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Summary

  1. Buttler hits 73* off 49 balls as opener
  2. Morgan 47* off 39 - dropped on 8 & 19
  3. Morgan bats with dislocated finger
  4. Dawson 3-27 on debut, Jordan 3-29
  5. Super Series: England 20-4 Sri Lanka
  6. SL end tour without win v England

Live Reporting

By Phil Dawkes

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's all folks...

    That is all from me. A fine end to a fine super series for England. OK, so Sri Lanka were under strength and clearly in transition, but the home side did what they had to do and do it very, very well.

    We'll be back again soon for the upcoming Test and limited-overs games with Pakistan, starting with the first Test at Lord's next Thursday.

  2. England's chase

    Buttler's brilliance and Morgan's maturity saw England home...

  3. England's chase

    It wasn't all plain sailing for England during the chase. At one stage they were 1-1 and James Vince's bizarre dismissal had them worried for a bit...

  4. 'I tried to play strong shots'

    England's Jos Buttler on being promoted to open, on Sky Sports: "I really enjoyed it - and delighted to take the opportunity. I tried to play strong shots. There's a different rhythm to batting - you have to face a few more dot balls."

    On debutant Tymal Mills, who conceded only 22 runs in four overs: "A lot of people were very excited to see how he goes. He bowled brilliantly. For a guy who's just playing the short form, he's got some great skills and he's very exciting."

  5. 'I found some fluency'

    More from England captain Eoin Morgan on Sky Sports: "Adil Rashid has been outstanding in white-ball cricket this year. Having someone who turns the ball both ways gives you a wicket-taking threat throughout the innings.

    "Alex Hales is sitting on a beach in Ibiza at the moment - I'm not sure he cares!

    "I found some fluency, which is nice. I had my finger put back in and an injection. I'll have a scan tomorrow."

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    Kayleigh: Thank you for completing that before 9.30 England. I can go to bed now.

  7. Morgan impressed by Mills and Dawson

    Liam Dawson and Tymal Mills

    England captain Eoin Morgan on Sky Sports: "Apart from the first game in the one-day series, everything has got better game on game.

    "Tonight, our fielding peaked, we were hitting the stumps for fun. We've spoken about fielding - it's the one thing in cricket you can control. We have athletes in the field and we must use those as much as we can.

    "Liam Dawson was fantastic and Tymal Mills showed what he can do.

    "Tymal has made a miraculous effort to be bowling four overs in a T20. It's important we manage that and keep him injury free."

  8. 'I'll bat wherever the team wants me'

    England's Jos Buttler on opening the batting: "I'll bat wherever the team wants me to bat. It's something I really want to develop - the longer I can bat, the more runs I can get."

    On winning a Test recall: "I've had a taste of Test cricket. Everyone wants to be a part of that. But I'm just playing every game as it comes. I just want to keep scoring runs."

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    Peter Emsen: Even the England football team would have had a chance today...

  10. 'Not as quick as usual'

    Jos Buttler

    England's Jos Buttler, who made 73 not out off 49 balls, on Test Match Special: "There have been really high scores here before. Probably with the weather, it wasn't quite as quick as it usually is. It was good that we bowled first and see how the wicket played. Liam Dawson was fantastic on his debut."

  11. 'We weren't consistent enough'

    Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews, speaking on Sky Sports: "140 was average total on that wicket. It was stopping and turning but it was not enough.

    "We looked for too many runs too early. We needed to get twos and threes but we went for big shots and lost wickets.

    "We had to take wickets and got a couple but Eoin's catch was crucial and I dropped it. We let him off the hook a couple of times and couldn't get into it then.

    "A win in the first ODI would have been a big boost but we couldn't get over the line. England didn't give us a chance afterwards.

    "We showed fight in bits and pieces. We were not consistent enough. That is something we need to work on. There are positives. Unfortunately, we didn't have the bowling to put pressure on."

  12. Post update

    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    Tymal Mills

    "The bowler who was the most exciting was Tymal Mills. He has genuine pace. He went wicketless but we saw the pace.

    "It's the change-up ball - the slower ball - that makes him stand out for me. To go from 90mph down to 70 without any change in action is a real skill. And he's got the control."

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    Mark: How poor Sri Lanka have been on this tour is so bad for international cricket. Hope to see massive improvement.

  14. The Buttler did it

  15. Post update

    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    Jos Buttler and Eoin Morgan

    "I really enjoyed this win. It was quite clinical. The bowling was really tight. Mills came in and bowled to his plans, and Dawson getting three wickets on debut. Buttler just finds these conditions ridiculously easy. There's a depth to England in the white-ball format."

  16. Plenty of positives

    That is England's 14th win in their last 16 T20 matches. Not bad. Not bad at all.

    Today was full of positives - Jos Buttler is brilliant (we all knew that), Eoin Morgan scored some much-needed runs, Chris Jordan further enhanced his death bowling prowess and Tymal Mills and Liam Dawson grew England's T20 bowling pool.

  17. Post update

    Charles Dagnall

    BBC Test Match Special

    "It is a demolition job by England. It is a fabulous way to finish."

  18. England win by eight wickets

    Eng 144-2

    Eoin Morgan wins the game in style, dropping to one knee and clubbing Rambukwella over the rope at cow corner. 

    England remain unbeaten throughout the tour and win the super series 20-4. 

  19. Eng 137-2 (4 needed off 18 balls)

    Sri Lanka going through the motions now. They know this game is gone. England take Prasanna for six. One boundary needed...

  20. How's stat?!

    Andy Zaltzman

    Comedian & BBC Test Match Special statistician

    Jos Buttler

    "That's Buttler's highest score in T20 internationals - and the first time he's hit four sixes in this format."