Root’s England triumph 3-Zero in Sri Lanka



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26 Nov 2018, 16:54 IST

Colombo, Nov 26 (AFP) Skipper Joe Root led England to their first abroad sequence sweep in 55 years after they beat Sri Lanka by 42 runs within the third and last Check on Monday.

Spinners Jack Leach and Moeen Ali took 4 wickets every to assist bowl out Sri Lanka, chasing a frightening 327 for victory, for 284 within the last session on day 4 in Colombo.

Leach acquired captain Suranga Lakmal trapped lbw for 11 to set off celebrations for England who haven’t received all of the video games in a sequence of three or extra Exams since Ted Dexter’s aspect received 3-Zero in New Zealand in 1963.

Quantity 11 Malinda Pushpakumara gave England a scare along with his unbeaten 42 off 40 deliveries, lifting the hosts from 226-9 and lift hopes of a miracle.

However Leach broke the 58-run final wicket stand within the fourth ball of the ultimate session.
Kusal Mendis, who hit a gritty 86, and Roshen Silva, who made 65, placed on 102 runs for the sixth wicket to launch Sri Lanka’s resistance marketing campaign on a turning wicket.

Leach broke the stand with a one-handed pick-up and a bullet throw on the non-striker’s finish that acquired Mendis run out.

Mendis, who began the day on 15, registered his seventh Check fifty as he smashed eight fours and a six throughout his defiant knock.

Silva hit a combating half-century however was lastly trapped lbw by Ali.

England have been bowled out for 230 of their second innings on Sunday with Jos Buttler making an important 64 after they’d fallen to 39-Four in opposition to the opposition spinners.
Jonny Bairstow, getting back from damage, made his presence felt with 110 in England’s first innings of 336 after they elected to bat first.

Leg-spinner Adil Rashid then claimed 5 wickets to assist dismiss Sri Lanka for 240 because the vacationers took an important lead into the second innings.

It was a whole domination by the touring England aspect which clinched the one-day internationals 3-1 and the one Twenty20 match


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