Eoin Morgan’s males suffered a batting cave in and misplaced via 20 runs in Yorkshire
England’s hopes of progressing easily to the International Cup semi-finals have been dealt a surprise blow at Headingley, the place Sri Lanka dissatisfied the shape e-book to land a 20-run win.
The hosts have been chasing a modest 233 as they sought a victory that may have noticed them leapfrog Australia in first position, however as an alternative crashed to 212 all out.
They have been undone via Sri Lanka’s two oldest stagers, 32-year-old Angelo Mathews digging deep for an unbeaten 85 that saved the primary innings afloat and 35-year-old seamer Lasith Malinga rolling again the years with 4 for 43.
The veteran fast ripped out 4 of the highest six in a match-turning contribution, leaving England with two defeats of their six fits and watching a run-in that pits them in opposition to Australia, India and New Zealand.
England were good-looking favourites on the midway degree, limiting their warring parties to a modest 232 for 9 with a disciplined bowling efficiency, however by no means discovered any momentum with the bat.
Joe Root scrapped for 57 and Ben Stokes introduced a stirring overdue fightback ahead of being stranded on 82 no longer out, Mark Wooden remaining guy out to Nuwan Pradeep within the 47th over.
There have been a handful of slack pictures to bemoan when the put up mortem takes position, with the record-breaking, six-strewn trip in opposition to Afghanistan 3 days previous reminiscence.
Jofra Archer had previous persisted his glad searching at the giant degree, taking 3 wickets for the 5th time in six video games to enroll in Australia’s Mitchell Starc on best of bowling charts, however that was once chilly convenience for an aspect now going through substantial drive.