Angelo Mathews hit a patient fifty before veteran pacer Lasith Malinga returned with a sensational four-wicket haul as Sri Lanka stunned hosts and tournament favourites England by 20 runs in a low-scoring thriller at Headingley, Leeds to keep their ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 semifinal hopes alive on Friday. Electing to bat, Lanka managed a modest 232 for nine, riding on an unbeaten 115-ball 85 by Mathews. The 1996 champions then returned to dismiss England for 212 in 47 overs despite Ben Stokes' brilliant unbeaten 82 off 89 to register only their second win in this tournament. Get the highlights and score of ENG vs SL match here.
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10:49 PM IST: What a result from Leeds. Lasith Malinga takes four wickets to lead an embattled Sri Lankan side to produce the shock of the tournament. Ben Stokes remained unbeaten on 82 off 89 balls as he waged a lone battle against. But that patient knock from Angelo Mathews needs special mention. It gave Lanka the runs to launch an all-out attack. And they did, in some style.
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10:40 PM IST: Nuwan Pradeep on with his last over. A dot, then Ben Stokes hits back-to-back fours to long-on and fine leg. Stokes plays the fourth ball to sweeper cover, but no run taken. A single off the fifth ball. And mark Wood nicks the last ball of the over. And Sri Lanka win by 20 runs. ENG-212 all out (46.6 overs).
10:35 PM IST: Isuru Udana on with his eighth over. Ben Stokes hits the first two balls for sixes, over long-on and long-off. A dot then, Stokes takes a double. Desperate running between the wickets. A single off the fifth ball. A solid block from Mark Wood. 15 runs from the over. ENG-203/9 after 46 overs. They need 30 from 24.
10:30 M IST: Lasith Malinga on with his last over. Ben Stokes gets a life. He flicks the fifth ball and Kusal Mendis attempts a diving catch, but the ball falls just short of him at backward square leg. Two runs from the over, with Stokes taking a single to keep the strike. ENG-188/9 after 45 overs. They need 45 from 30. Malinga's figures: 10-1-43-4.
10:24 PM IST: Isuru Udana continues. And a slower delivery does the trick. Jofra Archer holes out at long-on, catch taken by Thisara Perera. FoW-186/9 (43.4). Mark Wood is the last man for England. One run from the over. ENG-186/9 after 44 overs. They need 47 runs from 36 balls. What a turn around.
10:18 PM IST: Lasith Malinga returns for his penultimate over. Just two runs from it. ENG-185/8 after 43 overs. They need 48 runs from 42 balls.
10:12 PM IST: Isuru Udana into the attack. Five runs from his sixth over. ENG-183/8 after 42 overs. They need 50 from 48 overs.
What an over! Dhananjaya de Silva leaves England reeling. AP Photo
10:07 PM IST: Dhananjaya de Silva on with his eighth over. What an over. Kusal Perera takes two stunning catches behind the wicket to dismiss both Chris Woakes and Adil Rashid. Jofra Archer is the new man. Two runs from the over. ENG-178/8 after 41 overs.
Waging a lone battle. Ben Stokes at his controlled best. AP Photo
10:00 PM IST: Nuwan Pradeep on with his ninth over. Chris Woakes takes a single off the first ball, then Ben Stokes gets another streaky four, past the wicket-keeper. Second fifty for him, in 61 balls with the help of five fours and two sixes. Five runs from the over. ENG-176/6 after 40 overs. They need another 57 runs from 59 balls.
9:55 PM IST: Dhananjaya de Silva on with his seventh over. A dot and a six over deep square leg. That's almost a four. Needed confirmation. Then, Moeen (16 off 20) perishes, going for the glory. Caught at long-off by Isuru Udana. FoW-170/6 (38.3 overs). Chris Woakes is the new man. Seven runs from the over. ENG-171/6 after 39 overs. They need 62 from 66.
9:50 PM IST: Thisara Perera continues. Singles off the first two balls. Moeen Ali fails to control his lofted drive off the third ball, but it lands safely at deep backward point, and a double. A dot and Perera asks the slip fielder to come out. Another dot as Ali finds the mid-off fielder. A single to end the over. Five runs from the over. ENG-164/5 after 38 overs. They need 69 from 72 balls.
