Sri Lanka needs 325 runs to win against England – First inning has come to an end with the cementing of huge 324 runs. England, while batting first, destroyed the bowling attack of team Sri Lanka completely and managed to set a tougher instigation for the opponents’ team.
5Th ODI between Sri Lanka and England has intermitted and the second inning is to start soon. Winning the toss, Mathews captained team elected to bowl first and didn’t create much impression over the audience gathering present in the stadium.
All the players, from openers to finishers, succeeded in contributing the team score with possible efforts and played vital individual innings in paving an awesome defiance for the foes. Joe Root missed his ton by just seven runs but received acme applaud for his performance.
JM Vince and Buttler too stirred brilliant knocks and invested their hard efforts to peak the score of their national cricket team. Other batsmen in English batting line up subjugated in formulating mesmerizing total for the rivals who now need to accroach by maintaining necessary run rate.
In bowling, Gunathilaka took highest three wickets and his companions Lakmal, Bandara and Pradeep snaffled one each. All these pacers as well as spinners were smashed and didn’t let to end up their spells with admirable economies. It’s now India’s neighboring country’s turn to prove that they have credible batsmen who can trail any difficult and huge score.