Sri Lanka stunned hosts and tournament favourites England to win the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 (CWC 2019) match 27. Chasing a target of 233 runs, England managed only 212 runs after being bowled out in 47 overs. All-rounder Ben Stokes tried hard to take his side to the target but he ran out of the partners. Stokes remained unbeaten unbeaten on 82 off 89 balls. With this win, Sri Lanka moves to the fifth spot on the ICC CWC 2019 points table and have kept their chances of making it to semifinal alive as well. Sri Lanka Stun England in CWC 2019 Match, Twitter Abound With Funny Memes on Hosts; Praise for Lasith Malinga.
It was Lasith Malinga who made things tough for England as he removed both the openers inside seven overs. Skipper Eoin Morgan and Joe Root then steadied England innings with a partnership of 47 runs for the third wicket. However, Sri Lanka kept picking wickets to stay in the game.
England suffered a set back when spinner Dhananjaya de Silva removed Chris Woakes and Adil Rashid in one over. The twin. Strikes left England tottering at 178 for eight. Stokes then tried to play a lone hand but he lost his partners Jofra Archer and Mark Wood as Sri Lanka registered a fascinating win. England vs Sri Lanka Highlights, ICC World Cup 2019 Match: SL Beat ENG by 20 Runs Despite Ben Stokes Heroics.
Here are some stat highlights form ENG vs SL ICC CWC 2019 Match
# Lasith Malinga (51) has now moved to fourth spot on all-time highest wicket-takers in World Cup.
# Since 1999, Sri Lanka have not lost a World Cup match against England.
# The last time England failed to chase down a sub-250 target in an ODI before today was in October 2016 vs Bangladesh.
Earlier, it was senior batsman Angelo Mathews who took Sri Lanka to what became a competitive total. Mathews finished unbeaten on 85 off 115 balls as Sri Lanka batsmen struggled to form partnerships.
The defeat now makes England’s road to semi-final somewhat difficult as they face Australia, India and New Zealand in their remaining three matches.