England won the second ODI by 10 wickets © Getty Images
England won the second ODI by 10 wickets © Getty Images

Hosts England take on visitors Sri Lanka in the third of the five-match One-Day International (ODI) series at Bristol on Sunday, as the live cricket streaming of the match is available on starsports.com and Hotstar, while the live telecast of the match is available on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports HD1. England head into this one on the back of a 10-wicket thumping of the visitors. Jason Roy and Alex Hales shared a record 256 stand as the hosts took an 1-0 lead in the five-match series. The first ODI finished in a tie. Full Cricket Scorecard: England vs Sri Lanka 2016, 3rd ODI at Bristol

It was only another middle-order batting collapse that laid down the foundation for Sri Lanka’s first defeat in the ODI series. Kusal Perera and Danushka Gunathilaka must provide impetus and keep the scorebaord ticking. It was yet again Dinesh Chanidmal and Mathews, who held fort for Sri Lanka and put up a decent total for their bowlers to defend. Upul Tharanga, who has been wasted at No.8, showed better batting skills than any of the top-order batsmen.

England, on the other hand, looked a team with a mission; a mission to win the match unlike the last time, where they faulted right in the final grasp. It was the spinning duo of Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid that choked the life out of Sri Lankan batting line-up. Rashid bowled his quota of 10 overs on the trot, giving away just 34 runs and picking up 2 wickets.


England: Eoin Morgan (c), Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Jos Buttler (wk), Moeen Ali, Chris Jordan, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, Steven Finn, Jonny Bairstow, Chris Woakes, James Vince.

Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews (c), Kusal Perera, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Dasun Shanaka, Seekkuge Prasanna, Upul Tharanga, Dhananjaya de Silva, Nuwan Pradeep, Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Thirimanne, Farveez Maharoof, Suraj Randiv.