9:45 PM IST: Dhananjaya de Silva returns for his sixth over. Five runs from the over. ENG-159/5 after 37 overs. They need 74 runs from 78 balls.
9:42 PM IST: Thisara Perera on with his seventh over. Moeen Ali plays the last ball to sweeper cover for a single. Three runs from the overs, singles off alternate deliveries. ENG-154/5 after 36 overs. They need 79 more runs.
9:34 PM IST: Lasith Malinga continues. Three singles from his eighth over. ENG-151/5 after 35 overs. They need 82 runs from 90 balls.
9:34 PM IST: Thisara Perera on with his sixth over. Ben Stokes times to perfection to get a four off the second ball, to deep midwicket. Four runs from the over. ENG-148/5 after 34 overs. They 85 more runs.
Gather around the champ! Lasith Malinga reviving Lankan hopes. AP Photo
9:31 PM IST: Lasith Malinga on, and he almost had Jos Buttler. Ball falls just short of silly mid-on. Buttler then hits the second ball for a four. A controlled pull shot behind square. And gets the big wicket. Another LBW. Root made 10 off nine. FoW-144/5 (32.3). Moeen Ali is the new man. Four runs from the over. Malinga's figures so far: 7-1-36-4. ENG-144/5 after 33 overs. They need 89 more runs.
9:19 PM IST: Thisara Perera returns for his fifth over. Five singles and Ben Stokes gets a streaky four, past the wicketkeeper. Nine runs from the over. Stokes is on 38 off 43. ENG-140/4 after 32 overs. They need another 93 runs. Drinks.
Technology playing its part! Joe Root stood his ground but finally had to leave. AP Photo
9:15 PM IST: Lasith Malinga returns. And he strikes. Joe Root caught behind, a little tickle. And wicketkeeper Kusal Perera's insistence paid off. Reviewed and returned positive. 50th World Cup wicket for Malinga. FoW-127/4 (30.3 overs). Joe Root is the new man. Five runs from the over. #ENG-131/4 after 31 overs.
9:07 PM IST: Jeevan Mendis continues. Four singles from his third over. ENG-126/3 after 30 overs. They need another 107 runs. Joe Root and Ben Stokes have added 53 runs in 68 balls.
9:04 PM IST: Miserly Nuwan Pradeep returns. Five singles from his eighth over. ENG-122/3 after 29 overs. They need 111 more runs.
9:00 PM IST: Jeevan Mendis on with his second over. Big over for England. 14 runs from it, with Ben Stokes hitting the first and fourth balls for sixes. ENG-117/3 after 28 overs. They need 116 more runs.
8:56 PM IST: Nuwan Pradeep returns. Seven runs from his seventh over. Ben Stokes hits the fourth ball for a four to square leg. ENG-103/3 after 27 overs.
Rock solid! Joe Root blunting Lankan attack. AP Photo.
8:52 PM IST: Bowling change. Jeevan Mendis, leg-spinner, on. Five singles from his first over. With a single off the last ball, Joe Root reaches his fifty, in 78 balls. 33rd ODI fifty and fifth 50+ score in this World Cup. #ENG-96/3 after 26 overs.
8:47 PM IST: Isuru Udana on with his fifth over. A huge LBW shout against Ben Stokes off the second ball. But the ball is a little high. Umpire unmoved. Three runs from the over. ENG-91/3 after 25 overs. They need another 142 runs, and Joe Root in unbeaten on 47 off 74 balls.
8:42 PM IST: Dhananjaya de Silva on with his fifth over. He almost gets the big wicket of Joe Root. But the return ball just falls short of him. Three singles from the over. ENG-88/3 after 24 overs.
8:39 PM IST: Isuru Udana continues with his fourth over. Ben Stokes hits the fourth ball for a four, through square leg. Four runs from the over. ENG-85/3 after 23 overs. They need another 148 runs.
8:36 PM IST: Dhananjaya de Silva returns. Four singles from his fourth over. Ben Stokes finally open his account, with a single off the third ball. His knock will be important. ENG-81/3 after 22 overs.
8:33 PM IST: Another brilliant over from Isuru Udana. A single, off the fifth ball. ENG-77/3 after 21 overs. They need 156 runs and it looks like a mountain for England. 19 runs and a wicket in the last five overs.
