Sri Lanka v England: fifth ODI – live!

8th over: Sri Lanka 65-0 (Dickwella 30, Samarawickrama 31) Different Curran, same result. Tom replaces Sam, Samarawickrama chips him over cover, and Dickwella picks out the same spot with much the same shot, except that he’s a left-hander so cover has become midwicket. We’ve had 13 boundaries already, eight of them off the Currans, and this is now the highest opening stand of the series, for either side. The challenge for the batsmen is to turn it into a big one.

7th over: Sri Lanka 55-0 (Dickwella 25, Samarawickrama 26) Dickwella lofts Wood for four over long leg, whips him for two, and then plays a delicious scoop for four more. The two brings up the 50 partnership off only 39 balls. It’s been one third streaky, two thirds superb.

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