Sri Lanka indoor cricket team wins first overseas series in England

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The Sri Lankan national indoor cricket team clinched their first overseas series win on Wednesday (Jan 15) defeating England.

Sri Lanka entered the 3rd day of the 6 match tournament being worked off in Birmingham leading the series 3- 1.

Game 5 saw the hosts batting first and setting a target of 88 runs. They managed to cling onto victory by restricting Sri Lanka to 86 runs.

Game 6 was the series decider and Sri Lanka needed to win, to secure a historic series win. The touring party managed to defend 66 runs and went onto win the game by 10 runs, clinching the 6 game series 4-2 in the process.

This is incidentally the first overseas series win by the Sri Lankan indoor cricket in 20 years.

Series Results
Game 1 : Sri Lanka won by 14 runs
Game 2 : England won by 39 runs
Game 3 : Sri Lanka won by 12 runs
Game 4 : Sri Lanka won by 08 runs
Game 5 : England won by 02 runs
Game 6 : Sri Lanka won by 10 runs