Match Day

1245dThe Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

England restrict subdued SL before washout

Fifties to Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal and Angelo Mathews were the sparks in a Sri Lanka score of 248 for 9, but gloom ultimately defined the day, after rain washed out play four overs into th

1244dAndrew McGlashan

Plunkett pins his faith in pace

iam Plunkett has been advised to bring more variety to his one-day game but he has returned to form with the belief that raw pace is the way to go

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Rashid feels he is winning the mental battle

Adil Rashid believes he is becoming a mentally stronger bowler after a year back in the England white-ball sides and continues to pick the brains of Shane Warne over the art of legspin


1245dThe Preview by Andrew McGlashan

England aim to ram home advantage

While England are riding a wave of momentum after a thumping win, Sri Lanka's woes are compounded as they are left sweating over the fitness of Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal

Hales' second duck v SL


No. of ducks for Hales against Sri Lanka in ODIs - most by an England opener. Stewart, Knight, Vaughan, Cook and Moeen have one duck each.

Once again in 60s


Runs scored by SL in the last ten overs of the innings - 186/5 to 248/9. In the first ODI they scored 61 runs in last ten and 66 in the second ODI.

No. 3, 4, 5


Last time Sri Lanka's No. 3, 4, 5 all scored 50 or more in an ODI innings - vs Aus, MCG in CB series. In this match, Mendis, Chandimal and Mathews have scored 50+.

Another fifty-plus stand


No. of consecutive partnerships of 50 or more runs between Chandimal and Mathews in ODIs this year. All have come for the fourth wicket.

Young Mendis


No. of Sri Lankan batsmen to score 50 or more in an ODI in England at a younger age than Kusal Mendis (21y, 145d) - Tharanga (21y, 135d), 120 at Lord's, 2006.

Only the second


No. of England wicketkeepers who have effected 100 or more dismissals in ODIs. Buttler became the second to do so. First was Stewart (163 dismissals as keeper)

Plunkett's 50th


ODI wickets for Liam Plunkett, in 37 matches. Kusal Perera fell as his 50th wicket today. He, though, made his ODI debut in 2005.

Gunathilaka's failure


Runs accumulated by SL opener Gunathilaka in this series. His scores being 9, 22 and 1. He had scored 63 vs Ireland before coming into this series.

England in Bristol


Eng's win-loss record in ODIs in Bristol, before this. They have lost 3 of their last 4 completed ODIs. Last fixture here, vs Ind in 2014, was abandoned without a ball.

Sri Lanka tour of England and Ireland 2016