Kumar Sangakkara scored a century in the last game © Getty Images
Kumar Sangakkara scored a century in the last game © Getty Images

Dec 16, 2014

Sri Lanka will aim to give a fitting farewell to Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene, who will be playing their final One-Day International (ODI) in the country, against England at Colombo on Tuesday.

Kumar Sangakkara slammed a run-a-ball 112 on Saturday to set up Sri Lanka’s series-clinching 90-run victory over England in the sixth ODI, AFP reported. The victory helped Sri Lanka take an unassailable 4-2 lead in the seven-match series with one more game to be played in Colombo on Tuesday.

The in-form Sangakkara hit 12 fours and two sixes as Sri Lanka posted an imposing 292-7 before bowling out the visitors for 202 off 41.3 overs. It was the 20th ODI ton for the stylish left-hander, who is set to retire after the World Cup early next year.


Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews (c), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kusal Perera (wk), Kumar Sangakkara, Ashan Priyanjan, Lahiru Thirimanne, Jeevan Mendis, Thilina Kandamby, Ragana Herath, Dilruwan Perera, Ajantha Mendis, Shaminda Eranga, Dhammika Prasad, Thisara Perera, Lahiru Gamage.

England: Alastair Cook (c), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Ian Bell, Ravi Bopara, Jos Buttler (wk), Steven Finn, Harry Gurney, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan Eion Morgan, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, James Taylor, James Tredwell, Chris Woakes.

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