Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews keep Sri Lanka’s elimination round expectations alive

Lasith Malinga

Lasith Malinga

Angelo Mathews hit a patient fifty preceding veteran pacer Lasith Malinga came back with a shocking four-wicket pull as Sri Lanka staggered has England by 20 keeps running in a low-scoring spine chiller to keep their World Cup elimination round expectations alive, here Friday.

Choosing to bat, Sri Lanka dealt with an unassuming 232 for nine, riding on an unbeaten 115-ball 85 by Mathews.

The 1996 bosses at that point came back to reject England for 212 out of 47 overs to enlist just their second win in this World Cup.

Malinga (4/43) developed as the star for Sri Lanka as he expelled the best three – James Vince (14), Jonny Bairstow (0) and Joe Root (57) and furthermore represented Jos Buttler (10).

Off-spinner Dhananjaya de Silva (3/32) at that point sulked up the tail with a brisk three-wicket burst.

After Root’s 89-ball fifty, Ben Stokes kept England in the chase with a 89-ball 82 however he came up short on accomplices.

The success took Sri Lanka to fifth spot with six from six matches, while England stayed in third spot with eight from six amusements.

Prior, Mathews included 71 and 57 keeps running with Kusal Mendis (46) and Dhananjaya de Silva (29) for the fourth and 6th wickets, separately, as Sri Lanka recuperated from three for 2.

Playing his first World Cup game, Avishka Fernando, as well, contributed with a 39-ball 49.

Pursuing the aggregate, England couldn’t recuperate from the twin strike by Malinga and could score 38 for two in the powerplay.

Root and Eoin Morgan (21) included 47 keeps running for the third wicket before Isuru Udana (2/41) created a shocking got and-bowled exertion to expel the captain as England slipped to 73 for 3 in 18.4 overs.

Root finished his fifty off 78 balls and soon new man Stokes raised the group hundred with a limit off Pradeep.

Malinga then brought Sri Lanka back in the match when he had Root gotten behind off a ball floating down the leg side.

De Silva at that point had Moeen Ali holed out to long-off, while Chris Woakes’ flimsy edge was gotten by the guardian and another edge sent Adil Rashid back to the hovel as England slipped to 178 for 8.

Prior, Sri Lanka lost Dimuth Karunaratne (1) and Kusal Perera (2) in three balls to be diminished to three for 2.

Fernando then impacted six fours and two sixes, imparting some important races to Mendis. Be that as it may, an upper cut turned out badly observed Sri Lanka lose Fernando and slip to 62 for three.

Leg-spinner Rashid struck twice on progressive balls, expelling Kusal Mendis and new man Jeevan Mendis (0), as Sri Lanka drooped to 133 for five in the 30th over.

Mathews and Dhananjaya then took the group near the 200-mark.

Once Dhananjaya was expelled by Archer in the 44th over, it was a desolate fight for Mathews.

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