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England vs Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI, Sri Lanka tour of England 2014

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England won by 10 wkts | England Vs Sri Lanka Live Score, 3rd ODI

Well, that's it from this game. Jordan excelled again with England gaining a crucial 2-1 lead. Expecting your warm company for the fourth ODI, which kicks off on Sunday. Until then, goodbye and goodnight..
Jordan: 'I am just thankful that I was able to put another good peformance for England. We had a few dropped chances in Durham.That is cricket. In my early days I used to bang the bowl in short. But now I am concentrating on bowling a fuller length. Sanga's wicket was a big one and I enjoyed it. We will have to wait and see about Test cricket. I am just taking everyday at a time.'
Chris Jordan is the Man of the Match for his brilliant figures of 5-29.
Cook: 'It was really good performance. We did discuss the Durham game. The lads wanted to prove a point and we did that. We kept building the pressure. Even the seniors - Bell, Jimmy and me took time to find our feet in the early stages of our career. The young guys deserve more time. Anderson is a world class performer. Jordan has taken to international cricket well. It was important that me and Belly took the responsibility in the chase. The body is good, now its's fine. We enjoy playing at Lord's. They (Sri Lanka) came back from a heavy loss in the first game. We cannot let that happen.'
Mathews: 'We played some poor shots, their bowlers bowled really well. I cannot really pin-point what went wrong but the poor shot selection was the main reason. The conditions and the pitches will be the main challenge for us. We did well in the second ODI but we have to bounce back to stay alive in the series. We have to perform better in the next game. Hopefully, the sun will be out at Lord's.'
As expected, the run-chase went swimmingly well for England. But much of the edifice of the clinical win was built by the bowlers, who let the ball rip amid helpful conditions. After having suffered humiliation at Chester-le-Street, the hosts rebounded strongly to skittle Sri Lanka out for their lowest total against England and with it go 2-1 up in the 5-match series. Do stay with us for the presentation and quotes from both the captains..
12.1 Rangana Herath to Ian Bell 6
SIX,England hammer Sri Lanka by 10 wickets to claim a 2-1 lead. Bell pumps his fist and wraps Cook with a bear hug. Bell raises his bat and acknowledges the raucous cheers from the crowd. Coming to the ball, this was floated on off, Bell charges down the track and lifts it nonchalantly over the bowler's head to seal the game in style
End of over 12, 5 runs (. 1 . . 4 . )
ENG: 67/0
Alastair Cook - 30(40) This over: 4 runs
Ian Bell - 35(32) This over: 1 runs
Ashan Priyanjan
(2.0 - 0 - 9 - 0)
11.6 Ashan Priyanjan to Alastair Cook 0
no run, shortish and on off, Cook looks to cut but can only chop it to extra-cover
11.5 Ashan Priyanjan to Alastair Cook 4
FOUR, pushed through fuller and on the pads, Cook leans forward and flicks it between midwicket and long on, full marks to Cook for placement
30 runs for Alastair Cook
11.4 Ashan Priyanjan to Alastair Cook 0
no run, slider from Priyanjan, too close to cut, Cook chops it towards cover
11.3 Ashan Priyanjan to Alastair Cook 0
no run, flatter and quicker on off, defended from the crease
11.2 Ashan Priyanjan to Ian Bell 1
1 run, Priyanjan pre-meditates a sweep, fetches this from outside off and places it behind square
11.1 Ashan Priyanjan to Ian Bell 0
no run, pushed back to the bowler, this was fuller from Priyanjan
End of over 11, 9 runs (. 4 . 4 1 . )
ENG: 62/0
Alastair Cook - 26(36) This over: 0 runs
Ian Bell - 34(30) This over: 9 runs
Rangana Herath
(3.0 - 0 - 23 - 0)
10.6 Rangana Herath to Alastair Cook 0
no run, arm ball angling away, Cook jams his bat down but the ball zips past the outside edge
10.5 Rangana Herath to Ian Bell 1
1 run, turned away to backward square leg for a single

Match details

Toss : England won the toss and elected to field

Umpires : Chris Gaffaney (New Zealand) and Michael Gough (England)

TV umpire : Marais Erasmus (South Africa)

Match referee : Jeff Crowe (New Zealand)

Teams

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

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

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