World Cup 2019, ENG vs SL: Malinga, Mathews guide Sri Lanka to a famous win over host England

Angelo Mathews scored an unbeaten 85 and Lasith Malinga picked up four wickets as Sri Lanka shocked host and favourite England by 20 runs at the 2019 ICC World Cup.

Angelo Mathews
Sri Lanka veteran Angelo Mathews' innings of 85 off 115 balls (5 fours, 1 six) lifted Sri Lanka to a total of repute. Walking in at the fall of Avishka Fernando at 62/3, Mathews anchored the innings with grit and talent and accelerated at the right time to help Sri Lanka cross the 230-run mark. Photo: Reuters
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Jofra Archer
England's Jofra Archer became the joint-highest wicket-taker of the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019 with 15 wickets, alongside Australia's Mitchell Starc. Here, Archer and Moeen Ali celebrate one of Archer's three wickets. The speedster returned with figures of 3/52 in his 10 overs. Photo: AP
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Mark Wood
England's Mark Wood took wickets of Sri Lanka's lower and middle order batsmen with three wickets against his name. He scalped Avishka Fernando for 49, Isuru Udana and Lasith Malinga to finish with 3/40 against his name. Photo: Getty Images
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England
England bowlers are a happy bunch after restricting Sri Lanka to 232/9 on a good batting wicket. England started off with a bang reducing Sri Lanka to 3/2 before crucial partnerships between Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis and Angelo Mathews lifted Sri Lanka. Photo: AP
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Avishka Fernando
Avishka Fernando, playing his first World Cup game, scored a gritty 49 (39 balls, 6 fours, 2 sixes), playing an attacking game after Sri Lanka was reduced to 3/2. Photo: Getty Images
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Lasith Malinga
Lasith Malinga took his 50th World Cup wicket when he dismissed the well-set Joe Root for 57 joining an elite list of bowlers in Glenn McGrath, Muttiah Muralitharan and Wasim Akram. Photo: AP
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Joe Root brought up yet another fifty-plus score at the 2019 World Cup. He scored 57 off 89 to stabilise the England innings in the middle when the Sri Lankan bowlers were spot on with their lines and lengths. Photo: Getty Images
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Dhananjaya de Silva picked up the wickets of Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes and Adil Rashid to majorly tilt the game in Sri Lanka's favour. Woakes and Rashid were in fact out in the same over as Sri Lanka was reduced to 178/8. Photo: Getty Images
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England all-rounder Ben Stokes was putting up a lone fight till the end. He made an unbeaten 82 off 89 balls with seven fours and four sixes to keep his side in the game. Photo: Getty Images
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Mark Wood was finally caught by Sri Lanka wicket-keeper Kusal Perera off the bowling of Nuwan Pradeep, as Sri Lanka celebrated a well-deserved win over England by 20 runs to move up to No. 5 in the points table. Photo: Getty Images
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