Cook: We proved a point
Captain Alastair Cook admitted England were happy to put Sunday's defeat behind them as they crushed Sri Lanka by 10 wickets at Old Trafford.
England needed just 12.1 overs to chase down the 68 runs they needed with Ian Bell clobbering the winning runs with a massive six in an unbeaten partnership with Cook.
Chris Jordan recorded figures of five for 29 while James Anderson conceded just 10 runs off his seven overs while also taking two wickets as Sri Lanka were dismissed in just 24 overs.
The convincing victory was the perfect way to exorcise the ghost of Chester-le-Street where Cook's men were dismissed for just 99 to lose by 157 runs in the second ODI.
"We did discuss it of course but it was a really strange game," Cook told Sky Sports 2. "The way we performed at The Oval to then perform like we did there was really strange.
"But the lads came out firing, desperate to prove a point today, and we did that. We didn't quite get set straight away so the way we held our nerve and kept building pressure, and then when we got the chance Jords really hit the mark."
The emergence of Jordan is one of the high points of England's summer so far and Cook is certain he can keep getting better.
"You only have to look at the guys who are slightly more established senior players, how long they took," he said.
"The first few years of our careers it took us a while to find our feet at international level to be that real solid performer so you're going to have to give those young guys a little bit of time but they're a seriously talented bunch of lads.
"You see how much it means to him (Jordan) every time he gets a wicket and every time he bowls a bad ball, how much it hurts him.
"It's a great attribute to have and
obviously he's taken to international cricket really well."
Cook had been an injury doubt coming into the game but confirmed he had not aggravated any problem, saying: "The body is good. It was a tough outfield and I had a little muscle strain coming back. It was a bit wet and I was a little bit cautious but it's fine."
Jordan is now being tipped for a possible place in the Test set-up this summer but the Sussex seamer is refusing to get ahead of himself.
"I'm just thankful that I was able to put it in a good performance for England again and bounce back with an emphatic win after the way we lost at Durham," he said.
"I'm just taking every day as it comes, today is finished now so we draw a line under today, look forward to Lord's and see where we get to at the end of the series."
England bowling coach David Saker joined Cook in praising Jordan, adding: "He's just an ultimate professional.
"The way he prepares for every game, the way he looks after himself, he's the ultimate professional.
"He's fantastic to work with, he always wants to get better and he is getting better every game. He's just been fantastic.
"He fields really well. He bowls well and when he gets the ball in his area he hits it out of the park so he's been a fantastic find for us.
"We've just got to keep moving with him."
Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews refused to blame the overcast conditions for his team's woeful total and admitted they were simply outclassed.
"The conditions were for both teams," he said.
"We had to dig deep when it comes to batting because we played some poor shots as well as the English bowlers bowled pretty well.
"All in all it was a poor performance.
"The poor shot selection was the main reason why we got the 67. The wicket was doing a little bit. It was better after the first 10 overs but it was a poor performance.
"The English team is very hard to beat on home soil. But I think I've got the team to do it. We've showed in the past."