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
Plays of the day from the third ODI of the series between England and Sri Lanka
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
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
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.
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.
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+.
No. of consecutive partnerships of 50 or more runs between Chandimal and Mathews in ODIs this year. All have come for the fourth wicket.
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.
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)
ODI wickets for Liam Plunkett, in 37 matches. Kusal Perera fell as his 50th wicket today. He, though, made his ODI debut in 2005.
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.
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.