In the 25th match of the ICC ODI World Cup, Sri Lanka defeated defending champions England by eight wickets, achieving their second victory in the tournament.

English batsmen appeared to be in trouble against Sri Lanka from the beginning with a continuous fall of wickets. Sri Lanka kept pressure on England throughout the innings.

Half of the English team were bowled out for just 85 runs, but Ben Stokes gave them little hope of a big score, before he too was bowled out for 43 runs. Jonny Bairstow 30, David Mullan 28, Joe Root three, and David Wiley was not out scoring 15 runs.


Sri Lanka’s Lahiru Kumara dismissed three players while Angelo Mathews, and Kisun Rajitha took two wickets each while Thakshana took one wicket.

Chasing England’s target, Sri Lanka’s Patham Nissanka scored 77 runs off 83 balls, with the help of two sixes and seven fours.

Siddira Wickrama remained not out with 65 runs off 54 balls while Kaushal Mendes scored 11 runs and Kaushal Perera got out with four runs.