Joe Root
Root made 93 as England concluded the one-day series in winning fashion. Getty Images


  • Root hits 93 as England prevail by 122 runs in south Wales.
  • The hosts extend lead in Super Series to 18-4 and win ODI series 3-0.
  • England face Sri Lanka in one-off T20 international at The Ageas Bowl on Tuesday [5 July].

England continued their stranglehold over Sri Lanka with a comfortable 122-run win in the fifth and final one-day international at the Swalec Stadium in Cardiff. Joe Root (93), Jos Buttler (70) and James Vince (51) all made half centuries as the home side set 325 to win but wickets throughout the tourists' innings saw their chase fail miserably.

Trevor Bayliss' side had already wrapped up the one-day series after their victory at The Oval and while the Super Series was also secure they were looking to add to Sri Lanka's winless tour. Rain delayed the start but England wasted little time getting into the away side as Vince made his maiden international half century.

Captain Eoin Morgan extended his run without a half century to 21 innings after making just 20 but Root and Buttler putting on a record fifth wicket stand of 109 to steer England to 324 for 7. Sri Lanka lost Kusal Perera in the fourth over and though wicket-keeper Dinesh Chandimal (53) reached fifty for the fourth match in a row England complete a 3-0 series win with ease as Sri Lanka were bowled out for 202.