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England crush Sri Lanka in fifth ODI for 3-0 series win

Cardiff (United Kingdom): England beat Sri Lanka by 122 runs to win the fifth and final ODI here on Saturday.

Joe Root during his 92 against Sri Lanka on Saturday. PIC/AFP
Joe Root during his 92 against Sri Lanka on Saturday. PIC/AFP

Victory saw England take the series 3-0, with one tie and one no result. England, sent into bat made 324 for seven, with Joe Root top-scoring with 93 and sharing a stand of 109 with Jos Buttler (70). Sri Lanka, chasing a target of 325, were bowled out for 202 with more than seven overs to spare.

Pacer David Willey was the pick of the bowlers for England with 4-34.

Brief scores
England 324-7 (J Root 93; D Gunathilaka 3-48) beat
Sri Lanka 202 in 42.4 overs (D Chandimal 53; D Willey 4-34) by 122 runs

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