39th Match, Group 1 (N), Sydney, November 05, 2022, ICC Men's T20 World Cup
(19.4/20 ov, T:142) 144/6

England won by 4 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
Cricinfo's MVP
99.68 ptsImpact List
Sri Lanka Innings
England Innings
Match Flow
Sri Lanka  (20 ovs maximum)
c sub (CJ Jordan) b Rashid67457025148.88
c Livingstone b Woakes18142111128.57
c Stokes b Curran911170081.81
c Malan b Stokes89150088.88
c Curran b Wood22224130100.00
c †Buttler b Wood38120037.50
run out (†Buttler/Wood)991310100.00
c Hales b Wood023000.00
not out 00200-
Extras(lb 3, w 2)5
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 7.05)141/8
Fall of wickets: 1-39 (Kusal Mendis, 3.6 ov), 2-72 (Dhananjaya de Silva, 8.2 ov), 3-84 (Charith Asalanka, 10.4 ov), 4-118 (Pathum Nissanka, 15.3 ov), 5-127 (Dasun Shanaka, 17.5 ov), 6-140 (Bhanuka Rajapaksa, 19.2 ov), 7-141 (Wanindu Hasaranga, 19.5 ov), 8-141 (Chamika Karunaratne, 19.6 ov)
10.4 to KIC Asalanka, length ball on fifth stump at 129 kph, clears the front leg and goes to flat bat this back over Stokes' head but the extra bounce produces a top edge swirling over point. Simple catch for Malan waiting for it to come down on the ring and he takes it at chest height with palms facing out.. 84/3
3.6 to BKG Mendis, pulled, in the air... and swallowed on the run! Woakes makes the breakthrough, after Livingstone made the ground from deep backward square leg. Mendis got a good chunk of the shot but that's the longer boundary and Livingstone had time to get around and take a sliding catch. Some respite for England. 39/1
17.5 to MD Shanaka, 147 kph delivery lands back of a length on fourth stump, Shanaka backs away trying to carve through the off side but is beaten for pace and feathers a thin edge through to Buttler for a simple catch.. 127/5
19.2 to PBB Rajapaksa, too hot to handle at 152 kph! Length ball with extra pace lands back of a length on fourth stump, tries to pull over the leg side but it flutters gently to mid-on on the ring. Easy catch.. 140/6
19.6 to C Karunaratne, full on fourth stump at 154 kph, backs away from leg stump to drive over mid-off and instead slices this to deep third man. Hales ranges 10 yards to his left and takes a sharp chest height catch 10 yards in from the rope.. 141/8
8.2 to DM de Silva, holes out to deep midwicket! Hitting to the shorter boundary, but Curran's cutter means he has to generate extra power, and he can't clear Stokes on the rope. Took the catch at head height, feet planted a foot or so in. 72/2
15.3 to P Nissanka, Rashid finally has his first wicket of the tournament! Good length ball on off stump, charges this and doesn't get close to the pitch before heaving it high toward Jordan at long-on. The most valuable sub fielder in the tournament charges 20 yards in from the rope, then grinds to a halt to settle under this and take a straightforward catch at chest height.. 118/4
England  (T: 142 runs from 20 ovs)
c Karunaratne b PWH de Silva28233521121.73
c & b PWH de Silva47304271156.66
not out 42365920116.66
c & b DM de Silva4590080.00
c DM de Silva b Kumara46100066.66
c Shanaka b DM de Silva1580020.00
c Rajitha b Kumara611160054.54
not out 531110166.66
Extras(lb 3, nb 1, w 3)7
TOTAL19.4 Ov (RR: 7.32)144/6
Fall of wickets: 1-75 (Jos Buttler, 7.2 ov), 2-82 (Alex Hales, 9.1 ov), 3-93 (Harry Brook, 10.6 ov), 4-106 (Liam Livingstone, 13.1 ov), 5-111 (Moeen Ali, 14.3 ov), 6-129 (Sam Curran, 17.6 ov)
13.1 to LS Livingstone, length ball on the wide guideline, Livingstone tries to whack this back over the bowler's head but it comes off more of the toe. The ball swirls toward long-on for a basic catch a 10 yards inside the rope at chest height before tumbling forward.. 106/4
17.6 to SM Curran, shuffles across his stumps trying to hook a short ball over fine leg. But it's a slower bouncer and there's not enough pace on the ball to allow Curran to use it to clear the rope. The fielder tracks along the deep fine leg rope and tumbles to his left to hold on to a knee-high chance about a yard in from the rope.. 129/6
7.2 to JC Buttler, fantastic catch at deep midwicket! Heaved across the line but not out of the middle and it gives Karunratne a chance... which he gobbles up in style, running across to his right and diving to bag it at full length. That's given the SL contingent something to toot their papare horns for. 75/1
9.1 to AD Hales, caught and bowled! But that's only half the story... Tossed up and Hales went for the big slog-sweep, through the shot early and virtually cue-ended back to the bowler! He breaks into a wry smile, as if to say 'How did I manage that?' Hasaranga can see the funny side, too, as he celebrates another breakthrough. 82/2
10.6 to HC Brook, full on leg stump, chips this loosely and uppishly low back to Dhananjaya, who dives bends forward in his follow-through to cling onto a superb low catch at ankle height. Didn't even need a dive. Poor from Brook though. All things considered it was a leg-stump half-volley from around the wicket turning into him. Tried to baby the ball instead of giving it a proper whack and pays the price.. 93/3
14.3 to MM Ali, chips this straight to extra cover! This was on the cards with the previous ball, which was a leg-stump half-volley that Moeen dead batted in ultra conservative fashion. Moeen was in a mysterious shell trying to do the opposite of Livingstone and instead of playing shots naturally was quite tentative. This was a fullish length ball on middle stump that may have held in the pitch a touch but the shot was not confident at all. A tentative poke and the ball floats gently to the man in the ring at extra cover at chest height.. 111/5
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  • Sri Lanka innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 54 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 4.5 overs (29 balls), Extras 2
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 78/2 in 9.3 overs (P Nissanka 45, KIC Asalanka 4)
  • P Nissanka: 50 off 33 balls (1 x 4, 4 x 6)
  • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 12.5 overs (77 balls), Extras 2
  • Innings Break: Sri Lanka - 141/8 in 20.0 overs (M Theekshana 0)
  • England innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 70 runs, 0 wicket)
  • England: 50 runs in 4.6 overs (31 balls), Extras 3
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 31 balls (JC Buttler 25, AD Hales 22, Ex 3)
  • Over 5.5: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - P Wilson, Batter - AD Hales (Struck down)
  • Drinks: England - 82/2 in 9.1 overs (BA Stokes 4)
  • England: 100 runs in 12.2 overs (75 balls), Extras 3
  • Total Attendance: 24,250
Sydney Cricket Ground
TossSri Lanka, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Match numberT20I no. 1867
Match days5 November 2022 - night (20-over match)
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsEngland 2, Sri Lanka 0
Win Probability
ENG 100%
100%50%100%SL InningsENG Innings

Over 20 • ENG 144/6

England won by 4 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
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