Sri Lanka need 227 runs to win from 36.4 overs
Match delayed - Sri Lanka need 139 runs to win from 21.0 overs
No more play. England win by 31 run on DLS.
3rd ODI today, guess what’s happening??
This series is becoming so pointless that England Cricket have felt obliged to issue a statement explaining why they are trying to play cricket in a MONSOON!
“In respect of touring Sri Lanka at this time of year,” says @EnglandCricket. “The Future Tours Programme is congested involving 13 Boards whose schedules all interconnect, so there are unfortunately a number of tours that have to take place outside prime match-staging periods.”
Which, if you leave aside the lunacy of the congestion itself, still begs the question of why you’d try to play cricket in the only conditions (other than pitch-black darkness) in which playing cricket simply isn’t possible!
The comments on the ESPN live commentary are hilarious, seriously you should go and read them
And to add to the lunacy, Aussies are playing Pakistan in Tests here when it is still too hot for us to even go to the beach let alone sit in a cricket stadium free of charge all day. Bonkers mad
6.05pm: We are going to have an inspection at 6.30pm , just 25 minutes away. “Stumps are in the ground,” reports Fidel, hopefully.
That’ll be 14:00 our time.
7.35pm: We have news of a toss! And a start time… The former will be in 10 minutes, at 7.45pm, in anticipation of a 21-over game from 8.15pm. It’s on!
17 from our 1sr over oops
S/L 39-0 from the first 3 overs
Match reduced to 21 overs a side
Ali to Samarawickrama, 1 run, fired in straight, worked off the front pad through backward square… that’s the Sri Lanka 50 , raised from just 28 balls
Curran to Dickwella, OUT , gottim - chipped to mid-off running back!
N Dickwella c Woakes b Curran 36 (20b 8x4 0x6) SR: 180.00
Rashid to Mendis, OUT , slips in the googly, sneaks through to clip off stump! Big old barn door from Mendis, driving away from his body, and he’s gone for a golden duck. He hangs around while the umpires confirm that Buttler’s gloves had nothing to do with the dismissal, but the replays are clear
BKG Mendis b Rashid 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00
76/2 after 10 overs, considering the speed that they started with that’s a pretty good comeback from the England bowlers…
Rashid to Samarawickrama, OUT , oh dear… he’s top-edged a full toss to square leg!
S Samarawickrama c Woakes b Rashid 35 (34b 4x4 0x6) SR: 102.94
Rashid to Perera, OUT , slogged straight up, taken on the run at long-on!
NLTC Perera c Roy b Rashid 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00
Rashid on a hat-trick
The next one dayer has started Sri Lanka in bat and are
29 for 1 with 42.4 overs left