In the match played against Sri Lanka in T20 World Cup 2021, England won by 26 runs. With this win, England has staked its claim in the semi-finals as well. The star of England’s victory was Jos Buttler, who scored an unbeaten 101 off 67 balls. England had set a target of 164 runs to win against Sri Lanka. But the Sri Lankan team could only score 137 runs. After the loss to England, the road to the semi-finals has become difficult for the Sri Lankan team.
Sri Lanka all out for 137, lost the match by 26 runs
Sri Lanka were all out for 137 against England and lost the match by 26 runs. England had given a target of 164 runs to Sri Lanka, but the lights of the Sri Lankan team went off an over before. This is England’s fourth win in the tournament. And Sri Lanka’s third consecutive defeat.
- England caught Hasaranga’s catch, caught the match
The England team, which was lagging behind in the match, took the catch of Hasaranga and caught the match again. England’s score is now 130 runs for 6 wickets after 17 overs. Hasaranga was dismissed for 34, which was caught by Jason Roy off Livingston’s ball.
- Dew became an obstacle in the way of England!
The match between Sri Lanka and England has become exciting. And this thrill has arisen because of the dew, due to which the ball is coming on the bat. And, Sri Lankan batsmen are finding it easy to play their shots. Both Hasaranga and Shanka are scoring boundaries by batting amazingly. The distance between the ball and the run seems to be decreasing with every over.
- Sri Lanka’s score crosses 100 runs
Sri Lanka’s score against England has crossed 100 runs in the 14th over. Both Hasaranga and Shanka are batting well. England has given a target of 164 runs to Sri Lanka, from which Sri Lanka is now 61 runs away with 6 overs left in hand. Sri Lanka have scored 103 runs for 5 wickets after 14 overs.
- Sri Lanka’s score after 13 overs – 89/5
Sri Lanka made 89 runs for 5 wickets after 13 overs. The goal of victory for him is still far away. There was no other batsman left who could lead the team to victory. Hasaranga and Shanka are at the crease, Hasaranga is also trying to hit some big shots. But the question is, will that be enough?
- 5th blow to Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka’s last hope of victory against England, which stood on the field in the form of Rajapaksa, was also shattered. Chris Woakes has given the fifth blow to Sri Lanka by putting this victim in his bag. Rajapaksa’s wicket fell in the 11th over. A total of 11 runs came in this over with one six and one four.
- Sri Lanka – 66/4 after 10 overs
The game of 10 overs of Sri Lanka’s innings is over. In these 10 overs, he has scored 66 runs for 4 wickets. That is, Sri Lanka still has to score 98 runs in 60 balls to win the match.
- Fourth blow to Sri Lanka
England once again changed the bowling and put Chris Jordan on the attack. He got the benefit of his bet. Chris Jordan managed to take the wicket of Avishka Fernando. This was the fourth blow to Sri Lanka. After 9 overs, his score has become 58 for 4 wickets.
- Rajapaksa gets life
England has given life to Sri Lankan batsman Rajapaksa on a personal score of 13 runs. Now the big question is whether it will become a boon for Sri Lanka. Because Rajapaksa is also in good form. His catch was dropped in the 8th over by Chris Woakes off Adil Rashid. Sri Lanka’s score is 54 runs after 8 overs.
- Sri Lanka batting faster than England!
Like England, 3 wickets fell in the Sri Lankan team’s powerplay. But this team is making runs faster than England. 50 runs on the score board were added in the 11th over of England. While Sri Lanka got their 50 runs in the 7th over itself.
- Sri Lanka in Powerplay – 40/3
Sri Lankan team seems to be in trouble against England. 3 wickets of his top order have fallen in the powerplay itself. Sri Lanka’s third wicket fell as Kusal Perera. These three wickets fell in the powerplay to Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka scored 40 runs in the powerplay for the loss of 3 wickets. Adil Rashid took 2 out of 3 wickets for England.
- Bowling change and success for England
England captain Oen Morgan changed the bowling and handed the fourth over to Adil Rashid. And he got the benefit of it. Dangerous looking batsman Asalanka was trapped by Adil Rashid on the third ball of his over. In this way, after 4 overs, Sri Lanka’s score has become 28 runs for 2 wickets.
- 10 runs from the third over
The game of 3 overs of Sri Lanka’s innings is over. After the first 3 overs, the team has scored 24 runs for the loss of 1 wicket. This over was bowled by Moeen Ali, on whose 2 consecutive balls Asalanka hit 2 fours. With these 2 fours, Sri Lanka scored 10 runs from this over.
- 2 overs of Sri Lanka’s innings ended
Sri Lanka scored 2 runs after the first 2 overs for the loss of 1 wicket. A total of 10 runs came in the second over with 1 six. Chris Woakes bowled the second over for England.
- First blow in the very first over
Sri Lanka got the first blow in the very first over. His opener Patham Nishanka was run out after scoring 1 run. Moeen Ali bowled the first over for England, and conceded just 2 runs.
- Butler’s century, Sri Lanka’s target of 164 runs
Jos Buttler completed the century by hitting a six off the last ball of the innings, which was the first century by a batsman in this T20 World Cup. Jos Buttler remained unbeaten on 101 runs with 6 sixes. This is his second century in T20 Internationals. With this century from Butler, England scored 163 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in 20 overs and gave Sri Lanka a target of 164 runs.
