8th: Sri Lanka 31-2 (Fernando 25, K Menthis 3) A girl from Archer to Mendis. Avishka Fernando caused a loss in England before a World Cup, as Sam Curran and Mason Crane testify.
"I had not thought of it before James Butler's question, but there are plenty of words about exercising willow," says Brian Withington. "There are not as many varieties as the Inuit words for the snow but apart from the slap we have (for beginners): crushed, crushed, crumpled, broken, torn, hooked, burnt, shattered, sliced, candied, peeled, peeled, pampered, refined and refined. I'm sure I've lost OBO's favorites. "
O grows, where are you?
7 over: Sri Lanka 31-2 (Fernando 25, K Mendis 3) Fernando cuts the Woakes through the vacant fifth sliding area at a vertical height. The reason why Eoin Morgan does not have 12 slides is beyond me. Fernando plays another beautiful shot later in the pass, driving straight under the ground for four. It looks foppin impressive.
6th: Sri Lanka 24-2 (Fernando 20, Mendes 1) Fernando gets first limit with a bright stroke, standing high
to take Archer through the covers. It is the beginning of a very entertaining one. Archer beats Fernando twice outside the stump. then the rotation of Fernando pulls a big one six over the back square leg and guides classic through the covers for four. This is a beautiful cut.
and the delivery
5th place: Sri Lanka 10-2 (Fernando 6, K Mendis 1) Fernando plays some elegant back moves behind the Woakes, one in the other and one under the ground, each with two tracks.
"Hi Rob," says Alex. "Regarding James Butler's comment -" stand and deliver "seems to have reached the arsenal of the modern kicker overnight – I do not know why I am bothering so much (but I will try to explain it). He says almost nothing about the plan he describes – reminds me of tennis comments – all emotions without any real picture. "
I'll come back to Alex for a moment. I just need to say 'Rob Smyth' and "stand and deliver".
4th place: Sri Lanka 4-2 (Fernando 1, K Mendis 0) England now has two right-handed guys with whom he works: experienced Kusal Mendis and early 21-year-old Avishka Fernando. Archer puts a virgin in Fernando. Sri Lanka is 4-2 after four overs, and England is disappointingly good.
Meanwhile, I did not have the opportunity to read it yet – I am busy – but it will almost certainly be a great reading because the subject is exciting and Don McRae is the best explorer around. England now has two right handlers to work: experienced Kusal Mendis and 21-year-old Avishka Fernando. Archer puts a virgin in Fernando. Sri Lanka is 4-2 after four overs, and England is disappointingly good.
Meanwhile, I did not have the opportunity to read it yet – I am busy – but it will definitely be a great reading, because the subject is exciting and Don McRae is the best composer around.
Round 3: Sri Lanka 4-2 (Fernando 1, K Mendis 0) "I always thought he" slammed "borrowed from Slap Shot, a plan that is all the fruits and timing," says Sean Cunningham.
I thought it was a cruciate stick, usually well-timed (see here) but not always.
THYRIDA! Sri Lanka 3-2 (K Perera c Ali b Woakes 2)
This is an impressive start from England, which has taken both openers – both in-form batsmen – in 2.2 overs. Kusal Perera dropped the kitchen sink on a long tradition from Woakes and the ball flew to Moeen Ali to the third man. She took a simple dish and that was it.
Round 2: Sri Lanka 3-1 (K Perera 2, Fernando 0) This was a great piece of bowling from Archer – the length was perfect and the line was tight enough to play Karunaratne.
"Morning Rob, all morning," says Matt Emerson. "We were at The Oval for the Australian game in Sri Lanka and I would argue that the focus of the Sri Lankan World Cup so far has been Karunaratne & Perera's attack on Australian fighters – it was 102-0 after 13 overs.Although – and it is a Ranatunga size if they do the same this morning, then we can see England returning to their rather abnormal situation inhabiting Pakistan. "
THYRIDA! Sri Lanka 3-1 (Karunaratne with Buttler b Archer 1)
Here's Jofra Archer, the three England specialist. He already has four triplets in the tournament and a fifth today will put him level with Mitchell Starc as the top wicket player.
