BBC Sport - England's Alastair Cook praises 'phenomenal' batting against Sri Lanka

Cook praises 'phenomenal' batting

England captain Alastair Cook praises his side's "phenomenal" batting display in the five-wicket victory over Sri Lanka.

An unbeaten 104 from Root and 68 from James Taylor helped England to a "very important" win in the fifth one-day international against Sri Lanka in Pallekele.

Cook says there is "real excitement" amongst the players as they look ahead to the next fixture on Saturday.

Keep up with the action from the sixth one-day international on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and this website from 04:15 GMT on Saturday, 13 December.

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