IPL: Indian Premier League 2009

Sri Lanka beat England in first ODI


Sri Lanka beat England by 20 runs in the first One-day International at Lord’s here on Saturday after pacemen Dilhara Fernando and Lasith Malinga each claimed three wickets. England, requiring 258 to win after Upul Tharanga’s 120 took Sri Lanka to 257-9, rarely threatened once they slumped to 66-4 and ended on 237-9. Fernando (three for 51) and Malinga (three for 26) affected the main damage in England’s innings but it was Tharanga’s third One-day International century that allowed his team to set a competitive total. The next game in the five-match series is on Tuesday. The teams drew the three-Test series 1-1 earlier this summer.


England won toss

Sri Lanka

W U Tharanga c Dalrymple b Mahmood 120

S T Jayasuriya c Jones b Harmison 11

*D P M D Jayawardene c Strauss b C’wood 24

†K C Sangakkara run out (C’wood/Mahmood) 15

T M Dilshan c Collingwood b Harmison 13

R P Arnold c Jones b Collingwood 8

C K Kapugedera c Pietersen b Plunkett 1

W P U J C Vaas c Strauss b Harmison 10

S L Malinga b Bresnan 3

C R D Fernando not out 10

M Muralitharan not out 0

Extras (b2, lb13, w23, nb4) 42

Total (9 wkts, 50 overs) 257

Fall: 1-25, 2-124, 3-153, 4-187, 5-204, 6-207, 7-227, 8-236, 9-248

Bowling: Harmison 10-0-51-3 (8w); Plunkett 7-0-32-1 (6w); Bresnan 9-1-44-1 (1nb, 5w); Mahmood 9-0-57-1 (3nb, 2w); Collingwood 10-1-30-2; Dalrymple 5-0-28-0


M E Trescothick b Dilshan 67

*A J Strauss c Sangakkara b Fernando 12

I R Bell b Fernando 7

K P Pietersen c Jayawardene b Malinga 10

P D Collingwood lbw b Fernando 0

J W M Dalrymple b Muralitharan 67

†G O Jones c Kapugedera b Jayasuriya 19

T T Bresnan b Malinga 16

S I Mahmood b Malinga 8

L E Plunkett not out 14

S J Harmison not out 5

Extras (lb7, w3, nb2) 12

Total (9 wkts, 50 overs) 237

Fall: 1-31, 2-44, 3-65, 4-66, 5-138, 6-172, 7-208, 8-214, 9-220

Bowling: Vaas 8-0-37-0; Malinga 9-2-26-3 (1w); Fernando 8-0-51-3 (2nb, 2w); Muralitharan 10-0-47-1; Dilshan 6-0-23-1; Jayasuriya 9-0-46-1

Result: Sri Lanka won by 20 runs

Series: Sri Lanka leads the 5-ODI series 1-0

Man of the Match: Upul Tharanga

ODI debut: Tim Bresnan (England)

Umpires: D B Hair (Australia) and N J Llong. TV umpire: I J Gould. Match referee: C H Lloyd (West Indies)

Remaining matches: June 20 (Tuesday) 2nd ODI, The Oval. June 24 3rd ODI, Chester-le-Street. June 28 4th ODI, Manchester. July 1 5th ODI, Leeds.

Source:The News

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