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England too good for Sri Lanka

Over the past week or so, I have been following the one day international cricket series taking place in Sri Lanka between Sri Lanka and England.

I have been keen to see how England would perform in an away series after winning their last home series against India. After last night's win in Colombo, England have now secured that series and this is quite an achievement given the fact that Sri Lanka are a very good one day team and have never lost a one day series to England before.

The unassailable 3-1 lead means that England go into the final match having secured the series but it didn't look like it was going to be that way after the first match which Sri Lanka won by 119 runs. Since then England have won the remaining matches which was achieved with good performances with the bat and ball as evidenced in the fourth match.

Sri Lanka have found the runs hard to come by so far apart from the first match where they scored 269 runs. In the second match they could only get 169 runs as they lost by 65 runs.

I look forward to the Sri Lanka tour of Australia next month and I am hoping that it will be a competitive two match Test series. Its good that they are going to have Muttiah Muralitharan in their ranks who hasn't played so far in the current series due to injury.

mbareboy wrote too soon, England were pathetic this other day, thats cricket, actually Im looking forward to the Indian tour of Australia, what with the Indian spectators being sour losers.......

Yes, your are right England had an embarrassing loss in the last match but I think it was because they were already celebrating their record series win.

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