Tammy Beaumont smashed 78 off 79 balls to fire England Women to victory over Sri Lanka and into an unassailable 3-0 lead in the one-day international series.
Beaumont hit seven fours and three sixes in Colombo as England chased down Sri Lanka’s target of 161 to record a five-wicket win with one match left to play in the four-game series.
Earlier England’s bowling trio of Laura Marsh, Alex Hartley and stand-in captain Danielle Hazell took two wickets each as no Sri Lanka player more than 30.
Beaumont and Lauren Winfield (21) gave England’s reply a solid start and they never looked back as Beaumont lasted all but the last five balls of the innings, with Fran Wilson adding a valuable 30.
When victory was confirmed with 20 overs left, Amy Jones (one) and Georgia Elwiss (five) were left unbeaten at the crease.
England will look to complete a series whitewash in the fourth and final match on Thursday.
They secured qualification for the 2017 Women’s World Cup when they took a 2-0 lead on Saturday.