Sports News Update: On Wednesday (Jan 15), the Sri Lankan national indoor cricket team clinched their first victory of the overseas series, beating England. Sri Lanka entered the third day of the six-game tournament being played out in Birmingham leading the 3-1 series.
Game 5 saw the hosts batting first and setting 88 runs as their target. They managed to stick to victory by restricting Sri Lanka to 86 runs.
Game 6 was the decision-maker in the series, and to secure a historic win in the series, Sri Lanka needed to win. The touring party succeeded in defending 66 runs and went on to win the game by 10 runs, in the process clinching the 6 game series 4-2.
This is incidentally Sri Lankan’s first indoor cricket victory of the overseas series in 20 years.