Sri Lanka's Randiv leaves England in a spin
Trott made 72 © AFP
Suraj Randiv's maiden five-wicket haul did the bulk of the damage as Sri Lanka held England to 268 for fine in the fifth and final one-day international at Old Trafford here on Saturday.
Off-spinner Randiv took five for 42 during his maximum 10 overs in a match where a win for either side would give them a 3-2 series win.
Dhammika Prasad, in for injured fellow seamer Suranga Lakmal, responded impressively with two for 26 in six overs.
England lost wickets either side of a fourth-wicket stand of 118 between Jonathan Trott (72) and Eoin Morgan (57) after captain Alastair Cook won the toss and batted in initially overcast conditions.
Craig Kieswetter (43) and Cook (31), who'd shared an unbroken stand of 171 in England's crushing 10-wicket win at Trent Bridge on Wednesday, enjoyed another rapid first wicket stand.
But from 85 without loss, England slumped as three wickets fell for 10 runs in 19 balls.
They scored a six and eight fours in the first nine overs but only managed five fours in the next 41.
Cook, who had made 119 and 95 not out in his previous two innings, was deceived by a ball from the 26-year-old Randiv that turned sharply away from the left-hander and was stumped by Kumar Sangakkara.
Kieswetter, who hit five fours and a six, was then bowled by a ball that kept low from Prasad.
His exit meant England now had two batsmen at the crease on nought in Trott and Kevin Pietersen.
And Pietersen managed just five when he was caught behind off Prasad.
Trott completed his patient fifty in 63 balls with two boundaries, with former Ireland international Morgan reaching the landmark in 54 balls but with just the one four.
Left-hander Morgan was comfortably stumped by Sangakkara after 'charging' Dilshan to leave England 213 for four in the 37th over.
And Trott was out in unlucky fashion when an intended pull off Randiv got caught up in his body and hit the stumps before he could kick the ball away.
Both Samit Patel, in for Stuart Broad, and Tim Bresnan holed out tamely to give Randiv a first five-wicket haul in his 27th ODI, surpassing his previous best return of three for 23 against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo last year.
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