BBC : Sri Lanka v England: Eoin Morgan leads tourists to comfortable win

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Adil Rashid celebrates wicket
Adil Rashid led England's fightback in the Sri Lanka innings with four wickets
Third one-day international, Kandy
Sri Lanka 150-9 (21 overs): Dickwella 36; Rashid 4-36
England 153-3 (18.3 overs): Morgan 58*, Roy 41
England beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets

England outclassed Sri Lanka to win a rain-affected third one-day international by seven wickets and take a 2-0 series lead with two games left.

The match was reduced to 21 overs per side after a six-hour rain delay.

Sri Lanka slipped from 57-0 to make 150-9, with Adil Rashid taking 4-36 and Tom Curran 3-17 in Kandy.

Captain Eoin Morgan hit 58 not out and Jason Roy 41 as England comfortably chased down the target with 15 balls remaining.

Opener Roy had got the innings off to a quick start with his 26-ball knock after Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root fell early.

Ben Stokes finished unbeaten on 35 to help England to victory alongside Morgan as the match finished at 23:30 local time.

England can seal a series victory in the fourth ODI at the same ground on Saturday.

Rashid & Curran star with the ball

Adil Rashid celebrates wicket
England are ranked first in the ODI rankings with Sri Lanka eighth

The heavy defeat for Sri Lanka came despite their openers making a rapid start.

Niroshan Dickwella led the early onslaught, hitting eight fours in a 20-ball 36, with Olly Stone and Chris Woakes being hit for nine boundaries in the first three overs.

The hosts were 57-1 in the sixth over when Dickwella was dismissed by Curran, caught at mid-off attempting to hit another boundary, but afterwards England impressively pulled back the scoring rate.

From his second ball, Adil Rashid bowled Kusal Mendis for a duck with a beautiful googly and later dismissed Sadeera Samarawickrama (35) and Thisara Perera (0) in consecutive balls - the latter falling to a fine high catch from Jason Roy at long-on.

Dasun Shanaka dented Rashid's figures slightly, with a four and a six in the leg-spinner's final over which cost 14, but Rashid responded by bowling the right-hander for 21; another googly claiming his fourth wicket.

Curran, recalled in place of the injured Liam Dawson, returned at the death after a good opening spell and was equally impressive.

He mixed up his pace with slower balls and conceded just three runs in the final over of the innings. The Surrey all-rounder also had Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal caught at short fine leg and completed the run-out of Amila Aponso off the final ball.

That completed England's fightback with Sri Lanka only scoring 95 runs from their last 16 overs, having hit 55 from the first five.

More to follow.

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