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Summary

  1. England win by 7 wickets
  2. England lead five-game series 2-0
  3. Morgan 58*, Roy 41, Stokes 35*
  4. SL 150-9: Rashid 4-36, Curran 3-17
  5. Sri Lanka slip from 57-0
  6. 21-over match after delayed start

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By Amy Lofthouse

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  1. Goodbye!

    Right, that's us done for the day. You can read Matt Henry's report of today's play here.

    We'll be back on Saturday to see if England can wrap up a series victory in the fourth ODI.

    Thanks for your company - until then...

  2. The story so far

    1st ODI: No result, Dambulla - report

    2nd ODI: England won by 31 runs (DLS method) - report

    3rd ODI: England won by seven wickets

    20 Oct - 4th ODI: Pallekele (05:30)

    23 Oct - 5th ODI: Colombo (10:00). Reserve day on 24 Oct

    Chris Woakes
  3. Post update

    Simon Mann

    BBC Radio 5 live in Kandy

    England look that much better than this Sri Lanka side, who are short of confidence.

  4. Post update

    So, who is your man of the match?

    Tom Curran took 3-17, Adil Rashid an excellent 4-36 and captain Eoin Morgan, who was talking about dropping himself not so long since, anchored the chase with an unbeaten 58.

    Ben Stokes and Eoin Morgan walk off after England beat Sri Lanka
  5. Post update

    England win by seven wickets, and with 15 balls to spare.

    That's a very, very good win - and they'll take a 2-0 lead in the series with two matches to go.

  6. Post update

    Simon Mann

    BBC Radio 5 live in Kandy

    It was a such a comfortable victory. England have absolutely crushed this Sri Lanka side. And a six to finish the game.

  7. BreakingENGLAND WIN BY SEVEN WICKETS!

    Eng 153-3

    Sealed with a Ben Stokes six!

    Stokes comes down the pitch and launches Amila Aponso back down the ground. He finishes on 35, with Eoin Morgan unbeaten on 58.

    Eoin Morgan and Ben Stokes celebrate
  8. Post update

    Henry Moeran

    BBC Radio 5 live in Kandy

    Eoin Morgan now has four fifties in his last five innings - and the other match was rained off so he couldn't reach it. And this is the guy who said he'd be happy to drop himself if it would benefit the team. Not sure that'll be happening any time soon.

    Eoin Morgan
  9. Eng 146-4

    Need 5 to win

    Ooft. That's a nasty full toss from Amila Aponso and it gets the treatment it deserves from Eoin Morgan.

    Wallop, and away through the covers for four.

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  11. Eng 142-3

    Easy as you like for England, as they move within nine runs of victory.

  12. Post update

    Simon Mann

    BBC Radio 5 live in Kandy

    This is just so straightforward for England. It's not even a challenge for them. They're far superior in the field, they were excellent with the ball, and they have got such a strong batting line-up. They are not even being tested.

  13. 50 for Morgan

    Eng 139-3

    A flashing shot from Eoin Morgan - but he's gone with hard hands, and he gets the ball away for four!

    That'll be a half-century for the England skipper, from 45 deliveries.

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  15. Eng 133-3

    Need 18 from 24 balls

    Malinga is back and whirls down successive dot balls, before Eoin Morgan jogs a leg bye.

    A full delivery is toe-ended away by Ben Stokes as England continue their slow jog towards the finish line.

  16. Eng 127-3

    Need 24 from 30 balls

    Good running from Eoin Morgan, and England take six runs from the over with barely any effort whatsoever.

    There are some miserable Sri Lanka fans watching on from the stands.

    Eoin Morgan
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    We are Alex the Girl and Alex the Boy. That's what Alex's younger brother called us when we first met.

  18. Eng 121-3

    A single ends the over, and England need just 30 from 36 balls.