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27-Jun-2021 04:04:00 GMT
Eng vs SL - 3rd T20I, Southampton

England complete 3-0 sweep with emphatic win

England 180 for 6 (Malan 76, Bairstow 51, Chameera 4-17) beat Sri Lanka 91 (Willey 3-27, Curran 2-14) by 89 runs

Southampton: England thrashed Sri Lanka by 89 runs in the third T20I to seal the series by a 3-0 margin.

Batting first, England managed 180/6 in 20 overs, with Jonny Bairstow and Dawid Malan scoring respective half-centuries.

However, Sri Lanka folded for 91/10 as England prevailed in style.

David Willey claimed three wickets for the home side.

England added 105 runs for the first wicket to set up the perfect platform.

The hosts lost two for 143 before Sri Lanka hit back and reduced them to 180.

Dushmantha Chameera claimed four wickets for the LankansIn reply, Sri Lanka folded for just 91.

David Willey claimed three scalps to shine for the hosts.

Sam Curran (2/14) also shined for England.

Jonny Bairstow scored a 43-ball 51, He hit five fours and a six. He has raced to 1,114 runs at an average of 29.31.

The England batter notched up his seventh fifty in T20Is.

Meanwhile, Dawid Malan (76) got to 1,090 runs.

The southpaw smashed five fours and four sixes.

Malan hit his 11th fifty in T20Is.

Chris Jordan (1/13) raced to 73 scalps in T20Is. He matched the feat of New Zealand's Ish Sodhi (73).

Willey, who was the star of England bowler has equaled the tally of Johan Botha and Sheldon Cottrell.

England have won their fourth successive T20I series against Sri Lanka.

This was also their sixh consecutive T20I win over the Lankans, dating back to the ICC T20 World Cup 2016.

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