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Sri Lanka beats England by 6 wickets in 3rd ODI
03 July 2011

Dinesh Chandimal’s swashbuckling century anchored Sri Lanka to a convincing six-wicket win in the third one-day international at Lord’s today as England captain Alastair Cook’s career-best knock of 119 proved in vain.

Cook gave the hosts a fighting chance by grafting his way to a second ODI century in a total of 246-7, but the 21-year-old Chandimal’s 105 not out helped Sri Lanka chase down the target with 10 balls to spare.

Opener Mahela Jayawardene, building on his near-flawless 144 in the tourists’ series-levelling win at Headingley on Friday, weighed in with an assured 79 at less than a run a ball.

Sri Lanka moved 2-1 ahead in the five-match series, with the fourth ODI at Nottingham on Wednesday.



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