England beat Sri Lanka by six wickets

JOHANNESBURG - England began their Champions Trophy campaign by beating Sri Lanka by six wickets in Group B on Friday.



By (Reuters)

Published: Sat 26 Sep 2009, 2:08 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 8:49 AM

Chasing Sri Lanka’s 212 all out in 47.3 overs, England eased to 213 for four off 45 thanks to an unbeaten 62 from Eoin Morgan.

England slipped to 19 for two before Paul Collingwood launched a counter-attack, dominating a 63-run partnership with Owais Shah (44).

Collingwood breezed to 46 off 51 balls with five fours and three sixes before he chopped a delivery from fast bowler Lasith Malinga on to his stumps.


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