Second England warm-up washed out in Colombo

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Heavy rain ensured no play was possible at the P Sara Oval in Colombo

England’s second warm-up match for this month’s one-day international series against Sri Lanka was abandoned without a ball being bowled after heavy rain.

They were due to face a Sri Lanka Cricket XI at Colombo’s P Sara Oval.

Rain overnight and through the morning delayed the start, before the match was called off at 07:30 BST with pools of water on the edge of the outfield.

Eoin Morgan’s side begin their five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka in Dambulla on Wednesday.

The tourists won a weather-affected first warm-up game on Friday by 43 runs on the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method.



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