England secured semi-final with fourth win

England won the toss and elected to bat first. The Sri Lankans’ sixth-wicket partnership was bowled out for 19 in 19 overs when the hosts succumbed to a series of scary moments at the England camp.

Charitha Asalanka and Bhanuka Rajapaksa tried to score fast but both lost their wickets quickly. Asalanka scored 21 and Rajapaksa 26 off the lowest balls.
Falling to 76/5, Sri Lanka looked set to keep their chances alive later in the match. Vanindu Hasaranga and skipper Dasun Shanaka fell for the sixth wicket as Sri Lanka came close to scoring for England.
The team scored 53 off 36 balls. Sri Lanka were bowled out for 35 off 19 balls by Vanindu Hasaranga, who scored 34 off 21 balls. Sri Lanka’s hopes were dashed soon after when captain Dasun Shanaka (26) was sent off.

For England, Moin Ali, Adil Rashid and Chris Jordan took two wickets each.

England Innings

BatterRunsBalls4s6sMinsSR
Roy b Hasaranga96109150
Buttlernot out 1016766104150.75
Malan b Chameera68101875
Bairstowlbwb Hasaranga010040
Morgan b Hasaranga40361367111.11
M Alinot out 1200850
Extras0nb 5w 0b 1lb6     
Total(20.0 overs)163-for4wickets     

BowlerOversMaidensRunsWicketsEcon
Chameera4043110.75
Hasaranga402135.25
Kumara4044011
Theekshana401303.25
C Karunaratne201708.5
Shanaka2024012
Fall of WicketBatter
13-1 (1.2 overs)Roy
34-2 (4.6 overs)Malan
35-3 (5.2 overs)Bairstow
147-4 (18.2 overs)Morgan

Sri Lanka Innings

BatterRunsBalls4s6sMinsSR
Nissankarun out (Morgan) 11003100
K Pererac Morganb Rashid79002477.78
Asalankac M Alib Rashid21163113131.25
Avishka Fernandolbwb Jordan1314102592.86
Rajapaksac Royb Woakes26182232144.44
Shanakarun out (Buttler) 26252155104
Hasarangac subb Livingstone34213135161.9
C Karunaratnec Royb M Ali0200130
Chameerac Malanb Jordan44107100
Theekshanac Jordanb M Ali22007100
Kumaranot out 1200450
Extras0nb 1w 0b 1lb2     
Total(19.0 overs)137 all out

BowlerOversMaidensRunsWicketsEcon
M Ali301525
Woakes2.3025110
Rashid401924.75
Jordan402426
Livingstone403418.5
Mills1.3019012.67
Fall of WicketBatter
1-1 (0.3 overs)Nissanka
24-2 (3.3 overs)Asalanka
34-3 (5.1 overs)K Perera
57-4 (8.3 overs)Avishka Fernando
76-5 (10.5 overs)Rajapaksa
129-6 (16.5 overs)Hasaranga
130-7 (17.2 overs)Shanaka
134-8 (17.6 overs)Chameera
134-9 (18.2 overs)C Karunaratne
137-10 (18.6 overs)Theekshana

EnglandSri Lanka
Jason RoyPathum Nissanka
Jos Buttler(wk)Kusal Perera(wk)
Dawid MalanCharith Asalanka
Jonny BairstowBhanuka Rajapaksa
Eoin Morgan(c)Avishka Fernando
Liam LivingstoneWanindu Hasaranga
Moeen AliDasun Shanaka(c)
Chris WoakesChamika Karunaratne
Chris JordanDushmantha Chameera
Adil RashidMaheesh Theekshana
Tymal MillsLahiru Kumara

Start Time:14:00
Toss:Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to field
Venue:Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Officials:Adrian Holdstock, Rodney Tucker, Joel Wilson, Nitin Menon, David Boon

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