U.K. beat Sri Lanka Got four wickets in yesterday’s ICC Men’s 2022 T20 World Cup Super 12 at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). With this victory, England advanced from Group 1 to the semi-finals, knocking out the defending champions and hosts. Australia. new Zealand They have booked their place in the group knockout stage following Friday’s win over Ireland.
Batting first after winning the toss, Sri Lanka came up with a disappointing effort to post 141/8. Opener Pathum Nissanka led the way with 45 offense with 67 points. However, he was not supported by the other end as England continued to deliver crucial strikes.
The Lankan got off to a good start, reaching 32/0 after three rounds. However, they were unable to build on the early momentum. Kusal Mendis fell for 18, pulling Chris Woakes to a deep square leg. Dhananjaya de Silva (9) then brought Sam Curran down and got into trouble. Charith Asalanka (8) also dropped in single digits, although Nissanka scored an impressive 50 at the other end.
Sri Lanka suffered a huge setback as the opening match was also lost in the 16th inning as he looked to catch Adil Rashid, who ended up dropping just 16 points in his four rounds. Nissanka’s knock had two fours and five sixes. Without him, the Lankans would fold in a rather awkward fashion.
After Nissanka’s exit, Mark Wood (3/26) knocked out Dasun Shanaka (3), Bhanuka Rajapaksa (22) and Chamika Karunaratne (0), who found his pace too fast to handle.
Chasing 142, England appeared to be cruising towards the goal as their opener quickly added 75. Alex Hayles (47 of 30), not the first time he has dominated the T20 World Cup opener, as England captain Joss Butler (28 of 23) is happy to serve as his second-in-command. That partnership broke down when Butler got stuck deep in the mid lane and wanted to go after Wanindu Hassaranga.
The leg spinner also sacked Hales, who somehow mistakenly threw a slam straight back to the bowler. Dhananjaya de Silva sent back Harry Brook (4) and Moeen Ali (1), while Lahiru Kumara beat Liam Livingstone (4). Suddenly, on 111/5, Sri Lanka smells hope for Australia!
However, Ben Stokes (42 on 36 shooting) played a very mature inning under pressure, cutting down on all dangerous hits. He put the ball in the gap along the ground and kept hitting singles and twos to reduce the target. Stokes, along with Curran (6), added 18 for the sixth wicket, which is very important in the context of the competition and England’s qualification to the semi-finals.
After Curran hooked Kumara with a slender leg, Woakes (5*) came in and hit the winner, hitting Kumara’s short, wide pass to the boundary. The Briton won with just two goals left, a far cry from a convincing performance. But their ultimate goal, to book a spot in the knockout round, has been achieved.
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Wood struck a fiery spell, claiming three wickets to ensure Sri Lanka did not cross 150. Legi Rashid is doing well financially, dropping just 16 points in four rounds. He also got the key scalp of the Nissan card. In the chase, Hayles and Stokes contributed contrasting 40s and played a key role in a must-win clash.
For Sri Lanka, opener Nissanka stood out, hitting two fours and five sixes in his 45-ball 67. Hasaranga, Dhananjaya and Kumara all claimed two wickets per wicket, giving the Lankans slim hopes of victory.
Rashid was named Player of the Match for his economic spell that stifled Sri Lanka’s batting.