Yes, it is a bit surprising, is not it? Sri Lanka beat England by 20 runs at Leeds! At the home venue in England, a team like Sri Lanka beat them! No, we do not mean Sri Lanka is a poor team but considering the current strength, Sri Lanka is far lower team though once they dominated the cricket World and also won the ICC Cricket World Cup.

But after the departure of the top-rated players like Sangakkara, Jayasuriya, Jayawardene, and others, the Lions team is so vulnerable. In the ongoing season of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, the Lions played a total of six matches. They won twice including the last match against England, faced the defeat twice times and two matches were abandoned due to rain. They have three matches in hand and to secure their journey in the next round, the Lions must get the rest three victories.

Sri Lanka’s first victory was against Afghanistan and in the match, using the D/L method, the Lions won. Now, their next three opponents are South Africa, West Indies, and India. Yes, considering their recent form, they can win first two matches against South Africa and West Indies. But against the Asian superpower India, they might not get the victory.

On the other side, in the ongoing season of the cricket World Cup, England is one of the two hot favorites but still, they faced two defeats against the two Asian teams named Pakistan and Sri Lanka. So, the obvious question has come that would the founder of Cricket can actually win an ICC Cricket World Cup or not?

The match between Sri Lanka and England took place earlier today at the Headingley, Leeds. The Lions won the toss and decided to bat first. So, captain of the team Karunaratne and Perera opened the innings. But in 3 runs, captain Karunaratne was gone. At the same time when the scoreboard showed 3, Perera followed his captain so far. By struggling hard, the Lions played a full 50 overs and presented 232 runs target in front of the local team, Mathews scored the highest 85 runs unbeaten for Sri Lanka.

Later, England came to bat and in 1 run, they lost opener Bairstow. In 26 runs another opener Vince was gone as well. Top-orders of the team tried to take the wheel and they were bit succeeded. Root added 57 runs. But finally, Stokes took the wheel and played till the last. But on the other side of the crease, there was no one to company him. So, in 47 overs England lost all wickets in 212 runs.