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Live Reporting

James Gheerbrant and Stephan Shemilt

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye

    With that, I leave you. A slightly soggy end to what has been a very good series for England. The next live cricket on the BBC will be on Monday, when we bring you the women's ODI against Pakistan from Grace Road. Join us then, but for now, au revoir.

  2. Get Involved


    Pawan Kumar: @jbairstow21 is the man of the match and man of the series. Outstanding batting throughout the series.

  3. 'Bairstow has come of age'

    England coach Trevor Bayliss on Sky Sports: "The form of Jonny Bairstow with the bat has been phenomenal. He's really come of age and looks like he belongs here.

    "After the South Africa series people were calling for Alex Hales' head. He showed that he can play and it's unfortunate he couldn't get to a hundred.

    "We'll discuss Nick Compton. It's always difficult when a player is struggling. He's a hard worker and he'll give himself every chance to score runs.

    "Steven Finn looked out of rhythm in the first two Test, but looked better the longer he bowled in this Test. He's still not quite there, but we know how devastating he can be.

    "Jos Buttler is the white-ball keeper. Jonny deserves his opportunity with the bat and will get his chance."

  4. What next?

    England play Sri Lanka in a five-match ODI series starting with a day-nighter at Trent Bridge on 21 June, after the tourists face Ireland in ODIs in Dublin on 16 and 18 June.

    Click here for the full tour schedule.

  5. 'There are areas of improvement'

    More from England captain Alastair Cook: "I'm sure Broad and Anderson want to be in the ODI squad, but they will be fresh for Pakistan.

    "Alex Hales has come in and done really well, I've been really impressed how he has worked out his game.

    "There's other areas for improvement. We do bat deep, but the top order could contribute a few more hundreds."

  6. 'It would have been a really good day's cricket'

    England captain Alastair Cook: "It would have been a really good day's cricket. It would have been good to see our guys under some pressure.

    "We won one game by an innings and the other by nine wickets. There's always room for improvement. We've won one trophy and there's one more to go against Pakistan.

    "I thought they might need some power hitting in the ODIs, so I put myself down the order to show the guys how it's done.

  7. Captain's reaction

    Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews: "I thought we started off pretty poorly in the first couple of games. We came into the series in our second innings in Durham. It would have been an interesting chase today but the weather interrupted. We wanted to go for it. 

    "We tried our best and trained really hard in these conditions. There are lots of positives even though we lost the series, all the bowlers bowled well and Kusal Mendis, Dimuth Karunaratne and Dinesh Chandimal batted well. 

    "Now we've had a good month or so in England so hopefully we can come back and beat England [in the ODI series]."

  8. Man of the series

    Sri Lanka man of the series Kaushal Silva: "England have a quality fast-bowling line-up and from the second innings of the Durham Test I was trying to be positive. It paid off for me.

    "In Headingley it was seaming a lot and showed uneven bounce at times. The wickets at Durham and here were good to bat on.

    "It was challenging, but I enjoyed it. I've missed out on a hundred at Lord's three times, hopefully I'll get another chance next time."

  9. Man of the series

    Jonny Bairstow makes a catch

    Man of the match and England man of the series Jonny Bairstow: "To be back in England and hit the ground running was the main aim. I wanted to back up the form I've shown for Yorkshire.

    "I wouldn't say it's been a conscious decision to stand up straight, it's something that's developed. It's never nice to get dropped, but that really spurred me on.

    "I felt like I had a few people to prove wrong. This series and in South Africa I think I've done that.

    "It's a pleasure to keep to Broad and Anderson. I was pleased, but disappointed to drop a couple. The hard work continues and we move on to the rest of the summer.

    "I'm delighted to be back in the limited-overs squads. I feel like I'm striking the ball well."

  10. Bairstow named man of the series

    Jonny Bairstow is named man of the match and England man of the series...

  11. Post update

    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "Number three, Compton, and Finn's bowling is up for debate. If Stokes isn't fit, Finn will survive. If Stokes is fit, Woakes has out-bowled Finn. Compton has two four-day matches for Middlesex and I don't know which way the selectors will go."

  12. Post update

    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "It's ideal to have some proper cricket leading up to a series. It gives the players the chance to play at their best. The older you get, the more match practice you need. Bowlers need to get something in their legs. Anderson has bowled very well."

    James Anderson in action for England
  13. Post update

    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "When we got English conditions at Headingley and Durham, Sri Lanka were all at sea, but they have played decently since the second innings of the second Test. If we're being honest, I don't care who batted at Headingley, they would have had their hands full."

  14. Post update

    Jonathan Agnew

    BBC Test Match Special

    "James Anderson has shown he is back to his best, at least in these sort of conditions. He looked back to his old self."

  15. Post update

    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "Alex Hales is a big plus. He has changed from South Africa, playing better defensively and showing patience against the quicker bowlers." 

    Alex Hales in action
  16. Post update

    So, let's pick the bones out of this series then, with Boycott and Aggers...

  17. Post update

    Well, there you go - what do we make of that then? Mills, Malan and Dawson in the T20 squad, Root and Hales rested. ODI squad pretty much as expected, I'd say.

  18. England ODI and T20 squads

    England ODI squad: Morgan (c), Bairstow, Buttler, Finn, Hales, Jordan, Moeen, Plunkett, Rashid, Root, Roy, Vince, Willey, Woakes.

    T20 squad: Morgan (c), Bairstow, Billings, Buttler, Dawson, Jordan, Malan, Mills, Plunkett, Rashid, Roy, Vince, Willey.

  19. Mills and Malan in T20 squad

    Tymal Mills and Dawid Malan have been named in England's T20 squad for the match against Sri Lanka. Full ODI and T20 squads to follow.