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Sri Lanka vs Englad, Fifth ODI - As it happened...

Sri Lanka vs Englad, Fifth ODI - As it happened...

Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat in the sixth one-day cricket international against England in Kandy on Saturday.

MATCH REPORT

Sri Lanka win the game by 90 runs and win the series 3-2 against England with a game to spare. 

ENGLAND: OVERS  41.3 // RUNS 202 // WICKETS 10

Senanayake starts and gives away four runs. The required runs are seeming beyond England's reach. Dilshan and Prasanna then gives nine runs from two overs as it is a matter of time. Dilshan then gets Woakes with a fine catch and bowl chance. Lakmal follows it with 3 runs before Senanayake gets Tredwell. 

JC Tredwell c Dilshan b Senanayake 19 (22b

CR Woakes c & b Dilshan 41 (49b)

ENGLAND: OVERS  36 // RUNS 175 // WICKETS 8

Senanayake to Woakes as the latter sees out the over getting just two runs. The first ball goes for a four after getting a bottom edge and then Jordan departs as Lakmal's brilliant day continues. Tredwell comes in.

CJ Jordan c Sangakkara b Lakmal 4 (6b)

ENGLAND: OVERS  34 // RUNS 169 // WICKETS 7

Dilshan comes in and well has a close appeal for LBW given out by the umpire, which Joe Root decides to go for the DRS. Replays showed it missed the wickets and Root bats on. Senanayake to Woakes in the next over and Dilshan drops a catch. Powerplay taken meanwhile. Lakmal is introduced and well he gets the danger man Root. Goes for an attempted scoop and gets scalped.

JE Root b Lakmal 55 (76b)

ENGLAND: OVERS  31 // RUNS 161 // WICKETS 6

37 runs have come from the last  overs and most importantly no wicket have been lost. Woakes has been in supreme touch with slamming four boundaries since he has come on. Mendis has been his favourite bowler.

ENGLAND: OVERS  25 // RUNS 124 // WICKETS 6

Prasanna starts and Buttler welcomes him with a reverse sweep that finds the fence. Seven runs come from the over. Lakmal gives four runs from his over as England look to bounce back. Prasanna then concedes eight runs where Morgan treats him with a four. Mendis comes in and four runs come from the over. Perera replaces Lakmal and well England lose another wicket and this time it is Buttler who is run out.

Jos Buttler run out 22 (26b)

ENGLAND: OVERS  20 // RUNS 95 // WICKETS 5

Prasanna and Lakmal continue with the good work giving seven runs from the two overs. The asking rate is creeping high but England just need one thing and that is a partnership.

ENGLAND: OVERS  18 // RUNS 88 // WICKETS 5

Big problem for England they have lost their fifth wicket. Moeen Ali departed after a promising 32 holding on to Sanga from a Dilshan delivery. Taylor got out to Senanayake for 10 and just as Root and Bopara was looking to stay on and build a partnership, Bopara departed after Lakmal got him to edge it to Sanga who took a decent catch. Eoin Morgan came in and Lakmal gets him too off the first ball. Excellent bowling this! Jos Buttler comes in and gets a four after a sublime drive through mid on. 

EJG Morgan c Sangakkara b Lakmal 0 (1b)

RS Bopara c Sangakkara b Lakmal 13 (20b)

ENGLAND: OVERS 6 // RUNS 36 // WICKETS 1

Moeen Ali is the new man in and Sri Lanka introduce double spin in form of Dilshan. Taylor gets a boundary with a fine late cut. Senanayake​ then gives away just a single with Dilshan too keeping it tight in the next over. Ali then gets a boundary of Senanayake with a lofted shot before pummeling Dilshan for two long sixes and a four.

ENGLAND: OVERS 1 // RUNS 3 // WICKETS 1

Sri Lanka have started well and have got an early wicket as Senanayake picks Cook who looked well out after being LBW. 

AN Cook lbw b Senanayake 1 (2b)

The hosts put up a great show in the fifth ODI after Sangakkara hit a sublime 112. They posted a total of 292/7 in 50 overs as England need 293 runs.

SRI LANKA: OVERS 35 // RUNS 162 // WICKETS 2

Sri Lanka lose their second wicket as Dilshan holds on to long on off Tredwell. He shared a 153-run-partnership with Sanga. Prasanna is the new man in as. 

TM Dilshan c Bopara b Tredwell 68 (105b)

SRI LANKA: OVERS 30 // RUNS 141 // WICKETS 1

Sri Lanka are batting well here as Dilshan and Sanga have got their fifties. Sanga has hit three boundaries and a six off Jordan and Bopara. Moeen Ali comes back and he too concedes two boundaries to Sanga. He has been batting well here!

SRI LANKA: OVERS 21 // RUNS 82 // WICKETS 1

Sri Lanka are riding on these two who have put on a good partnership. The run rate has been just over four runs per over. England have bowled well and both spinners have done a good job. 

SRI LANKA: OVERS 12 // RUNS 43 // WICKETS 1

Finn continues and keeps it tight just conceding two runs. Woakes follows it with three singles. Good 10 overs from England as they haven't bowled loose. Ali comes in and well Dilshan cuts loose after getting a boundary through third man as Ali follows it up with four byes. Another spinner comes in the form of Tredwell and another five runs are added to the score.

SRI LANKA: OVERS 8 // RUNS 20 // WICKETS 1

The hosts have lost the wicket of Mahela Jayawardene already. Woakes with the wicket there. Sangakkara is the new man in and dispatches one to the boundary for four off Finn before Dilshan gets one too. Woakes concedes three runs from the eighth over.

DPMD Jayawardene c Taylor b Woakes 5 (15b)

The home side made three changes, bringing in middle-order batsman Dinesh Chandimal, leg spinner Seekkuge Prasanna and fast bowler Suranga Lakmal for the penultimate game of the seven-match series.

England were unchanged from the last match, which they won to keep the series alive.

Sri Lanka lead the series 3-2 with the seventh and final game to be played in Colombo on Tuesday.

England: Alastair Cook, Moeen Ali, James Taylor, Joe Root, Ravi Bopara, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, James Tredwell, Steven Finn.

Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dinesh Chandimal, Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Sachithra Senanayake, Suranga Lakmal, Seekkuge Prasanna.

Umpires: Bruce Oxenford (AUS) Ranmore Martinesz (SRI)

TV umpire: Rod Tucker (AUS)

Match referee: David Boon (AUS)
 

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