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Sri Lanka 111/7 (20 ov)
England 108/5 (16.1 ov)
England won by 5 wickets (D/L method)
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That's all we have for you from this game as I, Lavil Saldanha on behlaf of my colleague, Dwijesh Reddy take your leave. Do check Sportskeeda for all the live match coverages and latest sports news. Its goodbye from our sides until we meet the next time. SEE YA!
Liam Livingstone (man of the match for 29*[26] and 0/10 in 2 overs): When I was new to the crease, Billings told me to run hard between the wickets. I've batted with him on a couple of occasions so the understanding is there. Good to see the team home.  Finishing is a different role. At Lancashire, I open the innings in a T20 game. This (finishing) is a role that I've been learning. At the end of the day, wherever you play, should help to see the team through the finish line. I don't see the pressure ahead of me. Honestly, I love this environment Morgs brings to the table and also enjoy the freedom with which he allows us to express ourselves
Eoin Morgan (winning captain): It was a testing wicket. With the T20 world cup in mind, this is ideal preparation. We wanted to test our batters and Sam Billings and Livingstone did really well to assume their roles and played them to perfection. He (Liam) has a lot of swagger in him, don't know if it's a Lancashire or a Manchester thing but we allow him to express himself which helps him to contribute to the game in all ways possible. Wood has been in amazing touch so far. Physically, he has been doing well and we are lucky to have him going through a purple patch and winning us games with the ball in hand
Kusal Perera (losing captain): It wasn't ideal for us to end up on the losing side. The bowling was good from us, but we were pegged back with the bat in hand. We wouldn't use the conditions as an excuse, we were 30-40 runs short and a traget of 140-150 runs would have been ideal for our bowlers to defend. There is positive intent, but lack of execution. We need to regroup and do well in the last match of the series
England win the match by 5 wickets (DLS)

This was a good batting effort from England. They have done really well to hold their nerve in this pressure situation and steer themselves to a win. They lost wickets in heaps early up but did really well to recover post the mini-collapse and take control of the situation. The rain interruption helped them as they were 4 runs ahead of the DLS par score. The play resumed later and they were set a revised target of 103 runs which they chased easily and won the match to take an unassailable 2-0 series lead, heading into the final match of the T20 series oN Saturday.

England's start was somewhat similar to that of Sri Lanka's innings. They lost Johnny Bairstow early, to a ripper from Binura Fernando. Dawid Malan was also sent back cheaply as the no.1 T20 batsman was struck on his pad by Chameera. Jason Roy was joined in the middle by Eoin Morgan and the die batted along well, striking a couple of boundaries before Morgan cut a short one straight to the hands of the fielder at backward point. 

Roy fell soon after in the next over, looking to clear the ropes but finding the man in the deep. Livingstone and Billings held fort at their respective ends and ran aggressively between the wickets. They got the team to 69 for 4 after 12 overs before the downpour began and the players were forced back to sit in their dugouts. They were set a revised total of 103 runs in 18 overs. Billings and Livingstone continued their batting performance from where they left off and batted along really well. Towards the fag end of the innings, Billings chopped one back onto his stumps. Sam Curran came in and sealed the match with a six as England win the Cardiff leg and head to Southampton to play the last match of the T20 series.

Sri Lanka put up a real fight with the ball in hand, but the rain break distracted and took their momentum away from them. Their best bowler in this game was Wanindu Hasaranga who picked up 2 wickets in a rain truncated contest. He was ably supported by Isuru Udana, Binura Fernando and Dushmantha Chameera who picked up a wicket each and pegged back England at some stage of the match. The fielding from both sides has been really good as they have held on to their catches really well and haven't given away many runs.
16.1 Akila Dananjaya to Sam Curran, SIX! GAME, SET AND MATCH! A full ball bowled on middle and leg, Curran gets down to the pitch of the ball and smacks it way over the long-on boundary for a maximum! England have beaten Sri Lanka by five wickets and have also sealed a series win!
Akila Dananjaya to bowl the 17th over of the game
Just little more wait for Englandhere. They have been clinical in the way they've approached the game and have bossed in all the three departments against their opponents . Scores are level. Udana crumbles under pressure and gives away 9 runs in the over
16
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102 /5 score
4
1
1
1
1
1
runs
cricket bat icon Liam Livingstone
29 (26)
cricket bat icon Sam Curran *
10 (7)
cricket ball icon Isuru Udana
1 /25
15.6 Isuru Udana to Sam Curran, a short ball bowled outside off, Curran pulls it to deep midwicket and has to settle for a single
15.5 Isuru Udana to Liam Livingstone, a very full ball bowled wide outside off, Livingstone guides it to third-man for a single
15.4 Isuru Udana to Sam Curran, a low full-toss bowled on middle and off, Curran drives it to long-on for only a single
15.3 Isuru Udana to Liam Livingstone, a full ball bowled on the pads, Livingstone punches it to wide long-on but only for a single
15.2 Isuru Udana to Sam Curran, a full ball bowled on the pads, Curran tucks it to square leg for a single
15.1 Isuru Udana to Sam Curran, FOUR! WOW! On a pitch where batsmen have struggled, Curran nails the cut shot off a length ball as he places it past the cover fielder for a boundary!
It's England's game to lose from here on. They have the game in their hands. Hasaranga has bowled really well and finishes on with 2 wickets next to his name. Final overs of the game coming up.

Isuru Udana to bowl the 16th over. ENG need 10 runs in 18 balls
15
overs
93 /5 score
0
4lb
W
0
2
1
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cricket bat icon Liam Livingstone
27 (24)
cricket bat icon Sam Curran *
3 (3)
cricket ball icon Wanindu Hasaranga
2 /20
14.6 Wanindu Hasaranga to Sam Curran, a leg-break bowled on middle and leg, Curran tucks it away into the square leg region for a single
14.5 Wanindu Hasaranga to Sam Curran, a low full-toss bowled outside off, Curran plays it to the extra cover fielder, who fumbles and allows the batsmen to take a couple
14.4 Wanindu Hasaranga to Sam Curran, a very full ball bowled on the off-stump, Curran taps it to the left of the bowler for no runs
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