Cricket

SL bat first as Mills makes England T20 debut

2016-07-05 20:04
Cricket bat (Gallo Images)

Southampton - England gave a debut to exciting Sussex quick bowler Tymal Mills for the one-off Twenty20 international against Sri Lanka at the Ageas Bowl on Tuesday.

The 23-year-old Mills, rated as "the fastest bowler I have faced" by England captain Eoin Morgan, was given his chance to prove his pace and potential having continued to impress in county T20 cricket this summer.

England went into the contest hoping to complete the clean sweep over the tourists having captured both the Test series and one-day series.

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews won the toss and decided to bat first in the early evening south coast sunshine, with his side determined to finish their disappointing tour on a positive note before flying home on Wednesday.

The tourists called up seam bowler Farveez Maharoof and spinner Ramith Rambukwella to their team in place of Suranga Lakmal and Upal Tharanga.

Teams

England: Jason Roy, James Vince, Eoin Morgan (capt), Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler (wkt), Liam Dawson, Sam Billings, Chris Jordan, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Tymal Mills

Sri Lanka: Kusal Perera, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal (wkt), Angelo Mathews (capt), Dasun Shanaka, Chaminda Bandara, Ramith Rambukwella, Seekkuge Prasanna, Nuwan Pradeep, Farveez Maharoof

Umpires: Rob Bailey (ENG), Michael Gough (ENG), TV umpire: Tim Robinson (ENG)

Match referee: David Boon (AUS)

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