Sri Lanka , who had bowled England out for 344 on the fourth day’s morning with the visitors adding just five more to their overnight score , went to bat in the second innings only to find themselves get reduce to 78 for eight. Left – arm spinner Lasith then made 40 off 42 deliveries to help Sri Lanka get to their eventual 126 run total. Buttler put on an unbeaten 75 run stand as England , Who were struggling at 89-4 , got to their target of 164 in an extended final session on the fourth day in Galle. The result gave England a second successive Test whitewash in Sri Lanka after winning all three matches in the island nation in 2018.
England have now won five Tests on the trot in Sri Lanka – a run that dates back to 2012. They will be looking to complete a series whitewash in order to bolster their qualification chances for the ICC world Test Championship Final later this year.
Sri Lanka : Dinesh Chandimal (Captain ) , Dushmantha Chameera , Wanidu Hasaranga , Niroshan Dickwella , Lasith Embuldeniya , Asitha Fernando , Oshada Fernando , Vishwa Fernando , Suranga Lakmal , Angelo Mathews , Ramesh Mendis , Dilruwan peera , Kusal Perera , Lakshan Sandakan , Dasun Shanaka Roshen Silva and Lahiru Thirimanne .
England : Joe Root ( Captain ) , Moeen Ali , Jimmy Anderson , Jonny Bairstow , Dom Bess , Stuart Broad , Jos Buttler , Zak Crawley , Sam Curran , Ben Foakes , Danial Lawrence , Jack Leach , Dom Sibley , Olly stone , Chris Woakes and Mark Wood .
Umpires : Kumar Dharmasena and Ruchira palliyaguruge .
Brief Score : Sri Lanka 381 & 126 ( L. Embuldeniya 40 , D. Bess 4/49 , J. Leach 4/59 , J. Root 2/0 ) vs England 344 & 164/4 ( D.Sibley 56 not out , J. Buttler 46 not out , L. Embuldeniya 3/73 )
Root was the man of the match for his 186, He was also the man of the series for aggregating 426 runs at an average of 106.5..
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