The defending champions lost won an ODI at Chinnaswamy Stadium back in 1993. Buttler’s men have recorded six wins in the last matches against the 1996 champions. Sri Lanka have defeated England only twice in its last 10 meetings. The historical head to head stands at 38-36 in favour of England.
Live England vs Sri Lanka Score Updates, World Cup 2023: Sri Lankan spinner Maheesh Theekshana dismissed David Willey to clinch the last wicket of England and the defending champions are all-out on a score 156 runs. Nothing worked for England today and Sri Lanka will try to finish this early and they want to increase their chances to qualify for top 4.
Sri Lankan bowlers dominated from the as England batting failed to recover from the spate of loosing wickets. Ben Stokes made some efforts to push the score higher but Sri Lankan bowlers kept clinching wickets at regular intervals to dominate the game.
England batting is collapsing under pressure as Sri Lankan pacer Lahiru Kumara dismissed England skipper Jos Buttler and Liam Livingstone. Ben Stokes is witnessing the collapse from other end and now Moeen Ali is on crease.
Apart from Ben Stokes (43) and Jonny Bairstow (30), no other batter from England could last long on crease. And all the wickets collapsed in 33.2 overs.
England’s World Cup journey has been turbulent and disappointing, with just one win in their first four matches. The situation is such now that they will now have to win all remaining five games and hope for a favorable net run rate. Their aggressive batting approach hasn’t yielded results, and their bowlers have struggled to contain opponents. Sri Lanka, too, faces a similar predicament, with Kusal Mendis’ recent dip in form affecting the 1996 champions’ campaign.
In their last 10 meetings, England, led by Buttler, secured six victories over Sri Lanka, who managed only two wins. Sri Lanka has enlisted veteran Angelo Mathews to replace Matheesha Pathirana, with Mathews having played just three matches in the past two and a half years.
The upcoming clash between Sri Lanka and England at M Chinnaswamy Stadium is expected to be high-scoring, following the trend of recent matches where teams have amassed substantial runs. Previously, in Bengaluru, Australia (five-time champions) and Pakistan (1992 winners) combined for an impressive 672 runs in 95.3 overs.
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Live England vs Sri Lanka Score Updates, World Cup 2023: Key highlights
1. England skipper Jos Buttler won the toss and opted to bat first
2. England openers Jonny Bairstow and Dawin Malan began the innings for their team
3. Dilshan Madushanka and Kasun Rajitha led the pace attack for Sri Lanka
4. England openers are looking in terrific form and smashing big shots against Sri Lankan bowlers
5. Angelo Mathews dismissed Dawid Malan to provide first breakthrough to the team
6. Poor coordination between England players and Joe Root is run-out
7. Kasun Rajitha dismissed Jonny Bairstow
8. Another wicket down for England as pacer Lahiru Kumara dismissed England skipper Jos Buttler
9. Lahiru Kumara strikes again and this time Liam Livingstone is walking back to pavilion
10. The defending champions are all-out on a score 156 runs. Now Sri Lanka will have to score 157 to chase.
1. England strikes early as David Willy picks up two early wickets of Parera (4) and Mendis (11)