Joe Root got to his 6th ODI half-century © Getty Images ( File Photo)
Joe Root got to his 6th ODI half-century © Getty Images ( File Photo)

Dec 11, 1014

Joe Root got to his sixth ODI half-century in the fifth ODI against Sri Lanka played at Pallekele on Thursday.Root and Ravi Bopara steered the England innings after the dismissal of James Taylor.

Taylor reached his second consecutive half-century off 67 balls before he was dismissed by Thisara Perera. This was Taylor’s second fifty, both scored in Sri Lanka.Taylor and Joe Root stabilized the Sri lanka innings after England lost Moeen Ali and Alastair Cook early in the innings. . Taylor looked fluent as he had played some beautiful strokes. Cook was dismissed by Sachithra Senanayake leg-before in the eight over of the England innings. Sri Lanka started well as Senanayake who came onto bowl the second over picked up the wicket of Moeen Ali. Ali who went for the wild slog missed the ball and returned back to pavilion after scoring four runs. Cook started the innings well for England as he hit Tillakaratne Dilshan for two boundaries in the first over.

Earlier, the match resumed after it was disrupted by rain on Wednesday. Sri Lanka who were put onto bat on Wednesday by England were bowled out for 239 by England. Chris Woakes picked up six wickets for England while Chris Jordan chipped in with two wickets. Kumar Sangakkara top scored for Sri Lanka with 91 runs.

James Taylor reached his second consecutive half-century off 67 balls. This was Taylor’s second fifty, both scored in Sri Lanka.Taylor and Joe Root stabilized the Sri lanka innings after England lost Moeen Ali and Alastair Cook early in the innings. . Taylor looked fluent as he had played some beautiful strokes. England had reached 115 for two after 24 overs.  Cook was dismissed by Sachithra Senanayake leg-before in the eight over of the England innings . Sri Lanka started well as Senanayake who came onto bowl the second over picked up the wicket of Moeen Ali. Ali who went for the wild slog missed the ball and returned back to pavilion after scoring four runs.  Cook started the innings well for England as he hit Tillakaratne Dilshan for two boundaries in the first over.

Earlier, the match resumed after it was disrupted by rain on Wednesday. Sri Lanka who were put onto bat on Wednesday by England were bowled out for 239 by England. Chris Woakes picked up six wickets for England while Chris Jordan chipped in with two wickets. Kumar Sangakkara top scored for Sri Lanka with 91 runs.