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England vs Sri Lanka 1st Match Nehru Cup 1989 Article

Read the article of England vs Sri Lanka 1st Match Nehru Cup 1989 - Nehru Cup one-day international tournament of the 1st ODI match played between Sri Lanka and England at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi in 15th October 1989.



Phil DeFreitas and Graham Gooch's combined 5-wickets before Allan Lamb's half-century and A superb unbeaten 81 by Robin Smith steers to England convincing six-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in a low-scoring game of the opening match of a Nehru Cup.


Sri Lanka scored modest total of 193 for all-out in 48.3 overs with top scorer by Aravinda de Silva struck 80 off 89-balls including 10-fours, Athula Samarasekera scored 24 off 48-balls and Asanka Gurusinha 19.

England best bowler by Phil DeFreitas picked up 3-wickets for 38-runs in 10-overs including three maidens, Debutant Angus Fraser - who took 2-wickets on his debut ODI match, Graham Gooch captured two-wickets and one for David Capel - Eddie Hemmings.

England chased 196-5 in 48.4 overs with top scorer by Robin Smith cracked a unbeaten 81 off 119-balls including 7-fours.

Allan Lamb struck 52 off 66-balls including 3-sixes & 2-fours and Wayne Larkins 19.

Sri Lanka best bowler by Kapila Wijegunawardene, Arjuna Ranatunga both took 2-wickets and one for Graeme Labrooy.

Robin Smith named Player of the match for his match-winning superb unbeaten 81 off 119-balls including 7-fours.


                   

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