Rain washes out first ODI between England and Sri Lanka
DAMBULLA (Reuters) – England’s first one-day international against Sri Lanka was abandoned following heavy rains in Dambulla on Wednesday.
England managed to score of 92-2 in 15 overs, with Akila Dananjaya and Nuwan Pradeep claiming the wickets of Jason Roy (24) and Jonny Bairstow (25) respectively.
Joe Root (25) and Eoin Morgan (14) were scheduled to return for England once the rain cleared but the match was called off as the bad weather continued even after four hours.
The teams will stay in Dambulla for the second of the five-game series on Saturday.
England and Sri Lanka will also play a Twenty20 on Oct. 27 in Colombo before the three-Test series begins on Nov. 6.
England 1st innings Jason Roy c (Sub) b Akila Dananjaya 24 Jonny Bairstow c Niroshan Dickwella b Nuwan Pradeep 25 Joe Root Not Out 25 Eoin Morgan Not Out 14 Extras 0b 2lb 0nb 0pen 2w 4 Total (15.0 overs) 92-2 Fall of Wickets : 1-49 Bairstow, 2-51 Roy To Bat : Stokes, Buttler, Ali, Woakes, Dawson, Rashid, Stone Bowling Ov Md Rn Wk Econ Ex Lasith Malinga 5 0 37 0 7.40 2w Nuwan Pradeep 5 0 23 1 4.60 Akila Dananjaya 5 0 30 1 6.00 .................................... Umpire Aleem Dar Umpire Ruchira Palliyaguruge Video Paul Reiffel Match Referee Richard Richardson