In the recent World Cup match, England, the defending champs, faced another tough loss against Sri Lanka, losing by 8 wickets. Even though they looked good on paper, England had lost the last four World Cup games to Sri Lanka. This is their fifth straight loss to Sri Lanka in the World Cup.
Who was the main hero of the match?
The heroes for Sri Lanka in this win were Lahiru Kumara, Angelo Mathews, and Kasun Rajitha. These three bowlers didn’t let England bounce back, with Lahiru taking three wickets, and Mathews and Rajitha taking two each. After some early setbacks in batting, Sadira Samarawickrama and Pathum Nissanka took over for Sri Lanka.
England faced another tough loss
Even though the game was pretty one-sided, two moments favored England. The first one happened on the first ball of England’s innings when Jonny Bairstow was out, but Sri Lanka didn’t challenge the decision. However, Bairstow couldn’t take advantage of this lucky break.
What does this win mean?
This win is a big confidence boost for Sri Lanka, especially with experienced player Mathews back in the team. Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and Afghanistan now have two wins each. On the flip side, things look tough for England with only one win in five matches. Even if they win the next four games, getting to the semifinals seems like a long shot.