SOUTHAMPTON – Josh Buttler led England to an eight-wicket victory in the T20 international against Sri Lanka in Southampton on Tuesday.

The Lancashire big hitter was in an explosive mood as he smashed 73 not out and captain Eoin Morgan, who made an unbeaten 47, thrilled The Ageas Bowl crowd.

Their 117-run third wicket partnership left Sri Lanka, who had been dismissed for 140 off their 20 overs, a beaten side as they failed to win an international on English soil.

England were unbeaten in the summer campaigns with Sri Lanka, winning the Test series, ODI series and this one-off T20 contest.