ICC T20 World Cup – Sri Lanka vs England
Sri Lanka will lock horns with the table-toppers in a do-or-die match today in Sharjah. A win over England will boost Sri Lanka’s confidence going forward. Watch England and Sri Lanka live on YuppTV and expect an intense battle between both teams.
England displayed complete dominance with bat and ball against archrivals Australia in a big game on Saturday to register their third victory in the tournament. Electing to bowl first, English pacers Chris Jordan (3 for 17) and Chris Woakes (2 for 23) provided a brilliant start to pick three crucial wickets in the powerplay. Losing David Warner, Steve Smith and Glenn Maxwell in regular intervals, Australia was forced to play safe. Adil Rashid, Tymal Mills and Livingstone chipped in the second half to restrict Aussies at 125. Chasing a below-par total, English batters made a mockery of Australia bowling and finished the formalities with 50 balls to spare. Jos Buttler activated his power mode and scored 71 runs from 32 balls with five sixes and five boundaries. Johnny Bairstow hit two sixes in the tenth over to wrap up chasing quickly.
Sri Lanka suffered a huge blow from South Africa on Saturday. Sri Lanka couldn’t capitalise on the striking start provided by Nissanka and Asalanka. Proteas bowlers Shamsi, Nortje and Pretorius never allowed Lankan batters to free their arms. Lanka wrapped their innings at 142. Although Hasaranga’s hattrick helped Sri Lanka defend their total in a tense match, Miller stayed at the crease till the end and guided his team over the line. This is the second time in a row that a Lankan bowler picked a hat trick. Their bowlers in top form bowling is a positive takeaway, and the island team must buckle up to put big scores on the board.
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