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Sri Lanka Chases Down England's 157 in 24.2 Overs

Sri Lanka’s Commanding Victory: Sri Lanka Chases Down England’s 157 in 24.2 Overs

Sri Lanka Chases Down England’s 157 in 24.2 Overs was a fabulous match in this entire world cup England started with boundaries. It was 43-0 on 5.4 over. England lost the first wicket on 45-1 6.2 overs. 2nd was run out, and the third wicket was Bairstow on 30 with 31 balls 68-3 13.2 overs. Buttler has gone on 5 with five balls. England could not stand a chance against Sri Lanka today. In a decision to bat, England suffered a crushing defeat, managing a mere 156 runs — their lowest World Cup total since 2003, marking the lowest One-Day International score ever recorded at the usually batsman-friendly M. Chinnaswamy Stadium.

The Sri Lankan fast bowler, Lahiru Kumara, orchestrated this downfall, claiming three wickets for 35 runs in his seven-over spell. Ben Stokes emerged as England’s highest scorer, contributing 43 runs to the meager total.


Sri Lanka, in response, lost the first wicket on 9 with 1.4 over. Second wicket they lost on 23, and it was K Mendis on 11 runs with 11 balls, but they didn’t lose hope and effortlessly cruised to victory with a staggering 24.2 overs to spare, concluding at 160-2. Pathum Nissanka showcased his brilliance, remaining unbeaten at 77, while Sadeera Samarawickrama, also unbeaten, showcased his attacking prowess with a well-crafted 65.


This victory marked Sri Lanka’s fifth consecutive win over England in World Cup encounters, underscoring their dominance on the cricketing stage. In stark contrast, England’s campaign in the tournament has been lackluster, with only one victory that came against Bangladesh from their initial five matches. Their journey has been marred by significant losses to New Zealand and South Africa and an unexpected upset against Afghanistan.

Sri Lanka Chases Down England's 157 in 24.2 Overs


This turn of events highlights the unpredictable nature of cricket, where even the most favored teams can find themselves at the mercy of exceptional performances and unexpected challenges.

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