England on Saturday beat Srilanka by 31 runs (D/L) in the rain affected match.

Srilanka won the toss and sent England to bat first at Dambulla. Top performance from Joe Root (71) and skipper, Eoin Morgan helped the side post 278/9 in 50 overs.

Lasith Malinga was among pick of bowlers with figures of 10-1-44-5

In reply, Srilanka were 140/5 in 29 overs when rain ended game’s play. Dhananjaya de Silva and Thisara Perera were playing at 36* and 44* respectively.

Chris Woakes scalped three wickets.

Eoin Morgan won Man of the Match award.

Note: England leads the ODI series 1-0.

The next match will be played on Wednesday.

Note: England also reached a landmark of not overstepping in ODI cricket for continous 10,000 deliveries, a remarkable sign ahead of the 2019 World Cup at home next year.


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