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England vs Sri Lanka, ICC World Cup 2019 Match at Leeds Highlights: As it Happened

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: June 22, 2019, 7:48 AM IST

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ENG vs SL Cricket Scorecard (ODI)

Match 27 ODI, Headingley, Leeds, 21 June, 2019

Sri Lanka

232/9

(50.0) RR 4.64

v/s
England

212/10

(47.0) RR 4.51

Sri Lanka beat England by 20 runs

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • 22:40 (IST)

    OUT: All over for England, Pradeep bangs in one at good length and Mark Wood manages to edge it. Keeper takes a simple catch. England have lost by 20 runs, their second loss of the tournament.

  • 22:32 (IST)

    SIX, SIX: The onus is on Stokes to take his team over the line. He smashes a six off Udana and then follows it up with another one. He is more than capable of causing the damage to the Lankans. This match is still not over. It's 200/9.

  • 22:22 (IST)

    OUT: England are really struggling here at the moment. Udana comes up with an excellent slower one and Archer goes for a big shot. Thisara Perera takes a simple catch in the deep. England are 186/9. 

  • 22:04 (IST)

    OUT: And here is the second wicket in the same over for De Silva. This is a disaster for England. Adil Rashid edges it and the ball goes straight into the hands of the keeper. Sri Lanka should not lose it from here. It's 178/8. 

  • 22:02 (IST)

    OUT: What is happening out here. De Silva has second wicket as he induces an edge from Woakes and is caught by the keeper. Woakes have to depart for 2. England are in deep trouble here at 177/7. 

  • 21:53 (IST)

    England are looking to finish this in slow and steady fashion. Another 5 runs come off Perera's over before another wicket falls. This time it is Moeen Ali who has to depart and the hosts seem panicked now! 

  • 21:29 (IST)

    FOUR AND OUT! Malinga strikes again. Right after Buttler hits him for a four, he fizzes one in that hits the batsman on the boot. He's given out and not even a review can save him. England in a little bit of trouble now. 

  • 21:13 (IST)

    OUT! Malinga strikes in the beginning of his latest spell and that is exactly what SL needed. Root chases a ball down the leg side which is caught by the wicketkeeper. Umpire doesn't budge but the review does the trick. 

  • 20:59 (IST)

    SIX, SIX: Finally England get going as Stokes hammers Mendis for a big six. England should now just up the ante. Stokes does just that and gets another six in the same over. This is good batting by the southpaw. England are 117/3 after 28 overs. 

  • 20:57 (IST)

    FIFTY FOR ROOT: Joe Root has yet another fifty and has been rock-solid in this run-chase. He brings up fifty in 78 balls. England are favourites to win the match here. After 26 overs it's 96/3. 

  • 20:52 (IST)

    FIFTY FOR ROOT: Joe Root has yet another fifty and has been rock-solid in this run-chase. He brings up fifty in 78 balls. England are favourites to win the match here. After 26 overs it's 96/3. 

  • 20:22 (IST)

    OUT: And out of nowhere Sri Lanka get a breakthrough here. Udana comes up with a low fulltoss and Morgan looks to hit is straight back past the bowler. But instead hits it into the bowler's hands. He departs for 21. England are 73/3. 

  • 20:12 (IST)

    FOUR, FOUR: Another change in the bowling as Udana comes into the attack. And he concedes a boundary on the second ball itself to Morgan. This is just getting easy by each passing ball for England. In fact make that two fours in the over as Root too flicks one for a boundary. After 17 overs England are 68/2. 

22:45 (IST)
A fine performance by the Lankans
22:40 (IST)

OUT: All over for England, Pradeep bangs in one at good length and Mark Wood manages to edge it. Keeper takes a simple catch. England have lost by 20 runs, their second loss of the tournament.

22:37 (IST)
Can England still pull off a victory here
22:32 (IST)

SIX, SIX: The onus is on Stokes to take his team over the line. He smashes a six off Udana and then follows it up with another one. He is more than capable of causing the damage to the Lankans. This match is still not over. It's 200/9.

22:22 (IST)

OUT: England are really struggling here at the moment. Udana comes up with an excellent slower one and Archer goes for a big shot. Thisara Perera takes a simple catch in the deep. England are 186/9. 

22:17 (IST)
This bowler has done the trick
22:13 (IST)

This match is getting really tight. England will be cursing themselves for landing themselves in this tricky situation. There is still a long way to go as far as England are concerned. After 42 overs it's 183/8. 

