ENG defeat SL, 1st ODI: Root slams unbeaten 79* as England win by 5 wickets; takes 1-0 series lead

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ENG defeat SL, 1st ODI: Root slams unbeaten 79* as England win by 5 wickets; takes 1-0 series lead; Joe Root celebrated his 150th one-day international appearance with an unbeaten half-century as England claimed a five-wicket win over Sri Lanka in their series opener at Chester-le-Street on Tuesday.

Chasing a target of 186, England opener Jonny Bairstow made a fast start as England reached 50 inside five overs but soon lost his opening partner Liam Livingstone, who clipped a Chamika Karunaratne delivery straight to mid-on.

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Bairstow fell seven runs short of a half-century after he was bowled by Binura Fernando, and the hosts were soon reduced to 80-4 as Dushmantha Chameera removed skipper Eoin Morgan (6) and Sam Billings (3) cheaply.

Root and all-rounder Moeen Ali (28) stitched together a patient 91-run partnership to steady the ship.

Chameera returned to dismiss Ali but Root finished with an unbeaten 79, and along with Sam Curran, ensured there were no further hiccups as England clinched victory in the 35th over.

ENG defeat SL, 1st ODI: Root slams unbeaten 79* as England win by 5 wickets; takes 1-0 series lead

ENG vs SL 1st ODI Full Scoreboard

England Innings: 189/5 (34.5 ov)
Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Jonny Bairstow (WK) b B Fernando 43 21 6 1 204.76
Liam Livingstone c PVD Chameera b C Karunaratne 9 12 0 1 75.00
Joe Root Not out 79 87 4 0 90.80
Eoin Morgan (C) c K Perera b PVD Chameera 6 17 1 0 35.29
Sam Billings c W Hasaranga b PVD Chameera 3 8 0 0 37.50
Moeen Ali b PVD Chameera 28 57 1 0 49.12
Sam Curran Not out 9 9 1 0 100.00
Extra 12 (b 0, w 5, nb 2, lb 5)
Total 189/5 (34.5)
Yet To Bat Chris WoakesDJ WilleyAU RashidMark Wood
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Dushmantha Chameera 8 0 50 3 6.25
Binura Fernando 9.5 0 50 1 5.08
Chamika Karunaratne 7 0 39 1 5.57
Wanindu Hasaranga 7 0 26 0 3.71
Dhananjaya Lakshan 2 0 12 0 6.00
Praveen Jayawickrama 1 0 7 0 7.00
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
LS Livingstone 1-54 4.5
JM Bairstow 2-59 5.6
EJG Morgan 3-74 9.5
Sam Billings 4-80 11.5
MM Ali 5-171 31.5

 

Sri Lanka Innings:185/10 (42.3 ov)

Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Pathum Nissanka c MM Ali b Chris Woakes 5 19 0 0 26.32
Kusal Perera (WK/C) c Sam Billings b DJ Willey 73 81 7 0 90.12
Charith Asalanka c JE Root b DJ Willey 0 6 0 0 0.00
Dasun Shanaka c JM Bairstow b Chris Woakes 1 9 0 0 11.11
Wanindu Hasaranga c LS Livingstone b Chris Woakes 54 65 6 1 83.08
Dhananjaya Lakshan c JE Root b Chris Woakes 2 9 0 0 22.22
Ramesh Mendis lbw b MM Ali 1 5 0 0 20.00
Chamika Karunaratne Not out 19 33 0 1 57.58
Binura Fernando c MM Ali b DJ Willey 2 7 0 0 28.57
Dushmantha Chameera runout (SM Curran / Sam Billings) 7 15 1 0 46.67
Praveen Jayawickrama runout (Sam Billings) 4 7 1 0 57.14
Extra 17 (b 0, w 7, nb 1, lb 9)
Total 185/10 (42.3)
Yet To Bat
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Chris Woakes 10 5 18 4 1.80
David Willey 10 1 44 3 4.40
Mark Wood 7 0 19 0 2.71
Sam Curran 7.3 0 45 0 6.00
Adil Rashid 6 0 45 0 7.50
Moeen Ali 2 0 5 1 2.50
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
Pathum Nissanka 1-23 4.4
KIC Asalanka 2-24 5.5
D Shanaka 3-46 8.1
W Hasaranga 4-145 28.4
D Lakshan 5-149 30.3
RTM Mendis 6-152 31.5
K Perera 7-152 32.2
B Fernando 8-160 36.1
PVD Chameera 9-170 40.2
P Jayawickrama 10-185 42.3
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