Sports Desk – The 27 match of the ICC World Cup 2019 was played between England and Sri lanka at Headingley, Leeds. This match Sri Lanka won by 20 runs. In this match Sri Lanka won the toss and opt to bat. Sri Lanka have set a modest 233-run victory target for hosts England at Leeds. Earlier, electing to bat first, Sri Lanka made 232 for the loss of nine wickets in the stipulated 50 overs. Angelo Mathews remained unbeaten on 85. Avishka Fernando made 49 and Kusal Mendis 46.
In reply, England were on the back foot after two early breakthroughs. However, it was their game at 170 for 5 but they eventually collapsed to 212 all-out in 47 overs. Although a better performance by Sri Lanka ensured them a memorable win., it shouldn’t be forgotten that Ben Stokes scored a masterful 82* that so nearly took his side home .
Sri Lanka go 5th.
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England : James Vince, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood
Bench: Liam Plunkett, Tom Curran, Liam Dawson
Sri Lanka : Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Kusal Perera (wk), Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Isuru Udana, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Pradeep
Bench : Lahiru Thirimanne, Milinda Siriwardana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Suranga Lakmal