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Sri Lanka v England: First ODI abandoned after heavy rain
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Sri Lanka v England: First ODI abandoned after heavy rain

The second and final ODIs have rain reserve days
First ODI, Dambulla
England 92-2 (15 overs): Bairstow 25, Root 25*
Sri Lanka: Did not bat
No result – match abandoned

England’s first one-day international against Sri Lanka was abandoned after 15 overs because of rain in Dambulla.

The tourists made 92-2 before play was suspended at 11:15 BST to allow covers to be brought on before the rain.

But the weather never cleared and the match was called off at 15:45 BST.

Openers Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy fell for 25 and 24 respectively in the space of five balls, before Joe Root made an unbeaten 25 and captain Eoin Morgan 14 not out.

The second game of the five-match series takes place in Dambulla on Saturday at 05:30 BST, with a reserve day scheduled for Sunday.

After Sri Lanka won the toss, Roy and Bairstow looked in fluent touch, hitting eight fours between them in as many overs, with Bairstow also striking off-spinner Akila Dananjaya for six.

Bairstow edged Nuwan Pradeep behind before Roy miscued Dananjaya, who bowls both off-spin and leg-spin, to be caught at mid-off.

Root accumulated quickly, while Morgan hit one four and a six before the players were taken off shortly after the drinks break.

England and Sri Lanka play one Twenty20 international before a three-Test series starts on 6 November.

Source BBC News

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