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Best performances - Batsmen

JE Root
93(106) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 19 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
14 3 5 4 23 6 13 25
JC Buttler
70(45) 7x4 - 1x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 14 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
4 14 9 3 14 15 0 11

Best performances - Bowlers

DJ Willey
O8.4
M0
R34
W4
Eco3.92
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
LE Plunkett
O8
M0
R44
W3
Eco5.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • 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

Player Of The Series

Series result

England won the 5-match series 3-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

10.30 start, First Session 10.30-14.00, Interval 14.00-14.45, Second Session 14.45-18.15

Match days

2 July 2016 (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorer: Binoy | Commentator: Deivarayan Muthu

6.34pm So, England head to the podium to get their champagne on, and continue to enjoy their new-found success. That's it from Cardiff, thanks for joining us today, from Deivarayan Muthu and Andrew Miller, goodbye.

6.16pm So, presentation time, and Jos Buttler is man of the match for his 70 from 45 balls. "I've had a little bit of success, so nice to contribute in a fantastic performance and a fitting end to the series for us," he says. "Great innings from Joe, we always wanted to get to 300 and knew if we batted our 50 overs we'd get more than that."

The Man of the Series, unsurprisingly, goes to Jason Roy for his two matchwinning hundreds. "I've been getting 40s and 30s and getting out, so nice to push on. I've put in a lot of hard work, a lot of respect for the coaching staff." And a word for his stand-in partner, James Vince: "He's class".

Do you see yourself as a Test player too? "That's the dream, but it's a gradual climb."

Sri Lanka's captain, Angelo Mathew has this to say: "We've been having the same problems, we need a perfect game to beat the English boys, they outplayed us.

"It was not a 325 wicket, but unfortunately for us the batting didn't click either. Our running was very poor in the past five games, we need to work as a team and day-by-day try to improve."

That tie in the first game. "England did well to tie it up and got momentum from there. Lots of positives, we are a young group. The seniors have a major role to play but the youngsters have to take up the challenge."

Eoin Morgan: "We adapted to conditions a lot better. If I'd have known I'd have gone in with two spinners, but our seamers held their lengths pretty well. A couple of things please me, the belief in the changing room has been outstanding, Jason Roy's individual performances, everyone has contributed with the bat except for myself, which is disappointing, but it'll come..."

6.10pm England won by 122 runs, the margin highlights the gulf between the two teams. Morgan and Roy lead England off the field. They move to fifth on the ODI table. After Root and Buttler charged the hosts to 324, England's seamers made early inroads. They bowled disciplined lines and lengths before Rashid pitched in with a couple wickets.

Chandi made his fourth successive half-century, but the other batsmen failed to rally around him. The visitors were ultimately bowled out for 202 in 42.4 overs. Do stick with us for the presentation.

Gnasher from the ground has whipped up the plays of the day, featuring Plunkett's pinpoint yorker

Ian: "How does this series affect the World Rankings?" --- England move to fifth

42.4
W
Willey to Pradeep, OUT, England wrap up a 3-0 series win. Full at the leg stump, hint of reverse-swing again, Pradeep backs away and searches for a lofted hit. He can only miscue it to mid-on. Woakes settles under it

N Pradeep c Woakes b Willey 7 (11m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 87.50

42.3
1
Willey to Bandara, 1 run, length and holds its line outside off, Bandara gets his first runs via an flashing outside edge to third man
42.2
0
Willey to Bandara, no run, full and reverse-swings in, inside-edged to the leg side as the No.11 wafts at the incoming ball
42.1
0
Willey to Bandara, no run, floated full on off, pushed down to mid-off

END OF OVER:
42 | 6 Runs | SL: 201/9 (124 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 4.78, RRR: 15.50)

  • Nuwan Pradeep7 (7b)
  • Chaminda Bandara0 (0b)
  • Chris Woakes9-0-36-0
  • David Willey8-0-33-3
41.6
0
Woakes to Pradeep, no run, loopy slower short ball, 67mph. The batsman is fooled and is pinged on the elbow
41.5
0
Woakes to Pradeep, no run, full at middle, Pradeep stays in the crease and taps down the ground

Unbeaten

4

No. of bilateral ODI series of 5 or more matches for England where they did not lose any match. Last such series was vs India in 2011, with 3 wins, 1 tie and 1 NR.

Chandimal's series

8

No. of batsmen who have scored 4 50-plus scores batting at No. 4 in a bilateral ODI series. Chandimal is the 8th to do so and first from Sri Lanka.

Streak ends

6

No. of consecutive 50+ partnerships between Chandimal and Mathews in ODIs this year. Their streak ended with a 22-run stand in this match.

SL's run-out woes

4

No. of times a batsman from SL's top-4 was run-out in this series, including Mendis in this match - joint-most for them in a bilateral ODI series.

Second-wicket doing it

60

Runs added by Sri Lanka's second-wicket in the first 3 ODIs of the series. But in the last 2 ODIs, they have added 50+ - 128 in the 4th ODI and another fifty in this match.

Finished strongly

79

Runs scored by England in their last 7 overs of the innings. They were 245/4 at the end of 43rd over and then finished on 324/7 in 50 overs.

First to fifth gear

225.00

Jos Buttler's strike rate in his last 20 balls of the innings; he scored 45 runs. In the first 25 balls, he had scored just 25 runs; strike rate of 100.

Morgan's lowest

18.62

Morgan's average in ODIs this year, which is his lowest for England in any calendar year. In 8 innings, he has managed just 149 runs with highest of 43.

Different Gunathilaka

2/94

Gunathilaka's bowling figures in ODIs in 15 overs, before this match. He picked up 3/48 in his quota of 10 overs in this match.

Sri Lanka tour of England and Ireland 2016

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