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England coach Andy Flower has backed his out of form fast bowler Stuart Broad, saying that he will not be dropped from England's Test side despite his omission from Saturday's deciding ODI victory over Sri Lanka.

Graeme Swann has become the world's No. 1 one-day spinner after his eight wickets helped England to a 3-2 series win against Sri Lanka.

Jonathan Trott (72) and Eoin Morgan (57) hit half-centuries as England posted 268/9 in the fifth and deciding ODI against Sri Lanka at Old Trafford in Manchester on Saturday.

One of the most astonishing aspects of this soon to conclude England - Sri Lanka ODI series is the fact that it is somehow against all odds locked at 2-2. The series has been anything but competitive with both teams recording thumping wins in the 4 games so far.

Alastair Cook continued to answer all those who doubt his limited overs ability with an unbeaten 95 as England thrashed Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in the fourth one-day international.

England captain Alastair Cook's unbeaten 95 completed his side's crushing 10-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the fourth one-day international at Trent Bridge here on Wednesday.

A few edges flying past the fielders, catches falling short, chances being missed; these are the crucial factors that separate the fine line between victory and defeat.

Sri Lanka captain Tillakaratne Dilshan believes a one-day series win against England is within his side's grasp after a six-wicket victory at Lord's put the tourists 2-1 up with two to play.

Mahela Jayawardene stroked an elegant 144 to propel Sri Lanka to a 69-run win over England as the tourists levelled the one-day series 1-1 at Headingley on Friday.