England won the 5th ODI against Sri Lanka by 122 runs and clinched the series with this success. Smashing inning from Joe Root helped his team in curbing victory over the foes. Entire team work of hosts paid off in winning the series of five matches by 3-0.
Sri Lankans opted to field first after surmounting toss results, but failed to grab the match results. Starting from very first man in English batting line up, everybody contributed in the cementation of their team score and invested total energy in setting up huge target for the guests.
JM Vince, Roy and Buttler too played fabulous innings and rendered pivotal role in building up toughr instigation of 324 runs for the rivals. 2011 ICC WC runner ups’ bowling attack snaffled the wickets, but the men who batted and returned to pavilion paved good foundation for their team with their individual brilliant performances.
Chasing the monstrous challenge, Sri Lankan opening partnership collapsed in initial spell, but the later come Chandimal and Gunathilaka enkindled the hopes of subjugation in this confrontation. But the men to bat next didn’t manage to maintain the momentum with which they had kicked off.
Willey and Plunkett’s excellence in betraying the batsmen helped their team to return all the players in batting line up of opposite team to pavilion with cheap two digit scores in hands. JC Buttler who stormed 70 runs in just 45 balls received the ‘Man of the Match’ award. JJ Roy seized ‘Man of the Series’ title.