England v Sri Lanka: 2nd ODI, Chester-le-Street as it happened

England are bowled out for 99 and lose by a massive 157 runs as Sri Lanka level the one-day series at 1-1.

25 May 2014 Last updated at 10:03

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As it happened

  1. 17:15: 

    Another horrible day's cricket for England then. They will need to improve dramatically in Wednesday's third match at Old Trafford. I'm off now, but make sure you join us for some midweek cricket.

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  2. 17:11: 

    Here's what injured England skipper Alastair Cook thought of it all...

    Alastair Cook
  3. 17:10: 

    More from England batsman Ian Bell: "It would have been nice to keep them to 220-230 but that wasn't a performance we should expect from an England side."

  4. 17:08: 
    Player reaction
    Ian Bell

    England batsman Ian Bell, speaking to Sky Sports: "No excuses at all, it played a lot better than 99 all out - it was really poor and we've got to find some answers for the next game. We want to be positive to run as hard as we can and play proper cricket shots in that first 10 overs."

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    Adam in London: Bopara has had such a long run in the side and still hasn't repaid the faith of the selectors. Highly talented but he just doesn't seem mentally strong enough. The 'finisher' is finished for me. After a while you have to stop picking a player on potential.

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    Rasanga: Superb bowling performance! However Prasad weak link in the attack! Should be replaced with Tisara for the next game!

    Pat O'Hara: Moores will only have his work cut out if he does not slash this side to bits. Finn, Patel, Taylor, Lumb should be given a go.

    Aidan Convery: I think the England team needs a complete overhaul - shocking display!

  7. 17:03: 
    Tillakaratne Dilshan

    Man-of-the-match Tillakaratne Dilshan: "The conditions suited the bowlers - especially in the first 10-15 overs when it seamed around and they bowled really well. After a few overs we knew 230-240 would be a good score. The main target was to bat long partnerships and I think it worked."

  8. 17:00: 
    Captain's view
    Angelo Mathews

    Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews: "It was a pleasing performance from the whole team. The batters had to work hard for their runs and Tillakaratne Dilshan batted very well. We were not sure about our score - we thought it was about par - but the bowlers were excellent again and took early wickets. The conditions were a challenge for us: it was cold and it was seaming a lot but people like Nuwan Kulasekara are unplayable in these conditions."

    Graham Onions, England & Durham bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "It's tough when you've just been beaten like that but it's just one defeat and England will get better and improve. It's not 5-0 like it was in Australia. They are good players but there are some young players who it will knock, and it will be interesting for Alastair Cook to see what kind of character these players have got."

  10. 16:59: 
    Captain's view
    Eoin Morgan

    England captain Eoin Morgan: "I can't explain it - the ball did a little bit but we just stuttered throughout. We lost wickets continuously throughout the whole innings and under-performed massively. We've been outplayed here in conditions we normally thrive on and we've played poorly."

  11. 16:54: 

    That result levels the series at 1-1 with three matches to play. Next stop is Old Trafford for a day-nighter on Wednesday.

    Graham Onions, England & Durham bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "The Oval was an ideal start but they've come here and got an hiding and the pressure will be on them now to perform in the next game. Peter Moores will say it's one bad game and they've got to show character and skill to come back from this, but Sri Lanka will be buzzing."

  13. 16:50: 
    Bowling figures
    Sri Lanka celebrate

    The Sri Lankan bowling figures are pretty impressive - Kulasekara 6-3-15-3, Malinga 4-1-17-1, Prasad 6-0-36-1, Senanayake 7.1-1-13-4, Mathews 2-0-9-1, Dilshan 1-0-6-0.

    Full scorecard

    Graham Onions, England & Durham bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "England will be bitterly disappointed. I thought they would win because Sri Lanka didn't seem up for it with their woolly hats and gloves, but they were and England have been humiliated. Who do you want to blame? England had no answer and maybe it's just one of those days but you'd say as a fan that it's not good enough."

  15. 16:48: 

    Of England's 99 all out, only Eoin Morgan (40) and Ian Bell (12) reached double figures. When James Anderson (7) is your third top-scorer, you know it's not gone to plan.

  16. 16:45: 

    The Sri Lankans are delighted with that - they can go and get warm now. Peter Moores looks furious. He's got his work cut out with this team it seems.

  17. 26.1 overs: 
    WICKET- Anderson b Senanayake (Eng 99 all out)
    James Anderson

    An ugly end to a pitiful batting performance as James Anderson aims a wild slog at Sachithra Senanayake and becomes the off-spinner's fourth wicket of the game. England are bowled out for a flakey ice cream (99!).

  18. 26 overs: 
    Eng 99-9 (Target 257)

    Harry Gurney obviously doesn't fancy his chances of sticking around for too long either as he plays two wild swings at fresh air before drawing back from a pull shot and somehow getting a bottom edge for four.

    Graham Onions, England & Durham bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "That sums England's day up. Morgan couldn't get on top of the delivery, he fell into the trap and tried to take it on, but hit it to the fielder. I've seen our number eleven Harry Gurney bat and I don't think this will last long."

  20. 25.2 overs: 
    WICKET- Morgan c Chandimal b Prasad 40 (Eng 95-9)
    Eoin Morgan

    Eoin Morgan, who earlier in the over had top-edged a pull for six, goes for one big shot too many and is caught on the boundary by Dinesh Chandimal.

    Graham Onions, England & Durham bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "Give Sri Lanka credit for putting on a strong performance after their defeat at The Oval. I thought Sri Lanka would start well but they have been on top throughout and played better than us."

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    Marc Horton: Shocking from England today. Especially when Sri Lanka didn't look interested at the start of fielding. Dilshan even wearing a wholly hat.

    Gary Blanchard: At least we know it's not Cook's fault. Our batsmen in general make bad decisions, putting each other under pressure.

  23. 25 overs: 
    Eng 88-8 (Morgan 34, Anderson 7)

    England can at least walk off the field tonight knowing they haven't recorded their lowest ever ODI score - James Anderson helping his team-mates past that score of 86 all out in 2001 with a reverse-sweep for four.

    Still there. Still fighting. Just about.

  24. 24 overs: 
    Eng 84-8 (Target 257)

    What must be going through Eoin Morgan's head? Surely he realises the game is up, but professional pride means he's got to continue thinking England can win this - however crazy that seems. He clips a single into the leg side to leave James Anderson fending off short deliveries from Dhammika Prasad at the other end. The Burnley Express manages to get a single and Morgan ends the over with a meaty six over long-off.

  25. 23 overs: 
    Eng 76-8 (Morgan 27, Anderson 2)

    Sri Lanka employ three close catchers for James Anderson, who gets off the mark by sweeping a couple down to fine leg. The post-mortem is already beginning on TMS. It's grisly.

    Graham Onions, England & Durham bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "That's a poor shot. He's chipped it straight to the fielder. Surely he should just stay with Morgan, even if he had to bat a maiden, but try to get Morgan into the game. It's hard to criticise when we are already struggling, but this is almost done."

  27. 22.1 overs: 
    WICKET- Tredwell c Kulasekara b Senanayake 4 (Eng 73-8)

    Game over? England could end up being bowled out for their lowest one-day international score here. That is currently 86, against Australia at Old Trafford in 2001. Sri Lanka need just two more wickets now as James Tredwell holes out rather tamely to long-on. A third wicket for Sachithra Senanayake.

