Cricket

England beat SL at The Oval

2014-05-22 22:27
Chris Jordan (AFP)

London - England beat Sri Lanka by 81 runs on the Duckworth/Lewis method in a rain-mared one-day international at The Oval on Thursday to take a 1-0 lead in this five-match series.

The match was a personal triumph for England all-rounder Chris Jordan, who struck an unbeaten 38 off 13 balls and then took three wickets for 25 runs.

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Brief scores:
England: 247-6, 39 overs (G Ballance 64, I Bell 50; S Senanayake 3-30)
Sri Lanka: 144, 32 overs (C Jordan 3-25, J Tredwell 3-38)

Result: England won by 81 runs (D/L method)

Series: England lead five-match series 1-

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