Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews could only admit defeat after his side's 10-wicket drubbing at the hands of England at Edgbaston on Friday, saying they were well below par with the bat.
England easily eclipsed a decidedly average total from Sri Lanka to claim the first victory of the series and move into a 1-0 lead. Sri Lanka could only managed 254/7 which proved not to be a challenge as England's openers guided them to a ten wicket win.
Near centuries from wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler and all-rounder Chris Woakes saw England and Sri Lanka tie Tuesday's series opener at Trent Bridge in Nottingham.
Sri Lanka all-rounder Angelo Mathews is the team's captain in all three formats, but admits he'd happily give the T20 armband to someone else if the selectors think it would be best.
England captain Eoin Morgan was his team's harshest critic after their tied game against Sri Lanka in Nottingham, saying they were 'lucky' to get the even score as their 'general performance was poor'.