England beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets in rain-hit third ODI

WION Web Team Pallekele, Sri Lanka Oct 18, 2018, 07.48 PM(IST)

England captain Eoin Morgan (R) and teammate Ben Stokes (L) celebrate after victory in the third one day international (ODI) cricket match against Sri Lanka. Photograph:( AFP )

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Due to a six-hour rain delay, the match was reduced to 21 overs per side. 

England beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets to win a rain-affected third ODI and take a 2-0 series lead with two games left.

Due to a six-hour rain delay, the match was reduced to 21 overs per side. 

Sri Lanka slipped from 57-0 to make 150-9, with Adil Rashid taking 4-36 and Tom Curran 3-17 in Pallekele.

Captain Eoin Morgan remained 58 not out and Jason Roy made 41 as England comfortably chased down the target with 15 balls remaining.

Opener Roy had got the innings off to a quick start with his 26-ball knock after Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root fell early.

Ben Stokes also remained unbeaten on 35 to help England to victory alongside Morgan.

England can seal the series if they beat Sri Lanka in fourth ODI also on Saturday.