Angelo Mathews slammed his 38th fifty as Sri Lanka ended on 232/9 against England in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash at Leeds. (Image credit: Getty Images)
England team were six down for 176 runs after 40 overs, chasing 233 runs. With Ben Stokes still at the crease, it looked, England will finish with an over or two over spare. However, in the 41st over, Dimuth Karunaratne introduced Dhananjaya de Silva into the attack, who produced two important wickets to put one-time champion Sri Lanka on the driver's seat. In the end, Karunaratne’s men soared above the expectations and took the hosts down by 20 runs at the Headingley in Leeds.
22:58 hrs IST: That's it from us. Hope you enjoyed our coverage as much as we did to bring this tou. Do join us for tomorrow's game as India take on Afghanistan at Rose Bowl in Southampton. Till then, goodbye. Keep cheering and enjoy the World Cup.
22:42 hrs IST: RESULT: Sri Lanka beat England by 20 runs (Angelo Mathews 85*, Lasith Malinga 4/43)
22:38 hrs IST: Pressure looms on Sri Lanka. Some hard hitting from Ben Stokes. The equation has come down to 22 off 21 balls.
22:32 hrs IST: Back to back sixes for Ben Stokes and England. He is showing his class. 15 runs from 46th over. England need 30 off 24 balls
22:30 hrs IST: DROPPED! Stokes dropped on 57, How much will this affect the game? After 45 overs, it's 188/9.
22:25 hrs IST: Three runs and a wicket. It's 186/9 in 44 overs.
22:22 hrs IST: WICKET! NINE DOWN. Udana bowled a slower one and Jofra Archer failed to time it - straight into the hands on long on fielder.
22:17 hrs IST: For England, the key is to take the game till the end and not lose another wicket. All eyes on Ben Stokes at the moment. After 43 overs, it's 185/8.
22:12 hrs IST: Just five runs from it. After 42 overs, it's 183/8.
22:07 hrs IST: Two wickets in one over. After 41 overs, it's 178/8.
22:04 hrs IST: WICKET! That's what pressure do to you. Two wickets in the same over. Adil Rashid departs for 1.
22:01 hrs IST: WICKET! Another wicket down. Just a slight nip and through to the keeper. Seventh wicket down and England is in serious trouble.
21:59 hrs IST: FIFTY! One of the most important knocks from Ben Stokes. This was needed from England's point of view. After 40 overs, it's 176/6.
21:52 hrs IST: With the end of 39th over, ENG are 171/6
21:50 hrs IST: OUT! England lose its seventh wicket in Moeen Ali, ENG still need 63 runs from 69 balls
21:42 hrs IST: After 37 overs, ENG are 159/5 with Moeen Ali (6) and Ben Stokes (47) out in the middle
21:35 hrs IST: With the end of 35th over, England are 151/5 with Ben Stokes and Moeen Ali at crease
21:28 hrs IST: Four runs and a wicket of Jos Buttler in the over, ENG are 144/5 after 33 overs
21:23 hrs IST: OUT! Lasith Malinga picks his fourth wicket in Jos Buttler, ENG are 144/5 after 32.2 overs
21:18 hrs IST: Good over for England, 9 runs off the over, ENG 140/4 after 32 overs
21:15 hrs IST: With 5 runs and a wicket, England are 131/4 after 31 overs
21:10 hrs IST: OUT! Joe Root departs at 57, England lose its fourth wicket
21:05 hrs IST: After 30 overs, England are 126/3
21:00 hrs IST: England team is getting back on track, with Ben Stokes managing hit a boundary or two in every over. After 28 overs, it's 117/3.
20:51 hrs IST: FIFTY! What a player! He gets to his 33rd ODI fifty. His form in the tournament continues. After 26 overs, it's 96/3.
20:47 hrs IST: The first 25 overs are done and England find themselves at 91 runs for the loss of three wickets.
20:43 hrs IST: Three singles off the over. After 24 overs, it's 88/3.
20:41 hrs IST: It's 85 for three wickets after 23 overs.
20:33 hrs IST: Ben Stokes is yet to open his account as England see themselves at 77 runs for the loss of two wickets in 21 overs.
20:31 hrs IST: Two Golden Ducks in WC for England:
20:29 hrs IST: The first 20 overs are done and Sri Lanka is slightly ahead, being able to pick Morgan's wicket. After 20 overs, it's 76/3.
20:22 hrs IST: WICKET! Udana bowled a good length delivery and Eoin Morgan smashed it straight into the hands of the bowler. THIRD down. After 19 overs, it's 73/3.
20:20 hrs IST: Two runs from the over. After 18 overs, it's 70/2.
20:13 hrs IST: Couple of boundaries in 17th over and England are 68/2.
