Thursday 8 December 2016

Cricket: England level series

Published 07/07/2011 | 10:34

England produced a classy all-round display at Trent Bridge yesterday to demolish Sri Lanka by 10 wickets, levelling the one-day series.

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After a short rain delay England put Sri Lanka in and reduced them to 20-4, with James Anderson (3-24) impressing. Kumar Sangakkara struck a battling 75 before being last man out as Sri Lanka were dismissed for 174 in 43.4 overs.

Captain Alastair Cook smashed an unbeaten 95 off just 75 balls and Craig Kieswetter hit 72 as England -- who were delayed briefly by rain -- cantered home after 23.5 overs.

It was a performance of staggering dominance from England, who had been outplayed in the previous two matches, having won the opener. The series -- tied at 2-2 --will be decided at Old Trafford on Saturday.

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