Sri Lankan batsman Tillekeratne Dilshan (right) plays a shot during the first One Day International (ODI) match between Sri Lanka and England at the R. Premadasa stadium in Colombo on November 26, 2014. (AFP) photo:  Lakruwan Wanniarachchi
Sri Lankan batsman Tillekeratne Dilshan (right) plays a shot during the first One Day International (ODI) match between Sri Lanka and England at the R. Premadasa stadium in Colombo on November 26, 2014. (AFP) photo: Lakruwan Wanniarachchi
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Sri Lanka beat England in first one-dayer

Yvonne Williams

Colombo – (AFP)

Sri Lanka defeated England by 25 runs in the first one-day international in Colombo on Wednesday to take the lead in the seven-match series.

The hosts, who piled up 317-6 after being sent in to bat in the day-night match, bowled out England for 292 despite Moeen Ali’s 119 off 87 balls and Ravi Bopara’s 65.

The second match will be played in Colombo on Saturday.

Brief scores:

Sri Lanka 317-6 in 50 overs; England 292 all out in 47.1 overs.

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