    Full scorecard

  28. 22 overs: 
    Eng 73-7 (Target 257)

    Eoin Morgan show his frustration at the situation by running down the track and flat-batting Angelo Mathews straight to a cover fielder. Two singles in the over.

  29. 21 overs: 
    Eng 71-7 (Morgan 25, Tredwell 3)

    I'm going to put it out there that Sachithra Senanayake is nothing special. He's a decent offie who gets bounce and delivers a potent carrom ball, but he's not the type of bowler who should be reducing you to 71-7 at Chester-le-Street in May. He's no Murali. Care to disagree? Two from the over.

  30. 16:20: 
    Pietersen's IPL spell ends

    Kevin Pietersen has finished his spell in the IPL by scoring his only 50 of the tournament, but his 58 off 41 balls wasn't enough for his Delhi Daredevils team, who lost to Kings XI Punjab by seven wickets.

    The Delhi Daredevils, captained by Pietersen, have finished bottom of the IPL table, with just two wins from their 14 matches.

    Pietersen has since tweeted: "I'm sorry to all our wonderful fans! What we did this IPL wasn't good enough! I will accept a lot of the blame as capt - only fair! Sorry!"

  31. 20 overs: 
    Eng 69-7 (Target 257)

    Tillakaratne Dilshan is persuaded to give up the snood and send down a brisk over of off-spin, which starts with a couple of singles, peaks with a boundary through midwicket for Eoin Morgan and ends with three dot balls.

  32. 19 overs: 
    APPEAL - NOT OUT- Eng 63-7

    Another leg-before shout, this time against James Tredwell when Sachithra Senanayake pins the new batsman in front. It was sliding down leg, but it serves to underline the stranglehold Senanayake is applying on the England batting line-up. His figures are now 4-1-4-2.

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "That was a desperate review because Chris Jordan is the last recognised batsman. James Tredwell has first-class hundreds but has underperformed for England because he usually comes in to face hopeless situations. This is also similar but he has time to bat."

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    David Reynolds: This new look England seems very similar to the old one.

    James Gulleford: An obsession with bowling first is costing England. Scared to put runs on the board and can't deal with the pressure of chasing!

  35. 18.2 overs: 
    WICKET- Jordan lbw b Senanayake 1 (Eng 63-7)
    Sachithra Senanayake

    England are hurtling head-first towards a very embarrassing defeat here. Chris Jordan's the latest to head for the dressing room.

    Full scorecard

  36. 18.2 overs: 

    Chris Jordan is rapped on the pads, back in his crease, by Sachithra Senanayake. He's given out, but appeals. In vain, I reckon...

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    Andy, Bangor: I blame Cook for this batting collapse! If he hadn't been injured England wouldn't be in this position. Poor captaincy yet again!

  38. 18 overs: 
    Eng 62-6 (Morgan 19, Jordan 1)
    Eoin Morgan

    There's talk of rain on the horizon, but England have little chance of getting out of this one - Sri Lanka only need to send down 20 overs to win on the Duckworth-Lewis method should the weather intervene. New batsman Chris Jordan is greeted by a bouncer - to the delight of the chirpy Sri Lankan fielders - before he gets a single and watches from the other end as Eoin Morgan smacks four through midwicket.

  39. 17.1 overs: 
    WICKET- Buttler c Senanayake b Mathews 4 (Eng 55-6)

    Start the car? Jos Buttler is the latest to make his way back to the pavilion when he plays a horrible shot which ends with the ball popping up to a diving Sachithra Senanayake at mid-off.

    Jos Buttler is out
  40. 17 overs: 
    Eng 53-5 (Target 257)

    Six gentle steps to the delivery crease before the tall, rangy Sachithra Senanayake turns his arm over and delivers. He races through his overs, with Eoin Morgan getting a couple via a sweep shot.

  41. 16 overs: 
    Eng 53-5 (Morgan 12, Buttler 4)

    Jos Buttler is renowned for his explosive cameos but he is going to need something more substantial today. Dhammika Prasad tests him out with a few short pitched deliveries and when one is pitched up the wicketkeeper strides out to drive through the covers for four to bring up the 50. Sri Lanka got theirs in the 14th over and had of course lost only the one wicket.

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "It surprised him for length and seemingly for pace as well. England are in the mire, the last proper batsman has come out now. The weather looks OK and England have got a mountain to climb. The two batsmen have come together for a chat and I'm sure Morgan will be saying we just have to bat and bat, if we can bat for 20 overs together then we'll have a look."

  43. 15 overs: 
    WICKET- Bopara b Senanayake 7 (Eng 46-5)
    Ravi Bopara walks off

    This could get embarrassing! Ravi Bopara ends up trapped in his crease and Sachithra Senanayake squeezes one through his defences. Bowled.

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    Glenn Allen: Even if Morgan hits 150, it won't make him a better Test Match candidate...ODI player at best.

    Tom Acton: Not to sound like a broken record, but what does James Taylor have to do to get in the side?

  45. 14 overs: 
    Eng 46-4 (Target 257)

    Dhammika Prasad seems to bowl one boundary ball per over, and his latest one sits up in the pitch screaming 'hit me'. Eoin Morgan obliges and gets four through midwicket for his troubles. Like in previous overs, however, Prasad soon recalibrates and that's England's lot for the over.

  46. 13 overs: 
    Eng 42-4 (Morgan 7, Bopara 7)
    Ravi Bopara

    England will know that if either of these two batsmen are at the crease at the end, they are more than likely to win the game. That's why they won't be too concerned that the required run-rate is creeping towards six an over. Just the single from Sachithra Senanayake's first over of off-spin.

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    Chris, Munich: Four down, just one player in double figures - this takes me back to the last tour of Oz!

    David, Toledo: Meanwhile, Samit Patel and James Taylor having no end of batting fun at Trent Bridge. Their partnership currently worth 192 runs.

  48. 12 overs: 
    Eng 41-4 (Target 257)

    Ravi Bopara looks in good touch today as he again waits on the back foot before crashing four through the point region. Dhammika Prasad learns his lesson and ensures the rest of his over contains no more freebies.

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    England captain Alastair Cook

    Sufiy: Bring back my Kevin. Sack Cook, he is the silent lamb in England dressing room.

    Pat O'Hara: England are stuck in their ways. If this were the Aussies who had one of the best ODI players, he'd be in. Pick Hales !

    Tom Atkinson: This new era for English cricket - read new era with the same old story. Can't expect instant miracles.

  50. 11 overs: 
    Eng 37-4 (Morgan 6, Bopara 3)

    Ravi Bopara has had to be patient in his quest to get off the mark - but he gets there with his 12th ball faced when he waits on the back foot and caresses three past backward point. Eoin Morgan, who scored a single earlier in the over, also frees his arms a little by guiding a couple down to third man.

    Michael Vaughan, Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "England have got to hang in, if they try and score too quickly you'll be six or seven down and out of the game. It does get easier, we saw that in the Sri Lankan innings."

