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ENG vs SL, 2nd ODI, Match Report
Matches - Reports Monday, 18 July 2011 19:07
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2nd ODI : England vs Sri Lanka (Winner: SL)

Sri Lanka won by 69 runs (Dominance : Sri Lanka 72% | England 26% | Equal 2%)

   Match Scorecard  
Man of the Match : M Jayawardene Headingley, Leeds (1 July 2011)

Jayawardene seemed to running out of partners right from start as SL slumped to 46/2 after 10 with 47% COW. He found support from Sangakkara who scored a nifty fifty as SL reached 204/2 after 38 with 58% COW. Jayawardene and Mathews then tore apart the English attack as Sri Lanka raced away towards 300. Jayawardene fell for 144 and Mathews missed a fifty but SL ended with 309/5 with 62% COW. Cook and Kieswetter got England off to a steady start with a fifty partnership before Kieswetter fell with score 54/1 after 11 with 34% COW. But the rising RRR took its toll as wickets kept tumbling and barring a rapid fifty from Morgan England were never in hunt as they folded up for 240 in 45.5 overs to lose by 69 runs.

  1st Innings (Sri Lanka) - 50 overs Maximum  
arrow 13 overs: SL 53/2 SL 45% The captain got his second failure
      in a row and Chandimal failed as well as Sri Lanka got a slow start on a good batting pitch .Sri Lanka’s chances decreased by 4% during this period.
arrow 26 overs: SL 125/2 SL 50% A wonderful partnership from
      Sri Lanka’s most experienced campaigner’s got them back on track .Sri Lanka’s chances increased by 5% during this period.
arrow 38 overs: SL 204/2 SL 58% Sanga and Mahela upped the
      tempo and no bowlers had made any inroads due to the fact that both wickets so far were run-outs. Sri Lanka’s chances increased by 8% during this period.
arrow 50 overs : SL 309/5 SL 62% Mahela displayed an absolute
      master class of an innings displaying exactly how one can demolish an attack while still playing with elegance. Sri Lanka’s chances increased by 4% during this period.
  2nd Innings (England : Target 310) - 50 overs Maximum  
arrow 12 overs: ENG 56/1 ENG 33% After a quickfire start from Cook
      and Kieswetter, they slowly mellowed out as Kieswetter got out trying to restart the innings. England’s chances decreased by 5% during this period.
arrow 23 overs: ENG 113/3 ENG 29% Sri Lanka kept the English batsmen
      on a tight lease as the required rate continued to rise. England’s chances decreased by 4% during this period.
arrow 36 overs: ENG 197/4 ENG 33% Morgan kept England’s hopes alive
      with a fighting knockand inventive shots but he was also fighting the odds. England’s chances increased by 4% during this period.
arrow 45.5 overs: ENG 240/10 ENG 0% The end came swiftly enough as
      England lost wickets aplenty as Sri Lanka equalized the series. Sri Lanka won by 69 runs.

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