8:30 PM IST: Thisara Perera continues. Three runs from the over. Ben Stokes yet to open his account after facing six balls. ENG-76/3 after 20 overs.
Cheer up, mate. Isuru Udana not moved. AP Photo
8:25 PM IST: Isuru Udana on with his second over. Three singles, then Udana takes a stunning reflex catch on the follow through to send Eoin Morgan (21 off 35) back. FoW-73/3 (18.4 overs). Ben Stokes is the new man. Three runs from the over. ENG-73/3 after 19 overs.
8:19 PM IST: Thisara Perera resumes the proceedings after Drinks. Two singles, off the fourth and fifth balls. ENG-70/2 after 18 overs. They need 163 more runs.
8:13 PM IST: Bowling change for Sri Lanka. Isuru Udana, left-arm fast medium pacer, on. A single and Eoin Morgan hits the second ball for a four, to fine leg. First boundary after seven overs. Then another four off the last ball. Joe Root clips it over mid-on fielder. 10 runs from the over. ENG-68/2 after 17 overs. Drinks.
8:07 PM IST: Thisara Perera continues. Five runs from the over -- Three singles and a double. ENG-58/2 after 16 overs. Joe Root and Eoin Morgan have added 32 runs in 55 balls.
Joe Root and Eoin Morgan get ready for a long-haul flight. AP Photo
8:03 PM IST: Dhananjaya de Silva on with his third over. Another probing over from the spinner. Three singles. ENG-53/2 after 15 overs. England need another 180 runs. And they are ready for a protracted fight.
8:01 PM IST: Another bowling change for Sri Lanka. Thisara Perera, right-arm fast medium pacer, on. Three singles from the over. ENG-50/2 after 14 overs.
7:57 PM IST: Dhananjaya de Silva continues. Five runs from the over. ENG-47/2 after 13 overs. 21 runs from the last five overs. They need 186 more runs.
7:54 PM IST: Nuwan Pradeep continues. Five dots to Joe Root, then a single off the last ball, to sweeper cover. Pradeep's figures so far: 6-1-12-0. ENG-42/2 after 12 overs.
7:51 PM IST: Bowling change. Dhananjaya de Silva, offspinner, on. Three runs from his first over. ENG-41/2 after 11 overs.
7:47 PM IST: Nuwan Pradeep continues. He almost gets Joe Root off the fourth ball. And angled delivery manages to get a thick edged but the ball just lands in front of the second slip. Three runs from the over, including a very tight wide for height over Eoin Morgan. ENG-38/2 after 10 overs.
Record Alert! This is England's second-lowest powerplay score at home since 2015. Lowest is 34/4 against Australia at Manchester in 2018.
7:42 PM IST: Lasith Malinga continues. Eoin Morgan hits the first ball for a four through cover, then a single off the third. Joe Root plays a straight drive for a four to end the over. Nine runs from the over. ENG-35/2 after nine overs.
7:37 PM IST: Nuwan Pradeep backs up Lasith Malinga's wicket-taking over with a maiden, to Joe Root.
Doing what he does best! Lasith Malinga takes two early wickets. AP Photo
7:33 PM IST: Lasith Malinga continues. James Vince takes a double off the first ball, to backward square, then back-to-back fours, to long-off and to cow-corner. A dot then, Malinga gets the wicket. He had Vince (14 off 18) caught at slip by Kusal Mendis. Good catch. FoW-26/2 (6.5 overs). Eoin Morgan, fresh from his record-breaking innings against Afghanistan, joins Joe Root in the centre. 10 runs from the over. ENG-26/2 after seven overs.
7:26 PM IST: Nuwan Pradeep continues. Just a single from his third over. SL-15/1 after six overs. They need 217 runs more.
7:23 PM IST: Lasith Malinga on with his third over. Five runs -- a single and two doubles -- from the over. ENG-15/1 after five overs.
7:19 PM IST: Nuwan Pradeep continues. Joe Root plays a well-timed cover drive off the back-foot for a four. First of the innings. Pradeep almost had Root. The England Test captain played a front-foot drive and ball almost carried to short cover fielder. Six runs from the over. ENG-10/1 after four overs.
