England’s Kieswetter hits 61 in ODI vs. Sri Lanka

LONDON - Big-hitting opener Craig Kieswetter smashed 61 off 56 balls as England made 229-8 in a rain-affected first one-day international against Sri Lanka at The Oval on Tuesday.

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Published: Tue 28 Jun 2011, 11:59 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 6:34 PM

With the match reduced to 32 overs per side after a three-hour delay because of heavy showers, England adopted an attacking approach throughout with Kieswetter slogging four fours and two sixes in his superb knock.

Eoin Morgan (45) and Kevin Pietersen (26) weighed in with quick-fire scores on a flat pitch under gloomy skies to leave the Sri Lankans, who won the toss, a testing target to chase.

Lasith Malinga (3-40) had the best bowling figures for the tourists, while veteran Sanath Jayasuriya took a wicket in the final match of his distinguished international career.

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