England seal series with latest comfortable DLS victory

Jonny Bairstow goes down after twisting his ankle

Jonny Bairstow goes down after twisting his ankle

England's Chris Woakes reacts after picking a wicket.

One more victory here will see England sew up the series 3-0, with the final game to play on Tuesday.

Sri Lanka overcame their-now traditional mini-collapse to post a respectable 273 for 7, but the efforts of the lower order, who had propelled them to that score, were not enough to deny England another comfortable victory.

Joe Root (32 n.o.) and Eoin Morgan (31 n.o.) put together a partnership of 56 and made certain that their side stayed ahead of the required par score as the dark clouds gathered.

Coming to 4th ODI, visitors would look to get another win and remain at the top of ODI rankings.

England lost the wickets of Jason Roy (45) and Alex Hales (12) both to Akila Dananjaya in their run chase and were 132-2 at the end of the 27th over when rain interrupted play.

Moeen produced an excellent delivery to remove Chandimal (33), bowling the skipper with one that turned sharply before trapping Dickwella leg before soon after he brought up a half-century which included five boundaries. The hard hitting Shanaka did not disappoint on this occasion figuring in two half-century stands with Dhananjaya de Silva (17) and Thisara Perera (44) before being run out for an accomplished innings of 66 scored at a run a ball inclusive of five sixes and four fours. Had he not attempted a suicidal single just as he was starting to ramp up the big hitting in the death overs, Sri Lanka might have managed a score closer to 300.

That Moeen had created so many chances before Shanaka arrived, was perhaps down to Sri Lanka's top-order batsmen being more aggressive against him, compared to their watchfulness against Rashid. He was the man who set in motion the mid-overs slump in the Sri Lanka innings, bowling and advancing Dinesh Chandimal through the gate in the 19th over, before getting Dickwella lbw - Dickwella having helped lay some sort of foundation for Sri Lanka with a 70-ball 52. "You can't say every time when you are losing a game you made a mistake, we are a young unit and will learn quickly". "Credit to Sri Lanka, they fought back well, with their two spinners".

England's only change was forced by injury.