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England vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI Result, Highlights, Full Scorecard

England vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI Result, Highlights, Full Scorecard-England vs Sri Lanka first ODI match tied and equally intense efforts by the opposite teams didn’t let the match results escape out from their hands. It was very interesting to see the battle between these squads who resisted each other till the last ball and tied the match on equal score of 286 runs.

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England vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI

England vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI

England vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI Result

Balanced team endeavors ended with equalization of the scores and match got tied. Sri Lankan squad fought with their full spirit and energy to tangle the opponents in their trap, but the foes too reacted with similar intensity to restrict the bowling attack being imposed by the rivals.

England vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI Full match Highlights

After winning the toss, hosts invited guests to open up their batting aggression and commenced the match with normal start. Earlier wickets shook the Sri Lankan audience watching the match, but the insufficient partnership of Parera and Chandimal braced their foundation. Skipper Mathews took liability of handling the game and contributed his team score with good individual double digit runs. Prasanna too accompanied him with similar efforts and managed to set a huge target of 287 runs.

English men arrived on the ground to chase this helm defiance kicked off with miserable score which initially made the spectators upset, but the later come Morgan, Buttler and Croakes battled hard to rail them on track. Right hand Mumbai Indian’s key batsman missed his ton by 7 runs and his mate received magnificent company of Plunkett who dared to clear boundaries via aerial route on last delivery and surprisingly equaled the scores.

Plunkett Last Ball Six Against SL Video

Seven runs were required to England from the last bowl and Plunkett, who was batting at number 10 smashed the ball into stands. Thrilling match terminated with the massive hit of this man who played pivotal role in equaling the scores. Croakes had been associating him when 52 runs were needed  from just 26 balls and the pair finally turned the match scenario.

Eng vs SL 1st ODI Scorecard

Sri Lanka batting

LD Chandimal† c Woakes b Ali 37 65 56 3 0 66.07
AD Mathews* c Woakes b Plunkett 73 145 109 5 0 66.97
S Prasanna c & b Woakes 59 29 28 8 4 210.71

England bowling

CR Woakes 10 0 56 2 5.60 25 5 0
DJ Willey 10 0 56 2 5.60 27 5 1
LE Plunkett 10 0 67 2 6.70 29 6 3

England batting

EJG Morgan* c †Chandimal b Pradeep 43 58 49 7 0 87.75
JC Buttler† c Shanaka b Prasanna 93 145 99 6 1 93.93
CR Woakes not out 95 145 92 4 0 103.26

Sri Lanka bowling

RAS Lakmal 10 0 65 2 6.50 31 9 0
AD Mathews 6 0 22 2 3.66 21 1 0
N Pradeep 10 0 64 2 6.40 25 5 1

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