Sri Lanka Buoyed by Opening T20 Win Over England

A thumping win over England in the lone T20 international will give Sri Lanka the much needed confidence ahead of the ODI series starting on Thursday.

updated: May 22, 2014 13:59 IST
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London: Sri Lanka coach Marvan Atapattu believes his side can derive huge confidence from their Twenty20 win over England ahead of the one-day international and Test matches on the rest of their tour.

Previous Sri Lankan sides have found early season conditions in England not to their liking but the reigning World Twenty20 champions showed few signs of discomfort in seeing off England -- the only team that beat them on the way to the title in Bangladesh this year -- by nine runs at The Oval on Tuesday.

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