SL vs ENG, 3rd ODI, Sri Lanka v England ODI Series 2018, 17 Oct 2018
England won by 7 wickets
BALL BY BALL
D D Silva
Boom, Stokes finishes things in characteristic style. England go 2-0 up with two ODIs to go in the series. England have coasted to victory in a shortened ODI in Pallekele to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series. The fact that we got any play at all today was down to the tireless work of the groundstaff, who had to fight against the weather for hours until finally the skies cleared. Sri Lanka got off to an incredible start as Niroshan Dickwella and Sadeera Samarawickrama laid the platform for a huge score. The hosts couldn't capitalise, however, as Adil Rashid (4/36) showed all his variations in a classy bowling spell to strangle the middle order. Chasing a total that always seemed under-par the tourists never looked like slipping up, as their skipper Eoin Morgan compiled a composed half century for the second match in succession. That means England can't lose the series and Sri Lanka will need a win on Saturday in the Fourth ODI to keep things alive. Join us then.
18.3 - A Aponso to B Stokes
Stock length ball, middle stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control over long off for 6 runs.
18.2 - A Aponso to E Morgan
Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by de Silva.
That's a friendly full toss and Morgan won't miss out in this kind of form. England on the verge of 2-0.
18.1 - A Aponso to E Morgan
Stock ball full toss, middle stump backing away driving, well timed in the air under control past deep cover for 4 runs.
Ov 18: 2 4 1 0 1 1lb ( 9 Runs )
17.6 - T Perera to E Morgan
Off cutter length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, hit pad to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Fernando.
17.5 - T Perera to B Stokes
Slower ball back of a length, to leg down the track driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Aponso.
17.4 - T Perera to B Stokes
Slower length ball, middle stump on the back foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
17.3 - T Perera to E Morgan
Slower ball back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
17.2 - T Perera to E Morgan
Back of a length, off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed in the air under control past third man for 4 runs. Slapped over the top, Morgan goes to fifty for the second time in succession to become the first England skipper to make consecutive ODI half centuries in Sri Lanka.
17.1 - T Perera to E Morgan
Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot cutting, to deep backward point for 2 runs, fielded by Perera.
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