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England win toss and bowl in first one-dayer v Sri Lanka

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LONDON, England, June 17 (Reuters) England won the toss and chose to bowl in bright sunshine in the first one-day international against Sri Lanka at Lord's today.

England made one change from the two-run defeat by Sri Lanka in the Twenty20 International on Thursday, with Ian Bell replacing the injured Ed Joyce. Sri Lanka brought in all rounder Russel Arnold and top spin bowler Muttiah Muralitharan.

Andrew Strauss is leading England in the five-match series in the absence of regular skipper Michael Vaughan and his stand-in Andrew Flintoff. They are still recovering from injury.

Teams: England - Andrew Strauss (captain), Marcus Trescothick, Ian Bell, Kevin Pietersen, Paul Collingwood, Jamie Dalrymple, Geraint Jones, Tim Bresnan, Sajid Mahmood, Liam Plunkett, Steve Harmison.

Sri Lanka - Mahela Jayawardene (captain), Sanath Jayasuriya, Upul Tharanga, Kumar Sangakkara, Tillekeratne Dilshan, Russel Arnold, Chamara Kapugedera, Chaminda Vaas, Dilhara Fernando, Lasith Malinga, Muttiah Muralitharan.

REUTERS PM KP1547

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