7:15 PM IST: Lasith Malinga continues. A maiden over to James Vince. A mixture of everything -- spin, yorkers and what not.
7:11 PM IST: Nuwan Pradeep, right-arm fast medium pacer, shares the new ball with legendary Lasith Malinga. Just a single, off the second ball. Joe Root decides to bid his time, four dots. ENG-4/1 after two overs.
I wasn't ready! First ball duck for Jonny Bairstow. AP Photo
7:06 PM IST: Lasith Malinga starts the second half proceedings. James Vince gets a single off the first ball, and big wicket. Jonny Bairstow, trapped in front. Reviewed and umpire's call. Just enough to clip the left stump. FoW-1/1 (0.2). Joe Root is the new man. Three runs from the over. ENG-1/3.
6:37 PM IST: Nothing much to talk about Sri Lankan innings. The lost both the openers early in the innings, after winning what many considered to be a batting top. Avishka Fernando, playing his first match of the World Cup, tried to give the much-needed impetus but failed after a quick-fire 49 off 39. Then experienced Angelo Mathews played a laborious, unbeaten innings of 85 off 115 to drag the team to 232/9.
Will it be enough against a rampant England batting line up, featuring some of the best strikers today?
Pacers Jofra Archer and Marc Wood were brilliant, getting three wickets apiece, and Adil Rashid contributed with two scalps. Chris Woakes got one.
After a good day's work. AP Photo
6:28 PM IST: Jofra Archer on with the last over. Angelo Mathews hits the first ball for a six, over mid-wicket. Archer responds with a yorker. Dot. Another dot. Mathews plays the fourth ball to long-on for a double. A dot, then another dot to end the innings. Eight runs from the over. Archer's figures: 10-2-52-3. SL-232/9 with Mathews unbeaten on 85 off 115.
6:24 PM IST: Mark Wood on with his eighth over. He cleans up Lasith Malinga's left stump (1 off 5). FoW220/3 (48.3 overs). Nuwan Pradeep is the new man. Bouncer and yorkers from Woods. Four overs from the over. SL-224/9 after 49 overs.
6:18 PM IST: Jofra Archer on with his ninth over. Angelo Mathews hits the last ball for a four. Beautifully played over the wicket-keeper's head. Six runs from the over. SL-220/8 after 48 overs.
Deadly Dou! Jofra Archer and Mark Wood. AP Photo
6:13 PM IST: Mark Wood on with his seventh over. He gets the better of Isuru Udana (6 off 4), caught at mid-on by Joe Root. FoW-209/8 (46.4 overs). Lasith Malinga is the new man. 11 runs from the over, with Angelo Mathews hitting the third and fifth balls for fours. SL-214/8 after 47 overs.
6:08 PM IST: Jofra Archer on with his eighth over. And he gets another. Thisara Perera (2 off 6) out, caught at third man by Adil Rashid. FoW-200/7 (45.4). Now Archer is the joint-leading wicket-taker along with Mitchell Starc. 15 each. Six runs from the over. SL-203/7 after 46 overs.
6:02 PM IST: Mark Wood on with his sixth over. Five runs from it -- a double and three singles. SL-197/6 after 45 overs. Angelo Mathews has face 97 balls for his 61.
5:57 PM IST: Jofra Archer on with his seventh over. Gets his second wicket. Joe Root takes a stunning catch at mid-on to send Dhananjaya de Silva (29 off 47) back. FoW-190/6 (43.3). Thisara Perera is the new man. Four singles from the over. SL-192/6 after 44 overs.
5:52 PM IST: Mark Wood returns. Five runs from his fifth over. SL-188/5 after 43 overs. 24 runs from the last five overs. A 55-run stand for Angelo Mathews and Dhananjaya de Silva in 13.1 overs.
5:48 PM IST: Jofra Archer returns. Three runs from his 42nd over. SL-183/4 after 42 overs.
Laborious Angelo Mathews. AP Photo
5:44 PM IST: Joe Root continues. Angelo Mathews hits the fifth ball for a four to fine leg to bring up his fifty. 84 balls and three fours. Nine runs from the over. SL-180/5 after 41 overs.
