England won the 1st T20I match of the series against Sri Lanka by 8 wickets.
The 1st match of the T20I series played yesterday between England and Sri Lanka at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff. In which England won the match by 8 wickets.
Sri Lanka batted first after winning the toss, scored just 129 runs after losing 7 wickets in 20 overs. Sri Lanka started started very badly, Danushka Gunathilaka and Avishka Fernando came to start the inning, the first wicket has gone very quickly just in 3 runs, Avishka Fernando dismissed without scoring, next batsman Kusal Perera came to bat, and played well with Danushka Gunathilaka, the second wicket fell in 31 runs, Danushka Gunathilaka dismissed after scoring 19 runs in 16 balls, next batsman Kusal Mendis came to bat, after few moments the third wicket also fell in 49 runs, Kusal Mendis dismissed just for 9 runs in 12 balls, followed by Dhananjaya de Silva came to bat, and he also dismissed just for 3 runs in 4 balls as fourth wicket, next batsman Dasun Shanaka came to bat, and handled the inning, the fifth wicket fell in 79 runs, Kusal Perera dismissed after scoring 30 runs in 26 balls, next batsman Wanindu Hasaranga came to bat, and he dismissed just for 5 runs as sixth wicket, next batsman Isuru Udana came to bat, and he remains unbeaten for 6 runs in 7 balls, and Dasun Shanaka dismissed after playing a brilliant half-century inning of 50 runs with the help of 2 sixes and 3 boundries in 44 balls as seventh wicket in the last ball of the inning. In this way, Sri Lanka batted first winning the toss, scored just 129 runs lost 7 wickets in 20 overs, and set a target of 130 runs in front of England.
England bowlers performed brilliantly, Sam Curran, and Adil Rashid took 2-2 wickets, Mark Wood, Chris Jordan, and Livingstone got 1-1 wicket.
England chasing 130 runs in the second inning, achieved the target very easily after losing just 2 wickets in 17.1 overs and won the match by 8 wickets. England started the inning very brilliantly, Jason Roy and Jos Buttler came to start the inning and gave a brilliant start with a half-century partnership of 80 runs, the first wicket has gone in 80 runs, Jason Roy dismissed after scoring 36 runs with the help of 1 six and 4 boundries in 22 balls, next batsman Dawid Malan came to bat, and good strike rotate with Jos Buttler, the second wicket fell in 112 runs, Dawid Malan dismissed for 7 runs in 14 balls, followed by Jonny Bairstow came to bat, handled the inning and took the match to the victory with Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow played an unbeaten inning of 13 runs in 12 balls, and Jos Buttler played a brilliant unbeaten half-century and victory inning of 68 runs with the help of 1 six and 8 boundries in 55 balls. In this way, England chasing 130 runs in the second inning, achieved the target very easily after losing just 2 wickets in the first ball of the 18 over and won the match by 8 wickets.
Sri Lankan bowlers Dushmantha Chameera, and Isuru Udana got 1-1 wicket.
England batsman Jos Buttler selected as the best player of the match, he played a brilliant unbeaten half-century and victory inning of 68 runs with the help of 1 six and 8 boundries in 55 balls.