29 Jun 2011

England cricketers beat Sri Lanka in opening ODI

10:39 am on 29 June 2011

The England cricketers have beaten Sri Lanka by 110 runs in a rain-shortened first of five one day internationals at the Oval in London.

Pace bowler James Anderson was the pick of the England attack taking 4 for 18 as Sri Lanka slumped to 121 all out chasing a revised total of 232.

England made 229 in their 32 overs after a storm halted play for three hours and Sri Lanka's target was subject to a Duckworth Lewis amendment.

he tourists never recovered from Anderson's opening spell when he took 3 for 14 in four overs.

Sri Lankan veteran batsman and 1996 World Cup winner Sanath Jaysuriya - who turns 42 tomorrow - was unable to bow out of international cricket in glorious fashion as he exited for only two caught by Eoin Morgan off Tim Bresnan in his final ever innings.