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Sri Lanka vs England Rain ruins third EnglandSri Lanka ODI

Sri Lanka vs England Rain ruins third EnglandSri Lanka ODI


Tom Curran claims four-for but rains saves Sri Lanka after latest … Sun, 04 Jul 2021 12:00:00 +0100-England win their one-day international series against Sri Lanka 2-0 after the third match in Bristol is washed out.

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Rain ruins third England-Sri Lanka ODI

Third one-day international, County Ground, Bristol:
Sri Lanka 166 all out (41.1 overs): Shanaka 48*, T Curran 4-35, Willey 2-36, Woakes 2-28
England: Did not bat
Match abandoned
Scorecard

England won their one-day international series against Sri Lanka 2-0 after the third match in Bristol was washed out.

England, who also won the Twenty20 series 3-0, looked well-placed for another victory when they dismissed a sorry Sri Lanka cheaply once more – the tourists all out for 166 in 41.1 overs.

But heavy rain arrived soon after 15:00 BST, during the change of innings, and no further play was possible.

The match was abandoned at 16:15 with puddles forming on the outfield.

In another strong England bowling performance, Tom Curran impressed with 4-35 in his 10 overs.

Curran ripped through Sri Lanka's middle order after Chris Woakes and David Willey had reduced the tourists to 42-4.

England will likely face a far sterner test on Thursday when they play Pakistan in the first of three ODIs. A three-match T20 series follows afterwards.

Rain arrives but not before another Sri Lanka collapse

This has been a miserable tour for Sri Lanka whose only relief is that the rain allowed them to escape before what would almost certainly have been a sixth defeat in six games.

In the first ODI in Chester-le-Street they were 46-3, the second at The Oval 21-4, and here they were four down within nine overs.

Woakes in particular managed to swing the ball throughout but the majority of wickets fell to bad shots rather than good bowling.

Dhananjaya de Silva, who made 91 in the previous game, was one of two batters out on the hook, Oshada Fernando smashed Curran to mid-off to make the score 63-5 and the final wicket came in comedic fashion when Asitha Fernando was run out.

So poor was the opposition, England have learned little from the series but four wickets were a welcome boost for Curran.

The Surrey bowler, whose brother Sam took 5-48 at The Oval, had only taken three wickets in his previous 11 ODIs.

He was helped by wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow, who took a brilliant diving one-handed catch to dismiss Chamika Karunaratne for Curran's third.

The win extends England lead at the top of the Super League,which acts as qualification for the next 50-over World Cup. Sri Lanka are 11th and in danger of not qualifying for the 2023 showpiece should their results not improve.

'I don't feel I've done anything different' – reaction

England bowler Tom Curran: “It is disappointing. We sort of knew there was a bit of rain, but I didn't quite think it was going to come down that hard, that quickly, but look it was nice to contribute with a few wickets.

“I don't feel like I've done anything different, it is a funny game. I've felt pretty good for a while to be honest, and I just haven't quite been getting the wickets.”

England captain Eoin Morgan: “We're delighted with the series win, and more so today with the way we started.

“We looked to be aggressive, create pressure and create opportunities. We're delighted that we continued to be ruthless and disciplined in the nature that we showed.”


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Rain ruins third England-Sri Lanka ODI Sun, 04 Jul 2021 12:00:00 +0100-Sri Lanka's last innings on a horror tour of England was perhaps their most abject yet, but rain saved them the indignity of a whitewash. Under cloudy Bristol …

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Dasun Shanaka the only batter to pass 20 in another below-par display

