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Best performances - Batsmen

EJG Morgan
92(91) 11x4 - 2x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • slog shot
  • 17 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
1 3 10 12 15 19 14 18
JE Root
71(83) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %89%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 32 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
1 0 22 15 8 7 6 12

Best performances - Bowlers

SL Malinga
O10
M1
R44
W5
Eco4.40
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W
CR Woakes
O5
M0
R26
W3
Eco5.20
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Match Details

Toss

Sri Lanka , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

England led the 5-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

09:45 start, First Session 09:45-13:15, Interval 13:15-14:00, Second Session 14:00-17:30

Match days

13 October 2018 (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Scorer: Ranjith P | Commentator: Andrew Miller

END OF OVER:
29 | 2 Runs | SL: 140/5 (32 runs required, RR: 4.82)

  • NLTC Perera44 (49b)
  • DM de Silva36 (50b)
  • MM Ali10-0-47-0
  • AU Rashid2-0-15-0

All over red rover. That's it. They've pulled the plug, or the trigger, whichever you think is more applicable. England win by 31 runs on DLS

Fidel Fernando's match report will be updated shortly, his musings on a contest that was quite fun while it lasted ... especially for Lasith Malinga.

And look, Alan's even pulled together a gallery for you. His munificence knows no bounds.

But for the time being, from a soggy Dambulla, it's goodnight, and see you for the next installment of the Monsoon Super Splash-down, on Wednesday.

4.44pm Still here?

Harith: "Please answer we have reserve day what happend to it?" The reserve day was only there if the second innings didn't last for 20 overs. Since we passed that point, DLS has kicked in.

4.14pm It is still hammering down in Dam(p)bulla. It will take at least an hour to clear the covers, and that's assuming they turn the tap off now. England are firmly on course to win by 31 runs on DLS.

4.05pm It is decidedly moist out there. So let's have a look around for what's going on elsewhere. It's been another lively day in the second Test at Hyderabad, where India were briefly under a bit of pressure against West Indies, before Rahane and Pant bailed them out, and restored the dominance that Prithvi Shaw had established.

Down Under, Australia is still awaiting the return of their almost-conquering heroes from the UAE. But at least they've had Usain Bolt making headlines with his first goals for Central Coast Mariners (yeah, me neither ...)

And elsewhere on ESPN, here's our exclusive with Michael Carrick, who recently opened up about his depression while playing for Manchester United. Mental health is a topic that has been central to cricket's narrative in recent years

3.57pm Mazher Arshad on Twitter has the day's big number: "England just bowled 10,000th consecutive ball in ODIs without a line no-ball. TEN THOUSAND deliveries on the trot without overstepping. Amazing discipline." Actual scenes. I believe the decisive delivery was the same one that completed the 20th over, which is apt

We can play until 6pm local time, which is a window of another two hours. Hmm

3.50pm So, it's been fun while it has lasted ... stunning bowling from Lasith Malinga in the first innings to counter Eoin Morgan and Joe Root's best efforts, while this innings featured more incisive new-ball work from Chris Woakes and a very, very encouraging debut from the young quick Olly Stone. De Silva and Perera have fought back well, but it was feeling beyond them, even before the weather got involved.

We'll sit tight for a bit, but I'd make other plans for the day if I were you! Shame it's an international weekend in the Premier League really ... I'd argue that this England game was less of a washout than last night's football version ...

3.47pm Now then, rain stopped play. Or rather, the threat of rain has stopped play. There's some violent scenes over the back of the pavilion, thunder, lightning and very, very frightening ... especially for the groundstaff, who have a mass of blue sheeting to bring over the ground, and need enough time to baton down the hatches before things get really wet.

The rain in the first game arrived at 3.42pm ... so we can safely predict how this match will finish...!

28.6
0
Ali to NLTC Perera, no run, solid block, tight lines
28.5
0
Ali to NLTC Perera, no run, loose-handed drive, to mid-off
28.4
0
Ali to NLTC Perera, no run, worked into the off side once more
28.3
1
Ali to de Silva, 1 run, turning down the leg side, helped on its way
28.2
0
Ali to de Silva, no run, eased into the off side
28.1
1
Ali to NLTC Perera, 1 run, biffed out to the cover sweeper

Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st9WU TharangaN Dickwella
2nd7LD ChandimalN Dickwella
3rd4LD ChandimalMDKJ Perera
4th11MDKJ PereraMD Shanaka
5th43MDKJ PereraDM de Silva
6th66NLTC PereraDM de Silva