Jordan stars in 10-wicket drubbing

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England made a fantastic comeback from their second ODI defeat, winning the third match of the series by 10 wickets and with most of the knock to spare after Chris Jordan's earlier heroics.

England made a fantastic comeback from their second ODI defeat, winning the third match of the series by 10 wickets and with most of the knock to spare after Chris Jordan's earlier heroics.

Sri Lanka found themselves all out for 67 after being put in to bat, with Jordan taking a five-fer, before Ian Bell and Alastair Cook chased the score down in the 13th over, ending it with a six.

Alastair Cook, back from injury, put the visitors in to bat after a short rain delay, looking to break the series deadlock. James Anderson did the early damage, setting the platform for Jordan's demolition.

Tillakaratne Dilshan was out in the third over for two, and then Lahiru Thirimanne was also bagged cheaply by the local Lancashire lad, with Jos Buttler taking both catches behind the wicket.

No Sri Lanka batsman managed to score more than 13, with Kumar Sangakkara getting that 'top' score, before becoming Jordan's first wicket. He also accounted for Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, Nuwan Kulasekara and Lasith Malinga (the final wicket to fall).

Spinner James Tredwell was also in the wickets, taking a scalp with the first ball of his opening spell. He trapped Mahela Jayawardene plumb in front, and then later removed Sachithra Senanayake, caught in the deep by sub Chris Woakes.

England's chase was all over before it even got going, with Cook and Bell going at six to the over without a care in the world. Cook was dropped once, by Dilshan, but otherwise the chase was a formality.

The fourth ODI takes place on 31 July at Lord's, with Sri Lanka needing to win to keep their hopes alive.

<b>England:</b> Alastair Cook, Ian Bell, Gary Ballance, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Ravi Bopara, Jos Buttler, Chris Jordan, James Tredwell, James Anderson, Harry Gurney.

<b>Sri Lanka:</b> Lahiru Thirimanne, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Angelo Mathews, Priyanjan, Dinesh Chandimal, Nuwan Kulasekara, Sachithra Senanayake, Rangana Herath, Lasith Malinga.

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