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Sri Lanka beats England in one day international series

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Thursday, June 05, 2014

BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom - Sri Lanka beat England by six wickets to win the fifth and final one day international at Edgbaston yesterday and take the series 3-2.

Sri Lanka, after losing the toss, bowled England out for 219 with paceman Lasith Malinga taking three for 50 after the spinners dried up the run rate.

England captain Alastair Cook, top scorer with 56 in an innings where only Ian Bell (37) and Chris Jordan (30) also passed 29.

However, there was a controversial moment when Sri Lanka off-spinner Sachithra Senanayake ran out Jos Buttler as the non-striker backed up.

In reply, Sri Lanka finished on 222 for four with 10 balls to spare.

Lahiru Thirimanne (60 not out) and Mahela Jayawardene (53), who shared a fourth-wicket stand of 98, were the key contributors while Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews made a brisk 42 not out.

Sri Lanka now have a four day tour match against Northamptonshire starting on Thursday before facing England in the first of a two-Test series at Lord's next week.


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