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5 highest-scoring tied matches in ODI history

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Published 23 Jun 2016, 01:11 IST
23 Jun 2016, 01:11 IST

4) England vs Sri Lanka - first ODI, Trent Bridge 2016

Plunkett sealed the tie with a six

After England won the toss and elected to field, Sri Lanka didn't get off to a great start. At 56/3 in the ninth over, Sri Lanka looked as though they might struggle to get a par score. But a couple of sensible innings from Dinesh Chandimal and Angelo Mathews and another Seekuge Prasanna special helped them post a competitive total.

While Sri Lanka would have been disappointed with 286, especially after the 28-ball 59 from Prasanna, they would have been delighted to have dug themselves out of a hole. And the Sri Lankan captain would have been over the moon to see England four-down within the first 10 overs.

Despite Jos Buttler's heroics and Chris Woakes still batting 11 short of his hundred, England needed 14 off the last over. Just four runs were scored off the first four balls and with 10 needed off 2 balls, England's task just got that much harder. But poor fielding off the fifth ball gave them three and Liam Plunkett plonked one over long-off and just like that England had tied a game that they looked destined to lose. It was also the fourth-highest total scored in a tied match.

Modified 20 Dec 2019, 07:20 IST
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