Four bowlers in two overs

Plays of the day from the Group A match between England and Sri Lanka in Wellington

during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between England and Sri Lanka at Wellington Regional Stadium on March 1, 2015 in Wellington, New Zealand.The beamer

Bowling at the death in limited-overs cricket is a thankless business. With Jos Buttler hitting even the good deliveries to the boundary, Lakmal found himself struggling for answers. The first delivery of the final over – perhaps an attempted yorker – was a high full toss that was called as a no-ball due to its height and pulled to the boundary. Later in the over, after a perfectly respectable full ball had been driven over mid-off for six, Lakmal delivered a head-high beamer – presumably an attempted slower ball – and was removed from the attack by the umpire. With Rangana Herath forced to withdraw midway through the previous over due to a hand injury, it meant Sri Lanka had utilised four bowlers in the final two overs of the England innings………………….. continue reading