Brandon cricket ace Tymal Mills helped England Lions to seal an impressive series win against Sri Lanka A at the weekend.

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The fast bowler, who plays county cricket for Essex, took three wickets in the third and final game of the series.

The 21-year-old only managed to take one wicket in his two innings in the first match of the series in Kandy, although did score 18 with the bat in a 36-run last-wicket stand with Graham Onions as England won by 167 runs.

Mills sat out the second of the four-day games, in Dambulla, as England drew against the hosts despite scoring 605 in their first innings.

The Suffolk bowler, who plays county cricket for Essex, then returned to the Lions fold for the final game of the series which started in Colombo last Wednesday.

England scored 461 in their first innings and Mills then took three wickets for 49 runs in his 16 overs, bowling three maidens, to help bowl the hosts out for 339.

England then saw out a draw with a knock of 273 to ensure another draw and a 1-0 series victory.

The tour followed on from Mills shadowing the England senior squad during their disastrous Ashes tour in Australia during the winter and Mills is pleased with his progress.

“It’s been a good tour for me,” Mills told the ECB website. “I was really pleased to get some wickets today. I thought I bowled quite nicely in Pallekele without necessarily getting the rewards so it was nice for me.

“I’ve done some good work in between. I missed out on the second Test, but prepared in that time for this Test.

“I’ve really enjoyed it. It’s my second time out here and it’s been a good learning experience for me and I’m really looking forward to getting back with Essex.”

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