Third ODI: England Vs Sri Lanka LIve score


Sri Lanka will try to level the series against England  in third ODI. England won the second  ODI by duck worth  Lewis. First ODI between these two sides has been washed due to rain.

Sri Lanka must have been disappointed  after losing the ODI. They did decent job to restrict England  to under 300, especially  when you consider strength  of England  batting. England bowlers  should  be attributed for giving  quick enough break throughs.  It was the wickets  column  which fetched  England the match.  Run rate was very much under the control ,especially  in modern day cricket.

Tharanga was dismissed  without getting  of the mark.  He was the backbone of their batting since Mahela Jayawardane and Sangakara had retired. Srilanka once again proved their inconsistency in batting. Some sort of resistance was showed by Perrera  before the rains arrived ,but score was 33 runs short to fetch them game.

Forecast for the day is not promising.  It’s always Risky to host a serious  in rainy season. We might have third rain effective  game. It’s been raining  since morning  of game day.  Pitch is definitely a batting friendly one.  If England bats first, 350 is definitely  on the cards.

Sri Lanka are definitely forced to make at least  one change.  Kusal  Peewee is out if the series  with quad injury.  Sadeera Samarawickrama is announced as his replacement. Liam plunked has landed in Srilanka after his wedding. But he is unlikely to get a game.

Dawason might have to sit out accommodate variety in pace bowling. Sam curran  has higher chance than his brother tom to be in his team. This fixture doesn’t have a have reserve day unlike the second ODI. Srilanka will have to win if have they have plane to win the series. Srilankan grounds have topnotch drainage system. So let’s keep fingers crossed until game finishes