Sri Lanka defeated England by eight wickets in the ICC ODI World Cup. Sri Lanka completed the target of 157 runs given by England by losing two wickets in 25 overs of 4 balls. In Sri Lanka’s win, opener Pathum Nisanka was not out for 77 runs off 83 balls with 7 fours and 2 sixes. Sadira remained not out for 65 runs off 54 balls with 7 fours and 1 six. Sadira and Nisanka made a century partnership of 137 runs.
David Wiley took both wickets for England. Before that, England, who won the toss and chose to bat in Bangalore, India, lost all wickets in 33 overs and scored only 156 runs. England openers Jonny Bairstow and David Malan shared 45 runs for the first wicket. However, adding 101 more runs, England lost all their wickets.
Lahiru Kumara of Sri Lanka took 3 wickets while Angelo Mathew and Kasun Rajitha took 2 wickets each. Former champions England lost to Sri Lanka by 8 wickets in the ICC World Cup 2023, making their semi-final chances difficult.
England is in ninth place with 2 points from 5 matches with 1 win and 4 losses. Sri Lanka has climbed to the fifth position with 4 points from 5 matches with two wins and three losses.