England thrash Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in 2nd ODI

June 25, 2016 | By

Birmingham: England thrashed Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in the second one-day international at Edgbaston on Friday to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series following Tuesday’s tie at Trent Bridge.

Jason Roy made 112 not out and Alex Hales 133 not out as England, set 255, finished on 256 without loss to win with a mammoth 95 balls to spare.

It was just the sixth time that England had won a match at this level by 10 wickets and only the fifth ODI that Sri Lanka had lost by such a margin.

Roy and Hales’s stand was also an England record for any ODI wicket, surpassing the second-wicket partnership of 250 shared by Andrew Strauss and Jonathan Trott against Bangladesh at Edgbaston in 2010.

Victory also saw England win the inaugural multi-format Super Series, with the hosts now leading by an unassailable 13 points to three.

Earlier, Sri Lanka were held to 254 for seven after skipper Angelo Mathews won the toss.

Upul Tharanga top-scored with 53 in an innings where only Dinesh Chandimal (52) and Mathews (44) made much headway.

Leg-spinner Adil Rashid led England’s attack with two for 34 in his maximum 10 overs.

The one-day series continues at Bristol on Sunday.


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