Moeen Ali
England cricketer Moeen Ali raises his bat and helmet in celebration after scoring his maiden ODI century against Sri Lanka. Getty

England face Sri Lanka in the third One Day International (ODI) at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Sooriyawewa, Hambantota, on Wednesday.

Where to Watch Live

The match starts at 9am BST. Live coverage is on Sky Sports 2 and Sky Sports 2 HD. Follow live updates of the match on ESPN Cricinfo. Click here for live streaming link.


Sri Lanka are on the verge of registering a series victory over England after the hosts took a 2-0 lead in the five-match ODI series by winning the second match in Colombo over the weekend.

Alastair Cook won the toss and decided to bat first and the Three Lions' skipper's decision did not go according to plan. The visitors were bowled out for 185 as over half the score came from Joe Root (42) and Ravi Bopara (51).

After a whitewash at the hands of India, the back-to-back victories over England will only bring joy to the Lankans. Angelo Mathews and his men will make sure they would hope to replicate what the World Champions did to them against England.

A defeat for the English side on Wednesday will see them suffer a series defeat with two games to spare. A win would keep their hopes of winning the series alive.

Betting Odds (bwin)

  • Sri Lanka to win: 1/2
  • England to win: 17/11

Team News

Sri Lanka

Probable Lineup: Kusal Perera, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Angelo Mathews (c), Thisara Perre, Lahiru Thirimanne, Jeevan Mendis, Dhammika Prasad, Rangana Herath, Ajantha Mendis


Probable Lineup: Moeen Ali, Alastair Cook (c), Ian Bell, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler (WK), Ravi Bopara, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, James Tredwell, Harry Gurney