  52. 10 overs: 
    Eng 31-4 (Target 257)

    England get their first look at Dhammika Prasad - a seamer very much of the military medium variety - and he continues to keep a tight rein on the run-rate with some wicket-to-wicket stuff. Prasad is basically like Ravi Bopara with an extra yard. England score their first runs for 25 deliveries when Eoin Morgan follows a wide ball with a single. Absorbing.

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    Scott: Maybe we should have never been criticising Alastair Cook. He'd probably still be in.

    Irvin Flaherty: Hales will be in the team for sure now. Carberry has failed once too often. Bell should be used in Test matches only.

    Callum Derbyshire: England are now un-Ballanced.

  54. 9 overs: 
    Eng 29-4 (Kulasekara 5-3-9-3)

    A match-winning innings from Eoin Morgan and he'll really stake his claim for another shot at Test cricket. The left-hander somehow has to find a way of coping with the seaming delivery under pressure, while also ensuring the run-rate stays steady.

    Nuwan Kulasekara is wobbling the ball this way and that, with the close-up Sri Lankan wicketkeeper and fielders making Ravi Bopara feel claustrophobic. Three maidens out of three.

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    Darren Hawkins: Carberry just isn't good enough! It's about time the England hierarchy realised this.

    Michael Vaughan, Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special
    Nuwan Kulasekara

    "No foot movement from Carberry at all, Joe Root hanging back. They've all been trapped on the crease. Kulasekera is not express pace, you'd think they'd be trying to get at him a bit more."

  57. 8 overs: 
    Eng 29-4 (Morgan 2, Bopara 0)

    Rather like in the Sri Lanka innings, the ball is not hooping round corners but just nipping about just enough - and England have no answer at the moment. Lasith Malinga is bowling a shorter length than we are often used to seeing and it's cramping Eoin Morgan for room. Maiden over.

  58. 7 overs: 
    Eng 29-4 (Target 257)

    It's down to the two wise old heads of Ravi Bopara and Eoin Morgan to get England out of this hole they find themselves in. Superb disciplined bowling from the Sri Lankans. Another wicket-maiden.

    Graham Onions, England & Durham bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "Fantastic delivery there, not express pace but putting the ball in the right areas."

  60. 6.2 overs: 
    WICKET- Ballance lbw b Kulasekara 5 (Eng 29-4)
    Gary Ballance is out

    This really is a crisis now. Bowling a delivery which James Anderson - the king of the swingers - would be proud of, Nuwan Kulasekara seams one back into the pads of the left-handed Gary Ballance and the finger goes up.

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    Nick: This will be an interesting test of Ballance's technique as he is not a top-order batsmen at domestic level.

    Dan Nixon: That should be enough to get Hales into the team. Carberry doesn't get the runs, Hales will give impetus and big hitting.

    Gary Blanchard: How many chances does Carberry get? He has not looked international class or had any proper success in any format.

  62. 6 overs: 
    Eng 29-3 (Ballance 5, Morgan 2)

    Eoin Morgan is at the crease a little earlier than he would have liked, but he's off the mark with a punch through the covers which brings two. This be will a good test of the Middlesex batsman's skill outside off stump.

    Graham Onions, England & Durham bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "I think Joe will be disappointed, Malinga has got the ball in the right area and Joe hasn't got his feet moving. We need a consolidating innings from our captain now."

  64. 5.2 overs: 
    WICKET- Root b Malinga 0 (Eng 27-3)
    Sri Lanka celebrate

    Bowled him! Lasith Malinga drags his length back and the ball does just enough to disturb Joe Root's timbers. The England batsman was stuck on the back foot and he's paid the price. England on the ropes a little bit.

    Full scorecard

  65. 5 overs: 
    Eng 26-2 (Target 257)

    In Nuwan Kulasekara, Sri Lanka have a seamer who appears suited to English conditions. He now has 2-9 from his opening three overs.

    Graham Onions, England & Durham bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "I keep saying I am disappointed with the way Sri Lanka are going about their business but England keep gifting them wickets. That wasn't short enough to play down to third man and it's good for England now to have someone like Joe Root, who will play the ball on its merits and hopefully get England back in this game."

  67. 4.4 overs: 
    WICKET- Bell c Sangakkara b Kulasekara 12 (Eng 26-2)
    Nuwan Kulasekara of Sri Lanka celebrates

    Another horrible dismissal as Ian Bell tries to guide a short, wide delivery down to third man but ends up poking it into the gloves of wicketkeeper Kumar Sangakkara. Enter Joe Root.

    Graham Onions, England & Durham bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "I was speaking to Michael Gough, the umpire, and he was saying that Malinga is a nightmare because of his action, his arms and legs are everywhere and you can't see his front foot."

  69. 4 overs: 
    Eng 24-1 (Bell 11, Ballance 4)

    I don't think Tillakaratne Dilshan is acclimatised to the Durham weather just yet - the Sri Lanka batsman is wearing a snood underneath his hat AND is using little hand warmers to melt the ice from his ears. It's arctic from his point of view.

    Lasith Malinga is making the ball talk now and he almost nips one between Ian Bell's bat and pad. The opener is pleased to get down the other end with a single, before Gary Ballance eases a full toss to the boundary. Classy.

  70. 3 overs: 
    Eng 19-1 (Target 257)

    Just two leg byes in the over mean it's a wicket-maiden for Nuwan Kulasekera. Gary Ballance is the new man at the crease.

    Graham Onions, England & Durham bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "Better line by Kulasekara, I suppose a bit of indecisiveness from Carberry and unfortunately he's on his way back. It had been a subdued start from Sri Lanka, they look a bit chilly with their hands in their pockets but they are back in the game."

  72. 2.4 overs: 
    WICKET- Carberry c Sangakkara b Kulasekera 6 (Eng 19-1)
    Michael Carberry

    Michael Carberry can't most the most of his latest chance at the top of the England batting order and he is sent packing when he gets caught on his crease and nicks Nuwan Kulasekera behind to a grateful Kumar Sangakkara.

    Full scorecard

  73. 2 overs: 
    Eng 17-0 (Carberry 6, Bell 10)

    With his boundary in the first over, Ian Bell became the leading scorer in one-day internationals in England - overhauling Marcus Trescothick's previous best of 2423. The boy from Coventry can play, although he does have a little nibble outside off stump to one he should leave alone from Lasith Malinga.

    Bell recovers his poise to push three though the off side with some wonderful timing off the back foot. A no-ball allows Michael Carberry a free hit and the left-handed opener carves three through the covers. A flying start for England.

  74. 1 over: 
    Eng 8-0 (Target 257)

    The perfect start for Michael Carberry, who gets a 75mph floaty delivery on leg stump from Nuwan Kulasekara and the opener responds with three into the on-side. Ian Bell's up and running too, as he cracks one which is short and wide to the boundary. Needing just above five an over to win the match, eight from the first set of six sets them up nicely.

  75. 14:44: 

    The minute I mention 'barbecue weather', Sri Lanka's Tillakaratne Dilshan walks out to field wearing a snood. It's not that cold!

  76. 14:43: 

    Afternoon all! Everyone have a nice lunch? It's barbecue weather up in Durham. Well, almost! Back to cricketing matters and England have been set 257 to win by Sri Lanka. Ian Bell and Michael Carberry will begin the hosts' run chase.

