Eoin Morgan-led England beat Sri Lanka by five wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
England vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI Highlights: After whitewashing Sri Lanka in the T20Is, Eoin Morgan’s England got off to a winning start in the ODI series with a five-wicket triumph. Chris Woakes led the charge with the ball after Morgan elected to field. His outstanding four-wicket haul, coupled with David Willey’s three-for, restricted Sri Lanka to 185/10. In response, after an early start, powered by Jonny Bairstow’s 43, England lost four wickets for just 26 runs. However, Joe Root’s unbeaten 79 and his match-winning 91-run stand with Moeen Ali (28) saw England get over the line with 15.1 overs to spare.
Here’re the playing XIs:
Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Kusal Perera(w/c), Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Ramesh Mendis, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Chamika Karunaratne, Binura Fernando, Dushmantha Chameera, Praveen Jayawickrama
England (Playing XI): Jonny Bairstow(w), Liam Livingstone, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Sam Billings, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Sam Curran, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood
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