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Sri Lanka v England 5th ODI



Sanath Jayasuriya

England lose their fourth toss of the series and Sanath Jayasuriya's explosive batting gives the hosts a fine start

Ryan Sidebottom celebrates one of his wickets

But the star of the series, Ryan Sidebottom, takes two wickets in an over as Sri Lanka decline rapidly from 74-1

Owais Shah bowls Kumar Sangakkara

There's an unexpected bonus for England when occasional bowler Owais Shah bowls Kumar Sangakkara

Chamara Silva

And though Sri Lanka continue to lose wickets, the talented Chamara Silva produces an accomplished knock of 73

Stuart Broad

But Stuart Broad cleans up Silva, plus two tail-enders, as Sri Lanka are bowled out for a modest 211 in the 49th over

Dilhara Fernando removes Ian Bell

Dilhara Fernando's blend of fast and slower balls brings Sri Lanka back into contention, here removing Ian Bell

Fernando appeals

England's skipper Paul Collingwood makes just two before being rapped lbw by Fernando, who takes a brilliant 6-27

Kevin Pietersen

And a leg-stump yorker from Fernando is too good for Kevin Pietersen, whose move across the stumps proves fatal

Sri Lanka fielders

The victory is just what Sri Lanka need to improve confidence ahead of the Test tour to Australia in November

England with trophy

But England's glum mood does not last long, their three previous wins securing a precious series victory in Sri Lanka



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