Silva, fielded by Perera.

  • 15.2

    Dhananjaya de Silva to Eoin Morgan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Samarawickrama.

  • 15.1

    Dhananjaya de Silva to Ben Stokes. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by de Silva, fielded by Perera.

  • 15
    End of Over 15. 10 runs. Bowler: Nuwan Pradeep. England: 121/3 (rr 8.07)
    Runs Scored Ben Stokes* 23 (16) Dhananjaya de Silva* 3.0-0-17-0
    1 1 0 1 6 1 Eoin Morgan 41 (36) Nuwan Pradeep 2.0-0-21-0
  • 14.6

    Nuwan Pradeep to Ben Stokes. Short, down leg side down the track cutting, to extra cover for 1 run, fielded by de Silva.

  • 14.5

    SIX! Nuwan Pradeep to Ben Stokes. Length ball, to leg moves in front Scoop, well timed in the air under control over fine leg for 6 runs. Terrific improvisation, Stokes gets this right off the middle to clear the ropes. He looked like a left-handed Jos Buttler as he played that, threatening to shimmy one way and then moving the other.

  • 14.4

    Nuwan Pradeep to Eoin Morgan. Slower ball back of a length, to leg down the track pushing, to point for 1 run, shy attempt by Shanaka.

  • 14.3

    Nuwan Pradeep to Eoin Morgan. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot Steer, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Shanaka.

  • 14.2

    Nuwan Pradeep to Ben Stokes. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, bottom edge to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Samarawickrama.

  • 14.1

    Nuwan Pradeep to Eoin Morgan. Slower ball back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Perera.

  • 14
    End of Over 14. 4 runs. Bowler: Dhananjaya de Silva. England: 111/3 (rr 7.93)
    Runs Scored Eoin Morgan* 39 (33) Lasith Malinga* 3.0-0-34-0
    0 0 2 0 1 1 Ben Stokes 15 (13) Dhananjaya de Silva 3.0-0-17-0
  • 13.6

    Dhananjaya de Silva to Eoin Morgan. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Samarawickrama.

  • 13.5

    Dhananjaya de Silva to Ben Stokes. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.

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