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World Cup Live Score: England pacers hurt Sri Lanka early



End of Over 10: Fernando's (41*) counter, together with 5 fours and two sixes in his 31-ball stay thus far, has got England rattled somewhat now. That pulled SIX off Archer used to be just incredible, sending the ball out of the park.

End of Over 7: Looking on the pictures played by means of Fernando (25* off 21) in the last two overs, openers Perera and Karunaratne will have to be gutted sitting in Sri Lanka's balcony. This appears to be like a nice pitch to play your pictures. 31/2

End of Over 6: This time Archer is available in for some treatment by the hands of Avishka Fernando, who hits the England pacer first for a pulled SIX and then a FOUR in the course of the covers subsequent ball. 24/2

End of Over four: A maiden from Archer, and he is getting appreciable motion, each in-swing and out-swing. four/2

End of Over 3: Woakes gets a few of the wickets as neatly! Perera (2) flashed at a large one and is caught by means of Moeen Ali at deep third-man. four/2

End of Over 2: Archer strikes! Karunaratne nicks one straight to the 'keeper and has to walk again for just one. He survived a run-out as neatly in the similar over. 3/1

Jofra Archer runs in with the second new ball from the opposite finish.

End of Over 1: A unmarried every for the Lankan openers get them going. 2/zero

Karunaratne and Perera opening for Sri Lanka. Woakes with the new ball for England.


England: James Vince, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood

Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Kusal Perera (wk), Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Isuru Udana, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Pradeep

Moeen Ali had a wonder sooner than the game nowadays, with former England soccer captain Steven Gerrard sending him a good-luck message. Moeen is taking part in his 100th ODI nowadays.


Dimuth Karunaratne: We'll bat first, appears to be like a batting floor and want to put runs on the board. Hoping to position some scoreboard drive. We have two changes. We have had time to regroup and talk about. Need to do something particular towards England.

Eoin Morgan: We would have batted as neatly, appears to be like a in reality nice wicket. Best time to bat on. We're taking part in the similar crew. The wicket right here has assisted turn somewhat in recent video games, so we have now each Adil and Moeen. (On managing speedy bowlers' workload) First priority is to get to the semifinals and when/if we do this, we're going to decide whom to relaxation. (On Moeen's 100th ODI) We had a small presentation upstairs. Steven Gerrard despatched him (Moeen) a message, so he is humming nowadays which is superb. He's been a huge a part of English cricket for a while now and punctiliously merits 100 caps.

TOSS NEWS: Sri Lanka win the toss and decide to bat first towards unchanged England.

2:22 pm That's how the pitch seems like as we near toss time.

1: 55 pm It's the turn of Headingley in Leeds to roll over the carpet for World Cup, with hosts England taking up Sri Lanka.

The 2019 World Cup journey of the 2 teams thus far is in stark contrast. While England are virtually storming towards sealing a place in the semis, the beleaguered Sri Lankan crew is some distance from that.

About all that and more in our Match Preview.

Still recuperating from their 87-run drubbing towards Australia, former champions Sri Lanka will now face a difficult combat for survival when they lock horns with a dominant England of their World Cup fixture nowadays.

With only one win, Sri Lanka are these days on the 6th spot with 4 points and should win relaxation in their 4 suits to harbour hopes of a semi-final berth.

The 1996 champions had misplaced their opening match towards New Zealand and then rain robbed them off a chance to fight when two in their video games were washed out.

Last week, Sri Lanka suffered an 87-run loss towards Australia at London and it is going to take a unique performance for the island country to keep themselves afloat for the knockout stage when they come across hosts England, who've seemed simply unstoppable.

England are positioned with ease at the second spot with 4 wins from 5 video games, the only blemish being their loss to Pakistan.

Eoin Morgan and his men have emerged as the most productive batting side this World Cup as they have blown away their fighters, amassing 300 plus ratings in 4 of the 5 video games -- two of them being 386/6 towards Bangladesh and 397/6 towards Afghanistan.

In fact, 5 English batsmen are a few of the 10 highest-scoring batsmen this World Cup and the crew boasts of five masses out of the 12 World Cup centuries thus far.

Though England missed the services of opener Jason Roy due to an damage, Morgan's brutal 148, which used to be studded with a file 17 sixes, helped them put 397/6 towards Afghanistan, with Joe Root taking part in the second mess around.

To stop this brute pressure called England, Sri Lanka should play out in their skins with the onus resting on the pace duo of Lasith Malinga and Nuwan Pradeep.

In batting, Sri Lanka too have to deal with their vulnerability in the middle order, which noticed them collapse in each and every match thus far.

While Sri Lanka misplaced 5 wickets for 14 runs to be bundled out for 136 by means of New Zealand, they were dismissed for 201 in 36.five overs by means of Afghanistan after dropping seven wickets for 36 runs.

In their last match towards Australia, Sri Lanka slipped from 205/3 to be all out for 247 and the Dimuth Karunaratne-led side should come up with an unusual batting effort to counter the likes of Jofra Archer and Mark Wood, who've 12 and nine wickets, respectively, thus far.

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