Cricket

England wins 4th ODI, secures series vs. Sri Lanka

PALLEKELE , Sri Lanka (AP) England beat Sri Lanka by 18 runs under the Duckworth/Lewis method in the rain-hit fourth one-day international on Saturday to take an insurmountable 3-0 series lead.

England captain Eoin Morgan won the toss and asked Sri Lanka to bat first with the hosts reaching 273-7 in 50 overs. Dasun Shanaka made a run-a-ball 66, including five sixes, while Niroshan Dickwella scored 52. Moeen Ali took 2-55 for England.

England was 132-2 after 27 overs in reply when rain interrupted play. No further overs were bowled and England had done enough to win under the D/L method.

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