England started their tour on a positive note as their batsmen gained an advantage while Alastair Cook and Samit Patel registered their centuries in the game.
Luke Wright toyed with the bowling of Afghanistan but missed his century by one run as England won the ICC World Twenty20 match comprehensively by a huge margin.
South Africa clinched the No.1 ODI ranking from England by humiliating them in the 2nd game due to a career best majestic knock of 150 from Hashim Amla.
The first Test was evenly poised on the second day when the batsmen from both sides were unable to read the spinners and 17 wickets were lost altogether.
The Sri Lankan Captain, Mahela Jayawardene led the team from the front against the lethal bowling attack of England by thrashing unbeaten 168.