BBC – A dismal England fell to their heaviest defeat in one-day international cricket as Sri Lanka thrashed the tourists by 219 runs in the final ODI in Colombo.

Summary

  • A dismal England fell to their heaviest defeat in one-day international cricket as Sri Lanka thrashed the tourists by 219 runs in the final ODI in Colombo.
  • They bowled and fielded poorly, with Niroshan Dickwella scoring 95 as Sri Lanka posted 366-6 – the hosts’ highest score against England in ODI cricket.
  • England slumped to 4-3 in reply and were 132-9 when rain stopped play.
  • That ninth wicket lifted the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern par score to 351 and, with no further play possible, the match was abandoned shortly after 16:35 BST, leaving England 219 runs behind.
  • England’s previous biggest margin of defeat in terms of runs was 165 runs against Pakistan at Karachi in 2005 and against West Indies at Kingstown in 1994.


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