After the 5-match one day series, England will play a one-off T20I against the home team.
Monsoon rains impeded Sri Lanka's training on the day before the match, and had also washed out one of England's warm-up games. The first ODI didn't give much chance for any of the two sides to analyse much. For host Sri Lanka, the side would be hoping to lift themselves after poor performance in Asia Cup.
The Test action between Sri Lanka and England will begin from November 6 in Galle.
The visitors, put into bat after Sri Lanka's new captain Dinesh Chandimal won the toss, breezed to 92 for 2 in 15 overs before the heavens opened. Kusal Mendis, Upul Tharanga, Niroshan Dickwella and Dhananjaya de Silva will all be expected to rally around their captain. Spin, as usual, will be a key component with Dananjaya, Amila Aponso and Lakshan Sandakan again expected to handle bulk of the workload.England, on the other hand, look a much settled unit.
The fluent Root and out-of-sorts Jonny Bairstow (26) combined to add 72 for the second wicket, during which time the latter became the first batsman to 1,000 ODI runs in 2018 and the sixth England player to reach the milestone in a calendar year, after David Gower (1983), Chris Broad (1987), Ian Bell (2007), Paul Collingwood (2007) and Jonathan Trott (2011).
The world number one team had handed ODI debuts to fast bowler Olly Stone, 25, and left-arm spinner Liam Dawson, 28, leaving out both Curran brothers at Dambulla.