10 Jul 2011

England win final ODI to pip Sri Lanka to series victory

7:29 am on 10 July 2011

A patient 72 from Jonathan Trott helped England's cricketers to a 16-run win over Sri Lanka in the final one-dayer at Old Trafford, giving the hosts a 3-2 series win which allowed them to gain some revenge for their 10-wicket World Cup quarter-final humiliation.

A century sixth-wicket partnership between Angelo Mathews (62) and Jeevan Mendis (48), which rescued Sri Lanka from 131-5, threatened to upset England but some assured catches at the end and fine bowling put paid to the tourists' chances.

Young paceman Jade Dernbach finished with two wickets off the final two balls, while James Anderson also picked up two victims and Tim Bresnan was the pick of the attack with three for 49.