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The Sri Lanka national cricket team toured England from 8 May to 5 July 2016 for a three-match Test series, a five-match One Day International (ODI) series and a one-off Twenty20 International (T20I) against the England cricket team. England won the Test series 2–0, the ODI series 3–0 and won the one-off T20I match by 8 wickets.

They also played two first-class matches against Essex and Leicestershire prior to the Test series, and two ODI matches against Ireland prior to the ODI series. The two first-class matches were both drawn and Sri Lanka won the ODI series against Ireland 2–0.

In April 2016, the ECB made a proposal that the series uses a points-based scoring system across all three formats, with both teams agreeing to the idea in principle. The following month, the points system was named Super Series and approved for this series and England's series against Pakistan. Four points were awarded for winning a Test match and two points for wins in ODIs or T20Is matches. No overall trophy was awarded, but there was a prize of £25,000, to be split amongst the players. England won the Super Series 20–4.

England

Sri Lanka in England in 2016
Flag of England
England
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg
Sri Lanka
Dates 8 May – 5 July 2016
Captains Alastair Cook (Tests)
Eoin Morgan (ODIs, T20I)
Angelo Mathews
Test series
Result England won the 3-match series 2–0
Most runs Jonny Bairstow (387) Kaushal Silva (193)
Most wickets James Anderson (21) Nuwan Pradeep (10)
Player of the series Jonny Bairstow (Eng)
Kaushal Silva (SL)
One Day International series
Result England won the 5-match series 3–0
Most runs Jason Roy (316) Dinesh Chandimal (267)
Most wickets David Willey (10)
Liam Plunkett (10)
Suranga Lakmal (5)
Nuwan Pradeep (5)
Player of the series Jason Roy (Eng)
Twenty20 International series
Result England won the 1-match series 1–0
Most runs Jos Buttler (73) Danushka Gunathilaka (26)
Most wickets Liam Dawson (3) Angelo Mathews (2)

Squads

Tests ODIs T20Is
Flag of England England Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka Flag of England England Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka Flag of England England Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka

Kusal Perera replaced Dhammika Prasad in Sri Lanka's Test squad. Chris Woakes was added to England's squad for the second Test as a replacement for the injured Ben Stokes, who was later ruled out of the series. Dushmantha Chameera suffered a stress fracture in his lower back and was ruled out of the tour. Chaminda Bandara was named as Chameera's replacement. Following the ODI matches in Ireland, Shaminda Eranga was admitted to hospital in Dublin to undergo tests on his heart. However, on the same day, he was suspended from bowling in international matches by the International Cricket Council (ICC) due to an illegal action reported during the second Test. Prior to the third ODI, Lahiru Thirimanne was ruled out of the rest of the series with a lower back strain.

Tour matches

First-class: Essex vs Sri Lankans

8–10 May 2016
Scorecard
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka
254 (63 overs)
v Essex
412/4d (100 overs)
Match drawn
County Ground, Chelmsford
Umpires: Stephen Gale (Eng) and Steve O'Shaughnessy (Eng)
Kusal Mendis 66 (106)
Aaron Beard 4/62 (16 overs)
Jaik Mickleburgh 109 (188)
Dhammika Prasad 2/78 (17.3 overs)
42/2 (13 overs)
Dimuth Karunaratne 16* (32)
Matt Dixon 1/17 (4 overs)
  • Sri Lankans won the toss and elected to bat.
  • No play was possible on day 3 due to rain.
  • Aaron Beard (Essex) made his first-class debut.

First-class: Leicestershire vs Sri Lankans

13–15 May 2016
Scorecard
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka
367 (97.1 overs)
v Leicestershire
375/5d (100 overs)
Match drawn
Grace Road, Leicester
Umpires: Nick Cook (Eng) and Alex Wharf (Eng)
Dasun Shanaka 112 (132)
Rob Sayer 2/41 (12 overs)
Michael Burgess 98 (124)
Rangana Herath 2/39 (24 overs)
200/4d (50.2 overs)
Dimuth Karunaratne 100 (134)
Robert Taylor 1/29 (11 overs)
  • Sri Lankans won the toss and elected to bat.