5:40 PM IST: Adil Rashid on with his last over. He almost bowls Angelo Mathews with a brilliant legbreak. Mathews on the floor, but a relook at the stumping. He's safe. Wild swing from Mathews for a single, long-on. Dhananjaya de Silva puts all his energy into his shot, but the ball only reaches mid-on, and two runs from it. Three dots to end the spell. Three runs from the over. Rashid's figures: 2/45. SL-171/5 after 40 overs.
5:36 PM IST: Part-timer Joe Root, off-spin, into the attack. Four singles from the over. SL-168/5 after 39 overs. 16 runs from the last five overs.
5:33 PM IST: Adil Rashid on with his ninth over. Four singles from the over. Rashid almost gets his third, but Jos Buttler fails to take a tough catch behind the wicket. Dhananjaya de Silva lucky. SL-164/5 after 38 overs.
Tidy Spell From Landmark Man, Moeen Ali. AP Photo
5:30 PM IST: Two singles from Moeen Ali's last over in his 100th ODI. His figures: 0/40. SL-160/5 after 37 overs.
5:27 PM IST: Adil Rashid continues. Four singles from his eighth over. SL-158/5 after 36 overs. 20 runs from the last five overs.
5:22 PM IST: Moeen Ali on with his ninth over. Two runs from it. SL 154/5 after 35 overs. Drinks.
5:19 PM IST: Adil Rashid continues. Dhananjaya de Silva takes a double off the third ball, to backward point. The over ends with a four to deep mid-wicket, hit by Dhananjaya. Six runs from the over. SL-152/5 after 34 overs.
5:16 PM IST: Moeen Ali on with his eighth over. Five runs from it -- three singles and a double. SL-146/5 after 33 overs.
5:13 PM IST: Another tidy over from Adil Rashid. Three singles. SL-141/5 after 32 overs.
5:10 PM IST: Moeen Ali continues. Three runs from the over. SL-138/5 after 31 overs. 23 runs and two wickets in the last five overs.
How can I miss out on a hat-trick? AP Photo
5:07 PM IST: Adil Rashid continues. Angelo Mathews hits the first ball for a four long-off. A single to rotate the strike. A dot then the wicket of Kusal Mendis (46 off 68). Brilliant take at mid-off by Eoin Morgan. FoW-133/4 (29.4). 71-run stand broken. Then another wicket. New man Jeevan Mendis gone. Caught and bowled. But no hat-trick as Dhananjaya de Silva plays it to cover. Seven runs from the over. SL-135/5 after 30 overs.
5:01 PM IST: Moeen Ali on with his sixth over. Three dots to Kusal Mendis. He survived a tough caught behind chance. Too low for Jos Buttler to go for the catch. A single off the fourth ball, to mid-wicket. A wide, then a single. A dot to end the over. Three runs from the over. SL-128/3 after 29 overs.
4:58 PM IST: Adil Rashid continues. A dot to Angelo Mathews, then a double, followed by four singles. Six runs from the over. Six runs from it. SL-125/3 after 28 overs. 27 runs from the last five overs.
4:54 PM IST: Some turn on offer for the spinner as against the tradition at Headingley. Moeen Ali on with his fifth over. Three singles, then a dot to Angelo Mathews. Then another. A single to end the over. Four singles from it. SL-119/3 after 27 overs.
4:51 PM IST: Adil Rashid on with his third over. Just a single, off the second ball. SL-115/3 after 26 overs.
4:49 PM IST: Moeen Ali on with his fourth over. A single, then Kusal Mendis plays the second ball to deep square leg and good stop from Jonny Bairstow. A dot then another double to the same area. Another double, this time to backward point. A single to end the over. Eight runs from the over. SL-114/3 at the half-way mark. 50-runs stand for Mendis and Angelo Mathews.
4:46 PM IST: Adil Rashid continues. Three dots and a four off the fourth ball, hit by Angelo Mathews to long-on. A single to end the over. SL-106/3 after 24 overs.
4:43 PM IST: Moeen Ali on with his third over. Six balls, six singles. SL-98/3 after 23 overs.
4:40 PM IST: Bowling change. Adil Rashid, leg spinner, on. Five singles from it. SL-92/3 after 22 overs.
