Sun News Desk: Dasun Shanaka’s team Sri Lanka scored 141 runs at the end of the scheduled 20 overs of the first innings. Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bat first. Two Lankan openers Pathum Nisanka and Kushal Mendis respected the captain’s decision. They gave the team a good start with a pair of 39 runs off 24 balls.


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If they win this match, England are semi-certain, they need 142 runs. Sri Lanka was on the offensive from the start. The Lankans scored 54 runs for 1 wicket in 6 overs of the power play riding on the bat of Nishanka. But none of the rest of the batters could do much. As a result, the capital did not grow.


Nishanka, who was playing at one end, got out in the 16th over. The Lankan opener scored 67 runs with 2 fours and 5 sixes before falling to Adil Rashid. Then Vanuka Rajapakse (22 off 22) played for some time.


As no one else could bat like Nishanka, the Lankans could score only 25 runs in the last 5 overs, losing 5 wickets.


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