Kumar Sangakkara and Jos Buttler scored two brilliant but contrastingly different centuries at the Mecca of Cricket; The Lord’s as Sri Lanka held on to a 7 run win over England to level the series 2-2 with the series decider yet to be played. 

England bowling coach David Saker hailed Chris Jordan as the "ultimate professional" after the all-rounder spearheaded a stunning 10-wicket defeat of Sri Lanka in the third one-day international.

Alastair Cook returned from injury to become England’s most successful one-day captain as his unpredictable team were transformed from chumps to champs to take a 2-1 series lead against Sri Lanka.

Bumble's world: Sri Lanka's players were wearing hand warmers and wooly hats but it was England who were caught cold

Sri Lanka will have a busy international cricket season at home during the latter part of 2014 as Pakistan, South Africa and England will be touring the island for grueling contests.

England produced the perfect response to their humiliating defeat at Chester-le-Street as they crushed Sri Lanka by ten wickets at Old Trafford on Wednesday to take a 2-1 lead in their five-match one-day international series.

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews is banking on his side's core of vastly experienced players to continue the tourists' recovery in their one-day international series with England.

England are set to leave it as late as possible before deciding whether captain Alastair Cook is fit to face Sri Lanka in the third one-day international at Manchester's Old Trafford on Wednesday.

Joe Root has said England's much-vaunted attempt to rebuild their standing with their fans, let alone the rest of the cricket world, will come to nothing if they suffer yet more humiliation during the ongoing one-day series with Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews praised opener Tillekeratne Dilshan after Sri Lanka leveled the five match ODI series against England by winning the second game by 157 runs at Chester-le-Street on Sunday.