Cook wields hot bat again as England level series

LONDON, (Reuters) – Captain Alastair Cook continued  his impressive form with the bat as England cruised to a  10-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the fourth one-day international  at Trent Bridge yesterday to level the five-match series at  2-2.  
 
Cook hit an unbeaten 95, following on from his century in  defeat at Lord’s on Sunday, as England easily overhauled a  revised target of 171 after a short rain delay.   

Alastair Cook

Craig Kieswetter stroked a composed 72 with he and Cook  rarely troubled on a Nottingham wicket that was well exploited  by England’s bowlers.  
Sri Lanka were dismissed for just 174, struggling to post a  respectable total after the fall of early wickets.   

The tourists were grateful to former captain Kumar  Sangakkara, who top-scored with 75 after his side had slumped to  20-4 with Jimmy Anderson bagging three wickets.  
 
The only partnership of note came in a 72-run sixth-wicket  stand between Sangakkara and Angelo Mathews (39) but ended when  Mathews was dismissed by a fine diving one-handed catch from Tim  Bresnan off his own bowling.  

Paceman Jade Dernbach also took three wickets and under  pressure team mate St 
The final match of the series is at Old Trafford, Manchester  on Saturday.

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