Joe Root's half-century came off 59 balls that included three boundaries with a strike rate of 84.93 © Getty Images
Joe Root’s half-century came off 59 balls that included three boundaries with a strike rate of 84.93 © Getty Images

Dec 16, 2014

England batsman, Joe Root scored his 7th half-century in ODI cricket against Sri Lanka in the seventh and final ODI at the R Premdasa Stadium in Colombo on Tuesday. His half-century came off 59 balls that included three boundaries with a strike rate of 84.93. His last half-century was in the last match against the same team at Pallekele when he scored 55.

Earlier during the day, Sri Lanka skipper, Angelo Mathews won the toss and elected to bat first.Piling on Dilshan’s brilliant century, Sri Lanka set a target of 303 for England to win this final encounter with Sri Lanka having an unassailable 4-2 lead in the series.