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Tillakaratne Dilshan has been fined 25 per cent of his match fee for excessive appealing during the first ODI against England, while Thisara Perera has been fined 20 per cent of his match fee for a separate incident
Though a strong argument remains that Mahela Jayawardene and Tillakaratne Dilshan are Sri Lanka's best opening pair, a consistent Kusal Perera is vital to the batsmen maintaining their present positions
Stats highlights from the first ODI between Sri Lanka and England in Colombo
ESPNcricinfo picks the plays of the day from the opening ODI
The mischievous thought that Moeen Ali and Alex Hales could feature in England's best ODI eleven will continue to grow as long as Alastair Cook's form remains in a muddy rut
Number of sixes hit by Moeen Ali in this match - equals the highest hit by an England opener in an ODI innings.
No. of England batsmen to hit ODI tons in SL including Moeen; Trescothick hit one against Zimbabwe in 2002.
Runs scored by Buttler at Lord’s in May this year, when he almost pulled off a chase against the same opposition.
Balls Moeen Ali took for his fifty; a ball slower than Collingwood's fifty against NZ, which is England's quickest since 2001
Balls England took for their fifty - this is the fourth-quickest team fifty for England in ODIs since 2001
Highest ODI target successfully chased in SL, by the hosts against Pakistan in Dambulla in 2009; England are chasing 318.
Tillakaratne Dilshan's highest ODI score in 2014 - also made against England at Durham in June
Centuries by Tillakaratne Dilshan in 2014 - he is the only batsman without a hundred among those with at least 500 ODI runs this year
Moeen Ali's bowling average (12 wkts) against left handers in all international cricket; against right handers he averages 38.06 (16 wkts)
Number of ODIs since Sri Lanka's last century opening partnership - 213 against India in Jamaica last year
Perera's batting average since the last time he hit an ODI fifty. He's been out for a duck four times in 12 innings.