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England reaches 101-2 against Sri Lanka

May 22, 2014

LONDON (AP) — England reached 101-2 after 20.4 overs before rain stopped play in the opening one-day international against Sri Lanka at The Oval on Thursday.

England captain Alastair Cook fell for 11 with a loose drive and Ian Bell was caught for 50 on the last ball before the rain.

England’s Ravi Bopara dislocated a finger in practice, minutes before the toss, but was judged fit to play as England were asked to bat first at the start of the five-match series.

Facing a Sri Lanka team unbeaten in one-day matches this year, England named Gary Balance as number three batsman at the expense of Michael Carberry.

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