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Sri Lanka vs England T20: England win by 30 runs

England beat Sri Lanka by 30 runs in a lone twenty20 international on Saturday.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: October 28, 2018 1:07:27 am
Sri Lanka vs England Live Cricket Score 2nd ODI Live Streaming Sri Lanka were beaten by  England. (Source: AP)

England opening batsman Jason Roy led a charmed life to smash 69 off 36 balls before leg-spin duo Joe Denly and Adil Rashid shared seven wickets to lead the tourists to a 30-run win over Sri Lanka in a lone twenty20 international on Saturday. England, who won the five-match one-day international series 3-1 against the hosts, posted 187-8 in their rain-interrupted innings after being put in to bat first. Sri Lanka lost the top half of their batting to the England spinners with just 77 on the board and were finally all out for 157 on the last ball of their innings.

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Sri Lanka vs England T20: Highlights

23:30 (IST)27 Oct 2018
England win

All over! Sri Lanka have been bowled out for 157. England win the match by a comprehensive margin of 30 runs.

23:07 (IST)27 Oct 2018
Jordan strikes twice

Jordan strikes twice in an over. First to go is Udana. 1 ball later Aponso is clean bowled. Sri Lanka are staring at defeat. SL- 119/8 in 16 ovs.  Sri Lanka need 69 runs in 24 balls

22:58 (IST)27 Oct 2018

OUT! Dasun Shanaka departs for 10. The batsman goes for the big hit but the slower ball does the trick. Plunkett strikes. SL- 110/6 Sri Lanka need 78 runs in 31 balls

22:34 (IST)27 Oct 2018

Kamindu Mendis' stay at the crease comes to an end. Adil Rashid picks up another wicket. LBW! Dhananjaya de Silva is gone for 17. Sri Lanka sink further. Sri Lanka- 77/5

22:26 (IST)27 Oct 2018

Chandimal goes for the big hit and he is out. Adil Rashid gets his man. A wonderful shot but goes straight to the deep-backward point fielder. Lankans lose their third wicket. SL- 49/3

22:11 (IST)27 Oct 2018
Sri Lanka resume

Kusal Mendis departs early. He is out for 1. Dickwella departs soon after with the scorecard on 16. Fom thereon Chandimal and De Silva bat with purpose to take the scoreboard to 37/2 at the end of powerplay 

21:41 (IST)27 Oct 2018
England innings ends

England ends their innings on 189/7. At one point it seemed that England would soar past 200 but Malinga's lae strikes inspired a fine comeback from the Islanders. 46 runs came off the last 6 overs while 4 wickets also fell. Stay tuned for Lankan chase.  

21:35 (IST)27 Oct 2018
England resume

England resume after the break and are on the attack immediately. Ali with a couple of strikes but falls with the scoreboard on 145.

20:45 (IST)27 Oct 2018

Covers coming off, Play to resume at 9 pm. No loss of overs

20:12 (IST)27 Oct 2018
Play stopped!

Play has been stopped due to heavy rain. Covers are coming on and the players retreat. Bn Stokes and Moeen Ali were at the crease when inclement weather conditions forced them to go back  ENG- 113/4

19:58 (IST)27 Oct 2018

England surged past the 100 run mark - but they've suffered a setback. Jason Roy reviews a caught-behind appeal. There's a spike on UltraEdge and the on-field call stays. He is out for 69. ENG- 107/4. 

19:44 (IST)27 Oct 2018
Ambidextrous Spinner

Kamindu Mendis comes on. And a rare sight. Left-arm spin against Jason Roy Right-arm spin against Ben Stokes Just 3 runs off his first over in international cricket.

19:33 (IST)27 Oct 2018

First to go is Jos Buttler after which Alex Hales is out for 4. Two wickets for Aponso and England are 59/2 at the end of the powerplay.

19:17 (IST)27 Oct 2018
England off to a flier

3 overs bowled and England have scored 37/0. They are off to a flier courtesy of wonderful batting by Jason Roy and Jos Buttler. 200 seems on the cards.

18:58 (IST)27 Oct 2018
Thisara Perera speaks

"We would like to bowl. Looks a bit dry. Want to keep them to a low score. That win was a plus point, want to give 100%. Kamindu Mendis is playing, we're going 7-4. Malinga back too."

18:50 (IST)27 Oct 2018
Toss time!

Sri Lanka have won the toss and elected to bowl first. 

Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Niroshan Dickwella(w), Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka, Thisara Perera(c), Isuru Udana, Kamindu Mendis, Lasith Malinga, Amila Aponso, Lakshan Sandakan

England (Playing XI): Jason Roy, Jos Buttler(w), Alex Hales, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Joe Denly, Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan

18:49 (IST)27 Oct 2018
Hello and welcome

Hello and welcome to our live blog of the only T20 international between Sri Lanka and England. After a dismal show in the ODIs, the hosts will hope to make most of this game. In team news, ambidextrous spinner Kamindu Mendis is all set for his debut. Stay tuned for live updates

Sri Lanka were beaten by England. (Source: AP)

Sri Lanka Squad: Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Thisara Perera (c), Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal, Dasun Shanaka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Isuru Udana, Lasith Malinga, Dushmantha Chameera, Lakshan Sandakan, Nuwan Pradeep, Kamindu Mendis, Kasun Rajitha, Amila Aponso, Sadeera Samarawickrama

England Squad: Jos Buttler (wk), Eoin Morgan (c), Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Tom Curran, Sam Curran, Joe Denly, Olly Stone, Mark Wood

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