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Jayawardene elects to bat in final ODI

Published: Saturday, October 13, 2007, 3:35 [IST]
 
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Colombo: Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat first in the fifth and final one-day international against England on Saturday.

England, who lead the five-match series 3-1, made one enforced change with left-arm spinner Monty Panesar replacing the injured Graeme Swann.

Sri Lanka included debutante Dilruwan Perera, a spin bowling all rounder, in place of the out-of-form opener Upul Tharanga.

Sri Lanka: Mahela Jayawardene (captain), Kumar Sangakkara, Sanath Jayasuriya, Chamara Silva, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Jehan Mubarak, Chaminda Vaas, Lasith Malinga, Dilhara Fernando, Kaushal Lokuarachchi, Dilruwan Perera

England: Paul Collingwood (captain), James Anderson, Ian Bell, Ravi Bopara, Stuart Broad, Alastair Cook, Phil Mustard, Monty Panesar, Kevin Pietersen, Owais Shah, Ryan Sidebottom

Reuters

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