Tillakaratne Dilshan played some magnificent strokes © Getty Images ( File Photo)
Tillakaratne Dilshan played some magnificent strokes © Getty Images ( File Photo)

Nov 26, 2014

Sri Lanka reached to 162 for two after the end of 30 overs in the first One-Day International (ODI) played against England at Colombo on Wednesday. Perera was run-out after getting to his half-century and Kumar Sangakkara who came next followed him as he was out leg-before by Moeen Ali. Tillakarante Dilshan who was looking good for a ton carried on the Sri Lankan innings with Mahela Jayawardena.

Earlier, Sri Lankan openers Dilshan and Kushal Perera took their team to a likeable start . Dilshan smacked a boundary only on the second ball of the match and continued in his attacking style.Perera was slow initially but gathered momentum later as he hit Ben stokes for a big six in the 10th over. He carried on in his attacking style as he hit Stokes for three consecutive boundaries in his next over. Both the batsmen played the England bowlers found the gaps with ease and rotated the strike efficiently.

The match was earlier delayed due to rain. England captain won the toss and elected to bowl first keeping in mind the the overhead conditions.