Wednesday 28 May 2014 

England Thrash Dismal Sri Lanka

Alastair Cook (left) and Ian Bell celebrate England's 10-wicket win over Sri Lanka
Alastair Cook (left) and Ian Bell celebrate England's 10-wicket win over Sri Lanka
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Chris Jordan was man of the match for his haul of five for 29
Chris Jordan was man of the match for his haul of five for 29
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England 73-0 (Bell 41no, Cook 30no) beat
Sri Lanka 67 (Jordan 5-29) by 10 wickets
Third One-Day International, Manchester
Scorecard

England went from zeroes to heroes as they bounced back from being dismissed for 99 in their last game to bowl Sri Lanka out for 67 in the third One-Day International at Emirates Old Trafford, winning the game by 10 wickets.

Same Again For England

England have named an unchanged 14-man squad for the remainder of the ODI series.

Following this emphatic win, no changes have been made ahead of the matches to come at Lord's and Edgbaston.

With Alastair Cook now fully fit, Alex Hales has returned to duty with Nottinghamshire.

England ODI squad: Alastair Cook (captain), James Anderson, Gary Ballance, Ian Bell, Ravi Bopara, Tim Bresnan, Jos Buttler (wicket-keeper), Michael Carberry, Harry Gurney, Chrs Jordan, Eoin Morgan, Joe Root, James Tredwell, Chris Woakes

Chris Jordan took five for 29 as Sri Lanka crashed to their third lowest ODI score, and lowest against England, bowled out in just 24 overs.

In reply, the hosts were barely troubled as they raced to 73 without loss in 12.1 overs with Ian Bell unbeaten on 41 and Alastair Cook on 30.

The win puts England 2-1 up in the five-match series with games at Lord's (31st May) and Edgbaston (3rd June) to come.

The first blows for England were landed by James Anderson, who had openers Lahiru Thirimanne and Tillakaratne Dilshan caught behind by Jos Buttler for seven and two respectively.

After Harry Gurney had taken the new ball with Anderson, Cook turned to Jordan, who removed Kumar Sangakkara (13), Dinesh Chandimal (6), Angelo Mathews (11), Nuwan Kulasekara (5) and Lasith Malinga (2).

James Tredwell bowled three overs, taking two for two with the wickets of Mahela Jayawardene, who made 12, and Sachithra Senanayake, who registered a golden duck. Anderson finished with two for 10.

Cook, making his return from the groin injury that saw him miss Sri Lanka's 181-run win in Chester-le-Street, hit two fours during his 40 balls as England eased home in 12.1 overs.

Bell hit four fours and won the game with a six, facing 33 deliveries.

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Fixtures & Results

20th May: Twenty20 International, The Oval, London
Sri Lanka 183-7 (T Perera 49) beat
England 174-7 (Hales 66) by nine runs
22nd May: 1st ODI, The Kia Oval, London
England 247-6 (Ballance 64, Bell 50) beat
Sri Lanka 144 (Jordan 3-25) by 81 runs (D/L)
25th May: 2nd ODI, EDICG, Chester-le-Street
Sri Lanka 256-8 (Dilshan 88, Gurney 3-59) beat
England 99 (Senanayake 4-13) by 157 runs
28th May: 3rd ODI, Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
England 73-0 (Bell 41no, Cook 30no) beat
Sri Lanka 67 (Jordan 5-29) by 10 wickets
31st May: 4th ODI, Lord's, London
Sri Lanka 300-9 (Sangakkara 112, Dilshan 71) beat
England 293-8 (Buttler 121) by seven runs
3rd June: 5th ODI, Edgbaston, Birmingham
Sri Lanka 222-4 (Thirimanne 60no) beat
England 219 (Cook 56) by six wickets
12th-16th June: 1st Test, Lord's, London
England 575-9 dec. & 267-8 dec. drew with
Sri Lanka 453 (Sangakkara 147) & 201-9
20th-24th June: 2nd Test, Headingley, Leeds
Sri Lanka 257 & 457 (Mathews 160) beat
England 365 & 249 (Moeen Ali 108no) by 100 runs