Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal has been ruled out of the third Test against England after failing to recover from a groin strain sustained during the first Test.
England continued their dominance over Sri Lanka in white-ball cricket with an emphatic 30-run victory over the Islanders in the only T20I between the two sides in Colombo.
Despite trailing 3-0 in the series, the Sri Lankans showed their competitive side in the fifth and final ODI against England in Colombo to clinch a morale-boosting 219-run victory.
England strolled to a seven-wicket victory against Sri Lanka in the third ODI thanks to captain Eoin Morgan’s half-century in a rain-affected encounter.
England posted 278-9 in the first innings of the second ODI before restricting Sri Lanka’s response to 140-5 in 29 overs as the monsoon rains stopped proceedings in Dambulla.
The rain brought proceedings in Dambulla to a hold, before the fixture was eventually abandoned between Sri Lanka and England in the first of the five-match ODI series.
England’s ODI captain Eoin Morgan and Test captain Joe Root put a strong Sri Lanka Board XI to the sword as they led their team to an emphatic 43-run victory on the DLS method.