Sri Lanka Hand England Third World Cup Defeat

Sri Lanka Hand England Third World Cup Defeat
Sri Lanka Hand England Third World Cup Defeat

Sri Lanka's perfect start to the Blind Cricket Twenty20 World Cup continued with a 13-run win over England on the fourth day of the competiton.

They were pushed hard by England, who are still chasing their first win following two defeats and a washout against Bangladesh.

Batting first, Sri Lanka reached 201 for six and although England captain Luke Sugg (54) and team-mate Matt Dean (68) scored half-centuries, they fell short, closing on 188 for six.

Sri Lanka have now made it four wins in a row with victories over South Africa, Nepal, Australia and now England.

England lost their opening match to Pakistan, then were defeated by hosts India before the game against Bangladesh was abandoned due to rain.

They play South Africa on day five of the competition while Sri Lanka will meet India.

The other morning game saw Bangladesh and South Africa frustrated by the weather as their game was abandoned without a ball being bowled.

In the afternoon, Pakistan handed Australia a ten-wicket thrashing as they also made it four wins out of four, a feat matched by India when they beat the West Indies.

India needed just 11 overs to overhaul a target of 159 thanks to Prakash Jayaramaiah's 125 in 49 balls.

The game between Pakistan and Australia was reduced to nine overs per side and after Australia reached 60 for six, Pakistan powered to 63 without loss in just two overs.

© Cricket World 2012

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