Angelo Mathews posted a defiant, unbeaten 85 and Lasith Malinga collected four wickets in vintage fashion as the veterans combined to guide Sri Lanka to an upset 20-run win over England at the Cricket World Cup on Friday
England had been aiming to retake the lead in the standings with a win at Headingley and appeared to be on track after Jofra Archer and Mark Wood took three wickets apiece to restrict Sri Lanka to 232-9.
But when Malinga removed Jonny Bairstow on the second ball and dismissed opener James Vince in the seventh over and returned to take 2-12 in his second spell, claiming his 50th World Cup wicket when he had Joe Root and then trapped Jos Buttler lbw with a full ball that crashed into his boot.
No ball or a dead ball!
Moeen Ali bowled 21st over the first ball to Angelo Mathews and the umpire called it a no ball, but Mathews pulled out of his stance as Moeen bowled and eventually it is called as a dead ball! Angelo Mathews just gave up 1 extra run and a free hit!
For England, it was a defeat that seemed to come out of nowhere, but it was similar to the letdown when they were beaten by Pakistan after winning the tournament opener so emphatically against South Africa.”It wasn’t good enough. It’s frustrating, every game is a one-off game,” England captain Eoin Morgan said.