Rain washes out first ODI between England and Sri Lanka

10 Oct, 2018 11:54 pm

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

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