All-Round England Thrash Sri Lanka by 122 Runs in Fifth ODI, Clinch Series 3-0

Updated: 02 July 2016 23:10 IST

England put in a fine all-round performance to thrash Sri Lanka by 122 runs and clinch the five-match ODI series 3-0

All-Round England Thrash Sri Lanka by 122 Runs in Fifth ODI, Clinch Series 3-0
England put in a fine show with both bat and ball as they thrashed Sri Lanka by 122 runs during the fifth ODI in Cardiff to seal the series 3-0. © AFP

England beat Sri Lanka by 122 runs to win the fifth and final one-day international in Cardiff on Saturday. Victory saw England take the series 3-0, with one tie and one no result.

England, sent into bat made 324 for seven, with Joe Root top-scoring with 93 and sharing a stand of 109 with Jos Buttler (70).

Sri Lanka off-spinner Danushka Gunathilaka took an ODI best three for 48.

Chasing 325 to win, Sri Lanka were dismissed for 202 with more than seven overs remaining in their innings.

Dinesh Chandimal (53) was the only Sri Lanka batsman to pass fifty.

England left-arm paceman David Willey took four for 34, including the last three wickets in the space of seven balls, after fast bowler Liam Plunkett had again made inroads on his way to three for 44.

Sri Lanka's tour concludes with a one-off Twenty20 international against England at Southampton on Tuesday.

Brief scores

England: 324-7(J Root 93, J Buttler 70, J Vince 51; D Gunathilaka 3-48), Sri Lanka 202, 42.4 overs (D Chandimal 53; D Willey 4-34, L Plunkett 3-44)

Result: England won by 202 runs

Series: England win five-match series 3-0

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Topics mentioned in this article Sri Lanka Cricket Team England Cricket Team Joe Root Dinesh Chandimal Liam Plunkett Cricket
Highlights
  • Joe Root top-scored for England with 93
  • England's score of 324/7 was their highest in ODIs against SL
  • David Willey picked up 4/34, his best figures in ODIs
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