4:36 PM IST: Moeen Ali on with his second over. Three dot balls to Angelo Mathews. Then a double to backward point. A single to end the over. Three runs from the over. SL-87/3 after 21 overs.
4:34 PM IST: Ben Stokes on with his fifth over. Two dots to Angelo Mathews, then a single to square leg. A dot then, Kumal Mendis hits a four to long-off. A dot to end the over. Five runs from it. SL-84/3 after 20 overs.
4:30 PM IST: Spin on. Moeen Ali, off-spinner, gets his first over in his 100th ODI match. Four singles from the over. SL-79/3 after 19 overs.
4:27 PM IST: Ben Stokes on with his fourth over. Just a single, off the fourth ball. SL-75/3 after 18 overs. Stokes' figures so far: 4-0-11-0.
4:23 PM IST: Mark Wood continues. He takes a tumble after delivering the first ball, a single. Another single off the fourth ball. Two runs from the over. SL-74/3 after 17 overs.
4:15 PM IST: Ben Stokes on with his third over. Kusal Mendis hits the first ball for a four through extra cover. Crunching drive. Two more singles, off the third and sixth balls. SL-72/3 after 16 overs. 16 runs and one wicket in the last five overs. Drinks.
4:10 PM IST: Mark Wood on with his third over. Kusal Mendis takes a double off the first ball, to third man. A single off the next ball. That's all. Three runs from the over. SL-66/3 after 15 overs.
4:06 PM IST: Ben Stokes continues. Another brilliant over from the big all-rounder. One single. SL-63/3 after 14 overs. 26 runs and a single in the last five overs.
What have I done? AP Photo
4:01 PM IST: Mark Wood continues. Avishka Fernando (49 off 39) gives a dolly to Adil Rashid at third man. FoW-62/3 (12.5 overs). What was he thinking? Lofting the ball as if giving some catching practice. Angelo Mathews is the new man. Three runs from the over. SL-62/3 after 13 overs.
3:55 PM IST: Double bowling change. Ben Stokes, right-arm fast-medium pacer, on. Very good start. Just three singles. SL-59/2 after 12 overs.
3:51 PM IST: Bowling change. Mark Wood, right-arm fast, gets his first over. Avishka Fernando hits the last ball for a four, to the third man. Eight runs from the over. SL-56/2 after 11 runs.
3:46 PM IST: Jofra Archer on with his fifth ball. And he's getting some stick from Avishka Fernando. Four and six off the fourth and fifth balls. New balls summoned. Fernando is already on 41 off 30. After a slight delay, Joffra on with his last ball of the over. A yorker, and Joe Root at the slip even got something to appeal about. 11 runs from the over. SL-48/2 after 10 overs.
How's the shot, bowler? AP Photo
3:41 PM IST: Chris Woakes on with his fifth over. Avishka Fernando hits the second ball for a four. A controlled pull shot over square leg. Six runs from the over. SL-37/2 after nine overs.
3:37 PM IST: Brilliant response from Jofra Archer. After leaking 14 in his previous over, the pacer gets a maiden, his second today. Kusal Mendis giving respect to Archer. SL-31/2 after eight overs.
3:34 PM IST: Chris Woakes continues. Avishka Fernando hits the fifth ball for a four. Brilliant punch off the back foot. Seven runs from the over. SL-31/2 after seven overs.
3:30 PM IST: A whiff of fresh air for Sri Lanka. Avishka Fernando takes on Jofra Archer, one of the world's finest. Two fours, off the second and sixth balls, and a six off the fifth. 14 runs from the over. SL-24/2 after six overs.
3:25 PM IST: Chris Woakes on with his third over. Two singles and two doubles, with Lankan batsmen getting involved in some good running between the wickets. SL-1/2 after five overs.
3:20 PM IST: Brilliant over from Jofra Archer. A maiden, to Avishka Fernando.
Openers walking back. AP Photos
3:16 PM IST: Avishka Fernando is the new man for Sri Lanka. Chris Woakes continues. A dot to Kusal Perera, and wicket. Perera caught at third man by Moeen Ali. FoW-3/2 (2.2 overs). Kusal Mendis is the new man. Three runs from the over. SL-4/2 after three overs.
