England beat SLC XI by 43 runs (D/L) in 1st Warm up Match
SLC XI won the toss and decided to bat against England, at the P Sara Oval, Colombo, in their first warm up match today.
SLC XI 287 - 9 (Dinesh Chandima 77, Kamindu Mendis 61; Moeen Ali 3-42, Ben Stokes 2-33, Mark Wood 2-38)
England 215 - 2 (Joe Root 90*, Eoin Morgan 91*)
Result - England won by 43 runs (DLS Method) (D/L)
All in all a good run out for England against a strong Sri Lankan XI that is rebuilding after a disastrous Asia Cup campaign. England managed to use 7 bowlers in the SLC XI innings with Moeen Ali 3-42, Ben Stokes 2-33 and Mark Wood 2-38 the pick and Dinesh Chandima 77 and Kamindu Mendis 61 the batsmen for Sri lanka XI.
In reply to the SLC XI 287 – 9, England had a raine affected run chase with Joe Root 90* and Eoin Morgan 91* dominating.
England will face a Sri Lanka Cricket XI again in another 50-over warm-up game at the same venue on Saturday.
SLC XI - Dimuth Karunaratne, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dinesh Chandimal(c)(wk), Kusal Mendis, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Kamindu Mendis, Jeffrey Vandersay, Shehan Madushanka, Kasun Rajitha, Nishan Peiris, Isuru Udana
England - Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(wk), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Olly Stone, Adil Rashid
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