22:04 (IST)

OUT: And here is the second wicket in the same over for De Silva. This is a disaster for England. Adil Rashid edges it and the ball goes straight into the hands of the keeper. Sri Lanka should not lose it from here. It's 178/8. 

22:02 (IST)

OUT: What is happening out here. De Silva has second wicket as he induces an edge from Woakes and is caught by the keeper. Woakes have to depart for 2. England are in deep trouble here at 177/7. 

21:59 (IST)

Stokes brings up his half-century with a four off Pradeep in the third man region. He plays out the remaining balls of the over, perhaps mindful that the final powerplay will make strokeplay a little easier. 

21:53 (IST)

England are looking to finish this in slow and steady fashion. Another 5 runs come off Perera's over before another wicket falls. This time it is Moeen Ali who has to depart and the hosts seem panicked now! 

21:46 (IST)

De Silva bowls the 39th over and while he does get in a few decent deliveries, the English batsmen have no issue rotating the strike off his bowling. 5 runs come off the over. 

21:43 (IST)

Another over sees England collect another three runs from it. With 14 overs to go the asking rate is well in their favour and pushing the envelope now seems unnecessary for the hosts. 

21:38 (IST)

Malinga's 8th over goes for just the three runs. Both Stokes and Ali seem content to play out Malinga's overs and attack the others; a sensible choice given the run rate isn't exactly crushing them. 

21:34 (IST)

Stokes manages to get a boundary off Perera but plays out the rest of the balls. He is joined by Moeen Ali and England would hope the two all-rounders can do enough to take them home. 

21:29 (IST)

FOUR AND OUT! Malinga strikes again. Right after Buttler hits him for a four, he fizzes one in that hits the batsman on the boot. He's given out and not even a review can save him. England in a little bit of trouble now. 

21:22 (IST)

There's still not a ton of pressure on England scoreboard wise but Stokes ensures that any butterflies are calmed with a four to end the 32nd over. With only 93 runs needed and a deep batting line-up, the hosts are still in the driver's seat. 

21:17 (IST)

Quite the feat from Malinga, this. 

21:13 (IST)

OUT! Malinga strikes in the beginning of his latest spell and that is exactly what SL needed. Root chases a ball down the leg side which is caught by the wicketkeeper. Umpire doesn't budge but the review does the trick. 

20:59 (IST)

SIX, SIX: Finally England get going as Stokes hammers Mendis for a big six. England should now just up the ante. Stokes does just that and gets another six in the same over. This is good batting by the southpaw. England are 117/3 after 28 overs. 

20:57 (IST)

FIFTY FOR ROOT: Joe Root has yet another fifty and has been rock-solid in this run-chase. He brings up fifty in 78 balls. England are favourites to win the match here. After 26 overs it's 96/3. 

20:52 (IST)

FIFTY FOR ROOT: Joe Root has yet another fifty and has been rock-solid in this run-chase. He brings up fifty in 78 balls. England are favourites to win the match here. After 26 overs it's 96/3. 

20:49 (IST)
Good crowd in for this match
20:40 (IST)

This match is going at snail's pace. England are certainly moving closer to the total, but are consuming a lot of deliveries. Lanka are trying their best to restrict the opposition. After 23 overs it's 85/3. 

20:32 (IST)

Since Morgan's departure, England's scoring rate has dipped further and they have managed to score only three runs in 14 balls. It just shows that it's not an easy pitch to bat on. After 20.5 overs it's 77/3. 

20:27 (IST)
Sri Lanka are back in the match
20:22 (IST)

OUT: And out of nowhere Sri Lanka get a breakthrough here. Udana comes up with a low fulltoss and Morgan looks to hit is straight back past the bowler. But instead hits it into the bowler's hands. He departs for 21. England are 73/3. 

20:20 (IST)

Sri Lanka are now in a spot of bother. After those two wickets, nothing has really come their way. They have been rather ordinary while Root and Morgan are going about their business in usual fashion. After 18.1 overs England are 72/2. 

20:12 (IST)

FOUR, FOUR: Another change in the bowling as Udana comes into the attack. And he concedes a boundary on the second ball itself to Morgan. This is just getting easy by each passing ball for England. In fact make that two fours in the over as Root too flicks one for a boundary. After 17 overs England are 68/2. 

