Chris Jordan
Jordan claims five wickets on easy afternoon for England. GettyImages

England have thrashed Sir Lanka by 10 wickets to take a 2-1 lead in the one day series at Old Trafford.

Chris Jordan claimed five wickets - a career best from the 25-year-old - as Sri Lanka were bowled out for just 67 in 24 overs after winning the toss as the hosts claimed an advantage in the five match series.

With a target of just 68, England cruised to victory in 12.1 overs as captain Alistair Cook (30) and Ian Bell (41) ended the afternoon not out.

After the Three Lions fell to a miserable 157 run defeat on Sunday, it was Sri Lanka this time who fell to a dominant fielding performance epitomised by fast bowler Jordan.

Kumar Sangakkara (13), Dinesh Chandimal (6), Angelo Mathews (11), Nuwan Kulasekara (5) and Lasith Malinga (2) succumbed to the Sussex man's impressive showing that could see him considered for the Test series against Sri Lanka in June.

James Anderson and James Tredwell both added two wickets each to leave the hosts in a comfortable position as openers Cook and Ian Bell took to the crease.

With clouds ominously forming over Manchester, the duo wasted little time in racking up a 50 in the 10th over as they remained largely untroubled by Nuwan Kulasekara and Lasith Malinga, who were unable to recreate the form that saw them tear England's top order apart at the weekend.

Bell ended the match with an emphatic six and ensured Sir Lanka recorded their thirst lowest total at this level.