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Where: Edgbaston, Birmingham.
When: Tuesday 3 June, 14.00 BST.
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Sri Lanka and England will face off for one last time in the ODI leg of the Lankans’ tour to the UK in the fifth and deciding match of the series to be played at Edgbaston.
Sri Lanka came up trumps under pressure in the 4th ODI at Lord’s to level the series at 2-2, but they will know that England will play with plenty of pride and passion in order to stop the visitors from beating them in their own backyard.
Despite the loss at Lord’s, the Three Lions will be proud of the way their young batsmen – particularly Jos Buttler – played under pressure in the previous game, and would be a confident lot going into the decider at Birmingham.
The Sri Lankans, on the other hand, could be faced with a green top, and hence their senior pros in Kumar Sangakkara, Tillakaratne Dilshan and Mahela Jayawardene will have to hold fort against the new ball and make sure that their batting unit doesn’t collapse on the big day.