Sri Lanka have taken a convincing eight wicket win over England in the second one day international with the hosts now boasting a 2-0 lead in the series.

Alastair Cook chose for England to bat first but the side looked second best early on, with only Joe Root (42) and Ravi Bopara (51) achieving more than 25 runs before they were all out for 185.

After taking to the crease, while Sri Lanka didn't start well Kumar Sangakkara (67 not out) and Mahela Jayawardene (77 not out) were able to calm the side and drive them home to win by 8 wickets, leaving England winless in the series so far.

Jayawardene told BBC Sport after receiving Man of the Match for his performance: "180 is always going to be a tricky score. We lost a couple of wickets early but you have to make sure you still bat positively.

"Once we assessed the conditions the boundaries came along. I think anything around 240 would have been a more challenging total for us.

"I thought we bowled really well and with the bat we managed to control things. Winning's a good habit to have and after those five losses it's good to be back doing things right."

For England it was yet another disappointing one-day display with pressure mounting once more on Cook's captaincy as it has for the past year.

The side have now lost 15 of their last 22 completed ODIs against Test-playing opposition, and Cook has lost seven of his last eight ODIs as captain.

Batting coach Mark Ramprakash summed up England's feelings after the day, explaining: "Obviously it wasn't as good a performance as we would have liked.

"When you bat first, you have to assess the pitch. We didn't realise or assess what would be a par score and how we would get that score. 600 runs were scored on the same pitch [in the first ODI] and we wanted to be aggressive and take the attack to the opposition, but it was a tacky pitch.

"Having lost Moeen Ali early, perhaps we didn't adapt early enough.

"We're working hard on footwork - quick feet to pick the length of spin. It's not an easy thing to do so I'm going to give them an allowance on that."