Jaik Mickleburgh and Tom Westley smashed fluent centuries as Essex posted 412 for four and took a 158-run lead before declaring their innings, leaving the Sri Lankan bowlers to toil hard on day two of the tour match in Chelmsford.
Kusal Mendis and Niroshan Dickwella hit fifties and were the only bright spots for the Sri Lankans as they were bowled out for 254 runs in 63 overs on the first day of the tour match against Essex in Chelmsford.
Australia continue their reign at the top of the International Cricket Council One-Day International rankings while New Zealand have claimed the pole position in the shorter format of the game according to the latest update.
Sri Lanka Cricket is hoping that opening batsman Kaushal Silva will recover completely in time for the England tour after being hit on the head by a ball while fielding at short leg in a practice match.
Cricket Australia has announced the international schedule for the Australian team to be played in the upcoming 2016-17 season, including series against South Africa, New Zealand, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.