- Hasaranga deals fourth blow to England
Sri Lankan spinner Hasaranga has given the fourth blow to England. He took the wicket of Captain Morgan who was dismissed after scoring 40 runs. Hasaranga took 3 wickets in England’s 4 wickets. England have scored 149 runs for 4 wickets after 19 overs.
- Sri Lankan captain beaten up
England’s dashing batsman targeted Dasun Shanaka, who came to bowl the 18th over, and looted 18 runs in his over. During this, Butler hit Shanaka for 2 consecutive sixes and a four. After the 18th over, England’s score was 143 for 3 wickets.
- England – 122/3 after 17 overs
England made 122 runs after 17 overs for the loss of 3 wickets. In the 17th over, 11 runs came with a six. England’s team seems to be moving towards a good score after a poor start. Butler and Morgan are at the crease. Butler is playing with a half-century.
- England’s attack in the 15th over
Jos Buttler and Ouen Morgan came together in the 15th over. He targeted Lahiru Kumara for this. He hit three strong sixes in the first, third and sixth balls of this over. With these 3 sixes, England’s score also crossed 100 runs. Butler hit 2 out of 3 sixes. While Morgan hit a six.
- Butler hits half century
Jos Buttler has also scored a half-century against Sri Lanka. This is his third fifty in the T20 World Cup. At the same time, it is the 16th half-century in T20 International. The game of 14 overs is over in England’s innings and they have scored 83 runs for 3 wickets.
- Buttler finds the big over!
14 runs came from England’s 13th over and it was possible thanks to the explosive attitude of Jos Buttler, who hit a four and a six in this over of Karunaratne. After this over, England’s score has become 75 runs for 3 wickets.
- 12th over with 2 singles
12 overs of play in England’s innings is over. And the team has scored 61 runs for 3 wickets. That is, the run rate of England is less than 6. The pair of Butler and Captain Morgan are at the crease.
- England’s score crosses 50 runs
England’s score reached 50 runs in the 11th over. A total of 12 runs came in this over for one four. Lahiru Kumara bowled the 11th over for Sri Lanka. Butler hit a four on his very first ball. After this took two singles. While a total of 4 singles came in this over.
10 overs over, 50 runs not scored
The game of 10 overs in England’s innings is over. But even 50 runs have not been scored for this team. This shows how effectively Sri Lanka has bowled. England’s 3 wickets have fallen and after 10 overs their score is only 47 runs. Captain Morgan is standing at the crease with Butler.
- England’s run rate less than 5 after 9 overs
9 overs of England’s innings are over and the team has scored only 44 runs for the loss of 3 wickets. Jos Buttler and Ouen Morgan are at the crease. And England has high hopes from this pair.
- 8 overs game over, know how many runs England scored?
The game of 8 overs of England’s innings is over. And his score has become 41 runs for 3 wickets. The 8th over was bowled by Teekshana, from which only 4 runs came.
- Most economical over!
In the first 7 overs, England’s innings was the most economical 7th over, in which only 1 run came. With this one run, England’s team’s score has become 37 runs for 3 wickets. The 7th over was bowled by Lahiru Kumara.
- England got 3 blows in the powerplay
Sri Lanka is seen on the front foot in the match against England. He has dropped the wickets of 3 England batsmen in the powerplay. England got the third blow in the form of Jonny Bairstow, who became the victim of Hasaranga. This is the second wicket for Hasaranga. While Chamira got another wicket. England scored 36 runs for the loss of 3 wickets in the powerplay.
- England’s second wicket fell, 5 overs ended
The second wicket of the England team has fallen. This time David Malan was out, who became a victim of Chamera. With this, the 5th over of England’s innings also ended, after which the score became 34 for 2 wickets. David Malan scored 6 runs off 8 balls.
- Teekshana bowled an over of 8 balls.
The game of 4 overs of England’s innings is over. In the first four overs, England scored 29 runs for the loss of 1 wicket. The fourth over was bowled by Teeksha, which was of 8 balls. 8 balls were bowled in this over because 2 balls were wide. However, this over was very economical for Sri Lanka as only 4 runs were taken in it.
- First blow to England, 2 overs finished
England got the first setback in the match against Sri Lanka. This blow has come to him in the form of Jason Roy, who fell victim to Hasaranga by scoring 9 runs. England have scored 15 runs for 1 wicket after 2 overs.
- Butler and Roy expressed their intentions
Jos Buttler and Jason Roy have come out to open the innings for England. Dushmanta Chamira opened the bowling for Sri Lanka, who gave 12 runs in the first over of the match with a four. The first boundary on the third ball of the over was hit by Jason Roy’s bat.
- England team sitting on their knees before the match
The England team expressed its support for the BLM movement by kneeling before the match against Sri Lanka. However, this was not done by the Sri Lankan team. England’s victory in today’s match can prove to be a ticket to the semi-finals.
- England-Sri Lanka Playing XI
For today’s match, both the teams have entered the field with the same playing XI. That is, neither England nor Sri Lanka has made any changes.
- England’s Playing XI
Jos Buttler, Jason Roy, David Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan (c), Liam Livingston, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Timal Mills
- Sri Lanka’s Playing XI
Patham Nisanka, Kusal Perera, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Avishka Fernando, Vanindu Hasaranga, Dasun Shanaka (Captain), Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmanta Chamira, Mahish Teekshana, Lahiru Kumara
Sri Lanka became the boss of the toss
Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bowl first. That is, the England team will bat first. So far in the tournament, the result of the match has gone in favor of the team winning the toss. In such a situation, it will be interesting to see today whether Sri Lanka will be able to stop the victory chariot of England.