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Summary

  1. England 16-1 (4 overs) - no result (rain)
  2. Sri Lanka 248-9 (Chandimal 62)
  3. Woakes 3-34, Plunkett 3-46
  4. TMS on air; watch highlights (UK only)
  5. England lead five-match series 1-0

Live Reporting

By Jamie Lillywhite and Mark Mitchener

All times stated are UK

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A damp end to the day

England and Sri Lanka will try to beat the traffic returning from Glastonbury as they head in the direction of London - but our next cricketing assignation is also in the West Country tomorrow, as England's women face Pakistan in their third and final ICC Women's Championship ODI at Taunton.

Play starts at 10:30 BST - the weather forecast is a lot better - the TMS crew will be on air from 10:15, and we'll be here with live text commentary and video highlights again. Hope you can join us then - TTFN.

The series

So, the series looks like this now:

  • 1st ODI, Trent Bridge - match tied
  • 2nd ODI, Edgbaston - England won by 10 wickets
  • 3rd ODI, Bristol - no result
  • 4th ODI, The Oval (Wed 29 Jun)
  • 5th ODI, Cardiff (Sat 2 Jul)
  • T20I, Southampton (Tue 5 Jul)

No Result

Sadly, that's it - the umpires have ruled that there's no way of getting another 16 overs in for it to constitute a match, so it's a no result.

England lead the series 1-0 with two games still to play.

All over?

Hold on to your hats. This looks like they may have called it off.

#asktms

Who is the most reliable England cricketer you have ever played with?

Graeme Swann

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

"Andrew Strauss, you could rely on him every day. Very calm and one you could rely on."

James Taylor: "Strauss is a good one. I played in his last Test. Probably in this current side, it's Chris Woakes as he's reliable with bat and ball, as a bloke and as a cricketer."

#asktms

What have you done with your England Test caps?

Graeme Swann

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

"After 25, 50 and 75 Tests you get given another cap, but I thought they were unlucky. I love my first cap, it's in a very secure cabinet at home so please don't burgle me."

James Taylor: "I have two now - the ones you're given on your debut, and one with elastic at the back as it's more comfortable."

Rain delay

if you're just joining us, they've been off for an hour and 20 minutes, and it looks as though many of the crowd have decided that they don't think there will be any more play.

#asktms

Thoughts on Tymal Mills & Dawid Malan (England's T20 call-ups)?

James Taylor

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

"Tymal is the quickest bowler I've ever faced. He's a massive unit running down the hill at Hove, and bowls thunderbolts, but he's also developed a slower ball. Dawid has consistently scored runs and warrants a go, so I don't know what happens when Hales comes back."

Graeme Swann: "Mills has that X factor. Even if he goes for 15 an over, he can bowl rockets. He hit me on the forearm before the Ashes, on the slowest pitch ever."

#asktms

What's the best international game you've played in, and why?

Graeme Swann

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

"As a game of cricket, a World Cup game in Chennai against West Indies, where we would have been knocked out if we'd lost. They lost the last seven wickets for something like 21 runs, and Jonathan Trott ran the last man out."

James Taylor: "The fondest memory was one of the last full games I completed for England at Jo'burg, when Broady ran through them and I took those catches."

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Long-term, who will replace James Anderson?

James Taylor

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

"People talk about Mark Wood, but I've played a lot with him and I don't see the comparison. There's a young lad at Yorkshire called Matthew Fisher who's only 18 and is very promising. He swings it both ways at a good pace."

Graeme Swann: "Jimmy is a genuine swing bowler, you haven't got a like-for-like replacement. I've not seen much of the Overton brothers at Somerset but I've heard a lot about them. And I've always liked Jack Brooks, who's absolutely crackers."

#asktms

Who are the best players you've played with or against, who never played Test cricket?

Graeme Swann

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

"David Sales. Great batsman but never fitted the bill of a Duncan Fletcher player. And despite his size, he was an agile fielder. Glenn Chapple was incredible but every time he got into the one-day squad he'd get injured. James Kirtley always got picked ahead of him. And Jason Lewry, the left-arm seamer from Sussex... Peter Moores once tried to convince him to be nightwatchman. He said 'Peter, if you make me nightwatchman, I will get out'."

James Taylor: "Glenn Chapple and Ed Joyce."

