Match Abandoned | England vs Sri Lanka Live Cricket Score 1st ODI Match

England in Sri Lanka, 5 ODI Series, 2018

Date: Oct 10, 2018 Start Time: 14:30 IST | 09:00 GMT | 14:30 Local
Venue: Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Rangiri
92/2 Overs: 15.0
Yet to bat
Match Abandoned

England vs Sri Lanka Live Cricket Score - 1st ODI Match - Summary

End of Over : 15.0 ENG: 92/2

All we could manage today is 15 overs. England got off to a good start but lost two quick wickets. Root and Morgan then steadied the ship and were on song. But when the players went in for Drinks, the rain came out. It started to pour down heavily and then stopped, but caused enough damage to prevent any further play. So, the first match of the series is washed out but the good news is that we have four more games left. However, the bad news is that the second game is at this same venue and the forecast isn't too great for that one either. The next one will be played on Saturday, 13th October. That game will begin at 1000 local (0430 GMT). Hopefully the rain stays away for that one. Though, there is a reserve day set for this one, and that is Sunday. Till then, goodbye!

14.6 1

Joe flicks it away with a wristy shot. The batsmen have run through for a single.

14.5 0

Quicker one on off, played with a straight bat.

14.4 0

Loopy ball outside off, Root has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

14.3 0

A bit short on off, Root punches the ball off his back foot to the off side.

14.2 1

Opens his body up and drives this through covers. The batsmen change ends.

14.1 0

Tossed up on off, Morgan gets forward and blocks it.

End of Over : 14 7 Runs ENG: 90/2
13.6 4

FOUR! Goes short again and this time Root pulls it with disdain. Picks up the length early and pulls it behind square for a boundary.

13.5 0

Played through mid-wicket by JR.

13.4 0

Back of a length ball around off, Root stays back and pushes it to mid off.

13.4 1

Wide. An attempted bouncer which was well over head height. The umpire has signalled a wide.

13.3 0

Pushed to the cover region by the batsman.

13.2 2

Good stop from Akila in the deep. Full and on the legs of Root who flicks it away with a wristy shot. Dananjaya runs to his right and makes a good stop to keep it at two.

13.1 0

Length on off, defended off the back foot.


England will play against Sri Lanka in the first ODI of five-match series starting from October 10. The visitors are in superb form in the limited overs format, which has seen them become the No. 1 side in ODIs.


On the other hand, Sri Lanka's recent performances have been shambolic as they have been going from one defeat to another. They were most recently dumped out of the Asia Cup 2018 in group stages.


Angelo Mathews was sacked from the captainship following a series of poor team performances and has been replaced by Dinesh Chandimal while Eoin Morgan will lead England.

If the Sri Lankan batting line-up fires, then they are chances that they can give the English side a run for their money as the Lankan bowling attack is pretty good with the returning of Lasith Malinga.


The match will be played on October 10 at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Dambulla starting from 10:00 am (IST). We have the full squad of both the teams here.


Sri Lanka ODI squad:  Dinesh Chandimal (c), Upul Tharanga, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Niroshan Dickwella, Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Perera, Dasun Shanaka, Thisara Perera, Akila Dananjaya, Dushmantha Chameera, Lasith Malinga, Amila Aponso, Lakshan Sandakan, Nuwan Pradeep, and Kasun Rajitha.


England ODI squad:  Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Alex Hales, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Olly Stone, Chris Woakes, and Mark Wood.