England 92 for 2 v Sri Lanka Abandoned game
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details
The monsoon season in Sri Lanka was the only winner in Dambulla since the first ODI was Abandoned after only 15 moves. England had reached 92 for 2 after being asked to hit, but a strong storm spread and, although the entire playing surface was covered, the referees eventually considered a wet field not suitable for a shorter game .
However, as the persistent rain left several inches of standing water on the decks, after a delay of more than four and a half hours, the captain shook hands in the decision to suspend things.
"So much" As we want to play, the safety of the players is paramount, "said Eoin Morgan." I think they made the right decision. "
The abandonment meant that Olly Stone's debut in England was little more than go through the warm-up and see his teammates hitting in. Stone was chosen in the squad to cover Liam Plunkett, whose wedding he faced with the first part of the tour, and went straight to the side, but now he will have to wait for make an impact.
After Sri Lanka had won the launch and chosen to launch in the first ODI of five, the new captain Dinesh Chandimal said he hoped there would be "a little bit of moisture in the window" to help his bowlers, but that the problem was a lot of humidity, both teams will expect better weather in Dambulla for the second game on Saturday.
Before the rain came, around 3.40 pm local time, England had t I have a stable start in their entries. The first place came to 49 at just over one race to a ball when Jonny Bairstow had a small lead behind Nuwan Pradeep, and Jason Roy fell into the next position, dropping an ugly blow on Akila Dananjaya towards the middle of the exit .
Root and Morgan's third pairing did not take long to consolidate, raising the score to 92 for 2 at the 15-cup break, but with dark clouds beginning to show, the staff made its move. 19659003] England did not practice games in the run-up to the series, with its first warm-up game affected by rain and bad light and the second eliminated completely. After a second consecutive abandonment, only the first four of Roy, Bairstow, Morgan and Joe Root have had a competitive time in the middle.