Test series

1st Test

19–23 May 2016
Scorecard
Flag of England England
298 (90.3 overs)
v Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka
91 (36.4 overs)
England won by an innings and 88 runs
Headingley, Leeds
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Rod Tucker (Aus)
Player of the match: Jonny Bairstow (Eng)
Jonny Bairstow 140 (183)
Dasun Shanaka 3/46 (13 overs)
Angelo Mathews 34 (62)
James Anderson 5/16 (11.4 overs)
119 (f/o) (35.2 overs)
Kusal Mendis 53 (68)
James Anderson 5/29 (13.3 overs)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field.
  • Play on day 1 was reduced to 53 overs due to rain.
  • Play on day 2 ended early due to bad light.
  • Rain stopped play before lunch on day 3 and play later resumed at 15:30.
  • James Vince (Eng) and Dasun Shanaka (SL) made their Test debuts.
  • James Anderson (Eng) took his first five-wicket haul at Leeds.
  • James Anderson's match figures of 10 for 45 are the best for an England bowler against Sri Lanka.
  • Points: England 4, Sri Lanka 0.

2nd Test

27–31 May 2016
Scorecard
Flag of England England
498/9d (132 overs)
v Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka
101 (43.3 overs)
England won by 9 wickets
Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Sundaram Ravi (Ind)
Player of the match: James Anderson (Eng)
Moeen Ali 155* (207)
Nuwan Pradeep 4/107 (33 overs)
Kusal Mendis 35 (62)
Stuart Broad 4/40 (13 overs)
80/1 (23.2 overs) 475 (f/o) (128.2 overs)
Alastair Cook 47* (65)
Milinda Siriwardana 1/37 (7.2 overs)
Dinesh Chandimal 126 (207)
James Anderson 5/58 (27 overs)
  • England won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Rangana Herath (SL) took his 300th Test wicket.
  • James Anderson (Eng) took his 450th Test wicket.
  • Alastair Cook (Eng) became the youngest player and the first England batsman to reach 10,000 runs in Test cricket.
  • Umpire Aleem Dar was taken ill during the afternoon session on day 4 and was replaced by Rod Tucker, whose position as television umpire was taken by David Millns.
  • Points: England 4, Sri Lanka 0.

3rd Test

9–13 June 2016
Scorecard
Flag of England England
416 (128.4 overs)
v Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka
288 (95.1 overs)
Match drawn
Lord's, London
Umpires: Sundaram Ravi (Ind) and Rod Tucker (Aus)
Player of the match: Jonny Bairstow (Eng)
Jonny Bairstow 167* (232)
Rangana Herath 4/81 (36 overs)
Kaushal Silva 79 (152)
Chris Woakes 3/31 (17.1 overs)
233/7d (71 overs) 78/1 (24.2 overs)
Alex Hales 94 (179)
Nuwan Pradeep 3/37 (15 overs)
Dimuth Karunaratne 37* (66)
James Anderson 1/27 (9 overs)
  • England won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Play on day 4 was delayed until 14:40 due to rain.
  • Play on day 5 was delayed until 13:20 due to rain. Rain then stopped play at 13:35.
  • Jonny Bairstow's score of 167* is the highest score by an English wicket-keeper batsman in a home Test match and at Lord's.
  • Points: England 2, Sri Lanka 2.

