England defeated Sri Lanka by 42 runs in the third and final Test to win the series 3-0 in Colombo on Monday.
Jonny Bairstow was declared man of the match while Ben Foakes was named man of the series for his impressive performance. Interestingly, Foakes won the award in his first series as a Test match player. Foakes, who bats with right hand and fields as a wicket-keeper, scored 277 runs in the series.
“I’m proud of everyone. Brilliant performance from the whole squad, it’s been a real team effort which has made it even sweeter,” England captain Joe Root said after the match.