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England held their nerve to complete a first series whitewash in Sri Lanka with a tense 42-run victory in the third Test in Colombo.

Kusal Mendis hit a superb 86 and Roshen Silva made a fine 65 to frustrate the tourists before Jack Leach ran out Kusal to seemingly restore control.

Moeen Ali (4-92) struck twice to put England on the brink until a defiant last-wicket stand of 58 from the hosts.

But Leach (4-72) snared Suranga Lakmal lbw to bowl out Sri Lanka for 284.

England’s 3-0 victory is the first time they have won every Test in a series in Sri Lanka and is only the third time – after India this year and Australia in 2004 – that a touring side have beaten the hosts by that scoreline. (Courtesy BBC Sport)

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