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157-run win for Lanka

Chester-Le-Street: Sri Lanka came up with the perfect response to their defeat in the first One-Day International against England, as they swept aside Alastair Cook’s team by 157 runs in the second meeting at the Riverside on Sunday.

The England captain was injured and could only watch in dismay from the dressing room. There was talk of an exciting new era for English cricket after the 81-run win three days earlier, but this was a sobering reminder of recent setbacks as they were destroyed by the Sri Lankans.

The match was effectively settled inside the first seven overs of England’s reply to Sri Lanka’s 256-8, a total that owed much to Tillakaratne Dilshan.