Written by News 1st
28 Mar, 2014 | 6:56 am
England clinched an emphatic six-wicket win over Sri Lanka in their Group 1 match of the World T20 which was worked off in Chittagong on Thursday.
Put into bat first the Lankans posted a challenging total of 189 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in their allotted 20 overs. Mahela Jayawardene top scored for Sri Lanka with 89 runs off 51 deliveries while TM Dilshan assisted him with 55 off 47 balls.
Jayawardene and Dilshan put up a stand of 145 runs for the second wicket after Kusal Perera was dismissed for just 3 runs in the 2nd over.
Jade Dernbach and Chris Jordan picked 2 wickets a piece for the Englishmen.Chasing a target of 190 England got off to a disastrous start when they lost their first two wickets in the very first over of Nuwan Kulasekera.
However, a 150 run partnership between Eoin Morgan and Alex Hales ensured victory for England.
Morgan scored 57 while Hales scored his maiden T20 hundred and remained unbeaten on 116.Nuwan Kulasekara ended with figures of 4 for 32 runs.
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