Result: England rip through Sri Lanka, need 68 to win third ODI

Chris Jordan takes five wickets as England tear through Sri Lanka in the third one-day international in Manchester.

Chris Jordan took five wickets as England tore through Sri Lanka in this afternoon's third one-day international in Manchester, removing the tourists for just 67 runs.

England's Chris Jordan celebrates after taking the wicket of Sri Lanka's Dinesh Chandimal during the third One Day International (ODI) cricket match between England and Sri Lanka at Old Trafford, northwest England, on May 28, 2014© Getty Images

The returning Alastair Cook won the toss and put Sri Lanka into bat on an overcast day at Old Trafford.

James Anderson was the man to remove both Sri Lankan openers early on, with both Lahiru Thirimanne (7) and Tillakaratne Dilshan (2) edging deliveries through to wicketkeeper Jos Buttler.

Jordan then got rid of Kumar Sangakkara (13) before James Tredwell trapped Mahela Jayawardene (12) lbw.

Jordan's deliveries were proving too good for the Sri Lankan batsmen and he took four of the last six wickets to finish with figures of 5-29 as Sri Lanka were bowled out for 67 - their third-lowest ODI total ever.

The five-game series is currently tied at 1-1.

Harry Gurney of England bowls during the 1st Royal London One Day International match between England and Sri Lanka at The Kia Oval on May 22, 2014
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