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English cricket team in Sri Lanka in 2014–15

The England cricket team toured Sri Lanka from 21 November to 16 December 2014 playing a seven-match ODI series against the Sri Lankan national cricket team. It was Sri Lanka's first seven-match ODI series played at home. Sri Lanka won the 7-match series 5–2. The series marked the final international matches that Mahela Jayawardene played in his home country and Kumar Sangakkara's final ODIs at home before their retirements after the 2015 Cricket World Cup.

Squads

ODIs
 Sri Lanka England[1]

Tour matches

One-day: Sri Lanka A v England XI

21 November 2014
10:45
Scorecard
Sri Lanka A Sri Lanka
198/6 (43 overs)
v
 England XI
145/2 (25 overs)
Kusal Perera 56 (74)
Moeen Ali 3/29 (9 overs)
Moeen Ali 56 (37)
Lahiru Gamage 2/36 (7 overs)
England XI won by 56 runs (D/L)
Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo
Umpires: Ravindra Kottahachchi (SL) and Pradeep Udawatta (SL)
  • Sri Lanka A won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Rain before the match reduced the game to 43 overs per side.
  • Bad light later ended England's innings with 25 overs played, at which point their target was 90 runs.

One-day: Sri Lanka A v England XI

23 November 2014
09:45
Scorecard
v
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
P. Sara Oval, Colombo
Umpires: Nishan Dhanasinghe (SL) and Prageeth Rambukwella (SL)
  • No toss

ODI series

1st ODI

26 November 2014
14:30
Scorecard
Sri Lanka 
317/6 (50 overs)
v
 England
292 (47.1 overs)
Tillakaratne Dilshan 88 (98)
James Tredwell 2/52 (10 overs)
Moeen Ali 119 (87)
Thisara Perera 3/44 (9.1 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 25 runs
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Umpires: Simon Fry (Aus) and Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SL)
Player of the match: Tillakaratne Dilshan (SL)
  • England won the toss and elected to field.
  • Start delayed until 15:30 due to rain.
  • Moeen Ali (Eng) scored his maiden century in ODIs.[2]

2nd ODI

29 November 2014
10:00
Scorecard
England 
185 (43 overs)
v
 Sri Lanka
186/2 (34.2 overs)
Ravi Bopara 51 (69)
Ajantha Mendis 3/33 (7 overs)
Mahela Jayawardene 77* (80)
Steven Finn 1/35 (6 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Umpires: Steve Davis (Aus) and Raveendra Wimalasiri (SL)
Player of the match: Mahela Jayawardene (SL)
  • England won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Rain delayed the start of play by 75 minutes and reduced the match to 45 overs per side.

3rd ODI

3 December 2014
14:30
Scorecard
Sri Lanka 
242/8 (35 overs)
v
 England
236/5 (33.4 overs)
Kumar Sangakkara 63 (62)
Chris Woakes 3/41 (7 overs)
Moeen Ali 58 (40)
Angelo Mathews 2/34 (7 overs)
England won by 5 wickets (D/L)
Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Hambantota
Umpires: Simon Fry (Aus) and Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SL)
Player of the match: Jos Buttler (Eng)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Play was suspended due to bad light after two overs. The match was then reduced to a 35 overs-a-side. England's target was adjusted to 236 runs on the Duckworth–Lewis method.
  • Kumar Sangakkara (SL) became the fourth player to score 13,000 runs in ODIs.[3]
  • England captain Alastair Cook was given a one-match ban for England's slow over rate.[4]

4th ODI

6 December 2014
10:00
Scorecard
England 
265 (50 overs)
v
 Sri Lanka
267/4 (49.4 overs)
James Taylor 90 (109)
Rangana Herath 3/36 (10 overs)
Kumar Sangakkara 86 (105)
Chris Jordan 2/35 (10 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 6 wickets
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Umpires: Steve Davis (Aus) and Ranmore Martinesz (SL)
Player of the match: Kumar Sangakkara (SL)
  • England won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Eoin Morgan was the stand-in captain for England, due to Alastair Cook's one-match ban. Morgan was fined 20% of his match fee for the team's slow over-rate in this match.[5]

5th ODI

10-11 December 2014
14:30
Scorecard
Sri Lanka 
239 (49 overs)
v
 England
240/5 (49.1 overs)
Kumar Sangakkara 91 (123)
Chris Woakes 6/47 (8 overs)
Joe Root 104* (117)
Sachithra Senanayake 2/35 (10 overs)
England won by 5 wickets
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele
Umpires: Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SL) and Rod Tucker (Aus)
Player of the match: Joe Root (Eng)
  • England won the toss and elected to field.
  • Rain stopped play at the end of the Sri Lankan innings and no further play was possible. England's innings resumed on the next day, which was a reserve day.
  • Sachithra Senanayake played his first ODI since being banned for an illegal bowling action.[6]

6th ODI

13 December 2014
10:00
Scorecard
Sri Lanka 
292/7 (50 overs)
v
 England
202 (41.3 overs)
Kumar Sangakkara 112 (112)
Chris Woakes 2/51 (10 overs)
Joe Root 55 (76)
Suranga Lakmal 4/30 (8 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 90 runs
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele
Umpires: Ranmore Martinesz (SL) and Bruce Oxenford (Aus)
Player of the match: Kumar Sangakkara (SL)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat.

7th ODI

16 December 2014
14:30
Scorecard
Sri Lanka 
302/6 (50 overs)
v
 England
215 (45.5 overs)
Tillakaratne Dilshan 101 (124)
Moeen Ali 2/39 (10 overs)
Joe Root 80 (99)
Seekkuge Prasanna 3/35 (8 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 87 runs
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Umpires: Ranmore Martinesz (SL) and Rod Tucker (Aus)
Player of the match: Tillakaratne Dilshan (SL)

References

  1. ^ "Alastair Cook stays as England ODI captain v Sri Lanka". BBC Sport. BBC Sport. 24 September 2014. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Sri Lanka hold on despite Moeen and Bopara". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 26 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Sri Lanka v England: Joe Root and Jos Buttler carry tourists home". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 5 December 2014. Retrieved 5 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Alastair Cook: England captain given slow over rate ban". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 4 December 2014. Retrieved 4 December 2014.
  5. ^ "Sri Lanka v England: Eoin Morgan fined for England's slow over rate". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 9 December 2014. Retrieved 9 December 2014.
  6. ^ "Sachithra Senanayake & Kane Williamson cleared to bowl again". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 11 December 2014. Retrieved 11 December 2014.

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