This is England’s fourth defeat in 5 matches.
Defending champion England has suffered one other embarrassing defeat within the World Cup 2023. Sri Lanka defeated England by 8 wickets in a spectacular vogue and registered its second win within the match. Sri Lanka gained for the second consecutive match. This is England’s fourth defeat in 5 matches. In this match performed in Bengaluru, England, batting first, scored solely 156 runs. Then Sri Lanka achieved this goal inside 26 overs. Fast bowler Lahiru Kumara and opener Pathum Nissanka had necessary contributions on this victory of Sri Lanka.
As at all times, followers have been anticipating rain of runs at M Chinnaswamy Stadium. Then these expectations elevated much more when England selected to bat first. But England, which was going via poor type, couldn’t reap the benefits of this chance. The batting line-up which was thought-about probably the most harmful earlier than the World Cup, proved to be the worst and is consistently struggling for runs. In Bengaluru it has reached its limits.
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Jonny Bairstow (30) and David Malan (28) gave a powerful begin to the workforce and scored greater than 40 runs in simply 6 overs. Then Malan’s wicket fell within the seventh over and from right here England began faltering. This blow to England was given by Sri Lanka’s skilled all-rounder Angelo Mathews (2/14), who was included rather than injured Matisha Pathirana in the course of the World Cup. Then Joe Root was quickly run out and the sequence of wickets began.
The largest blow to England was given by quick bowler Lahiru Kumara (3/35). The right-arm quick bowler single-handedly destroyed England’s explosive center order. First he dismissed captain Jos Buttler after which dismissed Liam Livingston LBW. Ben Stokes (43) held the lead alone for a very long time however he additionally grew to become a sufferer of Lahiru. England’s complete innings collapsed for 156 runs in simply 33.2 overs. This is the smallest rating of any workforce at Chinnaswamy Stadium.
Sri Lanka achieved the goal simply
This goal by no means regarded very tough for Sri Lanka however it additionally didn’t have an excellent begin. David Willey took the wicket of Kusal Perera within the very second over. And within the sixth over, Willie once more took the wicket of captain Kusal Mendis. Since assuming the captaincy, Mendis has stopped scoring runs along with his bat. After the autumn of two wickets for simply 23 runs, it appeared that England might do one thing superb or create issues for Sri Lanka however it didn’t occur.
Pathum Nissanka and in-form Sadira Samarawickrama (65 not out) ended all hopes of England’s comeback. Both of them batted quick and accomplished their half-centuries. Then within the twenty sixth over, Pathum Nissanka (77 not out) hit a superb six on the ball of Adil Rashid and gave the workforce a memorable victory by 8 wickets. In this manner, Sri Lanka has saved its hopes intact, whereas the doorways to progress for England are virtually closed.