The 29th (Super 12, Group-1) fixture of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup has taken off between England and Sri Lanka at Sharjah Cricket Stadium. It was an important one for both sides, but in the end, it was England who won the game by 26 runs against Sri Lanka. Here is Who Helped England To Win Against Sri Lanka.
Here Are The Playing 11 of Both sides:
England (Playing XI): Jason Roy, Jos Buttler(w), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan(c), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Tymal Mills
Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera(w), Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Avishka Fernando, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dasun Shanaka(c), Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Maheesh Theekshana, Lahiru Kumara
Sri Lanka has Won The Toss And Opted To Field First Against England
Sri Lanka has made the right choice of bowling first and they played the right way in the initial stage of the game. They have picked 3 quick wickets of Roy, Bairstow, and Malan. Now it was resting on the Jos Buttler and skipper Eoin Morgan – They have played steadily and built the England innings.
Buttler has played a terrific knock of 101* in just 67 balls with six 6’s and six 4’s and with a strike rate of over 150. With his help, England was able to post a challenging total of 163-4 in 20 overs.
Who Helped England To Win Against Sri Lanka
Now it was all down to the Sri Lankan batsmen – Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Perera have opened the innings. But it went against the Lankans as the England bowlers were looking in red hot form. They have lost 2 quick wickets and England bowlers picking those crucial wickets at regular intervals. And in the end, England was successful in beating the Lankans by 26 runs. If Sri Lanka batsmen have played to their potentials – it would have been an easy win for them.
Jos Buttler has been awarded as Player Of The Match for his outstanding knock of 101* in just 67 balls.