England vs Sri Lanka Only ODI 1988 Article

Read the article of England vs Sri Lanka Only ODI 1988 - Sri Lanka tour of England (Texaco Trophy ) one & only one-day international match played between Sri Lanka and England at The Oval in 04th September 1988.

Gladstone Small and Graham Gooch's combined 5-wickets before A unbeaten 84 by Debutant Kim Barnett, Allan Lamb's half-century and Rob Bailey's quick-fire 43* helped to England convincing five-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in a one-off One-day international.

Sri Lanka scored 242-7 in the alloted 55 overs with top scorer by Duleep Mendis cracked a 60 off 65-balls including 6-fours & a six.

Brendon Kuruppu hit 38 off 66-balls including 5-fours, Arjuna Ranatunga scored 37 off 62-balls included 3-fours, Ravi Ratnayeke 19, Ranjan Madugalle 17, Aravinda de Silva 16 and Hashan Tillakaratne 15 not out.

England best bowler by Gladstone Small picked up 3-wickets for 44-runs in 11-overs including a maiden, Graham Gooch took 2-wickets and one for Derek Pringle.

England chased 245-5 in 52.4 overs with top scorer by Debutant Kim Barnett - who scored 84 off consuming 146-balls on his debut ODI match - without a boundary.

Allan Lamb cracked a 66 off 70-balls including 3-fours & a six, Rob Bailey blasted a unbeaten 43 off 34-balls including 3-fours & a six with strike rate of 126.47.

Sri Lanka best bowler by Graeme Labrooy picked up 3-wickets for 40-runs in 10-overs and Ravi Ratnayeke took one-wicket.

Kim Barnett named Player of the match for his match-winning 84 off 146-balls on his debut ODI match.



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