COLOMBO: England had been handed the most important one-day defeat of their historical past as they ended a victorious collection over Sri Lanka with a humbling loss within the fifth and last match.
In mitigation this was a “useless rubber” with the silverware already secured after three successive wins, however a margin of 219 runs on Duckworth-Lewis-Stern can’t be swept apart.
Sri Lanka’s 6-366 was simply their largest ever whole within the fixture, every of the highest 4 scoring a minimum of 50.
When an enormous thunderstorm engulfed the Premadasa Stadium, guaranteeing a full-house of rain-affected finishes within the five-match collection, England had crumbled to 9-132, 5 fewer than the opening partnership between Niroshan Dickwella and Sadeera Samarawickrama.
Captain Eoin Morgan, having left himself out to make room for others, is unlikely to take action once more. For Tom and Sam Curran, the primary brothers to play in the identical England aspect because the Hollioakes in 1999, the consequence spoiled a pleasant entry for the household scrapbook.