Sri Lanka savours defeat at the hands of the English team (Video)

Sri Lanka savours defeat at the hands of the English team (Video)

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.

Records tumbled at T20 match of England vs Sri Lanka

  • Alex Hales’ unbeaten 110 was the first T20 international century by an England batsman.
  • Hales’ was only the third century in chases and fell short of the highest score in a chase by just one run.
  • This was England’s highest successful chase in T20Is, beating the 178 they chased down against India in Mumbai in 2012.
  • The 152-run partnership between Hales and Eoin Morgan was the fourth-highest for any wicket, the highest for the third wicket, and only the fourth 150 partnership in T20Is.
  • It was the second time that a third-wicket partnership had added 100 or more runs with a team two wickets down for no score in T20 internationals.
  • Mahela Jayawardene’s 89 was his third-highest T20I score and his tenth 50-plus score in T20Is.
  • Tillakaratne Dilshan’s 44-ball half-century equalled his slowest in T20Is.
  • Jayawardene and Dilshan added 145 runs for the second wicket, which equalled the fourth-highest partnership for any wicket in T20Is before England’s third-wicket partnership pushed it to fifth place.
  • Eoin Morgan completed 1000 T20I runs during his innings of 57, becoming the second England batsman after Kevin Pietersen to do so. Including Morgan, only 15 batsmen have scored 1000 runs in T20 internationals.
  • Nuwan Kulasekara’s figures of 4 for 32 in this match are his best in T20 internationals. It was the first time he had taken four wickets in a T20I.
  • Ajantha Mendis went for 25 runs – including three sixes and a four – in his final over, making it his most expensive over in T20Is. His figures of 0 for 52 in this match are his worst in T20Is.

Stats by Cric Info

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