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Headingley: England carry on their impressive run of good form to the second ODI against Sri Lanka at Headingley. After an impressive Test series and a smooth transition from the longer version of the game to the 50-over format which saw the hosts thrash the Lankans by 110 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.

Another spell of showers at the Oval halted England's recovery in the first ODI against Sri Lanka on Tuesday. The home side was 35/1 after losing the wicket of skipper Alastair Cook (5) early in their innings to Lasith Malinga.

Twelve weeks after the World Cup, England and Sri Lanka meet in a five-match one-day international series starting Tuesday at The Oval with both teams looking to hit back from disappointing performances at cricket's showpiece event.

Mahela Jayawardene's unbeaten 72 saw Sri Lanka to a crushing nine-wicket victory against England in the lone Twenty20 international on Saturday.

Sri Lankan team has a good opportunity to move ahead of India into the second place in the ICC ODI Championship table if it could win the upcoming five-match ODI series against England comprehensively.

England have dropped former captain Paul Collingwood and wicketkeeper Matt Prior from their one-day squad for the forthcoming limited-over series against Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara's maiden Test hundred in England looked set to help the tourists save the series finale at the Rose Bowl here today.

Ian Bell's second hundred in three matches helped England stay on top in the third and final Test against Sri Lanka at the Rose Bowl here on Sunday.

Chris Tremlett marked his return to the Rose Bowl with a Test-best haul to leave Sri Lanka on 177 for nine when rain forced an early close to the second day of the third and final Test here on Friday.