Main Highlights, Features and Analysis:
21st April 2016 (England vs SriLanka 1st ODI)
A Rashid, A Hales, C Woakes, D Willey, E Morgan (C), J Roy, J Root, J Bairstow, J Buttler, L Plunkett, M Ali
A Mathews (C), D Gunathilaka, D Shanaka, D Chandimal , F Maharoof, K Mendis, K Perera, N Pradeep, S Prasanna, S Lakmal, U Tharanga
The first one day between the two nations had plenty of drama, excitement and nerve-wracking finish. The match was eventually tied after Sri Lanka were in the comfortable position to win.They scored 286-9, Angelo Matthews anchored the ship while the pitch hitters did their job to perfection especially by Prasanna. England had a woeful start but steady display in middle overs by Jos Buttler and Man of the Match performance from
Chris Woakes made them pull a rabbit out of the hat and tie the match. Credit should
also be given to Liam Plunkett who smashed six of the last ball to make the scores level !!!