Mahela Jayawardene scored a second successive One-day International (ODI) hundred to set Sri Lanka on the way to another easy 33-run win over England at Old Trafford here on Wednesday.
Jayawardene made a sparkling 100 off 83 balls, following his 126 not out at Chester-le-Street on Saturday, as his side went 4-0 up in a one-sided five-match series.
The touring side, opting to bat, posted a formidable 318 for seven before England were dismissed for 285 in 48.4 overs.
Jayawardene, dropped twice, and Upul Tharanga (60) set the foundation for the win, putting on a lightning 137 for the second wicket. The tail also wagged spectacularly, with 68 runs coming off Englandâ€™s final six overs.
All of Englandâ€™s batsmen made starts but failed to push on, Andrew Strauss top-scoring with 45 off 44 balls.
Sri Lanka won toss
W U Tharanga c Solanki b Dalrymple 60
S T Jayasuriya c Dalrymple b Harmison 14
*D P M D Jayawardene c & b Dalrymple 100
â€ K C Sangakkara c Jones b Harmison 7
T M Dilshan b Plunkett 7
R P Arnold c Jones b Bell 7
M F Maharoof not out 58
W P U J C Vaas c Jones b Plunkett 7
C M Bandara not out 28
Extras (lb6, w21, nb3) 30
Total (7 wkts, 50 overs) 318
Did not bat: S L Malinga, C R D Fernando
Fall: 1-23, 2-160, 3-173, 4-196, 5-214, 6-220, 7-250
Bowling: Harmison 10-0-51-2 (9w); Kabir Ali 10-0-77-0 (2nb, 2w); Plunkett 9-0-60-2 (2w); Bresnan 8-0-58-0 (1nb, 1w); Dalrymple 10-0-44-2 (2w); Solanki 1-0-9-0 (1w); Bell 2-0-13-1
M E Trescothick c Bandara b Malinga 44
A N Cook b Fernando 39
I R Bell st Sangakkara b Bandara 30
*A J Strauss c Sangakkara b Dilshan 45
V S Solanki st Sangakkara b Bandara 10
J W M Dalrymple b Fernando 33
â€ G O Jones c Maharoof b Dilshan 23
T T Bresnan run out (Tharanga/Sâ€™kkara) 20
L E Plunkett c Jayawardene b Malinga 29
Kabir Ali run out (Fernando) 0
S J Harmison not out 2
Extras (b1, lb3, w5, nb1) 10
Total (all out, 48.4 overs) 285
Fall: 1-77, 2-85, 3-161, 4-161, 5-178, 6-212, 7-241, 8-273, 9-273
Bowling: Vaas 8-0-45-0; Malinga 9.4-0-63-2 (4w); Fernando 7-0-47-2; Maharoof 1-0-11-0 (1nb); Bandara 10-1-43-2 (1w); Dilshan 10-0-46-2; Jayasuriya 3-0-26-0
Result: Sri Lanka won by 33 runs
Series: Sri Lanka lead 5-ODI series 4-0
Man of the Match: Mahela Jayawardene
ODI debut: Alastair Cook (England)
Umpires: B R Doctrove (West Indies) and N J Llong. TV umpire: M R Benson. Match referee: C H Lloyd (West Indies)
Previous matches: June 17 1st ODI Lordâ€™s, Sri Lanka won by 20 runs. June 20 2nd ODI The Oval, Sri Lanka won by 46 runs. June 24 3rd ODI Chester-le-Street, Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets
Fifth & final ODI: July 1 (Saturday), Leeds.
Source:The NewsMore on:england, Mahela Jayawardene, Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka in England 2006
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