Sril Lanka (249-4) beat England (246-7) by six wickets Alastair Cook’s second ODI hundred not enough as Sri Lanka go 2-1 up in the NatWest Series.
Alastair Cook made another hundred for England on Sunday, as he has been doing regularly since October, but it had more bearing on his future as one-day captain than on the present, after his team lost the third one-dayer by six wickets.
It was a drubbing to go with the one they got from Sri Lanka at Headingley on Friday. The visitors are a fine one-day team but in home conditions England should be running them closer than this. Tillakaratne Dilshan’s team now lead the series 2-1 with two matches to play.
Chasing 248, after England won the toss and batted first, it looked all over once Mahela Jayawardene had eased his way to a silky 79 off 77 balls.
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