MANCHESTER: England on Wednesday crushed Sri Lanka with a ten wicket win in the third ODI played at Old Trafford, Manchester, ARY News reported.
The hosts after winning the toss invited Sri Lanka to bat first and bowled them out for 67, their third-lowest total in ODI cricket.
English pace attacker James Anderson set the tone through a opening burst figuring 7-2-10-2.
Chris Jordan was the man, who done major damage with his maiden five-wicket haul hustling the Sri Lanka batsmen with his pace, following the early exemplary work of Anderson. He took 5 wickets conceding 29 runs in his 8 overs.
Sri Lankan batsmen, on the other hand seemed helpless against England’s pace attack. Kumara Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene and Angelo Mathews were the only three batsmen scoring in double figures 13, 12 and 11 respectively.
Alastair Cook, who had returned from injury, and Ian Bell chased the target in 13th over scoring 6 runs per over.
Cook scored 30 while Bell, who finished the match with a straight six – knocked off the runs before the scheduled tea break made 41.
The fourth ODI of 5-Match series will be played on May 31 at Lords, London.