Sri Lanka vs England: A surprise visitor intervened England’s practice session in Sri Lanka and it was not a human but a snake. It did not injure anyone but was there for quite sometime before the authorities came in and got the situation under control. It was the official Twitter handle of the England Cricket national team that posted the video of the episode. The post read, ” “A surprise visitor to training this morning….” Also Read - Sri Lanka Legend Kumar Sangakkara Asked to Give Statement in 2011 World Cup Final Fixing Probe: Reports
Meanwhile, the first ODI between the two teams at Dambulla was washed out because of rain and the visiting team won the second ODI via Duckworth Lewis method. In that match, English captain Eoin Morgan hit a scintillating 92, which comprised of 11 fours and two sixes to help the visiting side to 278 in the stipulated 50 overs. The umpires stopped play with Sri Lanka on 140 for five after 29 of their overs.
“Woakes has been doing quite a lot, and goes overlooked a lot of the time,” Morgan said. “He really set the tone, he made a relaxing impression early on for Olly to come in and do exactly what he does. Olly bowled exactly like he has in the nets and warm-up and that’s a really good sign. He had pace, got the ball moving. It was all done with a calm head.”
The England cricket team are in Sri Lanka for a long series where they will play 5 ODIs, 3 Tests and 1 T20I.
Earlier in the year, England thumped India 4-1 in the five-match Test series after also defeating India in the ODI series. It was a well-fought series.