20:04 (IST)

Joe Root and Morgan are in middle of a good partnership here. They just have to ensure that they keep rotating the strike. Till now England are the clear favourites to win the match. After 15 overs England are 54/2. 

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England vs Sri Lanka, ICC World Cup 2019 Match at Leeds Highlights: As it Happened

England vs Sri Lanka Live Score, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 ODI Match at Leeds Latest Updates: SIX, SIX: The onus is on Stokes to take his team over the line. He smashes a six off Udana and then follows it up with another one. He is more than capable of causing the damage to the Lankans. This match is still not over. It's 200/9.

England vs Sri Lanka in the ICC World Cup 2019 on June 21 (Friday) will be broadcast on the Star Sports network and Live streaming will be available on Hotstar. The match will be played at Headingley Carnegie, in Leeds and will begin at 1500 HRS IST. You can also follow all the action on our live blog. (ENG vs SL).

PREVIEW: Sri Lanka, like South Africa before them, are in a battle to survive in the ICC World Cup 2019. Four points from their first five games — including two washouts — mean Dimuth Karunaratne’s side have to win all of the remaining games starting from the match against hosts England at Headingly in Leeds on Friday (June 21).

Sri Lanka have quite the task at hand as they will come up against an in-form England after enduring a lackluster campaign so far. Lanka’s only win came against Afghanistan in a rain-affected game in Cardiff and apart from that they have been outclassed by New Zealand and Australia.

Eoin Morgan’s side have lived up to their billing as the favourites for the title at home. They are comfortably placed near the top of the table with four wins in five games, toppling 300 in four games as well — the highest of 397 coming in their last game against Afghanistan earlier this week.

This will be the first game of the World Cup for Headingley, which last hosted an England-Pakistan ODI before the tournament and it was no surprise that the hosts toppled 350 in that game as well. The likes of Jonny Bairstow, Morgan, Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler will look to cash in on another sunny day at Leeds.

The Sri Lankan campaign has never really taken off with only skipper Karunaratne and his opening partner Kusal Perera among the runs, scoring 179 and 159 runs respectively. Their middle-order has crumbled in every game so far and as a result they have failed to post a decent total on board.

England’s Jofra Archer and Mark Wood will test the Sri Lankan middle-order with their extra pace. The Lankans might be desperate for a win but turning the table on the hosts might be a bridge too far.

Last Five ODIs

England: WLWWW

The only blemish in their record so far has been a 14-run shock defeat at the hands of Pakistan. Even in that game, England batsmen managed to tally over 330 runs with Joe Root and Buttler scoring centuries. The hosts have dominated the other games with wins over South Africa, Bangladesh, West Indies and Afghanistan.

Sri Lanka: LWNRNRL

Their only win in the last five ODIs is against Afghanistan. Even in that win, Sri Lanka collapsed after a flying start by Kusal Perera. Their last big ODI win was back in October 2018, when they defeated England in fifth ODI at Colombo by 219 runs (D/L method)

Players to watch out for

Jos Buttler: The England batting unit has been performing like a well-oiled machine and that’s why they have managed to win so comfortably even with only a couple of performances from Buttler’s blade. With the business end of the tournament coming up for the hosts, Morgan will hope for more time in the middle for Buttler so that he can also be in top form.

Dimuth Karunaratne: Sri Lanka's ODI skipper, who in fact just made a comeback to the team after the 2015 World Cup, has been their top performer with the willow so far. He has led the way with 179 runs and looked compact as well as elegant in all conditions. With the middle-order battling for form, Sri Lanka will need another big contribution from Karunaratne if they hope to push England.

Team News/Availability

England: Opener Jason Roy will continue to be sidelines with injury, so James Vince will once again be asked to open the batting with Jonny Bairstow.

Sri Lanka: They don’t have any injury concerns and Karunaratne has a full squad to pick his final XI from.

Squads

England: Eoin Morgan, Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes,James Vince, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.

Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne (capt), Dhananjaya de Silva, Nuwan Pradeep, Avishka Fernando, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews, Kusal Mendis, Jeevan Mendis, Kusal Perera, Thisara Perera, Milinda Siriwardana, Lahiru Thirimanne, Isuru Udana, Jeffrey Vandersay.

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4659 119
2 New Zealand 2829 109
3 England 4366 104
4 South Africa 3177 102
5 Australia 3270 99
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7748 277
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4720 262
4 India 8620 261
5 Australia 5471 261
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