Sri Lanka All-Outs England For 156 In World Cup!
England was all out in just 33.2 overs. Sri Lankan did not let the England team spread its wings and took wickets at regular intervals.By: Tupaki Desk | 26 Oct 2023 2:26 PM GMT
The ongoing World Cup is offering thrillers from the very first match. In the opening match, 2019 runner-up New Zealand crushed the defending champions England. It was a big win for the team. In the next matches, we saw small teams defeat big teams.
The Netherlands team crushed the South African team which is scoring big runs in the tournament. Afghanistan team scripted history by defeating the Pakistan team, and this is the first time the Afghanistan team defeated Pakistan in the ODI format.
Today it's the turn of Sri Lanka to script a thriller. The island nation kettled defending champions to a mere 156. England was all out in just 33.2 overs. Sri Lankan did not let the England team spread its wings and took wickets at regular intervals.
This is the lowest score of England against Sri Lanka in the World Cups. Lahiru Kumara is the pick of the bowlers as he picked three wickets. He claimed crucial wickets of England skipper Jos Buttler and Liam Livingstone and created the path to destroy England.
As a defending champion, England got a good start. But Angelo Mathews gave the first breakthrough. His heroics helped Sri Lanka get a wicket in the seventh over of the innings. To give an example of the fall of England wickets, only Ben Stokes (43) and Jonny Bairstow (30) managed to get some good runs for the team.
Sri Lanka has been a boogie team of England as the team has a history of defeating the English team in World Cups. In the 2011 edition of the World Cup, Sri Lanka defeated England with 10 wickets to reach the finals. Even in the 2019 edition, Sri Lanka defeated the team.