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England wins the toss, elects to bats, 2nd ODI vs Sri lanka

PTI 29 Nov 2014, 14:06:00 PM IST

Colombo: England captain Alastair Cook won the toss and elected to bat first in the second one-day international against Sri Lanka at R. Premadasa Stadium on Saturday.

Flags were flying at half-mast at the Premadasa Stadium as the match took place in the wake of the death of Phillip Hughes. The players wore black armbands and a minute's silence was observed before the start of play.

Alastair Cook announced one change to his side, with Steven Finn fit to lead the attack after a groin strain. Ben Stokes was the man to lose his place. Sri Lanka were unchanged after their 25-run win on Wednesday.

Sri Lanka 1 Kusal Perera, 2 Tillakaratne Dilshan, 3 Kumar Sangakkara (wk), 4 Mahela Jayawardene, 5 Angelo Mathews (capt), 6 Lahiru Thirimanne, 7 Jeevan Mendis, 8 Thisara Perera, 9 Dhammika Prasad, 10 Rangana Herath, 11 Ajantha Mendis

England 1 Alastair Cook, 2 Moeen Ali, 3 Ian Bell, 4 Joe Root, 5 Eoin Morgan, 6 Jos Buttler (wk), 7 Ravi Bopara, 8 Chris Woakes, 9 James Tredwell, 10 Steven Finn, 11 Harry Gurney