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    James Anderson

    England Cricket: Jimmy's second wicket today was his 250th ODI wicket! Congrats Jimmy!

  78. 14:15: 

    I'm off for a quick break but we'll be back in around 25 minutes for the start of England's innings. In the meantime, TMS will run a profile of England coach Peter Moores. See you shortly.

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Sri Lanka could have edged to 280, Dilshan held it together but I think England will be pleased with the way they bowled in the last 20 overs. The bowlers will be happier than the fielders. It's a nice target, I would just fancy England but we've got a match on, it's a combative target, a nice challenge for - I say a young England side - but the average age of the opening pair is 33!"

  80. 14:12: 

    That's that then. England will need to score 257 to win this second one-day international and take a 2-0 lead in the series. Here are the England bowling figures: Anderson 10-1-38-2, Gurney 10-0-59-3, Jordan 10-0-56-1, Bopara 9-0-40-0, Tredwell 10-0-57-1, Root 1-0-1-0.

  81. 50 overs: 
    SL 256-8 (Senanayake 2, Prasad 7)

    Chris Jordan to bowl the final over and he's worked for a couple by Dhammika Prasad who then exchanges singles with Sachithra Senanayake. Jordan is bowling brisk yorkers and the Sri Lankans are struggling to do very much with them. Just seven from the final over of the innings.

    Full scorecard

  82. 49 overs: 
    SL 249-8 (Gurney 10-0-59-3)

    A fantastic over from Harry Gurney, who is quickly becoming a key member of this England one-day side. One over to go.

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "These are important wickets because we were talking 260 but there are just the two wickets left now. Gurney has a certain composure. People on the international circuit get used to you. It was difficult for Jade Dernbach because they got to know about his slower balls, they don't quite know what Gurney is going to do."

  84. 48.5 overs: 
    WICKET- Kulasekara c Root b Gurney 0 (SL 248-8)

    A third wicket for Harry Gurney, who gets rid of Nuwan Kulasekara when the lower order biffer cracks one straight down the throat of Joe Root on the boundary.

  85. 48.3 overs: 
    WICKET- Chandimal c Bopara b Gurney 14 (SL 247-7)

    After crashing another boundary through the covers, Dinesh Chandimal is sent packing when he slices a simple(ish) catch to Ravi Bopara at extra cover.

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Anderson hasn't played a lot of one-day cricket for England but he is still an asset, with the ball swinging he can get people out."

  87. 48 overs: 
    SL 243-6 (Chandimal 10, Kulasekara 0)

    Dinesh Chandimal is throwing the bat now too, and he cracks James Anderson to the boundary before new batsman Nuwan Kulasekara ends the over by failing to get any willow on another steepling delivery. Anderson finishes with figures of 10-1-38-2.

  88. 47.2 overs: 
    WICKET- Priyanjan c Morgan b Anderson 43 (SL 236-6)
    Ashan Priyanjan

    Live by the sword, die by the sword. Ashan Priyanjan's entertaining 33-ball knock is ended when he aims a big shot at James Anderson's short delivery but finds the toe of the bat and Eoin Morgan swoops in from mid-on to take the catch.

    That wicket is James Anderson's 250th in one-day international cricket. Another landmark for the Burnley Express.

  89. 47 overs: 
    SL 235-5 (Priyanjan 43, Chandimal 2)

    Ashan Priyanjan's cameo continues with a four past backward point, and he's denied another boundary in a similar area when Michael Carberry hauls the ball in just inside the rope. Incidentally, Dinesh Chandimal is the new batsman. One wicket and 10 runs in an eventful over.

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "We wondered whether the Sri Lankans have accelerated soon enough, they were fairly conservative leading up to 40 overs, but they are on course for 260."

  91. 46.2 overs: 
    WICKET- Mathews c Bopara b Gurney 30 (SL 225-5)
    England celebrate a wicket

    England finally catch one - Angelo Mathews going inside out when Harry Gurney goes round the wicket and the skipper's lofted shot picks out Ravi Bopara in the covers.

  92. 46 overs: 
    SL 225-4 (Mathews 30, Priyanjan 36)

    This fifth-wicket partnership is hurting England - especially as Ashan Priyanjan is now paddling Chris Jordan's attempts at 90mph toe-crushers down to the third man boundary for four. Excellent innovation from the 24-year-old. England continue to gift Sri Lanka runs via the extras column - there's been 13 wides in this match. Another 10 added to the score.

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "We had a great example of how costly it can be in the Twenty20 match when Carberry dropped what, by modern standards, would be a straightforward catch and Perera raced away with a flurry of runs. So, these catches have got to be taken."

  94. 45 overs: 
    Ravi Bopara

    Who was it who said England have fielded well today? Once again, England shell a simple opportunity in the field when Angelo Mathews mows James Anderson high into the leg side and Ravi Bopara, running in from the boundary, grasses the chance. Six from the over.

  95. 44 overs: 
    SL 209-4 (Mathews 24, Priyanjan 27)

    Out of the back of the hand from Chris Jordan and smashed back down the ground for four by Angelo Mathews, who fails to connect with a bouncer next up. The Sri Lankan skipper helps himself to a couple before ducking out of the way of a leg-side bumper which is called wide.

    A chipped single down the ground puts Ashan Priyanjan on strike and the right-hander scampers through for a single to mid-on. The final ball of the over? It's guided down to third man for a boundary by Mathews. These two have now put on 50 from 44 balls.

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    David, Spain: The coolest cricketer ever was Jim Laker, who used to arrive at the ground, croon the autograph hunters into a gentle line and sign every last book, before sauntering through six for not many with no ruffle, no fuss and no great show of either celebration or disappointment. His team-mate, Tony Lock, was the very opposite.

  97. 43 overs: 
    SL 196-4 (Mathews 13, Priyanjan 26)
    Angelo Mathews

    The sun is still shining up in Durham as James Anderson goes through his repertoire to try and keep the batsmen in check. First he follows Angelo Mathews to the leg side, before dropping one in short to leave Ashan Priyanjan swinging like a rusty gate. Crucially, there's no boundaries as the tourists are restricted to just seven from the over.

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    Jack Blackburn: England's fielding is much improved from the winter, and good fielding is usually an indicator of a committed side.

    Ben Hayes: Literally just mentioned how Dilshan had dug in. Then Jordan gets the wicket seconds later. Do I get an assist?

  99. 42 overs: 
    SL 189-4 (Bopara 9-0-40-0)

    Ravi Bopara could end up bowling his full allocation this afternoon, and the Sri Lankans continue to struggle in their efforts to hit him beyond the infield. Four singles.

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    Dipo A: Why do they bother to call up Tredwell? He's old and average.

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    Small Man Peaky: Second relatively easy catch that Gurney has dropped. An OK bowler, but not international standard in the the field.

  102. 41 overs: 
    SL 185-4 (Mathews 9, Priyanjan 20)

    Harry Gurney will be feeling a little knot in his stomach with every run which comes off the bat of Ashan Priyanjan, who gets six when he lofts James Tredwell down the ground for a maximum. He then swings across the line to plant another six over cow corner at the end of the over. The charge begins.

