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England vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI: England splutter to 5 wicket win over Sri Lanka

England ended up convincing winners in the 1st ODI against Sri Lanka at the Emirates Riverside, Chester-le-Street today, by 5 wickets. Joe Root scoring an unbeaten 79* in the run chase taking England over the line,from being 80/4 and in some trouble.

Match Summary England vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI

England 189/5 ( 34.5 ov)

Sri Lanka 185/10 (42.3 ov)

Result -  England win by 5 wickets

Scorecard

 

 

Match Highlights

England won the toss and decided to field, at the Emirates Riverside, Chester-le-Street today and bowled the hapless Sri Lankans (who were without 3 top line batsmen that had been sent home for breaching covid regulations) out for just 185 in 42.3 overs – bar fighting knocks from Kusal Perera 73 and Wanindu Hasaranga 54, the Sri Lanka batsmen fell to poor shot selection and poor running between the wickets. Chris Woakes 4-18 and David Willey 3-44 were the top wicket takers for England.

Fall of wickets: 1-23 (Pathum Nissanka - 4.4 ov), 2-24 (Charith Asalanka - 5.5 ov), 3-46 (Dasun Shanaka - 8.1 ov), 4-145 (Wanindu Hasaranga - 28.4 ov), 5-149 (Dhananjaya Lakshan - 30.3 ov), 6-152 (Ramesh Mendis - 31.5 ov), 7-152 (Kusal Perera - 32.2 ov), 8-160 (Binura Fernando - 36.1 ov), 9-170 (Dushmantha Chameera - 40.2 ov), 10-185 (Praveen Jayawickrama - 42.3 ov)

 

In reply, Joe Root 79* secured England a convincing 5 wicket win, after a blistering start by Jonny Bairstow, who hit 43 (21) in no time at all. Dushmantha Chameera 3-50 was the pick of the Sri Lankan bowlers.

Fall of wickets: 1-23 (Pathum Nissanka - 4.4 ov), 2-24 (Charith Asalanka - 5.5 ov), 3-46 (Dasun Shanaka - 8.1 ov), 4-145 (Wanindu Hasaranga - 28.4 ov), 5-149 (Dhananjaya Lakshan - 30.3 ov), 6-152 (Ramesh Mendis - 31.5 ov), 7-152 (Kusal Perera - 32.2 ov), 8-160 (Binura Fernando - 36.1 ov), 9-170 (Dushmantha Chameera - 40.2 ov), 10-185 (Praveen Jayawickrama - 42.3 ov)

Playing XIs

 

England - Jonny Bairstow(wk), Liam Livingstone, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Sam Billings, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Sam Curran, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood

Sri Lanka - Kusal Perera(c)(wk), Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Ramesh Mendis, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Chamika Karunaratne, Binura Fernando, Dushmantha Chameera, Praveen Jayawickrama

 

 

Match Details

Start Time: 11:00

Toss: England won the toss and decided to field

Venue: Emirates Riverside, Chester-le-Street

Officials:  Michael Gough, Robert Robinson, Richard Kettleborough, Robert Bailey, Chris Broad

 

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