England beat Sri Lanka and win series

England sealed the series against Sri Lanka with victory in another rain-affected one-day international.

The improved hosts posted 273-7 in their 50 overs, with Niroshan Dickwella and Dasun Shanaka both hitting fifties.

But England were ahead of the rate on 132-2 from 27 overs when play was suspended at 11:15 BST in Pallekele.

The game was called off at 12:10, giving England victory by 18 runs on the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method and a 3-0 lead in the five-match series.

Joe Root and Eoin Morgan ended unbeaten on 32 and 31 respectively to help guide their side to a winning total after openers Jason Roy (45) and Alex Hales – who made 12 in place of the injured Jonny Bairstow – had been dismissed.

The final match of the series is in Colombo at 10:00 on Tuesday.


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