  103. 40 overs: 

    It's in the air, Harry Gurney's under it at third man... but he's dropped it! Ashan Priyanjan is given a second life when Gurney gets to the catch but it somehow squirms out of his hands. Chris Jordan is not a happy chappie with that. He responds with a wicked outswinger which beats Angelo Mathews all ends up. That's the powerplay over and done with.

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    Rasanga: Poor from SL. Sanga threw wicket away at crucial time. Expect more from a player of his calibre and vast experience!

    Jonathan Agnew, BBC Test Match Special
    Tillakaratne Dilshan

    "That Jordan wicket had 'Test-match potential' written all over it, a fine delivery."

  106. 39 overs: 
    SL 166-4 (Mathews 7, Priyanjan 3)

    The Sri Lankan middle order is struggling to time the ball on this even-paced Chester-le-Street wicket and Angelo Mathews plays an ugly heave at a length delivery from Harry Gurney which brings just a single. Four from the over. England on top.

  107. 38 overs: 
    SL 161-4 (Mathews 5, Priyanjan 2)

    Ashan Priyanjan, who has scored two half-centuries in his previous eight one-day internationals, is the new man at the crease as Sri Lanka look in danger of folding very quickly - rather like they did at The Oval in the first match.

    Michael Vaughan, Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "That seamed back and that's exactly the type of delivery you're looking to bowl to Dilshan, an absolute beauty, exactly the length you're looking for here at Durham. Really good innings though, plenty of control, but we always know he is going to unleash a couple of spectacular strokes."

  109. 37.1 overs: 
    WICKET- Dilshan b Jordan 88 (SL 159-4)
    Chris Jordan

    What a beauty! Chris Jordan removes the Sri Lanka dangerman Tillakaratne Dilshan with one which nips back and takes the top of off. The death rattle which follows means only one thing - Dilshan's 101-ball knock is at an end.

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  110. 37 overs: 
    SL 159-3 (Dilshan 88, Mathews 4)

    Harry Gurney, who is described as looking like a thick-set Liam Plunkett by Michael Vaughan, is also recalled for the powerplay overs and Tillakaratne Dilshan begins to put his foot on the gas - only being denied a boundary on the leg side by Ian Bell's excellent fielding before he lofts four through the off side. Angelo Mathews isn't quite as fluent just yet and plays out a couple of dots at the end of the over.

  111. 36 overs: 
    POWERPLAY- SL 152-3

    The TMS lads are wondering out loud as to whether Chris Jordan will be playing in the first Test of the summer against Sri Lanka. The answer seems to be a definitive 'yes'. The Sussex paceman is back into the attack for the beginning of the powerplay and he's on the mark straight away as Sri Lanka continue to deal solely in ones, helped on their way by a two separate wides. Something has to give soon.

  112. 35 overs: 
    DRINKS BREAK- SL 145-3 (Dilshan 75, Mathews 4)
    The view from the seats

    England skipper Eoin Morgan tries to steal an over via Joe Root - the part-time offie bowling at a sharper pace than James Tredwell and going for just a single. Drinks.

    Michael Vaughan, Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "I don't think it's ever flat here, I always believe there is a ball in there."

  114. 34 overs: 
    SL 144-3 (Dilshan 75, Mathews 2)

    It looks like Tillakaratne Dilshan will have to score the bulk of Sri Lanka's runs in the final 17 overs then, and he helps himself to a boundary behind backward square when Ravi Bopara drops short. Seven from the over.

  115. 33 overs: 
    SL 137-3 (Tredwell 9-0-41-1)

    That poor run-out brings Angelo Mathews to the crease. England will be chuffed with this position in the match, especially with some rain knocking about later on.

    Michael Vaughan, Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "Really poor running because there was an easy three, he was slow to react to that third you could see his effort levels were casual, it wasn't a brilliant throw but it was good enough. To lose one of your best players to that, Sri Lanka will be very disappointed."

  117. 32.5 overs: 
    WICKET- Jayawardene run out 2 (SL 136-3)
    Jayawardene is run out

    England strike a crucial blow, but what was Mahela Jayawardene thinking? The ex-Sri Lankan skipper is pulled through for a third run by Tillakaratne Dilshan but good fielding on the boundary by Gary Ballance sees him return the ball with enough time for Jos Buttler to whip off the bails. Gone!

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  118. 32 overs: 
    SL 132-2 (Dilshan 70, Jayawardene 1)

    James Anderson is recalled to try and blow a hole in the Sri Lankan middle order. He seems to have a little more nip and zip about his bowling this summer - as though last winter's Ashes misery is finally out of his mind. The Burnley Express is getting a few to rear up sharply from a decent length and he goes for just three runs in the over.

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    Phil, Poole: England's coolest cricketeer has to be Phil 'The Cat' Tuffnell. So chilled out you could use him as a fridge.

    Chris, West Hampstead: Has to be Freddie Flintoff. Rock 'n' roll on the cricket pitch, rock 'n' off it, but never changed who he was (or who he wasn't), and probably accounts for a significant number of fans who would not otherwise be following the game. And the state of him on that victory tour bus was priceless.

    David in Selby: You've got to go back a few generations, but Mr Cool is surely Douglas Jardine. To face down UK and Oz govts and field in front of the Hill in the midst of bodyline - now that's cool!

  120. 31 overs: 
    SL 129-2 (Dilshan 68, Jayawardene 0)

    Mahela Jayawardene, playing in his 414th one-day international, walks to the crease. Yes, that's right - 414 matches. That means he's spent more than one year of his life playing 50-over cricket. Incredible. He is denied a single to get off the mark though, thanks to some fine fielding from Eoin Morgan at midwicket.

    Michael Vaughan, Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "He played nicely, Sangakkara, not looked completely comfortable but knocked it around and set the foundation. I don't know what the win percentage is batting first though but 234 is the average score here batting first."

  122. 30.4 overs: 
    WICKET- Sangakkara c Buttler b Tredwell 40 (SL 129-2)

    The pressure to up the rate gets to Kumar Sangakkara - the number three sweeping hard at James Tredwell but getting a big top edge and Jos Buttler runs round from behind the stumps to take a simple catch.

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    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "In the old days would you would take the score at 30 overs and double it which would be 254, but I think Sri Lanka would want a few more than that."

  124. 30 overs: 
    SL 127-1 (Dilshan 67, Sangakkara 39)

    Harry Gurney continues to impress with his variations in pace, line and length. There's very little seam movement now but he's keeping the batsmen honest with some clever bowling. Tillakaratne Dilshan must be eyeing a century now and he guides two behind point before taking a single wide of mid-on. A wide and another single complete the over.

  125. 29 overs: 
    SL 122-1 (Dilshan 64, Sangakkara 38)

    The sun burns through the Chester-le-Street clouds as the sizeable, but not capacity, crowd waits for the likely Sri Lankan assault on the England bowling. It's more accumulation than aggression at the moment though, with four singles added to the score.

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    Martin Whiteley: England at least two wickets short of keeping SL to a chaseable score. Need to get the the middle order or these two will clean up.

    Tayyib Abu: England need to break this partnership. Dilshan and Sangakkara are building momentum.

