May 31, London: Sri Lanka beat England by 7 runs to win the fourth ODI of the five-match series today and tied the series 2-2.
Sri Lanka posted an imposing target for England to chase after hosts set the visitors to bat in the 4th ODI of the five-match One Day International series at the Lord's Ground in London today.
Sri Lanka set a 301run chase for the England with a 112 from Kumar Sangakkara and 71 from Tillakaratne Dilshan. Angelo Mathews added 30 for Sri Lanka to post 300 for loss of 9 wickets.
Sri Lanka's formidable 300 today came after getting slaughtered for 67 just three days ago at Manchester.
The hosts in reply scored 293 in the 50 overs despite the 121 scored by Jos Butler after Lasith Malinga removed the openers early on in the 4th over. Ajantha Mendis took the crucial wicket of Ravi Bopara in the 44th Over.
Sri Lanka won the second ODI and England had won the first and third matches of the series.