3:10 PM IST: Jofra Archer, right-arm fast medium, shares the new ball with Chris Woakes. And the Barbados-born strikes. He had Dimuth Karunaratne (1 off 8) caught behind. FoW-3/1 (1.6 overs).
The TROPHY. AP Photo
3:05 PM IST: Chris Woakes, right-arm fast, opens the proceedings. First ball to Sri Lankan captain Dimuth Karunaratne. Three dots, then a couple of singles. Two runs from the over. Kusal Perera is Karunaratne's opening partner.
2:37 PM IST:
Two changes for Sri Lanka, Jeevan and Avishka in for Lahiru and Milinda. England are unchanged.
England: James Vince, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Jos Buttler (wk), Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood
Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Kusal Perera (wk), Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Isuru Udana, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Pradeep
2:34 PM IST: Sri Lanka win toss, bat first against England.
2:25 PM IST: According to Wasim Akram, it's a 'batting day' in England. Lots of runs coming.
2:15 PM IST: One thing that Lankans can learn from their Asian neighbours Bangladesh is -- never to give up. They have different pedigree, but the Tigers are making all the right noises while the Lions seem to have forgotten to roar.
1:55 PM IST: It will be a tough ask for Lanka. England have won their last six ODIs at the venue, including a 54-run win over Pakistan in a high-scoring match last month.
1:47 PM IST: As things stand now, England are placed third with eight points (four wins from five games). Their only blemish being the loss to Pakistan. But Lankans are in the mid-table, sixth with four points (one win and two washouts). They lost New Zealand and Australia.
1:38 PM IST:
So, what are the chances of Lankan's pulling off a win against England? Read our preview HERE
1:30 PM IST: Here's one big news
. Big names in Indian cricket like Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly have been told to choose between commentary, BCCI or IPL.
Sri Lanka have four points with one win so far, that too against Afghanistan in what was a tense battle for them. The other two points that they have in their kitty are because of the washouts against Pakistan and Bangladesh.
In contrast, England have been in sublime form, winning four of their five matches and have eight points. They are especially dangerous with the bat as they have posted 300-plus scores in four of those five games -- two of them being 386/6 against Bangladesh
and 397/6 against Afghanistan
In their last game against Australia, Sri Lanka suffered a 87-run loss
at the Kennington Oval in London and therefore, it would need an extraordinary performance from Dimuth Karunaratne's men to get past an in-form English side.
Four English batsmen -- Joe Root (367), Eoin Morgan (249), Jonny Bairstow (218) and Jason Roy (215) -- are among the 10 highest-scoring batsmen in the ongoing tournament so far.
In their last match against Afghanistan, Morgan ran amok producing one of the best knocks in World Cup history -- a 71-ball knock of 148, which included a record 17 sixes
Lasith Malinga and Nuwan Pradeep would require to deliver an out of the box performance to stop England from going berserk in Leeds.Key Facts
Eoin Morgan needs 92 runs to become first England and 13th skipper overall to complete 4000 runs in ODIs. He has 3928 runs at an average of 46.76 in 96 innings of 105 matches.
Sri Lanka have won just two matches out of last eight in World Cup. Their victories came against Scotland at Hobart in 2015 and against Afghanistan at Cardiff in 2019.
After enjoying a six-match winning streak versus Sri Lanka in ODIs, England lost by 219 runs on the DLS method the last time the sides met in October 2018
England and Sri Lanka have two wins apiece in ODIs they have contested at Headingley.Key Quotes
"Obviously, it means a lot. To play 100 games for England, ODI games, it's a dream. I never thought in my wildest dreams that I would get close to it so it's an amazing feeling," England all-rounder Moeen Ali.
"England is the best batting line-up against the spinners in the world. If you take the Asian countries, I think England are playing [spin] even better than them. We know that we need to restrict them to less than 300, we have a couple of plans against the batsmen and we will try to use them in the middle," Sri Lanka captain Dimtuh Karunaratne.Squads
Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Dhananjaya de Silva, Nuwan Pradeep, Avishka Fernando, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews, Kusal Mendis, Jeevan Mendis, Kusal Perera, Thisara Perera, Milinda Siriwardana, Lahiru Thirimanne, Isuru Udana, Jeffrey Vandersay.
England: Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, James Vince, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.
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