ODI series

1st ODI

21 June 2016

Scorecard
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka
286/9 (50 overs)
v Flag of England England
286/8 (50 overs)
Match tied
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Umpires: Rob Bailey (Eng) and Paul Reiffel (Aus)
Man of the Match: Chris Woakes (Eng)
Angelo Mathews 73 (109)
Chris Woakes 2/56 (10 overs)
David Willey 2/56 (10 overs)
Chris Woakes 95* (92)
Angelo Mathews 2/22 (6 overs)


2nd ODI

24 June 2016

Scorecard
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka
254/7 (50 overs)
v Flag of England England
256/0 (34.1 overs)
England won by 10 wickets
Edgbaston, Birmingham
Umpires: Michael Gough (Eng) and Bruce Oxenford (Aus)
Man of the Match: Jason Roy (Eng)
Upul Tharanga 53* (49)
Adil Rashid 2/34 (10 overs)
Alex Hales 133* (110)


3rd ODI

26 June 2016

Scorecard
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka
248/9 (50 overs)
v Flag of England England
16/1 (4 overs)
No result
County Ground, Bristol
Umpires: Paul Reiffel (Aus) and Tim Robinson (Eng)
Dinesh Chandimal 62 (77)
Chris Woakes 3/34 (10 overs)
Joe Root 11* (16)
Suranga Lakmal 1/8 (2 overs)
  • Rain stopped play at 16:28 and the match was abandoned with no further play possible.


4th ODI

29 June 2016

Scorecard
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka
305/5 (42 overs)
v Flag of England England
309/4 (40.1 overs)
England won by 6 wickets (D/L method)
The Oval, London
Umpires: Rob Bailey (Eng) and Bruce Oxenford (Aus)
Man of the Match: Jason Roy (Eng)
Kusal Mendis 77 (64)
Adil Rashid 2/57 (9 overs)
Jason Roy 162 (118)
Nuwan Pradeep 2/78 (9 overs)
  • Rain stopped play during Sri Lanka's innings, the match was reduced to 42 overs per side and England's target was set at 308 runs.


5th ODI

2 July 2016

Scorecard
Flag of England England
324/7 (50 overs)
v Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka
202 (42.4 overs)
England won by 122 runs
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Umpires: Michael Gough (Eng) and Paul Reiffel (Aus)
Man of the Match: Jos Buttler (Eng)
Joe Root 93 (106)
Danushka Gunathilaka 3/48 (10 overs)
Dinesh Chandimal 53 (66)
David Willey 4/34 (9.4 overs)


T20I series

Only T20I

5 July 2016

Scorecard
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka
140 (20 overs)
v Flag of England England
144/2 (17.3 overs)
England won by 8 wickets
Rose Bowl, Southampton
Umpires: Rob Bailey (Eng) and Michael Gough (Eng)
Man of the Match: Jos Buttler (Eng)
Danushka Gunathilaka 26 (16)
Liam Dawson 3/27 (4 overs)
Jos Buttler 73* (49)
Angelo Mathews 2/27 (4 overs)


Ireland

Sri Lanka in Ireland in 2016
Flag of Ireland.svg
Ireland
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg
Sri Lanka
Dates 16 June – 18 June 2016
Captains William Porterfield Angelo Mathews
One Day International series
Result Sri Lanka won the 2-match series 2–0
Most runs Kusal Perera (167) William Porterfield (81)
Most wickets Dasun Shanaka (6) Barry McCarthy (4)
Tim Murtagh (4)
Player of the series Dasun Shanaka (SL)

Squads

ODIs
Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka

ODI series

1st ODI

16 June 2016

Scorecard
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka
303/7 (50 overs)
v Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland
216 (40.4 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 76 runs (D/L method)
Malahide Cricket Club Ground, Dublin
Umpires: Mark Hawthorne (Ire) and Paul Reiffel (Aus)
Dinesh Chandimal 102* (109)
Boyd Rankin 2/45 (10 overs)
William Porterfield 73 (88)
Dasun Shanaka 5/43 (9 overs)
  • Rain reduced Ireland's innings by 3 overs, with a revised target of 293 runs.


2nd ODI

18 June 2016

Scorecard
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka
377/8 (50 overs)
v Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland
241 (45 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 136 runs
Malahide Cricket Club Ground, Dublin
Umpires: Mark Hawthorne (Ire) and Bruce Oxenford (Aus)
Kusal Perera 135 (128)
Tim Murtagh 3/66 (10 overs)
Andrew McBrine 79 (64)
Suranga Lakmal 4/38 (10 overs)


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