England beat Sri Lanka in series by 2-0 as rains halts 3rd ODI at Bristol

By: AFP      Published: 09:12 PM, 4 Jul, 2021
England beat Sri Lanka in series by 2-0 as rains halts 3rd ODI at Bristol

Rain meant the third one-day international between England and Sri Lanka at Bristol on Sunday ended in a no-result.

The hosts were on course for a 3-0 series clean sweep after dismissing Sri Lanka for just 166, with Tom Curran taking 4-35 in an innings where only Dasun Shanaka, with 48 not out, offering much resistance with the bat.

But before the home side could start their reply, a heavy downpour forced the game to be abandoned at 4:15 pm local time (1515 GMT).

England next play Pakistan in a three-match ODI series starting at Cardiff on July 8. Sri Lanka scored 166 in 41.1 overs. T Curran took four wickets but England could not reply because of rain that forced the game to be stopped. David Willey of English team was the player of the series.

AFP

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