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England beat Sri Lanka in fourth ODI to win series

Sun Online Desk     20th October, 2018 06:00:01 printer

England beat Sri Lanka in fourth ODI to win series

England sealed the series against Sri Lanka with victory in another rain-affected one-day international.

 

The improved hosts posted 273-7 in their 50 overs, with Niroshan Dickwella and Dasun Shanaka both hitting fifties.

 

But England were ahead of the rate on 132-2 from 27 overs when play was suspended at 11:15 BST in Pallekele.

 

The game was called off at 12:10, giving England victory by 18 runs on the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method and a 3-0 lead in the five-match series.

 

Joe Root and Eoin Morgan ended unbeaten on 32 and 31 respectively to help guide their side to a winning total after openers Jason Roy (45) and Alex Hales - who made 12 in place of the injured Jonny Bairstow - had been dismissed.

 

The final match of the series is in Colombo at 10:00 on Tuesday.


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