England need three wickets on the final day to record their first series win in Sri Lanka in 17 years after play was abandoned on Saturday due to poor light and rain with the hosts on 226 for seven and still requiring 75 runs to win and square the three-match series. Abandoned two hours before schedule on day four at Pallekele International Stadium, the game was evenly poised at tea with Sri Lanka on 219 for five. At that stage, Sri Lanka required 80 runs with five wickets in hand, but the brief period after tea completely changed the complexion of the game. Only 20 deliveries were possible, but they were enough for England to bounce back. Three balls after tea, Angelo Mathews was trapped leg before wicket by Moeen Ali for an 88.