2019, Sri Lanka beat England in ICC World Cup
On this day on June 21, 2019, Sri Lanka beat England in ICC World Cup. Sri Lanka beat England in 20 runs. England was number one ranking team and most favorites team in world cup.
Sri Lanka, won the toss and elected to bat first and scored 232 runs for lost of 9 wickets. Meanwhile, Avishka Fernando hit 49 runs and Kusal Mendis hit 46 runs. Sri Lankan most experience player Angelo Mathews hit 85 runs not out for 115 balls.
However, England start chasing and they scored only 212 runs. Meanwhile, Ben Stokes gave some hope to England team by hit 82 not out.
Player of The Match Lasith Malinga took 4 wickets for 30 runs. Malinga became the fourth bowler, after Glenn McGrath, Wasim Akram and Muttiah Muralitharan to take over 50 wickets in ICC World Cup games. He became the second bowler in Sri Lanka.
England has not beat Sri Lanka
England has not beat Sri Lanka in a ICC World Cup for 20 years. Last time, England has beat Sri Lanka in 14 May 1999 during ICC World Cup at Lord’s.
ICC World Cup Champions
However, The England became the Champions in ICC World Cup 2019 by England beat New Zealand in super over. It was their first ICC World Cup trophy.
Sri Lanka 232/9 (50 Ov)
Angelo Mathews 85* (115) | 4×5 | 6×1
Avishka Fernando 49 (39) | 4×6 | 6×2
Jofra Archer 52/3
Mark Wood 40/2
England 212/10 (47/50 Ov)
Ben Stokes 82* (89) | 4×7 | 6×4
Joe Root 57 (89) | 4×3
Lasith Malinga 43/4
Dhananjaya de Silva 32/3