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

BATSMANRB4S6SSR
Dimuth Karunaratne (C)

c Jos Buttler b Jofra Archer

180012.5
Kusal Perera (W)

c Moeen Ali b Chris Woakes

260033.33
Avishka Fernando

c Adil Rashid b Mark Wood

493962125.64
Kusal Mendis

c Eoin Morgan b Adil Rashid

46682067.64
Angelo Mathews

not out

851155173.91
Jeevan Mendis

c & b Adil Rashid

01000
Dhananjaya De Silva

c Joe Root b Jofra Archer

29471061.7
Thisara Perera

c Adil Rashid b Jofra Archer

260033.33
Isuru Udana

c Joe Root b Mark Wood

6410150
Lasith Malinga

b Mark Wood

150020
Nuwan Pradeep

not out

1100100

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)

BOWLERSOMRWKTWDNBECON
Chris Woakes
50221004.4
Jofra Archer
102523205.2
Mark Wood
80403105
Ben Stokes
50160003.2
Moeen Ali
100400304
Adil Rashid
100452004.5
Joe Root
20130006.5

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

BATSMANRB4S6SSR
James Vince

c Kusal Mendis b Lasith Malinga

14182077.77
Jonny Bairstow

lbw b Lasith Malinga

01000
Joe Root

c Kusal Perera b Lasith Malinga

57893064.04
Eoin Morgan (C)

c & b Isuru Udana

21352060
Ben Stokes

not out

82897492.13
Jos Buttler (W)

lbw b Lasith Malinga

10910111.11
Moeen Ali

c Isuru Udana b Dhananjaya de Silva

16200180
Chris Woakes

c Kusal Perera b Dhananjaya de Silva

240050
Adil Rashid

c Kusal Perera b Dhananjaya de Silva

120050
Jofra Archer

c Thisara Perera b Isuru Udana

3110027.27
Mark Wood

c Kusal Perera b Nuwan Pradeep

04000

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)

BOWLERSOMRWKTWDNBECON
Lasith Malinga
101434204.3
Nuwan Pradeep
101381203.8
Dhananjaya De Silva
80323004
Thisara Perera
80340004.25
Isuru Udana
80412105.12
Jeevan Mendis
30230007.66

Sri Lanka won by 20 runs

Player Of The Match

Lasith Malinga
Sri Lanka

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1 Comment
  1. Fernendes says

    Great efforts led Sri Lanka’s to win

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