[caption id="attachment_860229" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-860229" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Lasith-Malinga-ENG-SL-World-Cup-2019-1.jpg" alt="England vs Sri Lanka, England, Sri Lanka, World Cup, ICC World Cup 2019, Lasith Malinga" width="628" height="418" /> Malinga pocketed four wickets and became only the second Sri Lankan to pick 50 World Cup wickets. @ AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/lasith-malinga/news/">Lasith Malinga</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/angelo-mathews/news/">Angelo Mathews</a> played key roles in <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/sri-lanka/news/">Sri Lanka</a>'s <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/cricket-world-cup-2019-lasith-malingas-four-wicket-haul-inspires-sri-lanka-famous-20-run-win-over-england-at-leeds-860171">stunning 20-run</a> <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/icc-world-cup-2019">ICC World Cup 2019</a> win over <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/england/news/">England</a> that revived the race for semi-final berths at Headingley on Friday. <p></p> <p></p>England were all but out of the match after slumping to 186-9 as they chased 233 for victory. <p></p> <p></p>Ben Stokes' blistering 82 not out off 89 balls, including seven fours and fours sixes, got them to within sight of their target. But Stokes' gamble on giving Durham team-mate Mark Wood a ball to face at the end of a Nuwan Pradeep over backfired when the No.11 was caught behind as Sri Lanka won with three overs to spare. <p></p> <p></p>Victory would have seen hosts England, bidding to win the World Cup for the first time, go top of the 10-team table. But instead their second surprise loss of the round-robin group stage after a 14-run defeat by Pakistan, left them in third place, with Sri Lanka now just two points adrift of the pre-tournament favourites. (<strong><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/icc-cricket-world-cup-2019-200898/points-table/">FULL POINTS TABLE</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-860231" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/World-Cup-2019-Points-Table-1.png" alt="England vs Sri Lanka, England, Sri Lanka, World Cup points table, ICC World Cup 2019 points table" width="628" height="599" /> <p></p> <p></p>The top four at the end of the first phase qualify for the semi-finals, with England's next match against arch rivals Australia the table-toppers and reigning champions at Lord's on Tuesday now even more important to their hopes of a last four place. <p></p> <p></p>India occupy the fourth spot with 7 points from four games. Virat Kohli and Co. next face bottom dwellers Afghanistan in a bid to seal the semi-final spot. <p></p> <p></p>Pakistan and South Africa occupy the penultimate and eighth position respectively.