England vs Sri Lanka ICC World T20 2014: Nuwan Kulasekara’s twin scalps rocks England, score 31/2
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Mar 27, 2014
England are at 31 for two after five overs against Sri Lanka in the ICC World T20 2014 at Chittagong on March 27. Nuwan Kulasekara‘s two-wicket burst has put England on the back-foot. They are chasing a 190-run target in the Group 1 match in the T20 World Cup.
The run-chase began awfully as Michael Lumb was bowled on the fifth delivery in the first over by Kulasekara for a duck. The left-handed Lumb came down the track and missed with his cross-batted shot. Moeen Ali edged his first ball straight to Sachitra Senanayake at second slip.
Alex Hales got England their first runs with textbook cover-drive to a full and wide delivery from Angelo Mathews for a four. Hales then drove the next delivery more square on the off side. It was in the air, but in the gap as well and he got consecutive fours. Hales then pulled a back of a length delivery from Kulasekara for his third four. He then played a brilliant straight drive and got his fourth four.
Lasith Malinga came into the attack in the fourth over. It was an exhibition of yorker bowling as Malinga bowled four on the trot. BUt Eoin Morgan struck a low full-toss for a four through deep mid-wicket for a four. Morgan then swept Senanayake for a four over over square-leg.
Earlier, England captain Stuart Broad had won the toss and elected to bowl first. Sri Lanka posted a commanding 189 for four in their 20 overs. Mahela Jayawardene top-scored with a magnificent 89 and Tillakaratne Dilshan scored 55 for Sri Lanka. The duo hared a 145-run partnership for the second wicket. Jade Dernbach and Chris Jordan took two wickets each for England.
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