England’s first ODI with Sri Lanka abandoned after heavy rain

• Play wiped out after just 15 overs with England on 92-2
• Tourists also lost a warmup match to rain in Colombo

Eoin Morgan is confident England’s tour to Sri Lanka during the monsoon season can still produce worthwhile cricket after the one-day series opener in Dambulla was abandoned owing to a sodden outfield and after only 60 minutes of play.

The day-night match had begun on time in sunshine and England moved to 92 for two from 15 overs after being inserted but then four hours of heavy rain left sections of the playing surface soaked and deemed dangerous by the umpires following what appeared to be an impressive clear-up by 60 groundstaff.

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