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England beat Sri Lanka to win fourth ODI

England beat Sri Lanka by 10 wickets on the Duckworth/Lewis method to win the fourth one-day international at Trent Bridge in Nottingham on Wednesday to level the five-match series at 2-2.

cricket Updated: Jul 07, 2011 01:32 IST

England beat Sri Lanka by 10 wickets on the Duckworth/Lewis method to win the fourth one-day international at Trent Bridge in Nottingham on Wednesday to level the five-match series at 2-2.

Alastair Cook, the England captain, scored 95 not out - to follow his 119 in a six-wicket defeat at Lord's on Sunday -- as the hosts cruised to their rain-revised target of 171 with more than 24 overs to spare.

Fellow opener Craig Kieswetter was 72 not out.

England's victory was all but assured when they bowled Sri Lanka out for just 174 after Cook won the toss and fielded first on a green-tinged pitch.

James Anderson took three wickets for 24 runs in eight overs and fellow seamer Jade Dernbach wrapped up the innings with three wickets in 10 balls.

Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara top-scored with 75 in an innings where no other batsman made more than Angelo Mathews's 39.

The series is now set to be decided in the fifth and final one-day international at Old Trafford on Saturday.


Brief scores:

Sri Lanka 174, 43.4 overs (K Sangakkara 75; J Anderson 3-24, J Dernbach 3-38)

England 171-0, 23.5 overs (A Cook 95 no, C Kieswetter 72 no)


Result: England won by 10 wickets (D/L method)

Series: Five-match series level at 2-2