  127. 28 overs: 
    SL 118-1 (Dilshan 62, Sangakkara 36)

    Harry Gurney, all arms and legs in delivery, is indeed back into the attack and the field is beginning to spread as England allow Sri Lanka to take singles knowing that it's the boundaries which will hurt them. Three easy singles and then Sangakkara comes walking down the track, only to be pinned on the elbow by Harry Gurney who drops the ball in short. Four from the over.

  128. 27 overs: 
    SL 114-1 (Dilshan 60, Sangakkara 34)
    James Tredwell attempts to run out Sangakkara

    James Tredwell comes around the wicket to cramp the left-handed Kumar Sangakkara for room. The Kent spinner is bowling very slowly as he tries to tempt the batsmen into a big shot. Three singles from the over and it looks like Harry Gurney is about to return to the bowling attack.

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    Chris, Manchester: All this talk about Carberry or Hales. Personally I think both should open. Bell at 3 and Morgan at 5. Root and Ballance should fight it out for 4.

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Dilshan has the power to put the foot on the accelerator so I think England will be nervous at the moment. You know a lot is possible and there are still 24 overs left in this innings."

  131. 26 overs: 
    SL 111-1 (Dilshan 58, Sangakkara 33)

    We've had to wait until the 26th over of the innings, but Tillakaratne Dilshan finally pulls the Dilscoop out of his locker - and it brings four off a bemused Ravi Bopara. Will that signal a change in gear now the opener has passed his fifty? Seven from the over.

  132. 25 overs: 
    Tillakaratne Dilshan

    Tillakaratne Dilshan is rewarded for his patience and tenacity with his 35th one-day international half-century - the diminutive right-hander bringing up the landmark off 63 balls with a single to deep midwicket. More ones and the odd two keep the scoreboard ticking. What's a good score today? 260?

  133. 12:12: 
    Remembering the Blackwash
    West Indies fans celebrate

    Look out for a special programme on BBC Radio 5 live at 19:30 on Tuesday, reflecting on 30 years since the 1984 'Blackwash' when Clive Lloyd's outstanding West Indies side beat David Gower's England 5-0.

  134. 24 overs: 
    SL 97-1 (Dilshan 49, Sangakkara 28)

    Ravi Bopara is doing a grand job for his skipper, just three singles pushing his bowling figures to 6-0-22-0.

  135. 23 overs: 
    SL 94-1 (Dilshan 47, Sangakkara 27)

    Respite for Sri Lanka as they score their first boundary since the 16th over when Tillakaratne Dilshan guides four through the off side, before Kumar Sangakkara lofts James Tredwell over mid-off for another four.

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    Dave Ackrill: How about Randall doing handstands in the field?

    Alec: Derek Pringle. I believe the first man to play for England sporting an ear stud.

    Mike Bell, Ashford: Surely Kevin Pietersen could claim to be the coolest England cricketer? Frozen out!

    Derek Pringle? Are you sure, Alec?

  137. 22 overs: 
    SL 83-1 (Dilshan 41, Sangakkara 22)

    We're asking you to nominate England's coolest cricketers this afternoon - in tribute to Chris Jordan, whose flashing blade and speedster-style bowling blitzed England to victory in the first match of this series.

    Out in the middle, Ravi Bopara continues to bowl wicket-to-wicket and when he does offer a little bit of width, Kumar Sangakkara flashes hard and beyond a diving Michael Carberry at backward point. Those two runs bring up the 50 partnership in 78 balls. Steady.

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    Jack Mendel: I really hope Chris Jordan doesn't get turned into a new Bresnan.. Let him carry on bowling quick and smacking it ..

  139. 21 overs: 
    SL 79-1 (Dilshan 40, Sangakkara 19)

    James Tredwell, with his minimal run-up and economical delivery action, races through another set of six which sees Sri Lanka add just one to their score.

  140. 20 overs: 
    SL 78-1 (Dilshan 40, Sangakkara 18)
    Kumar Sangakkara

    We're into that stage of the ODI where there's very little happening - the slower bowlers are on and it's a case of who blinks first. Kumar Sangakkara is still battling out there against Ravi Bopara and he guides the ball beautifully past backward point and gets three when there's a little fielding mishap on the boundary. A rare blemish on England's copybook.

    Graham Onions, England & Durham bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "I think the wicket is a little bit tacky, very normal for Durham, a little bit of spin which is good. Tredwell is a traditional kind of spinner and I think he will do a good job on here. It's an important part of the game now to try and keep Dilshan tied down."

  142. 19 overs: 
    SL 72-1 (Dilshan 38, Sangakkara 14)

    According to the BBC Weather page, it's 12 degrees at Chester-le-Street - which makes it even more amazing when Graham Onions states it's a beautiful summer's day. He considered wearing his shorts this morning! More James Tredwell and more singles. Four of them.

  143. 18 overs: 
    SL 68-1 (Dilshan 36, Sangakkara 12)

    Ravi Bopara continues after drinks with his accurate dibbly dobblies. Dilshan is itching to play the big shot but it has been a restrained, responsible innings so far, a clip off the pads for two from the final delivery the only runs to report.

    Graham Onions, England & Durham bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "Tredwell's flight and guile is hugely underrated. He's having a good run in the side now and I think he's enjoying his cricket."

  145. 17 overs: 
    SL 66-1 (Dilshan 34, Sangakkara 12)

    Time for a bit of spin. James Tredwell realises there is little spin around today and instantly adopts quite a fullish length. A couple of singles and then Kumar Sangakkara gets a streaky two down to third man after edging a low and slow turner. Time for drinks.

  146. 16 overs: 
    SL 62-1 (Dilshan 33, Sangakkara 9)
    Kumar Sangakkara dives to make his ground

    Oooh...England nearly have their second wicket when Kumar Sangakkara tries to take a single into the off side but is waved back by Tillakaratne Dilshan and Michael Carberry's throw just misses the target. Dilshan finally gets on strike and he swivels on Chris Jordan's short ball and gets four for his troubles.

    Graham Onions, England & Durham bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "It has been an exciting morning's cricket, knowing the conditions as I do I didn't think it would be 100 off 10 overs. We saw the general high standards from James Anderson and we're at that period where Sri Lanka have got themselves into a good position and they need Sangakkara to take them to a good score."

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    Ryan W: Coolest England cricketer has to be Mr Boycott... Ice cold blocking all day long!

    Stuart Hill: Who could ever forget A.P.E Knott? Collar turned-up, floppy sunhat and pads three sizes too big!

  149. 15 overs: 
    SL 56-1 (Dilshan 28, Sangakkara 8)

    Tillakaratne Dilshan is still ticking over at close to a run-a-ball and he clips a couple into the leg side off Ravi Bopara. A bit of variation earns the bowler a couple of dot balls before Dilshan helps himself to a single. England continue to have Sri Lanka in check.

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    Graham Onions

    On Twitter: Power of having a local celebrity in the TMS team. Graham Onions mentions a lack of confectionery and this arrives.

    Michael Vaughan, Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "Eoin Morgan is pressing Sangakarra with two slips trying to get him to play a big shot, Sangakarra was too good for him there but I like this tactic from England."

  152. 14 overs: 
    SL 53-1 (Dilshan 25, Sangakkara 8)

    There's a decent little battle developing between Chris Jordan and Kumar Sangakkara, with the batsman unfurling a beautiful cover drive for four before weaving out of the way of a very brisk bouncer. Who will win this little skirmish?

