Jason Roy
Jason Roy scored a match winning 162 runs against Sri Lanka in the fourth ODI at Kennington Oval Getty

England host Sri Lanka in the fifth and final game of the One Day International (ODI) series at Sophia Garden, Cardiff on 2 July (Saturday).

Where to watch live

Match starts at 10am BST. Live coverage of the game in the UK is available on Sky Sports 2 and Sky Sports 2 HD. Click here for the live streaming link.


England come into the final One Day International (ODI) having already won the series by taking an unassailable 2-0 lead so far. A Jason Roy special helped them win the fourth ODI on 29 June, with the opener smashing 162 runs off just 118 balls in a knock that included 13 fours and three sixes.

Roy's knock helped the Three Lions chase down 305, a target that would have been out of their reach in the past. But such is their new-found aggressiveness and batting depth that this was their third 300 plus run chase in the last 12 months, a feat they had only ever achieved twice in their history previously.

Alex Hales who did not bat in the last game is set to play and looking at the conditions in Cardiff, Moeen Ali might likely make way for pace-bowler Chris Jordan.

The visitors' bad run in all forms of international cricket continued on Wednesday with them losing the game despite putting on 305 runs on the board. Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal and skipper Angelo Mathews all made important contributions but it was not enough with the bowlers unable to back them.

This has been the pattern for Sri Lanka this series; while their batsmen have found form, their bowlers have done poorly and that has cost them especially in the limited overs format. The Islanders will be playing for pride on Saturday and will be looking for their first win against the hosts on this tour.


England to win

Betting odds (betfair)

  • England to win: 1/4
  • Sri Lanka to win: 11/4

Team news


Possible XI: Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Johnny Bairstow, Jos Buttler (wk), Chris Woakes, David Willey, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan.

Sri Lanka

Possible XI: Kusal Perera, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Angelo Mathews (c), Seekkuge Prasanna, Upul Tharanga, Farveez Maharoof, Dasun Shanaka, Suranga Lakmal.