The Telegraph
Thursday , May 29 , 2014
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Lanka shot out for 67

Chris Jordan after one of his five wickets, on Wednesday

London: England recovered from Sunday’s record defeat to bowl Sri Lanka out for 67 at Old Trafford and win the third one-day International by 10 wickets.

Pacer Chris Jordan took five for 29 as Sri Lanka were all out in 24 overs, with only three men reaching double figures.

Having been bowled out for 99 last time, England needed only 12.1 overs to reach their target. Ian Bell (41) hit the winning runs with a six.

It was also Lanka’s lowest in England, with their previous worst in the country also coming at Old Trafford when, as a non-Test nation, they made 86 against eventual champions — the West Indies — at the inaugural World Cup in 1975.

Victory puts them 2-1 ahead in the series with two matches remaining.

A truncated match had been expected in Manchester but that was because of the volume of rain across the region rather than a third lowest total in their ODI history from Sri Lanka, who had inflicted England’s heaviest home defeat in terms of runs only three days previously.

Anderson claimed two for 10 from an impressive opening spell of seven overs before first change Jordan, in only his 11th ODI, returned the best figures by an England bowler at Old Trafford.

The 25-year-old, generating impressive bounce throughout, tempted Kumar Sangakkara to drive outside off-stump in his second over as Sri Lanka, so disciplined in accumulating 256 at Durham on Sunday, were guilty of some indifferent strokes.

Mahela Jayawardene, was trapped leg before wicket attempting to turn James Tredwell’s opening delivery to leg.