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    Opta Jim: Tillakaratne Dilshan has become the fifth player to score 15,000 international runs for Sri Lanka.

  154. 13 overs: 
    SL 49-1 (Dilshan 25, Sangakkara 4)

    James Anderson is given a breather and Ravi Bopara is charged with keeping the boa constrictor-like squeeze on the Sri Lankans. Suddenly both Tillakaratne Dilshan and Kumar Sangakkara are looking more urgent as they move about their crease and the latter manages to help four leg byes on their way past the keeper. Eight from the over.

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    Ralph Brooker, France: Re: Steve Crossman, Beefy wasn't the coolest when it came to leapfrogging the stumps!

    Henry Salmon: Tony Grieg was a G. The boy had good swagger. I liked him. I liked him a lot.

  156. 12 overs: 
    SL 41-1 (Dilshan 23, Sangakkara 2)

    With a hop, skip and hitch of his pants, the athletic Chris Jordan glides in for another bustling over. Both Tillakaratne Dilshan and Kumar Sangakkara are aware of the need to take quick singles and the latter is almost run out when taking on the mid-off fielder. Three singles and a wide from the over.

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    Mike Rees: Hales has big game temperament? Is this the same Hales Notts keep dropping and even send out on loan? County bias?

    Sam Budgett: Thought England were looking forward? Why is Carberry there and not Alex Hales?

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    Dan: Carberry is a trusted 50 over player, Hales is uncapped at this level and also the left-hand, right-hand combination at the top is an important value for England. Give the big fella a chance, he's in the squad for a reason.

  159. 11 overs: 
    SL 37-1 (Dilshan 21, Sangakkara 1)

    Those TMS lads love Katy Perry, don't they? I'm still laughing at Geoffrey Boycott's recollections of meeting the pop star earlier in the week. It's worth a listen if you haven't already heard it.

    Back to more pressing matters, and Sri Lankan continue to be circumspect as James Anderson is taken for three singles. His bowling figures at the moment? 6-1-14-1.

    Michael Vaughan, Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "In terms of the way you treat people that's the right way to go, Carberry was in the squad and so he should play. In time Hales will be given his chance, I'd have gone with him straightaway but he'll just have to wait his turn."

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    Stuart Butcher: I agree Hales instead of Carberry but to help team balance why isn't Moeen Ali playing? Current PCA player of year, useful off-spinner and done nothing wrong in an England shirt. Is it because he plays for the wrong county?

  162. 10 overs: 
    SL 34-1 (Dilshan 19, Sangakkara 0)
    Tillakaratne Dilshan

    England's six-hitting, 90mph-bowling hero Chris Jordan is brought into the attack as Kumar Sangakkara walks to the crease. The Sussex all-rounder quickly moves through the gears but his line is a little astray and Tillakaratne Dilshan tucks a single around the corner. Sangakkara safely plays out the final three deliveries of the powerplay.

    Michael Vaughan, Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "I went to see Katy Perry last night. She comes out on a horse for one of the tracks. You can only just see the legs underneath from the people who are running it, and a few strings as well. She got someone in the crowd to down a beer as well. I'm a music fan but Katy Perry is not top of my list. She puts on a show though."

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    Ellie, Scunthorpe: Re Ade just before 4 overs: Jerusalem won't be diluted until at least long after it's replaced GSTQ as the official anthem of England in every sport. Much more uplifting/meaningful.

    Phil, Harrogate: One-day international in Durham in May, cost? £60 a ticket!! How NOT to attract supporters to the game.

    Michael Vaughan, Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "Anderson did for Thirimanne at The Oval and this one bounces and leaves him on a decent length. Tredwell makes that look very simple because slip catches in these cold conditions are never easy."

  166. 9 overs: 
    WICKET- Thirimanne c Tredwell b Anderson 10 (SL 33-1)
    James Anderson strikes

    Lahiru Thirimanne is put out of his misery by James Anderson, who softens up the opener with a couple of short, brutish deliveries before getting one to nip away a fraction and the Sri Lankan guides the ball to James Tredwell at second slip. Wicket-maiden.

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  167. 8 overs: 
    SL 33-0 (Dilshan 18, Thirimanne 10)

    Of course, there are other important cricket matches on today - particularly, if you're a Lancashire fan like me, the Roses match. Tim Bresnan is in the Yorkshire team for that one and you can listen to every ball of every county match on the BBC Sport website.

    At Chester-le-Street, Lahiru Thirimanne is slowly getting into the groove as he tucks into Harry Gurney's length ball and deposits it into the stands. 10 from the over.

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    Steve Crossman: You can only be cool if you are brilliant at everything, so I give you Sir Ian Terence Botham!

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    Mark Savile: Rob, (10:30) exam on a bank holiday? What's the world coming to?

  170. 7 overs: 
    SL 23-0 (Dilshan 17, Thirimanne 3)

    Tillakaratne Dilshan is scoring at more than a run a ball as a firm push down the ground beats the infield and brings three runs. That'll get the muscles warmed up. Lahiru Thirimanne continues to deal in singles. Five from the over.

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    Sally Smith: I am glad to see Carberry back. Like Mal Loye, a great player deserving his chance, far too often overlooked.

    Alexander Catterall: Don't know why Carberry got the nod over Hales, Hales is the future, Carberry is not even the past..

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "You can argue about Carberry's selection in the squad but once selected it makes sense that he was the man brought in to replace Cook."

  173. 6 overs: 
    SL 19-0 (Dilshan 13, Thirimanne 2)

    Harry Gurney is backing up James Anderson well - the Sri Lankans getting off to a fairly sedate start. Spectators are still filing in, armed with carrier bags packed with refreshments. What goes into the best cricketing hamper? Another two singles before Gurney ends the over with an outswinger to a groping Lahiru Thirimanne.

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    Steve Dine: Ben Hollioake by a mile. Stylish, effortless looking player with huge talent and laid back nature. Much missed.

  175. 5 overs: 
    SL 17-0 (Dilshan 12, Thirimanne 1)
    Lahiru Thirimanne

    Lahiru Thirimanne is finally off the mark after 18 balls with a single to fine leg. Two singles and a wide in the over. Jimmy's not giving em' owt this morning.

  176. 4 overs: 
    SL 14-0 (Dilshan 11, Thirimanne 0)

    Like all fast-scoring opening batsmen, there's a tendency to think they are biffers... but there's a certain amount of elegance about Tillakaratne Dilshan as he threads a couple of sweetly-timed fours down the ground. Harry Gurney is learning on the job and he pitches it up a bit more and Dilshan ends up playing and missing before grabbing a single. Better from the Sri Lankans.

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    Ade: Can we think about starting to roll out Jerusalem maybe just at Ashes games? Or hugely important ones? Isn't it getting slightly diluted?

    Simon Hughes, BBC Test Match Special

    "It does feel like a bowling day and Anderson must be difficult to face for batsmen not used to dealing with seam."

  179. 3 overs: 
    SL 5-0 (Dilshan 2, Thirimanne 0)

    There's the odd bit of blue in the sky above Chester-le-Street, but also enough cloud cover to keep the two Sri Lankan openers on their toes. James Anderson is bowling with a fair bit of nip as he also squares up Lahiru Thirimanne with one which does just enough.