Smiling through the rain

Sri Lanka vs England cricket- still raining😱😱😱 #Bristol #bbccricket #englandsummer
Sri Lanka vs England cricket- still raining😱😱😱 #Bristol #bbccricket #englandsummer

Sri Lanka vs England cricket- still raining😱😱😱 #Bristol #bbccricket #englandsummer

#asktms

What if England had turned to you as Test captain?

James Taylor

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

"The first time I was captain of Leicestershire, we were bowled our for 28! Imagine if I'd said no... I don't think I would have been ready. But it's a hard one to turn down."

Graeme Swann: "I would have been a poor captain as I'd have struggled to contain my temper on the field. But tactically, I'd have done it at the drop of a hat."

#asktms

If not Joe Root, who should be the next England Test captain?

Graeme Swann

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

"Joe Root should never be England captain. He's the worst option ever. He's a world-class batsman, he's like an annoying little brother in the dressing-room and that's part of his character. Root will want to be captain, but I think it would detract from his form. This man James Taylor was one I thought was a future captain. But not many are putting their hands up. Because he's from Sheffield, from the same club as Michael Vaughan, people just assume he'll be captain. Why not Alastair Cook for the next two-and-a-half years until someone else comes up? Stuart Broad could do it, even on an interim basis. Broad has an incredible cricket brain."

Charles Dagnall: "The reviews would get used up very quickly then."

View from the press box

Think this is a No Result in Bristol

Remember, England need to face 16 more overs to constitute a match.

#asktms

How exciting was your Test debut?

Graeme Swann

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

"I was more nervous about getting off the mark, than I was as a bowler. I was never nervy with the ball, but the first time I was asked to bowl, I had jelly legs. The first ball was a horrendous long-hop was cut for four, but I got two wickets in the next five balls.

"Sometimes the Test might come round at the right time against the right team, and people get 100 on debut. Some get lucky, some don't."

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How exciting was your Test debut?

James Taylor

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

"I came in the middle of a series and had to play against the number one team in the world [South Africa]. I never thought I'd be playing Test cricket that summer. I had scored a hundred for the Lions against West Indies, but Jonny Bairstow was picked ahead of me. South Africa were the best bowling attack in the world, but I was more excited rather than nervous."

Rain delay

Still no prospect of a prompt resumption - covers still in place and water being brushed off them.

#asktms

Should Scott Borthwick move from Durham to bowl more overs?

James Taylor

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

Durham's Scott Borthwick
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James Taylor: "Scott's earned the right through weight of runs, for the last three years. He's banging that door down and rightly so, but there are a couple of guys who shouldn't be forgotten, such as Sam Robson. Maybe in a couple of years, Joe Clarke from Worcester."  

#asktms

Should Scott Borthwick move from Durham to bowl more overs?

Graeme Swann

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

"No. His batting has usurped his bowling. It's about learning to bowl well in difficult conditions which will turn him more into a Test player. Durham has done no end of good for his batting, and spinners don't bowl many overs round the country any more. I think he should be in the team, I'd have gone for him at three in the third Test against Sri Lanka."

James Taylor

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

"It always used to be that short leg was either the smallest, or the youngest fielder. Now, they choose the best fielder."

Graeme Swann

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

James Taylor makes a catch at short leg
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"Had James Taylor played for England earlier, I would have had 20 more wickets from catches at short leg. I had Alastair Cook, who stood there for a long time, and wasn't a natural there. At Northampton, we had some exceptional close fielders - Richard Montgomerie was the best short leg I've ever seen, they turned half chances into catches."

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Michael Godfrey, Wasington, via email: It’s a shame that the weather has interfered with this ODI and the last Test match. It’s not surprising though as the weather is always grim down south. It’s another gloriously sunny day at Chester-le Street [where the Test match against Sri Lanka was not lost to the weather]. Keep up the good work. We are listening while having a BBQ under the brilliant sunshine.

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Who were your cricketing heroes?

Graeme Swann

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

"Allan Lamb - as my brother always chose to be Botham in the back garden, I wanted to be Lamb. And he was a Northants player too. Now, it's AB de Villiers - he turns bowlers into hapless bowling machines. And Virat Kohli isn't a very nice fella on the field, but he's beautiful to watch."

#asktms

Who were your cricketing heroes?

James Taylor

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

"Growing up with my small stature, it was one of the greats of the game - Sachin Tendulkar. He was a similar height, and recognised as a hero. The other one who I wanted to play in the same team as was Kevin Pietersen. They say never meet your heroes!"

