In a rain-reduced 1st ODI, England batted well and bowled even better to win comprehensively by 110 runs. The two teams now head up north to Leeds where Sri Lanka are 13/10 with bet365 to get revenge and level the series while England are 8/11 (Coral) to go 2-0 ahead in a 5 game series.
Craig Kieswetter produced a very competent knock of 61 on Tuesday, Skybet make him 5/1 to top score, while Ian Bell should improve on his 12, he is 7/1 with Totesport. James Anderson is definitely the bowler in form, his swing a weapon Sri Lanka simply couldn’t cope with. After his 4 for 18, England will look to him for more wickets, and possibly the most for England.
Sangakkara needs to fire Sri Lanka to a big things to drag them back into the series, he is 7/2 with Ladbrokes to top score for the visitors.
Overall, it’s in England’s hands to extend their lead in the series and if the conditions are anything like London, England’s bowlers should profit more.