Live score updates for England vs Sri Lanka, World Cup 2023: England captain Jos Buttler won the toss and elected to bat. England players Jonny Bairstow and Dawid Malan started the innings for their team, with Sri Lankan pacer Dilshan Madushanka leading the bowling attack.
England’s World Cup journey has been turbulent and disappointing, with just one win in their first four matches. The situation now is that they will now have to win all five remaining matches and hope for a decent net run rate. Their aggressive batting style is not yielding results, and the bowlers are struggling to contain the opponents. Sri Lanka are also facing a similar predicament, with Kusal Mendis’ recent decline in form affecting the 1996 champion’s campaign.
In the last ten confrontations, England, led by Butler, achieved six victories over Sri Lanka, which achieved only two victories. Sri Lanka have appointed veteran Angelo Mathews to replace Mathisha Pathirana, with Mathews having played just three matches in the last two-and-a-half years.
The upcoming encounter between Sri Lanka and England at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium is expected to be a high-scoring affair, following the trend in recent matches where the teams have scored a large number of goals. Earlier, in Bengaluru, Australia (five-time champions) and Pakistan (1992 winners) combined to make an impressive 672 runs in 95.3 overs.
England vs Sri Lanka live score updates, World Cup 2023: Highlights
1. England captain Jos Buttler won the toss and chose to bat first
2. England openers Jonny Bairstow and Dwyane Malan started the innings for their team
3. Dilshan Madushanka and Kasun Rajitha led the pace attack for Sri Lanka
4. The England openers look in great form and are hitting big shots against the Sri Lankan bowlers
England vs Sri Lanka Live: England score 52/0 in 8 overs
England vs Sri Lanka Live: Sri Lanka have slowed down England’s innings after the wicket of Dawid Malan, but there is no room for complacency as Joe Root is the new batsman at the crease. Joe Root will try to build a partnership with Jonny Bairstow, who remains dangerous and smashes big goals.
England vs Sri Lanka Live: Wicket!!! Dawud Malan exits
England vs Sri Lanka Live: Sri Lanka’s Angelo Matthews scored a goal during his debut when Dawid Malan was sent off. Sri Lanka got their first breakthrough and it was a big wicket as the England opener was comfortable at the crease and that was dangerous for Sri Lanka
England vs Sri Lanka Live: England score 44/0 in 6 overs
England vs Sri Lanka Live Streaming: Sri Lanka’s top bowler Mahesh Thekshana is ready for the bowling attack as the England opener targets the Sri Lankan league players. Mahes Thekshana has been brilliant for Sri Lanka this year, but has failed to show his magic in the 2023 ICC World Cup so far.
England vs Sri Lanka live: England score 39/0 in 5
England vs Sri Lanka Live: A great start for England with Jonny Bairstow and Dawid Malan both targeting players. Sri Lanka may introduce the spin attack soon when they get extra help on the field in Chennai. Wickets are what Sri Lanka need most at the moment, otherwise we will witness a strong opening partnership that will do great harm to Sri Lanka.
England vs Sri Lanka live: England scores 27/0 in 4
England vs Sri Lanka Live Stream: England opener looks in great form as they smash four successive overs in Kasun Rajitha’s second innings. Jonny Bairstow and Dawid Malan look really dangerous and if they settle for long at the crease, it will be very difficult for Sri Lanka to control the pace of runs and England will end up with a high score.
England vs Sri Lanka live: England scores 12/0 in 3
England vs Sri Lanka Live: Opener Dawid Malan also opened his arms after Jonny Bairstow and smashed a beautiful boundary over the covers. Sri Lanka have already lost a wicket due to a wrong decision not to use DRS and their bowlers have to press hard to snatch some wickets and restrict England’s bowlers.
Jonny Bairstow 4
Daud Malan 8
Dilshan Madushanka 0/8 (2)
England vs Sri Lanka live: England scores 7/0 in 2
England vs Sri Lanka Live Streaming: Pacer Kasun Rajitha in the attack from the end and England got their first boundary in the over. Kasun Rajitha has struggled with his line and length in the ICC World Cup 2023 so far. Jonny Bairstow and Dawid Malan need to build a strong opening partnership to provide their team with a good start
England vs Sri Lanka live: England scores 3/0 in 1
England vs Sri Lanka Live: Good start from Dilshan Madushanka, but the team missed an early opportunity as they did not review the LBW decision against Jonny Bairstow. The decision was made because both bat and pads were involved, but cameras showed that the ball touched the pads first and ball tracking confirmed that it would have hit the wicket. A missed opportunity for Sri Lanka on the first ball of the match.
England vs Sri Lanka Live: England opener at the crease
England vs Sri Lanka Live: England openers Jonny Bairstow and Dawid Malan are in action to open England’s innings, while Sri Lanka’s Dilshan Madushanka leads the bowling attack. This is a must-win match for both teams and both teams will try to give England a good start.
England vs Sri Lanka Live: It’s time for the national anthem
England vs Sri Lanka Live: England and Sri Lanka players are on the field during the playing of the national anthems of the respective countries. The entire stadium is on its feet in respect for the national anthem and soon the England players will walk onto the ground to begin their innings.
England vs Sri Lanka Live or ENG vs SL Live: England wins the toss
Jos Buttler wins the toss, and England will bat first
England vs Sri Lanka Live or ENG vs SL Live: Head to Head
In previous World Cups, England and Sri Lanka met 11 times. Of the confrontations, England won 6 times and Sri Lanka 5 times. This time, Sri Lanka are aiming for a draw with England
England vs Sri Lanka Live or ENG vs SL Live: Check pitch report
The M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru generally favors spin bowlers and spin bowlers. However, batsmen often take advantage of the shorter boundaries and score more runs. Captains who win the toss tend to choose to play first and chase any total that is placed against them.
England vs Sri Lanka Live or ENG vs SL Live: England need to improve all-round against Sri Lanka
England vs Sri Lanka: England will get a chance, perhaps their last, to drag the wreckage of a World Cup campaign, marked by halting batting and bowling, to less stormy shores when they take on fellow strugglers Sri Lanka here on Thursday.
The defending champion has two points from four matches, like its competitors, and is ranked ninth in the standings.
A win here won’t move them too far up the chart, but it might give them a bit of a boost against teams like India and Australia at the top. But a defeat to Lanka would see even the best athletes, who are currently supporting their hopes, lose their lives.
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