There is his first wicket! Karunaratne runs out of the log in a beautiful tradition that goes far enough to take the edge, and Buttler takes a catch routine.
1st place: Sri Lanka 2-0 (Karunaratne 1, K Perera 1) A great start from Woakes, whose first ball turns back to cut the Karunaratne halfway. The rest of the round is quite expensive, both batsmen start with the singles.
"I'm interested in the" slapped "etymology to describe a particularly aggressive shoot," says James Butler. "I'm pretty sure this did not exist a year ago, but it's now common in both OBO and the BBC." Who first put it in? Recalls when "steepling" is being diverted from nowhere (ho ho) to to describe the small ball of Steve Harmison. "
I could not prove it in court, but she feels that this particular use of "slapped" has been around for centuries. You may be experiencing the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon. Either that or I'm talking nonsense. Let's continue, here is proof that it was used in 2001.
Here come Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Perera. It's a beautiful breakfast in Yorkshire, and this is a good chance for Sri Lanka to publish a large set. If they get 300 and James Vince leads his first ball to extra coverage, who knows what can happen.
I remember when
The first World Cup meeting in England with Sri Lanka was at Taunton in 1983 when one of Guardian's cricketers got the first five for England in a World Cup. Not that Ali Martin wants to boast of it.
"Morning Rome and a happy solstice on OBOers everywhere, "says John Starbuck. "There is a steady west wind that pushes the clouds towards Headingley, but at the ground level it is quite touching. If this continues, we have to lose the rain, but the local atmosphere could be awkward for bowling and fighters."
Listen before pairing (optional)
Happy Black Midi day, everyone.
England remains unchanged. Sri Lanka brings Jeevan Mendis and Avishka Fernando to Lahiru Thirimanne and Milinda Siriwardana.
England Vince, Bairstow, Root, Morgan (c), Stokes, Buttler (wk), Ali, Woakes, Rashid, Archer, Wood.
Sri Lanka Karunaratne (c), K Perera, Fernando, K Mendis, Mathews, J Mendis, T Perera, de Silva, Udana, Malinga, Pradeep.
SRI LANKA WINS IT AND WILL WORK IN THE FIRST TIME
The stadium is Literally more flattering than a cream, so they will want at least 300. Eoin Morgan says he would have hit first.
"With regard to Sri Lanka accusing their delicious performance in poor walks and relaxed hotels goes, still falls within the acceptable limits of speech, "says Abhinav Dutta. "If I remember correctly, a previous generation of Sri Lankan cricketers accused the evil cricket of the poorly dressed clothes that embraced the body, although I have not found any evidence, I recall that they asked for a respectable sporting quiz. ground with the military bullets that morning / afternoon. "
I have heard worse.
"Morning Rob," says Daniela Siekiera. "It seems like a sign that when I read about the" flood for a pool "in your preamble, I just suppose it was a reference to all the toiled games instead of, you know, a real pool but I guess it works in two ways. that there will be no such complaints about today's game. "
Latest News: Today's race has changed to New Road, Worcestershire.
Good morning. An active, nervous headache? Me neither. But trust, it's in place, and I'm not talking about the endless hangover. For the fans of England, the World Cup is going to be very serious and the current fight against Sri Lanka in Headingley is the last one to watch in its place.
Before you start, my dear dome, this does not mean that England is guaranteed to win today. They should, but could not. All this is not the point. The point is that if they win, lose or tie, the remaining races will have a nerve to them, even before a bowled ball.
After that, England plays Australia (Tuesday), India (one week on Sunday) and New Zealand (one week on Wednesday), all games that could be rehearsals for a semifinals or even – yikes – final. And then, we hope we will be in the real OMG this is-is-can not-even knockout stages. It could be the age of our lives. it will almost certainly make us an incoherent turmoil.
If England loses today, the rest of the team will get a different, more desperate frame. But it does not have to come to that. Sri Lanka is sixth on the table, in front of the West Indies, South Africa and Pakistan, although this is due both to the launches and their own performances. So far, the focus of their campaign is probably a complaint about a pool.
The race is scheduled to begin at 10.30 local time, and should do it: the weather forecast is nice.