England (ENG) Vs Sri Lanka (SL) 4th ODI Sri Lanka tour of England 2014-
Sri Lanka win by 7 runs and level the 5-match series 2-2.
When the chase started, everyone felt that Sri Lanka would win. 30 minutes into the chase, everyone were convinced that Sri Lanka would win. 90 minutes into the chase and people started to yawn, and that is how strong Sri Lanka were at that point of time. But Ballance, Root, Bopara played along side Buttler to give Sri Lanka a run for their money. But in the end, the inevitable happened and England fell short
Sri Lanka lost their way in the middle overs, where they did stifle the batsmen but could not pick up any wickets. After the early loss of Cook and Bell, Ballance and Root rebuilt strongly while Bopara and Buttler believed that they could chase this down. Kulasekara strengthened their hopes with some poor bowling but eventually, at the need of the hour, Malinga and Mendis proved to be too strong. Nevertheless, a strong effort shown by England.