Sri Lanka elect to bat in final ODI v England

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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Oct 13 (Reuters) Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat first in the fifth and final one-day international against England today.

England, who lead the five-match series 3-1, made one enforced change with left-arm spinner Monty Panesar replacing the injured Graeme Swann.

Sri Lanka included debutante Dilruwan Perera, a spin bowling all rounder, in place of the out-of-form opener Upul Tharanga.

Sri Lanka Mahela Jayawardene (captain), Kumar Sangakkara, Sanath Jayasuriya, Chamara Silva, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Jehan Mubarak, Chaminda Vaas, Lasith Malinga, Dilhara Fernando, Kaushal Lokuarachchi, Dilruwan Perera England Paul Collingwood (captain), James Anderson, Ian Bell, Ravi Bopara, Stuart Broad, Alastair Cook, Phil Mustard, Monty Panesar, Kevin Pietersen, Owais Shah, Ryan Sidebottom.

REUTERS TB BD1701

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