England Fell Prey to Sri Lanka by 20 Runs – ICC World Cup 2019

Sri Lanka had less to no chances of victory against England on Friday, June 21, but Malinga had cast a spell on the pitch and England had to bow down. Lasith Malinga played his heart out and preyed on England, even where Stokes fought very well but end up falling short by 20 runs.

With just 4 percent chances of victory, Sri Lanka was tough. Jonny got dismissed by Malinga during the second delivery on inning where he didn’t play less impressive. Vince got a chance to set the statement but was caught at the second slip. Though he managed to score 14 runs, Malinga was on a continuous hunt and caught him as his second victim. He got sturdy support from Pradeep who had great control over the pitch. However, Morgan and Root managed to survive the typhoon with their share of 47 runs for the third wicket.

Morgan fell short since Udana made a stunning catch to get England’s captain out in the 19th over. Sri Lankan team bowled incredibly making scenes harder and harder for Stokes and Root. England scored 91 for by 25 overs then Stokes finally cut loose.

England needed some outstanding cricket that Stokes and Moeen Ali gave them, but that was just a matter of time. They worked hard to survive Malinga’s hunt and when Dhananjaya came into bowl, Moeen gave him a six. However, the left-hander attempted to do the same for the next delivery and was caught by Udana.

Things began to turn in favor for Sri Lanka as Chris and Rashid fell prey to Dhananjaya in the same over, where England was still short on 55 runs. The pressure was built on England!

Archer couldn’t handle the pressure. Then Stokes decided to handle the case on his own and smoked Udana for consecutive sixes.

With the need of 30 for 24 deliveries, Stokes caught Pradeep for two boundaries but there was Mark Wood caught behind the last ball of his over to give Sri Lanka one of its most outstanding wins in 2019 World Cup.

With six points, Sri Lanka got its name in the semifinals. On the other hand, England has still preserved the place at No. 3 but they still have to fight against India, Australia, and New Zealand.

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Sri Lanka 232/9 (50.0 ov) R/R: 4.64

BATSMAN R B 4S 6S SR
Dimuth Karunaratne (C)

c Jos Buttler b Jofra Archer

1 8 0 0 12.5
Kusal Perera (W)

c Moeen Ali b Chris Woakes

2 6 0 0 33.33
Avishka Fernando

c Adil Rashid b Mark Wood

49 39 6 2 125.64
Kusal Mendis

c Eoin Morgan b Adil Rashid

46 68 2 0 67.64
Angelo Mathews

not out

85 115 5 1 73.91
Jeevan Mendis

c & b Adil Rashid

0 1 0 0 0
Dhananjaya De Silva

c Joe Root b Jofra Archer

29 47 1 0 61.7
Thisara Perera

c Adil Rashid b Jofra Archer

2 6 0 0 33.33
Isuru Udana

c Joe Root b Mark Wood

6 4 1 0 150
Lasith Malinga

b Mark Wood

1 5 0 0 20
Nuwan Pradeep

not out

1 1 0 0 100

Extras: 10

(b – 0, w – 6, no – 0, lb – 4, penalty – 0)

TOTAL: 232/9 (50.0 OV, 4.64 runs per over)

Fall of Wickets:

1-3 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 2 ov), 2-3 (Kusal Perera, 2.2 ov), 3-62 (Avishka Fernando, 12.5 ov), 4-133 (Kusal Mendis, 29.4 ov), 5-133 (Jeevan Mendis, 29.5 ov), 6-190 (Dhananjaya de Silva, 43.3 ov), 7-200 (Thisara Perera, 45.4 ov), 8-209 (Isuru Udana, 46.4 ov), 9-220 (Lasith Malinga, 48.3 ov)

BOWLERS O M R WKT WD NB ECON
Chris Woakes
5 0 22 1 0 0 4.4
Jofra Archer
10 2 52 3 2 0 5.2
Mark Wood
8 0 40 3 1 0 5
Ben Stokes
5 0 16 0 0 0 3.2
Moeen Ali
10 0 40 0 3 0 4
Adil Rashid
10 0 45 2 0 0 4.5
Joe Root
2 0 13 0 0 0 6.5

England 212/10 (47.0 ov) R/R: 4.51

BATSMAN R B 4S 6S SR
James Vince

c Kusal Mendis b Lasith Malinga

14 18 2 0 77.77
Jonny Bairstow

lbw b Lasith Malinga

0 1 0 0 0
Joe Root

c Kusal Perera b Lasith Malinga

57 89 3 0 64.04
Eoin Morgan (C)

c & b Isuru Udana

21 35 2 0 60
Ben Stokes

not out

82 89 7 4 92.13
Jos Buttler (W)

lbw b Lasith Malinga

10 9 1 0 111.11
Moeen Ali

c Isuru Udana b Dhananjaya de Silva

16 20 0 1 80
Chris Woakes

c Kusal Perera b Dhananjaya de Silva

2 4 0 0 50
Adil Rashid

c Kusal Perera b Dhananjaya de Silva

1 2 0 0 50
Jofra Archer

c Thisara Perera b Isuru Udana

3 11 0 0 27.27
Mark Wood

c Kusal Perera b Nuwan Pradeep

0 4 0 0 0

Extras: 6

(b – 0, w – 5, no – 0, lb – 1, penalty – 0)

TOTAL: 212/10 (47.0 OV, 4.51 runs per over)

Fall of Wickets:

1-1 (Jonny Bairstow, 0.2 ov), 2-26 (James Vince, 6.5 ov), 3-73 (Eoin Morgan, 18.4 ov), 4-127 (Joe Root, 30.3 ov), 5-144 (Jos Buttler, 32.3 ov), 6-170 (Moeen Ali, 38.3 ov), 7-176 (Chris Woakes, 40.1 ov), 8-178 (Adil Rashid, 40.5 ov), 9-186 (Jofra Archer, 43.4 ov), 10-212 (Mark Wood, 47 ov)

BOWLERS O M R WKT WD NB ECON
Lasith Malinga
10 1 43 4 2 0 4.3
Nuwan Pradeep
10 1 38 1 2 0 3.8
Dhananjaya De Silva
8 0 32 3 0 0 4
Thisara Perera
8 0 34 0 0 0 4.25
Isuru Udana
8 0 41 2 1 0 5.12
Jeevan Mendis
3 0 23 0 0 0 7.66

Sri Lanka won by 20 runs

Player Of The Match

Lasith Malinga
Sri Lanka

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One thought on “England Fell Prey to Sri Lanka by 20 Runs – ICC World Cup 2019

  • June 24, 2019 at 6:18 pm
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    Great efforts led Sri Lanka’s to win

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