England surged to only their sixth ten-wicket victory in one-day internationals, clinching - virtually unnoticed - the Super Series with four matches to play. Sri Lanka had been restricted to 254 for seven, with Rashid producing an especially probing spell; the highlight was a sprightly unbeaten 53 from Tharanga, formerly an opener but now down at No. 7. England's openers soon made the target look insignificant, sprinting to centuries - Hales from 91 balls, Roy from 92. Hales hit six sixes to Roy's four, and both finished with format-bests; Hales's 133 not out, which included 26 from an over of Prasanna's leg-spin costing 27, was for five days an England record against Sri Lanka, surpassing David Gower's 130 at Taunton during the 1983 World Cup.
Man of the Match: J. J. Roy