    Thirimanne won't face a sterner examination of his technique than against Anderson at Durham in May. It's the cricketing equivalent of a footballer proving his worth on a wet Wednesday night in Stoke.

    Simon Hughes, BBC Test Match Special

    "There was a lot of analysis done in Twenty20 about the hardest bowlers to hit and left-arm over was the one that they identified. Because of their angle it was thought it was harder for right-handed players to hit them to leg."

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Because people haven't seen Gurney they will take time to adjust, he's got a slightly open-chested action."

  182. 2 overs: 
    SL 4-0 (Dilshan 1, Thirimanne 0)

    Harry Gurney also marks his first over with a wide and, in his quest to straighten his line, he's worked for an easy single into the leg side by Tillakaratne Dilshan. The left-handed Lahiru Thirimanne is squared up by one which nips away. Promising early signs for the England swing bowlers.

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    Simon Chamberlayne: I actually quite like the look of our side today. First time in a while.

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Signs of some movement off the pitch, Anderson hasn't really tossed it up to see if it will swing but he'll swing it for certain."

  185. 1 over: 
    SL 2-0 (Dilshan 0, Thirimanne 0)
    A general view of the action

    Never mind 'poor Alex Hales', Samuel. What about poor Sri Lanka? They've come over to England in May and been sent up to Durham this weekend and will head to Manchester on Wednesday. They're a couple of double-jumper days, surely?

    James Anderson bowls a couple of early wides as he tries to get the ball moving this way and that way. Two for none!

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    Samuel Pauly: What has Hales got to do! He's young and has an exceptional record for England. Carberry for England has always failed! Poor Alex.

  187. 10:30: 

    Tillakaratne Dilshan and Lahiru Thirimanne will open for Sri Lanka, and will be faced by James Anderson who is licking his lips (not literally, of course) at the prospect of these perfect conditions for swing bowling. Play.

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    Rob: A lazy Sunday morning?! Already been in the library for 2 hours with exams Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. Need TMS to get me through the final stint.

    Good luck for next week, Rob!

  189. 10:28: 

    Jerusalem rings around Chester-le-Street and that can only mean one thing - it's time for some international cricket. England make their way onto the field first and get into a huddle. The Sri Lankan openers are 60 seconds behind them. One extra minute in the warmth?

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    Ross Bentley: England please STOP persisting with Carberry - Hales is younger and better. Carberry is a great servant of county cricket but Hales has big game pedigree.

    Graham Onions, England & Durham bowler on BBC Test Match Special
    Graham Onions

    "Gary Ballance is one of those players, as a bowler, who you don't feel is a particularly good starter. However, he does score lots of runs and hits the ball hard. All of a sudden, England's batting order looks in good nick.

    "Chris Jordan will be given an opportunity in the Test side and the way he batted the other day, and the pace he bowled at, gives England a lot of confidence. He was hitting Lasith Malinga out of the park. I think he'll go on to bigger and better things."

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  192. 10:23: 
    Weather forecast

    BBC weather presenter Nina Ridge: "We had heavy rain that moved through but there are some showers and we have to cater for the risk of them throughout the day. The next couple of hours should be generally dry but once the temperature rises there will probably be a 30-40% chance of showers in the afternoon, so a little bit tricky today.

    "There is not too much of a breeze around so we are expecting about 20 or 30 minutes of rain if you do get a shower."

  193. 10:21: 

    England bring in Michael Carberry in the place of Alastair Cook while, for Sri Lanka, Dhammika Prasad and Ashan Priyanjan are in for Suranga Lakmal and Thisara Perera.

    England: Michael Carberry, Ian Bell, Gary Ballance, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (captain), Ravi Bopara, Jos Buttler, Chris Jordan, James Tredwell, James Anderson, Harry Gurney.

    Sri Lanka: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews (captain), Ashan Priyanjan, Nuwan Kulasekara, Sachithra Senanayake, Dhammika Prasad, Lasith Malinga.

  194. 10:19: 
    'Fast and intimidating'

    England captain Eoin Morgan praises rising star Chris Jordan: "He has got great pace and we saw at The Oval how intimidating he can be to the middle-order players under these conditions."

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    While you're listening to Aggers and Co, why not get involved in today's live text commentary? In the spirit of Mr Cool himself, Chris Jordan, let's hear your nominations for the coolest ever cricketers to represent England.

    Peter Such doesn't count, Phil Tufnell does. You get the idea... send us a tweet, via #bbccricket, ping a text to 81111 or email us at tms@bbc.co.uk - putting 'For Marc Higginson' in the subject line. Get cracking.

  196. 10:15: 

    A lazy Sunday morning with Test Match Special on in the background? Idyllic. Aggers and the team are just kicking into gear on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra now. Or you can listen online, via your tablet or on your smart phone. No excuses, basically!

  197. 10:12: 
    Captain's view
    Eoin Morgan

    England captain Eoin Morgan explains his decision to field first: "We're fielding first because of the overhead conditions and there are a few showers around."

    On Alastair Cook's injury: "He's got a little bit of groin strain, not too much of a worry, hopefully we'll reassess in Manchester [for the third match on Wednesday] and he'll be fit, it's a huge opportunity for us as a side to continue our momentum. Michael Carberry really impressed in the winter and has gone back into county cricket and scored a lot of runs, so it's a good opportunity for him today."

  198. 10:06: 
    Cook out, Carberry in

    Eoin Morgan made that decision to field first, with the batsman taking over the captaincy from Alastair Cook who misses out today with a groin strain. Cook's replacement? Michael Carberry, meaning Alex Hales's wait for his one-day international debut goes on.

  199. 10:05: 

    Good morning everyone, and welcome to the second one-day international between England and Sri Lanka at Chester-le-Street. First thing's first...England have won the toss and will field first.

  200. 10:00: 
    Chris Jordan

    He can hit the ball as far as Chris Gayle, bowl as fast as Dale Steyn and he knows pop princess Rihanna from his school days. Is it possible for Chris Jordan to be any cooler?

    England have a new bat-wielding, cricket ball-propelling, slip-catching hero in their midst. And he's got his sights set on Sri Lanka.

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Live Scores - England v Sri Lanka


  • Sri Lanka beat England by 157 runs
  • England: 99 (26.1 overs)
  • Sri Lanka: 256-8 (50.0 overs)
  • Venue: Durham

England Innings

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Carberry c Sangakkara b N Kulasekara 6
Bell c Sangakkara b N Kulasekara 12
Ballance lbw b N Kulasekara 5
Root b Malinga 0
Morgan c Chandimal b Prasad 40
Bopara b Senanayake 7
Buttler c Senanayake b Mathews 4
Jordan lbw b Senanayake 1
Tredwell c N Kulasekara b Senanayake 4
Anderson b Senanayake 7
Gurney not out 4
Extras 1nb 5w 3lb 9
Total all out 99

Sri Lanka in England

Sri Lanka celebrate with the Test series trophy

Reports and scorecards from Sri Lanka's tour of England, which includes a Twenty20 international, five ODIs and two Tests.

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