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England vs Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI, Sri Lanka tour of England 2014

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Sri Lanka won by 157 runs | England Vs Sri Lanka Live Score, 2nd ODI

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Dilshan: 'It was lot colder today. I took time to get in as the ball was seaming around a bit initially. We handled the conditions better and posted a decent total. We had a good attack and used the conditions well. I am happy with my knock today as it helped my team. Our main goal is to click as a batting unit. I and Sanga wanted to bat in the middle without losing a wicket and the 96-run stand between us helped the team today. I was disappointed as I couldn't get to my ton, but it was a wonderful ball from Jordan. The support staff are working hard and I am fit right now'.
Dilshan is the Man of the Match
Mathews: 'It was a pleasing performance from the boys. It was a challenging wicket and our batters did well to post 256. Dilshan, Priyanjan played well. We thought it was a par score, but our bowlers did a fantastic job by taking quick wickets at the top. The ball was seaming a lot and our bowlers used it to their advantage. Kula is a fine bowler and is unplayable when he gets going. Senanayake also had a good game today'.
Morgan: 'It was a dismal performance today. We did well to restrict them to 256, but I can't explain why we slid into a massive defeat. We didn't bat well and that resulted in our downfall. Jimmy has been around for a very long time and today he reached 250 ODI wickets. We pratice hard, but really don't know why we drop so many catches. It is a difficult day for us and we should forget this pretty quickly'.
An abject surrender by England and they crash down to Sri Lanka by a whopping margin of 157 runs. This is their lowest total at home against Sri Lanka and it has to be one of their worst performances in ODIs. Chasing 257, they got off to a good start, but once Kula found his line right, he made English batsmen dance to his tunes and he was well supported by Malinga at the other end. Senanayake also bowled a dream spell taking 4 wickets for 13 runs and England never looked like chasing the target. Compared to the English seamers, the Sri Lankan fast bowlers used the conditions well to their advantage and that proved to be the turning point. The series is levelled 1-1 now and England would want to forget this drubbing quickly.
26.1 Sachithra Senanayake to James Anderson W
out Bowled!! It's all over, excellent performance from Sri Lankans, it was bowled slower through the air, Anderson skips down the track and attempts the slog sweep, he was beaten comprehensively in flight, missed it and the ball sneaks in to hit the off stump. J Anderson b Senanayake 7(14) [4s-1]
10 wickets down for ENG. Out batsman is James Anderson. It is all over for ENG.
End of over 26, 11 runs (6 wd W . . . 4 )
ENG: 99/9
Harry Gurney - 4(4) This over: 4 runs
James Anderson - 8(14) This over: 6 runs
Dhammika Prasad
(6.0 - 0 - 36 - 1)
25.6 Dhammika Prasad to Harry Gurney 4
FOUR, bizzare shot, but he has earned himself a boundary, short and angling into him, Gurney had backed away to the leg side and awkwardly attempts a pull shot, the ball goes off the inside edge past the diving Sanga to fine leg
25.5 Dhammika Prasad to Harry Gurney 0
no run, banged in short on the stumps, Gurney swings hard at it and misses again
25.4 Dhammika Prasad to Harry Gurney 0
no run, shortish delivery on the stumps, Gurney backs away and pulls hard at it, he missed it completely
25.3 Dhammika Prasad to Harry Gurney 0
no run, banged in short on the stumps, Gurney ducks under it
Harry Gurney, right handed bat, comes to the crease
25.2 Dhammika Prasad to Eoin Morgan W
out Caught by Chandimal!! Finally Morgan holes out in the deep, it was the shortish delivery on the stumps, Morgan middled the pull well, but picked out the fielder at deep midwicket, he was trying hard to score runs at the other end, but has departed now. Eoin Morgan c Chandimal b Dhammika 40(58) [4s-3 6s-2]
25.2 Dhammika Prasad to Eoin Morgan 1wd
wide, fuller length delivery angling down the leg side
25.1 Dhammika Prasad to Eoin Morgan 6
SIX, it was a top edge, but it has still carried all the way over the ropes over fine leg, banged in short on the stumps, Morgan gets into a great position and pulls it away over the lurking fielder at fine leg.

Match details

Toss : England won the toss and elected to field

Umpires : Marais Erasmus (South Africa) and Tim Robinson (England)

TV umpire : Chris Gaffaney (New Zealand)

Match referee : Jeff Crowe (New Zealand)

Teams

England : Michael Carberry, Ian Bell, Gary Ballance, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ravi Bopara, Jos Buttler(wk), Chris Jordan, James Tredwell, James Anderson, Harry Gurney.

Sri Lanka : Tillakaratne Dilshan, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kumar Sangakkara(wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Angelo Mathews(c), Dinesh Chandimal, Ashan Priyanjan, Nuwan Kulasekara, Sachithra Senanayake, Dhammika Prasad, Lasith Malinga.

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