England wins a thriller

Leeds July 2. England defeated Sri Lanka in a thrilling fashion by three wickets with four balls to spare in the NatWest Trophy III Triseries here on Tuesday. England's second win in the competition was scripted by Marcus Trescothick.

Man of the Match Sanath Jayasuriya's pyrotechnics in the Sri Lankan innings went in vain. The openers' counter attack paved the way for England to make a successful dash to the winning post in 31.2 overs at the Headingley Cricket Ground.

The in form Trescothick made a top notch 82, but after his exit at 171 in the first ball of the 22nd over England had still some way to go before reaching the target. But Alec Stewart and Paul Collingwood took the challenge and made a rousing partnership of 66 runs.

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