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Morgan, Rashid shine as England win rain-hit third ODI

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Eoin Morgan scored 58 runs in England’s victory over Sri Lanka. (AFP pic)

KANDY: Captain Eoin Morgan smashed his second half-century in two games and Adil Rashid took four wickets to help England crush Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the rain-marred third one-day international on Wednesday.

Chasing 151 in 21 overs after persistent rain had shortened the match, the visitors rode on Morgan’s unbeaten 58, including seven fours, to reach 153-3 with 15 balls to spare.

Jason Roy (41) and Ben Stokes (35 not out) gave Morgan valuable support as England took a 2-0 lead in the five-match series after the opening game was washed out.

Earlier, Adil Rashid produced a masterful display of spin bowling to claim 4-36 in five overs as Sri Lanka squandered a good start to struggle to 150-9 in 21 overs.

The leg-spinner was assisted by Tom Curran (3-17) who came into the side in place of injured left-armer Liam Dawson and impressed with his seam bowling….

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