T20 World Cup 2021: England vs Sri Lanka Highlights | ENG Won by 26 Runs

England vs Sri Lanka Highlights
England vs Sri Lanka Highlights

T20 World Cup 2021 England vs Sri Lanka Highlights: Both the team lock their horns to play their 4th match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 tournament. The winner of the match will get the advanced position in the T20 World Cup 2021 points table.

TournamentICC T20 World Cup 2021
IPL Match No29
MatchENG vs SL
TeamsEngland vs Sri Lanka
DateNovember 1, 2021
Time7:30 PM IST; 02:00 PM GMT; 06:00 PM Local

Sri Lanka have won the toss and have opted to field

VenueSharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Playing 11List Give Below


T20 WC 2021 England vs Sri Lanka Scoreboard

England163-4 (20 Ov)
Sri Lanka
137-10 (19 Ov)


England Scorecard

Jason Royb W Hasaranga9610150
Jos Buttler (wk)not out1016766150.75
Malanb Chameera681075
Bairstowlbw b W Hasaranga01000
Morgan (c)b W Hasaranga403613111.11
Moeennot out120050


Sri Lanka Scorecard

Pathum Nissankarun out (Morgan/Jos Buttler)1100100
Kusal Perera (wk)c Morgan b Adil Rashid790077.78
Charith Asalankac Moeen b Adil Rashid211631131.25
Avishka Fernandolbw b Chris Jordan12141092.86
Bhanuka Rajapaksac Roy b Chris Woakes261822144.44
Dasun Shanaka (c)run out (Jos Buttler)262521104
Wanindu Hasarangac (sub)Billings b Livingstone342131161.9
Chamika Karunaratnec Roy b Moeen02000
Dushmantha Chameerac Malan b Chris Jordan4410100
Maheesh Theekshanac Chris Jordan b Moeen2200100
Lahiru Kumaranot out120050

Captains View

Dasun Shanaka

‘We will bowl first. The wicket looks better, dew might come in later. We’re sticking with the same team. The youngsters will gain with this sort of experience. Batting has been a bit of a concern for us. We have the advantage of having played over here.’

Eoin Morgan

‘We would have bowled as well. It’s a different challenge tonight, change in conditions and against challenging opposition. We are playing the same team. Everyone has pulled well and is fresh. It’s extremely important, we have played as a group and that’s the way we will go.’

England vs Sri Lanka Playing 11

Sri LankaEngland
Pathum NissankaJason Roy
Kusal Perera(w)Jos Buttler(w)
Charith AsalankaDawid Malan
Bhanuka RajapaksaJonny Bairstow
Avishka FernandoEoin Morgan(c)
Wanindu Hasaranga
Liam Livingstone
Dasun Shanaka(c)Moeen Ali
Chamika KarunaratneChris Woakes
Dushmantha ChameeraChris Jordan
Maheesh TheekshanaAdil Rashid
Lahiru KumaraTymal Mills


T20 WC 2021 England vs Sri Lanka Highlights

England Batting

Roy and Buttler gets into the crease to lead England while Chameera opens the bowling attack. Hasaranga in his first over dismissed Roy for 9 runs and makes the early wicket as expected by Sri Lanka.

England after losing their opening wicket struggles to build a partnership. Adding pressure to this Chameera dismissed Malan for 6 runs in the 5th over where Hasaranga dismissed Bairstow for golden duck in the followed over and made England to score 36 runs for 3 wickets loss at the end of the powerplay.

Eoin Morgan and Jos Buttler join hands and in pressure to build a partnership that could save England from a low team score. The duo gets into their destructive mode and starts to smash Sri Lankan bowlers with back-to-back aggressive shots.

The duo added a massive 112 runs partnership for their next wicket. Hasaranga finally breaks the partnership by dismissing skipper Eoin Morgan for 40 runs. Buttler with a six off the last delivery scored his maiden T20I century where England scored 163 runs for 4 wickets loss. 

Though England struggles at the beginning they show their class performance skill by making a huge turn in the scoreboard.

Jos Buttler’s highest scores in T20Is

  • 101* vs SL, 2021
  • 83* vs Ind, 2021
  • 77* vs Aus, 2020
  • 73* vs SL, 2016
  • 71* vs Aus, 2021

Sri Lanka Batting

Nissanka and Kusal Perera gets into the crease to chase down the massive target of 164 runs while Moeen Ali opens the bowling attack.

Sri Lanka too needs to build a massive partnership and should maintain the required run rate of 8+ to chase down England’s target. But Moeen Ali in his very first over dismissed Nissanka via run-out dismissal and ends up the over with providing just 2 runs.

Kusal Perera then joins hands with Charith Asalanka and leads Sri Lanka. SL batsmen struggle to make a partnership and start to lose wickets in regular intervals of time. Wanindu Hasaranga scored the team’s best run of 34 from 21 balls.

Sri Lanka puts it all effort but fails to defend England’s bowling attack and wind up the innings with a  score of 137 runs while losing all 10 wickets for 19 overs.

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Player of the match

Jos Buttler

I think staying patient was the key (when England lost early wickets), but I managed to get a partnership with Morgan. There was a point when we were thinking to get to the 120-run mark, but then we got going and got 160-plus.

I use the same bat, even in the nets. It feels good. We were under pressure for a long time during that chase. I was trying to guess where he was going to bowl, I was pretty calm and trying to be patient.