England and Sri Lanka played their last match of the ICC T20 world cup 2022 super 12 stages in Sydney Cricket Ground Australia in which England won by 4 wickets and with 2 balls remaining. It was a do-or-die match for England if they had lost this match or had the match interrupted due to rain, Australia would have qualified for the ICC T20 World Cup 2022. But now England become the second team who qualified for the ICC T20 world cup 2022. England vs Sri Lanka ICC t20 world cup 2022.
Sri Lanka Batting
The Sri Lankan team won the toss and decided to bat first. Sri Lanka make a good start with the bat and the Sri Lankan opener played a brilliant inning for his team. Sri Lanka’s score was 54/1 runs in the powerplay and only one batsman had gone back to the pavilion. The Sri Lankan middle failed to keep the momentum and they were struggling to bat that’s why they just scored 25 runs in their final 5 overs of the inning losing 5 wickets. Sri Lankan opener batsman scored 67 runs and faced 45 deliveries with the strike rake of 148.89 and the whole Sri Lankan team scored 141 runs in 20 overs and lost 8 wickets and set 142 runs for England. Pathum Nissanka was the top scorer from the Sri Lankan side with 67.
England’s openers played aggressively in chasseing 142 runs in 120 balls. England scored 70/0 in powerplay overs. It is also the highest total in the powerplay of the ICC t20 world cup 2022. At one time it seemed that England would win this match in fourteen or fifteen overs but after the wickets of opener batsman, Jos Buttler and Alex Hales England could not maintain their pressure on Sri Lanka. After losing continuous wickets England comes under pressure but Excellent Batting by Ben Stokes helps England to win over Sri Lanka and to qualify for Semi-Final. England chases the total on the fourth ball of the twentieth over with four wickets in hand. Alex Hales was the top scorer from England with 47 runs and followed by Stokes with 42 runs.
Player of the Match
Adil Rasheed won the player of the Match trophy for his magnificent performance with the ball. He bowls 4 overs and just conceded 16 runs and took Sri Lankan set opener batsman Pathum Nissanka’s Wicket.