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Tom Curran was the brother in the wickets this time around  AFP/Getty Images
Sri Lanka 166 (Shanaka 48*, T Curran 4-35) vs England – Match abandoned
Sri Lanka's last innings on a horror tour of England was perhaps their most abject yet, but rain saved them the indignity of a whitewash. Under cloudy Bristol skies, Sri Lanka nosedived in the early overs, continued to plummet once the fielding restrictions were relaxed, and never seriously threatened to scramble out of the pit of tragicomedy, where they have wallowed more or less since the start of the (preceding) T20 series.
This time, they were 166 all out in the 42nd over. Dasun Shanaka produced the only competent innings, finishing 48 not out – most of those runs having come in the company of the tail. Rain had caused a stoppage during Sri Lanka's own innings, but returned in force during the innings break to make an England chase impossible.
Although the pitch held no real terrors, England's bowlers extracted seam movement and bounce – particulary in the early overs – to skilfully exploit the substantial technical shortcomings of Sri Lanka's top order. Both openers were out largely due to poor footwork, and two middle-order batters were bounced out playing wild hook shots. Although Sri Lanka were 33 for 3, then 42 for 4, then 63 for 5 (and on in such fashion), there was no concerted effort to hunker down and rebuild – several batters getting out playing expansive strokes.
With his brother having claimed a five-for on Thursday, it was Tom Curran who was England's most penetrative bowler, his 4 for 35 gutting the middle order after Chris Woakes and David Willey had prospered with the new ball. Tom Curran was accurate, used the short ball well, and frequently got a touch of away-movement to the right-handers.
Willey and Woakes claimed two wickets apiece, and Jonny Bairstow was excellent behind the stumps, taking diving catches to dismiss Pathum Nissanka and Chamika Karunaratne, and pulling off a stumping when Dushmantha Chameera dragged his back leg marginally out of his ground against Adil Rashid.
Sri Lanka's collapse began in the third over, when after a couple of decent early boundaries, a flat-footed Kusal Perera dragged Woakes back on to his stumps. Avishka Fernando was out soon after, falling over to the off side as Willey swung one into his pads – the not-out decision overturned on review. Nissanka then edged Willey behind, and Woakes bounced out Dhananjaya de Silva, who had played the short ball reasonably well in his previous innings, at the Oval.
Also out to the hook was Wanindu Hasaranga, making it three times out of three this series he has fallen to that shot. This time, the bowler was Tom Curran (Sam Curran dismissed him this way in the second ODI, and Woakes got him in the first).
There wasn't much to say about the remainder of the innings, as Shanaka hung around and struck a few late boundaries to take Sri Lanka limping across the 150 mark. Rain, which had caused a delay of the toss, also caused a stoppage when Sri Lanka were eight down. No overs were lost. But a much heavier downpour at the break left the outfield sodden, and the match was abandoned at around 4.15pm local time.

Andrew Fidel Fernando is ESPNcricinfo's Sri Lanka correspondent. @afidelf

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Dasun Shanaka the only batter to pass 20 in another below-par display

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Tom Curran was the brother in the wickets this time around  AFP/Getty Images
Sri Lanka 166 (Shanaka 48*, T Curran 4-35) vs England – Match abandoned
Sri Lanka's last innings on a horror tour of England was perhaps their most abject yet, but rain saved them the indignity of a whitewash. Under cloudy Bristol skies, Sri Lanka nosedived in the early overs, continued to plummet once the fielding restrictions were relaxed, and never seriously threatened to scramble out of the pit of tragicomedy, where they have wallowed more or less since the start of the (preceding) T20 series.
This time, they were 166 all out in the 42nd over. Dasun Shanaka produced the only competent innings, finishing 48 not out – most of those runs having come in the company of the tail. Rain had caused a stoppage during Sri Lanka's own innings, but returned in force during the innings break to make an England chase impossible.
Although the pitch held no real terrors, England's bowlers extracted seam movement and bounce – particulary in the early overs – to skilfully exploit the substantial technical shortcomings of Sri Lanka's top order. Both openers were out largely due to poor footwork, and two middle-order batters were bounced out playing wild hook shots. Although Sri Lanka were 33 for 3, then 42 for 4, then 63 for 5 (and on in such fashion), there was no concerted effort to hunker down and rebuild – several batters getting out playing expansive strokes.
With his brother having claimed a five-for on Thursday, it was Tom Curran who was England's most penetrative bowler, his 4 for 35 gutting the middle order after Chris Woakes and David Willey had prospered with the new ball. Tom Curran was accurate, used the short ball well, and frequently got a touch of away-movement to the right-handers.
Willey and Woakes claimed two wickets apiece, and Jonny Bairstow was excellent behind the stumps, taking diving catches to dismiss Pathum Nissanka and Chamika Karunaratne, and pulling off a stumping when Dushmantha Chameera dragged his back leg marginally out of his ground against Adil Rashid.
Sri Lanka's collapse began in the third over, when after a couple of decent early boundaries, a flat-footed Kusal Perera dragged Woakes back on to his stumps. Avishka Fernando was out soon after, falling over to the off side as Willey swung one into his pads – the not-out decision overturned on review. Nissanka then edged Willey behind, and Woakes bounced out Dhananjaya de Silva, who had played the short ball reasonably well in his previous innings, at the Oval.
Also out to the hook was Wanindu Hasaranga, making it three times out of three this series he has fallen to that shot. This time, the bowler was Tom Curran (Sam Curran dismissed him this way in the second ODI, and Woakes got him in the first).
There wasn't much to say about the remainder of the innings, as Shanaka hung around and struck a few late boundaries to take Sri Lanka limping across the 150 mark. Rain, which had caused a delay of the toss, also caused a stoppage when Sri Lanka were eight down. No overs were lost. But a much heavier downpour at the break left the outfield sodden, and the match was abandoned at around 4.15pm local time.

Andrew Fidel Fernando is ESPNcricinfo's Sri Lanka correspondent. @afidelf


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