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England Vs Srilanka : Deciding matches in ODI series

ANALYST
625   //    09 Jul 2011, 13:30 IST

England finaly make it to Old Trafford in 2001 for the ODI series decider with Sri Lanka
We’ve never been keen on having five and especially seven match ODI series.

The exception is when it is all square going into the last game. Everything is up for grabs and the match takes on the feeling of a final.

Much of the cricket in the current England-Sri Lanka series has been poor but after two crushing victories for each side, today sees an all to play for decider at Old Trafford.

Will Cook continue to do a passable impersonation of Virender Sehwag? Will Stuart Broad finally put in a good performance this summer? And will Kumar Sangakkara pause prematurely during his innings and regale the watching supporters with more of his Churchillian oratory?

All will be revealed later on today.

And it isn’t it nice to see an international at Old Trafford again?

ANALYST
David Green is the brain behind the The Reverse Sweep, which is intended to offer an irreverent and acerbic opinion on the wonderful game of cricket - the sport that God would play if he wasn't so busy. Since first seeing David Gower hit a glorious and effortless cover drive as a small boy, David has been hooked on the great game. As a useful schoolboy and club cricketer, he harboured wistful dreams of emulating Douglas Jardine in captaining England to Ashes victory in Australia and annoying the locals into the bargain. But alas, England’s loss was literature’s gain as David wasn’t quite talented enough and had to settle for the next best thing of watching, writing and blogging about cricket. Having relocated to France with his young family, David is also trying to get the locals interested in the great game with little success to date.
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