England’s Woakes sinks Sri Lanka in rain-marred ODI
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Chris Woakes had an impressive performance against Sri Lanka. (AFP pic)
DAMBULLA: England’s Eoin Morgan and Joe Root shone with the bat while teammate Chris Woakes was on fire with the ball in a 31-run victory against Sri Lanka via the Duckworth-Lewis method in the rain-soaked second one-day international on Saturday.
Chasing 279 for victory, Sri Lanka overcame Woakes’ triple strikes to reach 140-5 in 29 overs when heavy rain stopped play and England won the match under the scoring method governing such rain-marred matches.
Morgan’s men go 1-0 up in the five-match series which began with a washout on Wednesday, and the teams now move to Kandy for the third match next Wednesday.
Earlier, Sri Lanka’s Lasith Malinga rediscovered some of his old magic and claimed 5-44 to limit England to 278-9 after the tourists looked set for a 300-plus total.
Morgan led from the front with nearly a run-a-ball 92, while Test captain Root contributed 71….