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Saturday, 29 November 2014 - 18:05
England suffer emphatic ODI defeat
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Sri Lanka beat England by eight wickets in a rain-reduced one-day international to take a 2- nil lead in the series.

Alastair Cook won the toss but he and the top order struggled against the spinners on a slow Colombo pitch.

Only Joe Root and Ravi Bopara passed 25 as the tourists were bowled out for 185 in 43 of their 45 overs.

The hosts lost two early wickets but veterans Kumar Sangakkara 67 not out and Mahela Jayawardene 77 not out saw them home with 10.4 overs to spare.

In the end, it was a comfortable chase for the experienced batting pair, who added 149 and have amassed a mammoth 815 ODI caps between them.
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