England and Sri Lanka draw third test at Lord’s

1465846500004England and Sri Lanka agreed on drawing the third test at Lord’s after rain interrupted too often for either to forge a win on the last day.

There were only 12.2 overs of play on Monday, in which Sri Lanka, set a monumental 362 to win, moved from 32 without loss overnight to 78 for the loss of only Kaushal Silva, lbw to Jimmy Anderson on 16.

Dimuth Karunarate was unbeaten on 37 and Kusal Mendis on 17, as Sri Lanka preserved a 25-year unbeaten record at the home of cricket.

England won the series 2-0 after big wins at Leeds and Chester-le-Street. Sri Lanka move on to Ireland for two one-day internationals from Saturday, then return to England for five ODIs and a Twenty20. (Courtesy AP)