14 Jun 2016

Third Test ends in a draw

6:42 am on 14 June 2016

The third and final cricket Test between England and Sri Lanka ended in a draw after persistent rain allowed little more than 12 overs of play on the last day at Lord's.

England's captain Alastair Cook (R) and man of the series Jonny Bairstow pose with the trophy at the end of the final day of the third Test match against Sri Lanka at Lord's in London, on June 13, 2016. The game ended in a draw, England winning the series 2-0 Graham Morris / POOL / AFP

England captain Alastair Cook (R) and man of the series Jonny Bairstow pose with the trophy Photo: AFP

Sri Lanka, chasing 362 for victory, went from 32 for no wicket to 78 for one between the showers but neither side had any chance of forcing victory and England won the series 2-0.

England fast bowler James Anderson trapped Kaushal Silva lbw for 16 with an excellent inswinging delivery to claim the only wicket.

Dimuth Karunaratne finished unbeaten on 37 with Kusal Mendis on 17.

Mendis hit the last ball of the match by Joe Root for six before the rain returned.

Bairstow's form quickly earns total recall

England swiftly recalled Jonny Bairstow to their one-day and Twenty20 squads following his outstanding form in the Test series win.

The wicketkeeper-batsman scored 387 runs, including two centuries, and was named man of the series after the final Test at Lord's ended in a draw.

"I'm delighted to be back in the limited-overs squads. I feel like I'm striking the ball well," Bairstow said.

"To be back in England and hit the ground running was the main aim. I wanted to back up the form I've shown for Yorkshire," he added.

"I felt like I had a few people to prove wrong. This series and in South Africa I think I've done that."

England coach Trevor Bayliss paid tribute to Bairstow's contribution.

"The form of Jonny Bairstow with the bat has been phenomenal. He's really come of age and looks like he belongs here," the Australian said.

England named uncapped batsman Dawid Malan, fast bowler Tymal Mills and spinner Liam Dawson in the Twenty20 squad with Joe Root and Alex Hales rested.

The five-match one-day series against Sri Lanka starts in Nottingham on June 21. The one-off Twenty20 game is in Southampton on July 5.

England one-day squad: Eoin Morgan (capt), Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Steven Finn, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Moeen Ali, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, James Vince, David Willey, Chris Woakes

Twenty20 squad: Eoin Morgan (capt), Jonny Bairstow, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Liam Dawson, Chris Jordan, Dawid Malan, Tymal Mills, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, James Vince, David Willey