For England, the rotation policy will continue as Chris Woakes will come in place of Tom Curran, who had a poor outing with the ball at The Oval.
The clinical batting performances from Jason Roy, Eoin Morgan, and Joe Root saw England complete the chase in the 43rd over of the innings.
For the home side, Skipper Eoin Morgan managed to find form with the bat and smashed a splendid 75 not out off 83 balls with the help of eight fours and one six. Left-hander will be hoping to score runs in the dead rubber at Bristol.
Besides Morgan, Jason Roy was back to his best at the top of the innings and scored a blistering 60 runs off 52 balls with the help of ten boundaries.
All-rounder Sam Curran produced his career-best performance in the 50-over format against Sri Lanka at The Oval. Left-arm pacer dismissed Pathum Nissanka, Avishka Fernando, and Kusal Perera in his first spell with the new ball.
Curran’s new-ball partner, David Willey chipped in with crucial wickets for the side at the crucial stages of the game.
The Islanders will look to put on a decent show in dead rubber after suffering a comprehensive eight-wicket loss in the second One-Day International (ODI) against England at The Oval on Thursday.
Valiant innings of 91 runs from Dhananjaya de Silva helped Sri Lanka post a respectable score in their allotted 50 overs. The All-rounder duo of Wanindu Hasaranga and Dasun Shanaka delivered much-needed runs in the latter stages of the innings to see Sri Lanka stage a decent comeback in their innings.
The visitors couldn’t control the scoring rate in the middle overs as Morgan and Root smashed the Sri Lanka bowlers to all parts of the Kennington Oval.
Sri Lanka played one premier spinner in Wanindu Hasaranga, who proved to be expensive, giving away 46 runs in his seven overs.
Dushmantha Chameera delivered a tidy performance went for just 46 from his spell of nine overs while Binura Fernando gave away 53 runs from his nine overs.
The visitors have lots of bowling options in their squad who can come into the playing XI and Kusal Perera might want to shuffle his combinations a bit for the series decider.
Nuwan Pradeep, who has been an experienced campaigner for Sri Lanka in white-ball cricket may come in as a pace-bowling option for this series decider.