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- Cricket World Cup 2019 Match 27
232/9 (50.0 ov)
212/10 (47.0 ov)
Sri Lanka won by 20 runs
Player of the match:
Lasith Malinga picks up the MoTM.
That's all from us. Do tune in to Sportskeeda for tomorrow's double headers and more World Cup news and stories! Until then, good bye.
There we go. Here's an upset, after quite some time.
Sri Lanka batted first, and an all-round bowling display from the hosts restricted them to a below par 232/9, with Jofra Archer and Mark Wood picking up three wickets a piece.
However, England in reply, lost Jonny Bairstow very early on, before James VInce followed. Joe Root (57) held the innings together from one end, but Lasith Malinga masterminded a remarkable defense by picking up 4-43 himself. Wickets kept tumbling at one end, and while Ben Stokes tried to finish the game off for his side, lack of partners on the other end made him quite helpless.
In the end, the Islanders won by 20 runs, but their death bowling armory defended the target with conviction and application.
Sri Lanka win! They have pulled off the biggest upset of this World Cup. Yes, an upset was due.
ENG: 212/10(RR 4.51)
. 4 4 . 1 W
46.6 OUT! Caught. Nuwan Pradeep to Mark Wood. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge to wicketkeeper, by Perera.
This match will go right down to the wire.
46.5 Nuwan Pradeep to Ben Stokes. Half volley, down leg side on the front foot flick, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
46.4 Nuwan Pradeep to Ben Stokes. Full toss, off stump on the front foot driving, to deep extra cover for no runs, fielded by Fernando.
46.3 FOUR! Nuwan Pradeep to Ben Stokes. Length ball, to leg moves in front Slog, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs.
46.2 FOUR! Nuwan Pradeep to Ben Stokes. Full toss, outside off stump on the front foot flick, well timed past long on for 4 runs.
46.1 Nuwan Pradeep to Ben Stokes. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long on for no runs, fielded by Perera.
ENG: 203/9(RR 4.41)
6 6 . 2 1 .
45.6 Isuru Udana to Mark Wood. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Fernando.
Final ball of the over coming up. Udana gets it right, but Mark Wood defends well. Over to you, Ben Stokes.
45.5 Isuru Udana to Ben Stokes. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
45.4 Isuru Udana to Ben Stokes. Slower ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Fernando.
45.3 Isuru Udana to Ben Stokes. Slower ball back of a length, outside off stump down the track driving, to long off for no runs, fielded by Perera.
45.2 SIX! Isuru Udana to Ben Stokes. Length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control over long off for 6 runs.
That's another! Wow, this man is flexing his muscles now.
45.1 SIX! Isuru Udana to Ben Stokes. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs.
ENG: 188/9(RR 4.18)
. . 1wd . . . 1
44.6 Lasith Malinga to Ben Stokes. Half volley, to leg on the front foot flick, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
44.5 Lasith Malinga to Ben Stokes. Length ball, to leg on the front foot flick, in the air uncontrolled to deep mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
44.4 Lasith Malinga to Ben Stokes. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot flick, to long on for no runs, fielded by Perera.
We said it before, Isuru Udana brings something different to the table. His accuracy combined with the pace off deliveries is proving to be a deadly commodity.
44.3 Lasith Malinga to Ben Stokes. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for no runs, fielded by Fernando.
44.3 Wide Lasith Malinga to Ben Stokes. Off cutter half volley, wide outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
44.2 Lasith Malinga to Ben Stokes. Yorker, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
44.1 Lasith Malinga to Ben Stokes. Yorker, outside off stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Malinga.
Ben Stokes has to play five balls every over from now on.
Emerald Headingley, Leeds
Friday, June 21, 2019, 03:00 PM IST
Cricket World Cup 2019
Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat.
Paul Wilson, Marais Erasmus
ENGLAND's PLAYING 11
SRI LANKA's PLAYING 11
Dhananjaya de Silva