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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match 27 Match Result Sri Lanka beat England by 20 runs


  • 22:40 (IST) SRI LANKA BEAT ENGLANDWICKET! Mark Wood c Kusal Perera b Pradeep 0(4)Out! And Sri Lanka beat England by 20 runs. A massive upset. Wood nicks one to the keeper off Pradeep and England have folded here. 212 all-out.
  • 22:38 (IST) FOUR! Stokes showing his class. Slightly on the leg and Stokes moves across, gets onto his knee to swipe the shot to fine leg
  • 22:37 (IST) FOUR! Stokes whipped that shot in between the midwicket and longon gap as Pradeep bowled a full toss
  • 22:36 (IST) After 46 overs,England 203/9 ( Ben Stokes 73 , Mark Wood 0)Big over. 15 off it. Stokes have been cool as ice today and just as Malinga went out of attack, he attacked the bowler for two sixes. 30 now needed from 24 balls.
  • 22:35 (IST) This has been a remarkable fight back from Sri Lanka. No one gave them a chance to defend 233 against England’s solid batting line up. They have done really well. This will be the biggest upset of the tournament. England down to the last pair. 
  • 22:33 (IST) SIX! Another maximum. A biggie over the longoff for Stokes as England reach the 200-run mark
  • 22:32 (IST) SIX! That was clobbered over mid-wicket by Stokes off Udana and will help England release some pressure
  • 22:31 (IST) After 45 overs,England 188/9 ( Ben Stokes 58 , Mark Wood 0)Malinga’s night is over. He finishes with match figures of 10-1-43-4. Stokes, as expected, decided against taking any risks. Even letting fuller deliveries to go to the keeper. Refusing singles. Had to go for a single towards the end of over. Went for a lofted flick which fell marginally ahead of the square leg fielder. 45 in 30 needed. 
  • 22:25 (IST) After 44 overs,England 186/9 ( Ben Stokes 57 , Mark Wood 0)Malinga didn’t but Udana has got Sri Lanka a wicket. They are now just one more scalp away from a win. Archer crumbled under the pressure. Went for the easy option, looking to clear the longon boundary but failed to read the slower ball as his catch was taken in the deep. Mark Wood joins Stokes now. 47 in 36 balls required. 
  •  22:21 (IST)OUT! ​Jofra Archer c Perera b Udana 3(11)The pressure has accounted for another wicket. Archer wanted to the change the dynamics of the game with a slam down the ground but Udana changed the pace, bowled a slower one and the catch has been taken at longon. SL just a wicket away from win.  
  •  22:03 (IST)OUT! Adil Rashid c Kusal Perera b Dhananjaya de Silva 1(2)Another one bites the dust trying to play for the spin. And lack of spin has proved to be fatal. Rashid was looking to cut it late but edged it to the keeper. 
  •  22:01 (IST)OUT! Woakes c Kusal Perera b Dhananjaya de Silva 2(4)Another wicket for de Silva! He has opened up the game for Sri Lanka. Woakes gets caught behind as he attempted a cut. Good catch by Kusal Perera.
  •  21:57 (IST)FIFTY!Ben Stokes brings up his half-century in 61 balls with a four to third man with an outside edge
  •  21:52 (IST)OUT! Moeen Ali c Udana b Dhananjaya de Silva 16(20) Moeen Ali gets caught in the deep at long off trying to go for a six. There was no need for that shot, he just hit a six on the previous ball. England in some trouble. 
  •  21:27 (IST)OUT! Buttler lbw b Malinga 10(9)Malina produces his special yorker to pin down Buttler in front of the stumps. Given out lbw but he decides to take a review which just confirms the dismissal. England lose the review.
  •  21:10 (IST)OUT! Root c Kusal Perera b Malinga 57(89) Little tickle down the legside proves to be the undoing of Root. Malinga strayed that onto leg side and at first instance it looked like Root missed the flick shot but keeper was excited and kept appealing. SL decided to take a review and there’s a spike on UltraEdge.
  •  20:51 (IST)FIFTY!Joe Root brings up his half-century in 78 deliveries on his home ground. His fifth in World Cup.
  •  20:21 (IST)OUT! Stunning catch!Morgan c and b Udana 21(35)Morgan drilled his shot in front of the wicket as Udana stretched his arms out and guess what it sticked in palms. A terrific reaction catch to remove the skipper. A much needed wicket for Sri Lanka.
  •  19:31 (IST)OUT!Malinga strikes again! After being hit for two fours in the over, Malinga bounces back strongly. It’s an outswinger outside off, Vince, without any feet movement, looks to drive but is done in by the movement. He gets an outside edge and the first slip fielder takes a very good catch. England have got a bit of a wake-up call now.
