WATCH: Sri Lanka dig their own grave against England, the shocking downfall in history
It is really painful to watch Sri Lanka's batting getting battered and bruised at the hands of opposition teams. Be it home or away, they haven't really cracked the code to beat the opposition. It seems even winning a game looks beyond their reach and nobody knows how Sri Lanka would rise from the ashes.
It's all over now and there is nothing much to say about what's transpiring in Sri Lankan cricket. The Lankans travelled to England to play a brief tour comprising 3 T20Is and as many ODIs. The visitors' dreams were shattered when they faced England, let alone playing some good and entertaining cricket.
The hosts absolutely showed no mercy on the visitors as they comfortably defeated them in all three T20Is. England won the T20I opener by 8 wickets and then they used the same winning formula to dominate the second game as they won by 5 wickets (DLS Method).
Sri Lankan players had one last chance to save themselves from yet another ignominy. They had to win the dead rubber to prove themselves as worthy competitors. But, once again, they ran through demoralizing starts, in what turned out to be a final nail in the coffin. England won the game by 89 runs.
The fall of the last wicket literally summed up Sri Lanka's performance in England
Sri Lanka had no chance of beating England in T20Is. The tourists locked horns with hosts in the three-match ODI series only to realize that they are miles away from competing against England. They lost the first game by 5 wickets and the second game by 8 wickets.
There was a glimmer of hope that the Lankans would spring a surprise in the last game of their tour. One victory in the tour would have at least consoled them. But, things turned from bad to worse for them as they were bundled out for a mere 161 in 41.1 overs. This is their lowest-ever total in the three-match ODI series.
Batting first, Sri Lanka never looked comfortable at all as they lost wickets at regular intervals. Tom Curran was the pick of the bowlers as he accounted for 4 dismissals while the likes of David Willey and Chris Woakes took 2 wickets apiece. Adil Rashid picked up a wicket.
Dasun Shanaka top-scored with an unbeaten 48 (2 fours, 2 sixes). He was batting so well till the end but his partner Asitha Fernando had a slight misunderstanding while taking a run and was run out by the joint efforts of Sam Billings/Sam Curran/Jonny Bairstow.