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Sri Lanka took the opening honours of the one-day series against England with an overwhelming 119-run victory at Dambulla. Farveez Maharoof took advantage of some extra zip under the floodlights to floor England's chase with three key wickets and the innings fell apart for 150. Sri Lanka controlled the match from the outset with Mahela Jayawardene's 66 the leading contribution in their total of 269 - always worth more on a sluggish surface and England chasing in the evening.

The pursuit began in promising style with Phil Mustard producing the type of aggressive start that made his name at Durham. He squeezed a Lasith Malinga yorker through midwicket with excellent timing and launched Chaminda Vaas over long-off for an impressive six. But his fun couldn't last and he skewed Maharoof's third ball to Malinga at mid-off. From then on it was all one-day traffic with England's one-day winter not showing any signs of improving after their poor display at the World Twenty20.

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One hundred and nineteen runs? Wow.
 
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