  •  19:02 (IST)OUT! Malinga strikes in first over. Bairstow lbw b Malinga 0(1)The ball moved in just a bit to escape Bairstow’s bat to hit his pads. Looked like going down but umpire gave it out followed by a review. It was clipping leg and umpire’s call stays. Bairstow is disappointed. 
  •  18:20 (IST)OUT!Leg-stump yorker that knocks the leg stump flat, says Atherton after Wood ripped the stump apart. Malinga made room and asked Wood to get him out, the bowler obliged. Malinga b Mark Wood 1(5)
  •  18:12 (IST)OUT!Scores a boundary on first ball, perishes on the next. Short and fast from Wood, and Udana attempted a pull, only managed to give a catch to Root at mid-on. Udana c Root b Mark Wood 6(4) 
  •  18:06 (IST)OUT!Perera’s quest to up the scoring rate has come to an end as he perishes on 2. Archer banged it hard and bounced it off the pitch, Perera made room and tried to upper cut but ended up giving a catch to Rashid at wide third man. Perera c Adil Rashid b Jofra Archer 2(6)
  •  17:55 (IST)OUT!Some excitement in the match, courtesy of England and Archer, he bowled a slow delivery and asked Dhananjaya  to go after him, he did and the ugly heave he played ended up going to Root, who took a nice catch at mid-on. Dhananjaya de Silva c Root b Jofra Archer 29(47)
  •  17:43 (IST)FIFTY for Mathews!FOUR! Mathews has scored a boundary, his third boundary after having faced 84 deliveries, swept it for four to fine leg. He completes his fifty as well. A very ugly innings, to be honest. 
  •  17:19 (IST)After 34 overs,Sri Lanka 152/5 ( Angelo Mathews 34 , Dhananjaya de Silva 15)England have fielded superbly as well and have been on their toes even against a hopeless batting line-up. Buttler can be seen advising Morgan with field positions. They want to wrap this up soon. With the boundary on the last ball, 150 have come up for Lankans. 
  •  17:06 (IST)OUT! Are you serious, Sri Lanka? Another wicket gone. Jeevan Mendis comes in and just one the first ball he faces, gives a caught and ball to Rashid. Sri Lanka have fallen off the track again. Two wickets in two balls for England for second time in the match. J Mendis c and b Adil Rashid 0(1)
  •  17:03 (IST)OUT!Worst shot from Mendis to get out, flight in the ball, outside the off stump line but it seems he had pre-meditated to hit in the leg side, he sat and swept rather than driving it square off the wicket on off side and hit it directly to Morgan at mid-wicket. The partnership has been broken. Kusal Mendis c Morgan b Adil Rashid 46(68) 
  •  16:46 (IST)After 24 overs,Sri Lanka 106/3 ( Kusal Mendis 33 , Angelo Mathews 20)100 up for Sri Lanka. Mathews has now opened his arm for the first time as he collects his first boundary. Now is the time for Sri Lanka to score a few boundaries and put some pressure on England. Rebuilding work has been done. The risks need to be taken now.
  •  16:00 (IST)OUT!That’s the end of Fernando, who departs one short of a fine fifty. Pace on the ball and slightly wide, Fernando tried to place it over the third man fielder for a six but ended up giving a straight catch to Rashid standing there. Avishka Fernando c Adil Rashid b Mark Wood 49(39) 
  •  15:51 (IST)After 11 overs,Sri Lanka 56/2 ( Avishka Fernando 46 , Kusal Mendis 6)Fifty has come up for Sri Lanka with the loss of two wickets. It is a huge achievement after the start they got, and much credit for it must go to Fernando who is showing equanimity and skills in equal proportion. Fifty-run stand has also come up between Mendis and Fernando. 
  •  15:13 (IST)OUT!One more wicket gone, wide from Woakes and it was seaming away as well, Perera slashed hard on the off side, the leading edge flew to third man where Moeen Ali took a safe catch. Second wicket falls for islanders. They are in huge trouble straightaway. Kusal Perera c Moeen Ali b Woakes 2(6)
  •  15:10 (IST)OUT!Lovely, superb fast bowling, seamed it acrossKarunaratne and squared him up, managed the nick off the bat and Buttler did the rest behind the stumps. Umpire did not have any second thoughts with the decision and raised the finger. The edge was quite audible on TV as well. Karunaratne c Buttler b Jofra Archer 1(8)
  •  15:00 (IST)England XI: James Vince, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Jos Buttler(w), Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, Mark WoodSri Lanka XI: Dimuth Karunaratne(c), Kusal Perera(w), Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Isuru Udana, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Pradeep
  •  14:35 (IST)Dimuth Karunaratne, SL Captain: We are looking to put scoreboard pressure on England. I think we are worried about midde order but we will bounce back.
     Eoin Morgan, England captain:Wanted to do the same that is bat first. We are unchanged. 
  •  14:33 (IST)TOSS NEWS: Sri Lanka win toss and they are going to bat first. 

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