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Sri Lanka vs England- 5th ODI: Root,Woakes keep hopes of series win alive


  • Riding on an unbeaten 104-run knock from Joe Root and six wickets from Chris Woakes, England defeated Sri Lanka by 5 wickets in the rain-curtailed two day 5th ODI (this series has a reserve day for every match; Sri Lanka batted yesterday, but due to rain persistent rain yesterday, England had to chase the target today) at Pallekele and kept their hopes of series win alive. 

    Chasing a target of 240, England lost two early wickets. Moeen Ali got out in the second over of the match to the comeback man Sachitra Senanayake. Alastair Cook also got out lbw to Senanayake in the seventh over. England’s hero of the last match James Taylor came in at three and scored his second fifty of the series. Taylor, alongwith Root shared 104 runs before Taylor got out to Thisara Perera when he was on 68. Root, then played sensibly and got to his 3rd ODI century and was very well supported by Ravi Bopara, who played a decent 28 run knock. Sachitra Senanayake was the most successful of the Sri Lankan bowlers as he picked 2 wickets for just 35 runs in his full-quota of overs. 
     
    Earlier, after losing the toss, Sri Lanka lost Kusal Perera in the very first over of the match. This was Perera’s 6th duck in his last 22 innings and the 8th time he got out in the first over of an ODI. Tillakaratne Dilshan got off to a start but got out to Chris Jordan. Kumar Sangakkara and captain Angelo Mathews then put on 85 runs for the 4th wicket before Mathews gave away his wicket to Jordan when he was on 40. Then any other batsmen could not support Sangakkara well as Chris Woakes ran through their batting and in anxiety to score at a brisk pace, he missed out on a century. He top-scored for the team with 91. Chris Woakes took the second sixth-wicket haul of his ODI career. His first one came against Australia at Brisbane in 2011. 
     
    The sixth ODI of the series will be played on December 13th at the same venue. 

    Scorecard:

    Sri Lanka Batting:

    Batsmen

    Dismissal

    Runs

    Balls

    4s

    6s

    Tillakaratne Dilshan

    b Jordan

    35

    31

    6

    0

    Kusal Perera

    c Jordan b Finn

    0

    2

    0

    0

    Kumar Sangakkara†

    c Root b Woakes

    91

    123

    10

    0

    Mahela Jayawardene

    c Jordan b Woakes

    2

    3

    0

    0

    Angelo Mathews*

    c Woakes b Jordan

    40

    76

    4

    0

    Lahiru Thirimanne

    lbw b Tredwell

    8

    19

    1

    0

    Jeevan Mendis

    c & b Woakes

    12

    15

    0

    0

    Thisara Perera

    c Root b Woakes

    27

    17

    4

    1

    Sachitra Senanayake

    b Woakes

    0

    2

    0

    0

    Dhamika Prasad

    not out

    5

    5

    0

    0

    Ajantha Mendis

    b Woakes

    0

    1

    0

    0

    Extras

    (b 2, lb 2, w 15)

    19

     

     

     

    Total

    49 overs

    239

    England Bowling:

    Bowlers

    Overs

    Maidens

    Runs

    Wicket

    Steven Finn

    6

    0

    28

    1

    Chris Woakes

    8

    0

    47

    6

    Moeen Ali

    10

    0

    50

    0

    Chris Jordan

    10

    0

    56

    2

    James Tredwell

    10

    2

    33

    1

    Joe Root

    5

    0

    21

    0

    England Batting:

    Batsmen

    Dismissal

    Runs

    Balls

    4s

    6s

    Alastair Cook

    lbw b Senanayake

    20

    30

    3

    0

    Moeen Ali

    b Senanayake

    4

    4

    1

    0

    James Taylor

    c Mendis b Perera

    68

    90

    5

    1

    Joe Root

    not out

    104

    117

    7

    1

    Ravi Bopara

    c Thirimanne b Dilshan

    28

    49

    1

    0

    Eoin Morgan

    c Perera b Mendis

    5

    5

    1

    0

    Jos Buttler

    not out

    2

    1

    0

    0

    Extras

    (lb 6, w 2, nb 1)

    9

     

     

     

    Total

    49.1 overs

    240-5

    Sri Lanka Bowling:

    Bowlers

    Overs

    Maidens

    Runs

    Wickets

    Tillakaratne Dilshan

    9.1

    0

    45

    1

    Sachitra Senanayake

    10

    0

    35

    2

    Angelo Mathews

    4

    0

    14

    0

    Dhamika Prasad

    4

    0

    24

    0

    Jeevan Mendis

    7

    0

    41

    0

    Ajantha Mendis

    9

    0

    49

    1

    Thisara Perera

    6

    0

    26

    1

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