England v Sri Lanka: Hosts wrap up T20 sequence with five-wicket win

England v Sri Lanka: Hosts wrap up T20 series with five-wicket win

First Vitality Twenty20, Sophia Gardens
Sri Lanka 111-7 (20 overs): Mendis 39; Wood 2-18, Rashid 2-24
England 108-5 (16.1 overs): Livingstone 29*, Billings 24
England won by five wickets on DLS method

England recovered from 36-4 to beat Sri Lanka by five wickets and win the series with a game to spare in a rain-affected second Twenty20 in Cardiff.

After a 40-minute rain break at 69-4, England chased a revised 103 to win with 11 balls to spare.

Sam Billings fell for 24, but Liam Livingstone, batting at six rather than opening like for Lancashire, hit 29*.

Sri Lanka made 111-7, with Kusal Mendis making 39 and Mark Wood and Adil Rashid taking two wickets each.

The final game in the three-match series takes place at the Ageas Bowl on Saturday.

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