Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews script memorable World Cup win for Sri Lanka against England to boost semi-final chances

Here are the best photos from Sri Lanka's memorable win against England in the ICC Cricket World Cup.

FirstCricket Staff June 22, 2019 14:26:28 IST
Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews script memorable World Cup win for Sri Lanka against England to boost semi-final chances
Lasith Malinga Angelo Mathews script memorable World Cup win for Sri Lanka against England to boost semifinal chances

Lasith Malinga destroyed England's batting lineup with his fiery figures of 4-43, as Sri Lanka won their World Cup encounter by 20 runs in Leeds on Friday. AP

Lasith Malinga Angelo Mathews script memorable World Cup win for Sri Lanka against England to boost semifinal chances

England's jofra Archer celebrates the dismissal of Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne. England got off to a positive start, dismissing the skipper for just one run in the third over. Reuters

 

Lasith Malinga Angelo Mathews script memorable World Cup win for Sri Lanka against England to boost semifinal chances

Sri Lanka's Avishka Fernando played a fine knock of 49 but missed out on what would have been his first half-century against England. The 21-year-old had scored 74 runs against Scotland in May. Reuters

Lasith Malinga Angelo Mathews script memorable World Cup win for Sri Lanka against England to boost semifinal chances

Sri Lanka's Angelo Mathews played a knock of 85, which included building a crucial partnership of 71 with Kusal Mendis for the fourth wicket. AP

Lasith Malinga Angelo Mathews script memorable World Cup win for Sri Lanka against England to boost semifinal chances

England's Mark Wood is a happy man after dismissing Sri Lanka's Isuuru Udana. Wood finished with figures of 3/40, as the hosts restricted the Lankans to 232-9.  AP

Lasith Malinga Angelo Mathews script memorable World Cup win for Sri Lanka against England to boost semifinal chances

England's Joe Root walks back after being dismissed for 57. On a rare instance when England's strong batting line-up failed, Root and Ben Stokes' knocks were the only positives for the hosts.

Lasith Malinga Angelo Mathews script memorable World Cup win for Sri Lanka against England to boost semifinal chances

Ben Stokes kept England's hopes alive with an unbeaten knock of 82, while the hosts kept losing wickets at the other end. His knock comnsisted of seven fours and four sixes. AP

Lasith Malinga Angelo Mathews script memorable World Cup win for Sri Lanka against England to boost semifinal chances

Dhananjaya de Silva celebrates the dismissal of Adil Rashid. England were reeling at 178-8 after the dismissal as the match headed for a thrilling finish. Reuters

Lasith Malinga Angelo Mathews script memorable World Cup win for Sri Lanka against England to boost semifinal chances

Sri Lanka cricketers celebrate after beating England by 20 runs in their World Cup encounter. This was England's second loss, whereas the Islanders boosted their semi-final hopes yet again. AP

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