Thursday 17 October 2019

Sri Lanka shock Morgan's men

England's Eoin Morgan. Photo: PA
England's Eoin Morgan. Photo: PA

England's hopes of progressing smoothly to the World Cup semi-finals were dealt a blow at Headingley, where Sri Lanka landed a shock 20-run victory.

Captain Eoin Morgan's men were chasing a modest 233 as they sought a victory which would have seen them leapfrog Australia in first place, but instead crashed to 212 all out.

They were undone by Sri Lanka's two oldest stagers, 32-year-old Angelo Mathews digging deep for an unbeaten 85 that kept the first innings afloat and 35-year-old seamer Lasith Malinga rolling back the years with four wickets for 43 runs.

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