Fiji Time: 5:11 AM on Saturday 1 November

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Sri Lanka beats England in one day international series

Afp
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.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Black sea
  2. Son gives evidence
  3. Call to pressure Fiji
  4. Mission to save islands from drowning
  5. Businessman urges province to support education of children
  6. Office marks remembrance
  7. 'Robust Bill of Rights'
  8. Detect, treat and cure
  9. Giants win World Series
  10. Fete aims for $156k

Top Stories this Week

  1. PM's worry Sunday (26 Oct)
  2. Ryan speaks out Monday (27 Oct)
  3. 'Widespread abuse' Monday (27 Oct)
  4. Passport scam Wednesday (29 Oct)
  5. Theft by workers Monday (27 Oct)
  6. Equal rights Tuesday (28 Oct)
  7. Alert over fake visas Tuesday (28 Oct)
  8. Kepa: Treat all equally Monday (27 Oct)
  9. Black sea Friday (31 Oct)
  10. Woman dies in accident Wednesday (29 Oct)