SL beat England by six wickets to win ODI series

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Sri Lanka have beaten England by six wickets in their ODI series decider at Edgbaston this evening.

Having been set a target of 220 to win by England earlier in the day, Sri Lanka got their chase off to a blistering start by firing 49 runs off the first six overs.

England's bowling soon improved, however, and they were rewarded with the wicket of Tillakaratne Dilshan (28), who was caught by Joe Root off James Tredwell.

Kumar Sangakkara, who scored a fine century in the fourth match of the series, came and went for just two runs as he also fell to the bowling of Tredwell, this time Chris Jordan taking an impressive catch in the slips.

A third wicket in the space of four overs saw Kusal Perera depart for 19 having been caught LBW, leaving the game very much in the balance.

Mahela Jayawardene and Lahiru Thirimanne steadied the ship for the Sri Lankans with a fine partnership that put the tourists back in control of proceedings, with the former passing his half-century.

England finally broke the partnership in the 39th over as Jayawardene departed for 53, but Thirimanne went on to record a half-century of his own to keep Sri Lanka ahead.

They went into the final two overs needing just six runs, and Angelo Mathews was the man to provide them with back-to-back boundaries to seal the series 3-2 for his side. (Sports Mole)

  Comments - 12

  • Niran Wednesday, 04 June 2014 03:05 AM

    The batsman was warned twice. He deserved to be run out in that manner.

    Ravi Wednesday, 04 June 2014 03:10 AM

    Congratulation Guys Keep it up.

    kumar Wednesday, 04 June 2014 07:35 AM

    I don't think they go to that level unlike Sri lankan's who always accuses India for IPL money when they lost to India.

    R Fernando Wednesday, 04 June 2014 07:56 AM

    Dude! What have you been smoking? He was warned twice! Think twice before commenting next time. This is your first warning!

    Jiffry Wednesday, 04 June 2014 03:32 AM

    Well done my Sri Lankan team. This team make us very proud.

    anura Wednesday, 04 June 2014 03:38 AM

    prior warning was given twice.haven't you watched?

    lal Wednesday, 04 June 2014 03:55 AM

    To the best of my knowledge the batsman was warned by Senanayake.

    ravi Wednesday, 04 June 2014 03:56 AM

    [quote name="Public"]Congratulations!! but the run-out claimed by Senanayake was legal but ugly. Should have given a prior warning to the batsman.[/quote]
    he did give a warning

    Sujith Wednesday, 04 June 2014 03:56 AM

    had been given couple of times

    Priyantha Kumara Wednesday, 04 June 2014 03:59 AM

    [quote name="Public"]Congratulations!! but the run-out claimed by Senanayake was legal but ugly. Should have given a prior warning to the batsman.[/quote]
    BUTLER was given warning towice by the boller

    ANTON Wednesday, 04 June 2014 02:01 AM

    CONGRATULATIONS AND CELEBRATION LIONS, THIS TIME WHAT WOULD ENGLISHMEN SAY, ALL THE SRILANKAN BOWLERS ARE CHUCKERS ???

    Public Wednesday, 04 June 2014 02:08 AM

    Congratulations!! but the run-out claimed by Senanayake was legal but ugly. Should have given a prior warning to the batsman.


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