CWC 2023 ENG vs. SL Highlights: Samarawickrama and Nissanka Lead Sri Lanka to 8-Wicket Victory

CWC 2023 ENG vs. SL highlights: At M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, Sri Lanka beat the reigning champions England by 8 wickets with 146 balls left on October 26, chasing a goal of 157 runs. This is Sri Lanka’s sixth straight World Cup victory over England, meaning that for the previous 20 years, this has been the outcome of this same matchup.

When Sri Lanka batted second, Kusal Perera and Kusal Mendis lost their wickets quickly, but Sadeera Samarawickrama (65*) and Pathum Nissanka (77*) formed a solid partnership and beat England by 8 wickets. However, David Willey was the only bowler for England to have any success, taking two wickets.

ENG vs. SL World Cup 2023: Important moments

CWC 2023 ENG vs. SL Highlights

England’s Innings

  1. Jos Buttler, the captain of England, won the toss and chose to bat first.
  2. Jonny Bairstow and Dawid Malan however opened the batting for their respective teams in England.
  3. Sri Lanka’s speed assault was spearheaded by Dilshan Madushanka and Kasun Rajitha.
  4. Against Sri Lankan bowlers, England’s openers were indeed hitting huge shots and seemed to be in great form.
  5. Dawid Malan was ejected by Angelo Mathews to give the squad its first victory.
  6. Joe Root gets run out due to poor cooperation amongst England players.
  7. Jonny Bairstow was let go by Kasun Rajitha.
  8. Lahiru Kumara, an English bowler, claimed another wicket when he removed England captain Jos Buttler.
  9. This time, Lahiru Kumara hits again, and Liam Livingstone is making his way back to the pavilion.
  10. The winning team goes all-out with a total score of 156 runs. To chase, Sri Lanka now needed to score 157.

Sri Lanka’s Innings

  1. David Willy takes two early wickets of both Parera (4) and Mendis (11) as England gets off to a fast start.
  2. 50 runs were scored by Sri Lanka in 8.5 overs (53 balls).
  3. 100 runs were reached by Sri Lanka in 16.2 overs (98 balls).
  4. P Nissanka scores fifty off fifty-four balls (6 x 4, 1 x 6).
  5. Nissanka-Samarawickrama, third wicket between 100 runs in 94 balls
  6. 50 off 44 balls is completed by S Samarawickrama (4 x 4, 1 x 6).
  7. 150 runs were scored by Sri Lanka in 24.4 overs (148 balls).
  8. Lanka defeated England with 146 balls left, winning by 8 wickets.
  9. Lahiru Kumara of SL wins Player of the Match with his 3/35 stats.
  10. This is SL’s fifth straight World Cup victory over England, meaning that for the last 20 years, this has been the outcome of this same matchup.

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