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England vs Sri Lanka, 1st T20I: England too good for lacklustre Sri Lankans

England won the 1st T20I against Sri Lanka by 8 wickets at Sophia Gardens Cardiff, tonight in front of an enthusiastic albeit limited crowd.

Match Summary

England vs Sri Lanka, 1st T20I, Sri Lanka tour of England

England 130/2 (17.1 ov)

Sri Lanka (127/7 (20 ov)

Result - England won by 8 wickets

Scorecard

 

 

Match Highlights

Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bat, making only 129/7 in their 20 overs - Dasun Shanaka 50 top scored with Sam Curran 2-25 and Adil Rashid 2-17 the main wicket takers for England, although all the bowlers bowled well.

Fall of wickets: 1-3 (Avishka Fernando - 1.3 ov), 2-31 (Danushka Gunathilaka - 4.3 ov), 3-49 (Kusal Mendis - 7.5 ov), 4-52 (Dhananjaya de Silva - 8.3 ov), 5-79 (Kusal Perera - 13.1 ov), 6-96 (Wanindu Hasaranga - 15.4 ov), 7-129 (Dasun Shanaka - 19.6 ov)

In reply, England romped home to an 8 wicket win with over 3 overs to spare – Jos Buttler top scoring with xxx

Fall of wickets: 1-80 (Jason Roy - 9.1 ov), 2-112 (Dawid Malan - 13.5 ov)

 

Playing XIs

England - Jason Roy, Jos Buttler(wk), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan(c), Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood

Sri Lanka - Danushka Gunathilaka, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Perera(c)(wk), Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Isuru Udana, Akila Dananjaya, Dushmantha Chameera, Nuwan Pradeep

 

 

Match Details

Start Time: 18:30

Toss: Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bat

Venue: Sophia Gardens Cardiff, Cardiff

Officials: David Millns, Martin Saggers, Michael Burns, Sue Redfern, Philip Whitticase

 

 

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