- Sri Lanka 129-7: England 130-2 (England win by eight wickets)
- Jos Buttler scores unbeaten 68, Jason Roy 36
Jos Buttler further embellished an outstanding record at the top of England’s order with a ninth half-century in 20 innings as opener to power England to an eight-wicket victory over an emphatically outplayed Sri Lanka, whose sub-par display was summed up by the game’s final moment.
With three overs remaining and just one run required for victory Buttler hit an uncharacteristically wild shot and edged to the tourists’ captain and wicketkeeper, Kusal Perera. Buttler set off towards the dressing-rooms assuming the worst, but the ball flicked off the webbing of Perera’s right glove and England’s batsman just slightly amended his path and walked to the other end to complete a single and with it the match.
Written by Simon Burnton
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