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Sri Lanka produced the largest shock of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup thus far on Friday, as they beat hosts England by 20 runs.
After successful the toss and deciding to bat, Sri Lanka struggled towards the England assault. Jofra Archer—three wickets for 52—and Mark Wooden—three wickets for 40—excelled for the hosts, as Sri Lanka made simply 232 for 9 wickets from their 50 overs.
It ought to have been an easy chase for the hosts, however they misplaced wickets cheaply all through their innings. The sensible Lasith Malinga completed with figures of 4 wickets for 43 runs conceded, as England have been bowled out for simply 212, regardless of the efforts of Ben Stokes, who was unbeaten on 82.
Here’s a take a look at a number of the prime gamers within the particular person classes on the World Cup and a reminder of a number of the finest bits of motion from Headingley.
1. David Warner, Australia: 447
2. Shakib Al Hasan, Bangladesh: 425
three. Joe Root, England: 424
four. Aaron Finch, Australia: 396
5. Rohit Sharma, India: 319
1. Jofra Archer, England: 15
Mitchell Starc, Australia: 15
three. Mohammad Amir, Pakistan: 13
four. Mark Wooden, England: 12
5. Lockie Ferguson, New Zealand: 11
Pat Cummins, Australia: 11
For the complete stats and total competitors standings, go to the World Cup web site.
With a lot deal with the England batting at this competitors thus far, Friday noticed the England bowlers seize a number of the highlight.
On what was anticipated to be a great batting pitch, Sri Lanka failed to supply a lot resistance towards the tempo of the house bowlers. Within the third over, they discovered themselves two wickets down for simply three runs scored.
It was a implausible crew effort with the ball; Benedict Bermage of Sky Sports activities famous that even these bowlers who did not take wickets performed their half:
Benedict Bermange @Benedict_B
Moeen Ali is the primary bowler to finish his ten overs with out conceding a boundary in a World Cup match since Ajantha Mendis on 26 March 2011
Wooden and Archer have been the celebrities, because the categorical tempo they offered was an excessive amount of for Sri Lanka to deal with.
The three wickets for Archer have been sufficient to attract him stage with Mitchell Starc on 15 wickets for the lead within the event. The 24-year-old’s capacity to bowl fast deliveries, slower balls and yorkers makes him such an vital a part of the England assault.
Cricket journalist Peter Miller famous Archer is on track to smash an England World Cup document:
Peter Miller @TheCricketGeek
Most wickets at a World Cup by an England bowler
Ian Botham 16 wickets (1992)
Jofra Archer 15* wickets (2019)
Andrew Flintoff 14 wickets (2007)
One other document set to be damaged by this England crew.
In the meantime, the CricViz Analyst picked up on the development made by Wooden on this format:
The CricViz Analyst @cricvizanalyst
Mark Wooden just lately remodelled his run-up, and it is taken his recreation to an entire new stage. His Common Bowling Impression in 2019 is +17.7, the very best of anybody to play 10 ODIs this 12 months; Wooden’s at all times been a mercurial expertise, however he is hit a run of very good kind on the good time. #CWC19 https://t.co/w7uLj0swcN
Ultimately, a decided 85 from Angelo Mathews hauled Sri Lanka to a complete of 232, one which England would have been assured of chasing down with their batting firepower.
Whereas England have been let down by numerous key gamers of their response, Malinga rolled again the years to provide a fast-bowling masterclass.
With the brand new ball, the veteran was glorious, taking the wicket of Jonny Bairstow within the first over for a duck after which prising out James Vince for 14. He then returned late on to seize the important thing wickets of Joe Root, who batted effectively for his 57, and Jos Buttler, ten).
Cricket journalist Freddie Wilde was filled with reward for the Sri Lankan, who moved to 50 World Cup wickets total with this efficiency:
Freddie Wilde @fwildecricket
Beautiful win for Sri Lanka. Malinga, the outdated warhorse, was phenomenal with the ball, however England’s run chase makes Avishka Fernando’s glowing 49 off 39 balls much more particular. What a knock. Sri Lanka are a loopy crew. They make much less sense than Pakistan. #CWC19
England threatened to take the chase to the wire due to Stokes, though the decrease order was not capable of forge common partnerships with the all-rounder. Ultimately, he was left stranded on 82, as Sri Lanka grabbed the ultimate wicket of Mark Wooden with England 20 runs wanting their goal.
Because the event favourites, England now have work to do to safe a semi-final spot, particularly with video games towards Australia, New Zealand and India to return.
Sri Lanka, after a torrid begin to the competitors, will now really feel they’ve an outdoor probability of creating the ultimate 4 if they will carry this momentum ahead.