Corruption scandal and fan unrest hang over Sri Lanka

However, more Sri Lanka players - although not in the current squad - and coaches are expected to be charged by the International Cricket Council before the end of this England tour as it looks to clean up a cricketing country marred by allegations and rumours of corruption at the highest levels.

The heavy clouds in Kandy matched the metaphorical ones hanging over Sri Lanka whose turmoil on and off the field was increased with a defeat that gives England an unassailable 2-0 lead with two 50-over games to play.

Paceman Lasith Malinga took five for 44 on the tricky Dambulla pitch, including England opener Jason Roy with the fourth ball of the day. Root hit six fours in his knock.

Ben Stokes finished unbeaten on 35 to help England to victory alongside Morgan as the match finished at 23:30 local time.

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Eoin Morgan's men will play further ODIs against Sri Lanka on Saturday and Tuesday, in Kandy and Colombo respectively, before a T20 worldwide is contested in Colombo on Saturday, October 27.

On the other hand, Sri Lanka would be under pressure. Mentions that there is competition for places in the side which is a good headache.

He mixed up his pace with slower balls and conceded just three runs in the final over of the innings.

Curran was outstanding in England's seven-wicket third one-day worldwide victory in what became a 21-over game because of more of the heavy rain that has exposed the sheer folly of staging the tour in the Sri Lankan monsoon season.

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