England beat Sri Lanka by 7 wickets in rain affected 3rd ODI in Kandy

Ben Stokes 36* in great form England
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Adil Rashid 4-35 for England
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Sri Lanka celebrate the dismissal of Jonny Bairstow
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LD Chandimal 34 for Sri Lanka
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Damp start to the 3rd ODI in Kandy
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England won the toss and decided to bowl against Sri Lanka in the 3rd ODI, at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy today.

This rain affected match was reduced to 21 overs per side with a bowling restriction of 5 overs per bowler allowed.

Sri Lanka 150-9 (DPDN Dickwella  35, Sadeera Samarawickrama 35, LD Chandimal  34; Adil Rashid 4-35, Tom Curran 3-17)

England 153-3 (Ben Stokes 36*, Eoin Morgan 58*, Jason Roy 41)

Result - England beat Sri Lanka by 7 wickets

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Sri Lanka scored an impressive 150-9 in the circumstances , but it could have been a lot more as they were going along at 10 runs an over from the start. However, some great bowling from Adil Rashid 4-35 and Tom Curran 3-17 stopped the flow of runs and kept Sri Lanka below a target of 8 runs an over for the England batsmen.

In reply, England cruised to victory by 7 wickets with Morgan top scoring with 58 runs and he was ably supported by Jason Roy and Ben Stokes 36*, who is looking like he is getting back to his old form once again.

England are now 2-0 up in the 5 match series, with 2 games to play.

Sri Lanka - Kusal Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella(wk), Dinesh Chandimal(c), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Dasun Shanaka, Akila Dananjaya, Nuwan Pradeep, Amila Aponso, Lasith Malinga

England - Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(wk), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Tom Curran, Adil Rashid, Olly Stone

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