2nd ODI, Sri Lanka vs England: As it happened...

 Welcome to the live coverage of the 2nd ODI match between Sri Lanka and England.

2nd ODI, Sri Lanka vs England: As it happened...

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New Delhi: Welcome to the live coverage of the 2nd ODI match between Sri Lanka and England.

Brilliant overall performance by Sri Lanka. The spinners did well for the hosts before the veteran duo of Sangakkara and Jayawardene won the game for the Lankans.

OVERS 34.2 // RUNS 182 // WICKETS 2

Sanga scores the winning runs with a clean hit off Gurney and finishes the game in style. Sanga finishes on 67 and Mahela notches a well made 77. Their partnership worth 149 runs. 

OVERS 34 // RUNS 182 // WICKETS 2

Tredwell gives away nine runs from his over which saw Jayawardene slam two sublime boundaries, with one being a reverse sweep and the other a lofted drive over mid-off. The next over produces 16 runs as Gurney takes the beating. A four through fine leg and a six the next ball over long on for a six. Jayawardene is on song. Tredwell continues and Sanga hammers him for two boundaries and keeps the strike in the last ball. 

OVERS 31 // RUNS 148 // WICKETS 2

Both Jayawardene and Sangakkara have brought up their fifties. Jayawardene notched up his 76th ODI half century as Sanga got to the figure for 88th time. Tredwell gives away nine runs from his over with a boundary hit by Sangakkara. Waokes then gives away two runs which included a bouncer that hit Sanga on his shoulder. They are running away with this game though.

OVERS 29 // RUNS 134 // WICKETS 2

These two batting legends are running away with the game here. Two chances have been dropped. The first was Finn who dived forward but failed to get Jayawardene who pulled a shot off Tredwell and it went for a four. Next was Sangakkara who after hitting a boundary off Woakes was dropped the next ball with the bowler failing to hold on to a straight forward catch.

OVERS 24 // RUNS 109 // WICKETS 2

The 100-run score have come up for Sri Lanka. Finn gives away eight runs in the 22nd over with Mahela getting a boundary. Bopara concedes two from the next as Sangakkara pounces on a erratic ball off Ali and gets a four. 

OVERS 20 // RUNS 91 // WICKETS 2

The veteran duo of Jayawardene and Sangakkara are looking solid and have upped the tempo. It looks they are enjoying it out there at the middle. They have hit five boundaries between them as England search for the third wicket. Tredwell has bowled well but needs a magical delivery to get a wicket.


Moeen Ali is introduced and starts well conceding just one run. Dilshan then slams two boundaries off Finn through a straight drive and fine leg. Ali continues and the move works. He gets Dilshan after the latter gets a leading edge and finds the fielder around at short mid-on. Sangakkara then slams a four past point. Gurney comes in and concedes a run with Jayawardene seeing out the over.

TM Dilshan c Woakes b Ali 26 (23b) 


Finn starts with the proceedings as Dilshan gets to the occasion right on and slams three boundaries in the first over itself. Woakes bowls the next over and Dilshan picks up two couples. Kushal Perera then slams a four off Finn with a well hit cover drive. Woakes concedes five off the next. Kushal Perera's poor run continues after Finn gets his man. Change of length and Perera pulls but finds a fielder at square leg.

MDKJ Perera c Bopara b Finn 9 (10b)

OVERS 43 // RUNS 185 // WICKETS 10

Four wickets have fallen in the last three overs with Mendis picking up a double wicket maiden. Woakes was the first one to depart after trying to come down the track and missing the link altogether. Mendis was the bowler. The next to part was Bopara who picked out a shot to midwicket. Mathews with the catch there and England's misery sums up as Bopara who made a decent 51 was their only hope. Steven Finn lasted two deliveries as Mendis gets an inner edge off him which hits the stumps. Gurney comes in and Prasad castles him. Tried to carve a shot through off side and got a bottom edge.

HF Gurney b Prasad 1 (5b)

ST Finn b BAW Mendis 0 (2b)

RS Bopara c Mathews b BAW Mendis 51 (69b) 

CR Woakes st Sangakkara b BAW Mendis 15

OVERS 39 // RUNS 173 // WICKETS 6

Looks like England will get to the 200-run mark. Bopara has looked solid and has batted well so far. A lot rests on him. Chris Woakes meanwhile, is out there in the middle and has struck two boundaries already. England lost their sixth wicket earlier in the form of Jos Buttler. Prasad took his wicket as he departed for just seven runs.

