On October 26th, Sri Lanka handed England their fifth consecutive loss in the 2023 World Cup with an emphatic 8-wicket victory in Bengaluru as they reached 160/2 in just 25.2 overs.
England’s World Cup 2023 campaign took another disastrous turn as they faced a fifth consecutive loss, this time at the hands of Sri Lanka in Bengaluru. In a crucial match, England opted to bat first after winning the toss. While they had a decent start, Sri Lanka made a strong comeback. Angelo Mathews, who hadn’t taken an ODI wicket in over three years, struck early, and England’s top six crumbled within 25 overs.
Key batsmen like Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, and Jos Buttler were back in the pavilion before the 16th over. Ben Stokes tried to build a partnership with Moeen Ali, but Ali fell after contributing 15 runs. The partnership ended at 37. Eventually, England was bowled out for a mere 156 runs in 33.2 overs.
In response, Sri Lanka faced early setbacks, losing two wickets in the first six overs. However, Sadeera Samarawickrama and Pathum Nissanka steadied the ship with their impressive partnership. Both players scored half-centuries, effectively sealing England’s fate.
Nissanka finished the match with a six, and Sri Lanka won by eight wickets with an astounding 146 balls to spare. Nissanka remained unbeaten on 77 off 83 deliveries, while Samarawickrama scored 65 off 54 balls.
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Last Updated on October 26, 2023
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