BIRMINGHAM, June 25: Blistering hundreds by Jason Roy and Alex Hales hauled England to a crushing 10-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the second One-day International at Edgbaston.
England, set a modest 255 for victory, finished on 256 without loss as they won with more than 15 overs to spare to go 1-0 up in the five-match series following Tuesday�s tied opener at Trent Bridge.
Roy, named man-of-the-match after also completing two run-outs, was 112 unbeaten at the finish and Hales 133 not out, both batsmen recording their highest scores at this level.
Their unbroken stand surpassed England�s record ODI partnership of 250 set by Andrew Strauss and Jonathan Trott for the second wicket against Bangladesh at Edgbaston in 2010.
England�s total was also the highest scored by any side winning an ODI by 10 wickets, topping the 236 scored by New Zealand against Zimbabwe at Harare last year. The Victory also saw England win the inaugural multi-format Super Series, with Sri Lanka now unable to surpass their 13-3 points lead in the remaining three ODIs and lone Twenty20.
Sri Lanka: K Perera run out (Roy) 37, D Gunathilaka c Buttler b Plunkett 22, K Mendis lbw b Plunkett 0, D Chandimal run out (Roy/Buttler) 52, A Mathews c Plunkett b Rashid 44, S Prasanna c Willey b Rashid 2, U Tharanga not out 53, F Maharoof b Willey 2, S Randiv not out 26. Extras: (B-1, LB-13, W-2) 16. Total: (For 7 wkts; 50 overs) 254. Fall of wickets: 1-39, 2-47, 3-77, 4-159, 5-163, 6-188, 7-191. Bowling: Willey 10-0-65-1, Woakes 8-0-36-0, Plunkett 10-0-49-2, Ali 9-0-41-0, Rashid 10-0-34-2, Root 3-0-15-0.
England: J Roy not out 112, A Hales not out 133. Extras: (LB-3, W-8) 11. Total: (For no loss; 34.1 overs) 256. Bowling: Maharoof 7-1-47-0, Lakmal 5-0-21-0, Randiv 8-0-62-0, Pradeep 4-0-31-0, Prasanna 8.1-0-78-0, Gunathilaka 2-0-14-0. � AFP