OVERS 28 // RUNS 119 // WICKETS 5

Just when Bopara and Root were trying to apply themselves in the middle the partnership was broken. Root departs after struck on the pads by Angelo Mathews for a decent 42. Bopara meanwhile, is looking busy in the middle getting 18 runs. Jos Buttler is the new man in. 

JE Root lbw b Mathews 42 (57b)

OVERS 20 // RUNS 75 // WICKETS 4

Just when Root and Morgan were looking to build a partnership slowly, Perera struck for the hosts. After a series of spin attack, Mathews introduced a bit of gentle pace in the form of Perera and the move worked. Morgan chips a shot to short extra-cover as he departs for a paltry 17.

EJG Morgan c Thirimanne b NLTC Perera 17 (29b)

OVERS 17 // RUNS 67 // WICKETS 3

Root and Morgan are trying to negotiate the Sri Lankan spinners. Dilshan concedes six runs with Root picking up three runs after placing it well towards deep fine leg. Mendis continues and keeps it simple and straight, gives away three runs from the over. Mendis continues and his impressive start keeps going well.

OVERS 13 // RUNS 52 // WICKETS 3

Spin bowling have choked England as the visitors have been out to bad shots. Lankans meanwhile have kept it tight. Dilshan and Herath have been vital here and they will try to cause trouble to Root and Morgan. But both these batsmen are very good players of spin. Herath gives away a boundary to Morgan who reverse sweeps a ball for a four. Dilshan continues and gives away just three singles. Meanwhile, the Lankans have introduced their third spinner Ajantha Mendis. Mendis concedes five runs. The plan is clear from Lankans, get the wickets quickly via efficient spin attack.

OVERS 10 // RUNS 38 // WICKETS 3

Herath is introduced and gives away five runs from the seventh over. Dilshan continues and after five tight deliveries he gives away a four to Cook who finds the boundary through backward point. Herath gets Bell in the first ball of the ninth over after the latter dances down the track and mishits a shot straight to Parera. Dilshan then picks up his second wicket after getting Cook. The England skipper sweeps and he manages to gift a catch to the fine leg fielder and Perera (the other one) catches it with ease. Root and Morgan are the new men in.

AN Cook c MDKJ Perera b Dilshan 22 (37b)

IR Bell c NLTC Perera b Herath 11 (12b)


Alastair Cook and Moeen Ali at the crease as spin is introduced in the second over itself. Dilshan then picks up Moeen Ali for just two runs. Ali was castled and England are in trouble. Bell is the new man in and Cook then gets two boundaries as both batsmen are looking to get singles and twos to roate strike and move the scorecard.

MM Ali b Dilshan 2

England captain Alastair Cook won the toss and elected to bat in the second one-day international against Sri Lanka at the Premadasa stadium in Colombo on Saturday.

The match was reduced to 45-overs-a-side following a delayed start due to persistent rain in the Sri Lankan capital over the past two days.

Both teams wore black arm-bands and observed a minute`s silence before the start to mourn Australian batsman Phil Hughes, who died in Sydney on Thursday of head injuries sustained by a rising ball.

Bats and caps were displayed outside the dressing rooms as a mark of respect and flags flew at half-mast over the stadium. 

Sri Lanka lead the seven-match series 1-0, having won the first game by 25 runs at the same venue on Wednesday.

England brought in fast bowler Steve Finn in place of Ben Stokes, while Sri Lanka were unchanged from the previous match.

The Teams: England: Alastair Cook (capt), Moeen Ali, Ian Bell, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Ravi Bopara, Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes, James Tredwell, Harry Gurney, Steven Finn.

Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews (capt), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kusal Perera, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Lahiru Thirimanne, Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Dhammika Prasad, Rangana Herath, Ajantha Mendis.

Umpires: Steve Davis (AUS) and Raveendra Wimalasiri (SRI)

TV umpire: Simon Fry (AUS)

Match referee: David Boon (AUS)

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