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England’s Bairstow out of fourth ODI after injury

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England’s Jonny Bairstow walks away after being injured while playing soccer with his teammates at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Kandy. (AFP pic)

COLOMBO: England batsman Jonny Bairstow will miss the fourth one-day international against hosts Sri Lanka in Kandy on Saturday after injuring his ankle during training, team officials said.

The 29-year-old right-hander hurt himself while playing football on Friday and will be replaced by Alex Hales, an England official said.

England are leading the five-match series 2-0. The first match was washed out by monsoon rains.

Bairstow’s replacement comes after England all-rounder Liam Dawson was ruled out of the entire tournament. Dawson strained his right side while bowling during England’s win in the third ODI last week….

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