England defeat Sri Lanka in the second T20

England defeat Sri Lanka in the second T20 international. The match took place at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff. This stadium has been a fortress for the England team in T20. They have played 8 games including this match and have a 100% win record in this stadium. England win the 3 match series.

Kusal Perera captain of Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat first.

Opening the batting for Sri Lanka was Danushka Gunathilaka and Avishka Fernando. The Sri Lankan team got off to a Shaky start and kept losing wickets. Captain Kusal Perera and Kusal Mendis stuck together in the middle and helped the team reach a respectable total. Sri Lanka finished 111/7 in their quota of 20 overs. Kusal Mendis was the highest scorer for Sri Lanka scoring 39. For England, Adil Rashid and Mark Wood were the pick of the bowlers. Picking up 2 wickets each.

Opening the batting for England was Jason Roy and Jos Butler. The England batters got off to a shaky start losing wickets. Before the match was intrupted due to rain. England got a revised target of 103 in 18 overs. Liam Livingstone and Sam Billings continued from where they left before the intruption. England completed 108/5 in 16.1 overs. Liam Livingstone was the pick of the batsman for England, remaining not out on 29. For Sri Lanka, Wanindu hasaranga was the pick of the bowler. Picking up 2 wickets. England defeat Sri Lanka by 5 wickets and 11 balls to spare.

Liam Livingstone won the Man of the Match award.

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