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.@Swannyg66 and @jamestaylor20 getting ready for your q's.. Not sure this one impressed them! Tweet #asktms now

.@Swannyg66 and @jamestaylor20 getting ready for your q's.. Not sure this one impressed them! Tweet #asktms now

England's selection conundrum

Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

"Moeen Ali can bat at seven, so our keeper could bat at eight - we could get away with someone who's fantastic behind the sticks and averages 25-28. If only James Foster or Chris Read had been younger... you'll need a high-class keeper behind the stumps in India and Bangladesh this winter."  

England's selection conundrum

Vic Marks

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

"I talked to Alec Stewart who had this problem throughout his career. He said in an ideal world he'd have been an opening batsman who didn't keep wicket."

England's selection conundrum

Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

"Jonny Bairstow's not keeping in this series, he's in the outfield, but in a week or two he's behind the stumps at Lord's keeping to Anderson and Broad. That concerns me that he's not doing the day-to-day work."

England's selection conundrum

Ed Smith

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

"Is there a danger that if Buttler stays out of the Test team for too long, he just falls into the rhythm of white-ball cricket?"

England's selection conundrum

Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

"The Sri Lanka series was a missed opportunity for having a look at someone like Scott Borthwick. Look at James Vince, he's just carrying the drinks at the moment - he'll have to play a four-day game next week to find a bit of form. But I'd stick with him. Jos Buttler will definitely be in the conversation, but I'd stick with Bairstow as keeper. No-one can guarantee that he's that better a keeper than Bairstow at the moment. He's not a Jack Russell or a James Foster."

Vic Marks: "They must think he's a slightly better keeper as he's keeping in this game. And Buttler is outstanding in the field."

Tick, tock, goes the clock...

They need to be playing at Bristol by 6.11pm. Rain still falling fairly steadily at the moment.

They need to be playing at Bristol by 6.11pm. Rain still falling fairly steadily at the moment.

This is because England need to face 20 overs to constitute a match. Starting at 18:11 BST would allow them to face 16 more overs by the official close at 19:15 BST.

England's selection conundrum

Vic Marks

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

"England could be saved an agonising decision if Jimmy Anderson isn't going to be fit for the first Test. They'll want to play Chris Woakes, the way he's been playing, and Ben Stokes could be back. Finn, at his best, is better than Woakes at his best."

Michael Vaughan: "A stress fracture doesn't sound good. But if Jimmy's not fit, fine. If he is fit, it's a straight decision between Woakes and Steven Finn."

The future of international cricket

Vic Marks

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

"You've got to have promotion and relegation if you have two divisions. In rugby, the rich sides used to try to prevent it - and then came along Exeter Chiefs to show them the folly of it."

Rain delay

Rain continues at Bristol
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We've been off for rain since just before 16:00 BST, with England 16-1 after four overs in reply to Sri Lanka's 248-9. The square is fully covered now.

The rain has been light but persistent, and we are now officially losing overs. So it'll be a Duckworth-Lewis scenario - but first of all, England need to face 20 overs for it to constitute a match.

The future of international cricket

Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

"I'd like to get rid of the bidding process in England - the ECB could lease grounds for Tests so they wouldn't be under threat because of money."

The future of international cricket

Vic Marks

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

"For whatever reason, they fill Test grounds in England more than they do anywhere else. Attendances are no worse, if not better than they were 25 years ago. And they're giving one-day cricket a proper emphasis. I used to be thought of as a one-day specialist which was a bit demeaning in those days. But now England are giving [the formats] the same emphasis with different players."

The future of international cricket

Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

"Transforming Test cricket will be difficult. T20 brings a new audience of people who might not normally watch cricket. I like the idea of day-night Test cricket and I'd advise them to play it in places like the UAE where the climate suits and we'd have seen more people in, and India. I know it worked in Australia, and I think it would work in the West Indies."

The future of international cricket

Vic Marks

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

"The majority of the international teams we watch struggle [to attract crowds] in Test cricket. There's no problem in England but when I played in India, it was jam-packed, now it isn't. The one exception, where Test cricket has advanced in the last few years, is New Zealand, as they've worked out to play Test cricket in smaller arenas out in the country like Dunedin.

"I've not worked out whether I'd prefer 7-5, 5-7 or 6-6 in two divisions. If the cut were made now, we'd have no West Indies or Bangladesh."

Cakes for the TMS team

Many thanks to Laura from @Gloscricket for her homemade chocolate butterfly cakes #bbccricket

Many thanks to Laura from @Gloscricket for her homemade chocolate butterfly cakes #bbccricket