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As it happened: England vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI at The Oval

As it happened: England vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI at The Oval

England beat Sri Lanka by 81 runs on the Duckworth/Lewis method in a rain-marred ODI at The Oval on Thursday to take a 1-0 lead in this five-match series.

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TOSS: Sri Lanka opt to field against England at The Oval

Pre-match: Sri Lanka coach Marvan Atapattu believes his side can derive huge confidence from their Twenty20 win over England.

Previous Sri Lankan sides have found early season conditions in England not to their liking but the reigning World Twenty20 champions showed few signs of discomfort in seeing off England - the only team that beat them on the way to the title in Bangladesh this year - by nine runs at The Oval on Tuesday.

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