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Chandimal ton sinks England

England captain Alastair Cook’s career-best century kept Sri Lanka at bay in the third ODI at Lord’s on Sunday.

cricket Updated: Jul 04, 2011 01:59 IST

Dinesh Chandimal's unbeaten 105 saw Sri Lanka to a six-wicket one-day international victory against England at Lord's here on Sunday as the tourists took a 2-1 lead in the five-match series.

Sri Lanka, chasing 247 for victory, finished on 249 for four. Chadimal secured the win, with 10 balls to spare, with a boundary through cover.

England's total of 246 for seven, which featured captain Alastair Cook's career-best 119, never looked enough.

Their score was put into perspective by a Sri Lankan second-wicket stand of 112 between Chandimal and veteran opener Mahela Jayawardene, who made 79.

Brief scores: England 246/7 ( A Cook 119, J Mendis 2-40); Sri Lanka: 249/4 (Chandimal 105, Jayawardene 79). Sri Lanka won by 6 wickets.