20:05 hrs IST: Root and Morgan are rebuilding England's innings after two quick wickets. After 15 overs, it's 53/2.
20:02 hrs IST: 50-up for England in 14 overs.
19:58 hrs IST: Five runs from it and England are 47/2 in 13 overs.
19:54 hrs IST: Five dots and one runs in 12th over. After 12 overs, it's 42/2.
19:51 hrs IST: First change from Karunaratne, brought de Silva into the attack. Three came from the over. After 11 overs, it's 41/2.
19:48 hrs IST: The first 10 overs belong to Sri Lanka here. They have been able to bowl in the right areas which has eventually helped them to send both the openers back to the pavilion. After 10 overs, it's 38/2.
19:42 hrs IST: A rare lose over from Lasith Malinga. Two boundaries and a single. After 9 overs, it's 35/2.
19:38 hrs IST: Another maiden over. This time from Nuwan Pradeep. After 8 overs, it's 26/2.
19:31 hrs IST: WICKET! Oh dear! They had already scored 10 runs in the over and Vince, on the fourth delivery tried to play away from his body and gets a slight nip. Mathews didn't do any mistake. Openers back to the pavilion. After 7 overs, it's 26/2.
19:29 hrs IST: First six overs are done and dusted. Joe Root and James Vince have taken their time, and Sri Lankan bowlers have been able to dominate. After 6 overs, it's 16/1.
19:23 hrs IST: Both Joe Root and James Vince are seeing the ball closely after losing Bairstow early. After 5 overs, it's 15/1.
19:19 hrs IST: A boundary through the cover region followed by couple of runs. Six came of it. After 4 overs, it's 10/1.
19:15 hrs IST: Six dot balls from Malinga and scores remains the same. After 3 overs, it's 4/1.
19:11 hrs IST: Nuwan Pradeep bowled in right lines which eventually paid the price. Just one came from the over. After 2 overs, it's 4/1.
19:06 hrs IST: Good first over from Malinga and Sri Lanka. Defending a stiff total, they have sent dangerous Bairstow back for duck. After 1 over, it's 3/1.
19:04 hrs IST: WICKET! Second golden duck for Jonny Bairstow in the tournament. Malinga bowled a good length delivery and Bairstow tried to play it on the on side but missed it completely. England lose their first. It's 1/1.
19:00 hrs IST: So James Vince and Jonny Bairstow are out in the middle, and so are Sri Lankan players. It's time for chase.
18:31 hrs IST: Sri Lanka have ended on 232/9 with Angelow Mathews unbeaten on 85*. One feels, this total is slightly under-par against an England batting that is powerful.
18:27 hrs IST: Malinga retains strike for the final over. Can Sri Lanka go past 240?
18:24 hrs IST: WICKET! Full and straight! Mark Wood cleans up Lasith Malinga and Sri Lanka are 220/9 in the 49th over.
18:21 hrs IST: Mathews slams two boundaries and Sri Lanka are 220/8 in 48 overs.
18:13 hrs IST: WICKET! Isuru Udana slams a four and then top-edges the slog to mid on where Joe Root takes the catch. Sri Lanka are 209/8 in the 47th over.
18:08 hrs IST: WICKET! Thisara Perera tries the upper-cut against Jofra Archer but he top-edges it and Adil Rashid takes a superb catch. Sri Lanka are 200/7 in the 46th over.
18:03 hrs IST: Mark Wood is bowling in the high 90s and Sri Lanka are 197/6 after 45 overs.
17:52 hrs IST: Sri Lanka are still struggling to get going. After 43 overs, Sri Lanka are 188/5.
17:45 hrs IST: FIFTY! 38th for Angelo Mathews and Sri Lanka are 180/5 after 41 overs.
17:41 hrs IST: Adil Rashid ends his spell. 10-0-45-2. Brilliant bowling from Rashid and Sri Lanka are 171/5 after 40 overs.
17:37 hrs IST: Joe Root is into the attack and he gets away lightly as well. After 39 overs, Sri Lanka are 168/5.
17:34 hrs IST: England were wheeling away effortlessly. Sri Lanka need a big surge in the death overs. After 38 overs, Sri Lanka are 164/5.
17:31 hrs IST: Adil Rashid bowls a tight over and Moeen Ali finishes a top spell of 10-0-40-0. Sri Lanka are 160/5 after 37 overs and they will be hoping to score big in the last 10 overs.
17:23 hrs IST: Mathews holds the key now for Sri Lanka and after 35 overs, Sri Lanka are 154/5.
17:20 hrs IST: de Silva breaks the shackles with a slog sweep to deep midwicket for a boundary. After 34 overs, Sri Lanka are 152/5.
17:17 hrs IST: Dhananjaya de Silva and Thisara Perera are the only remaining Sri Lanka batsmen. After 33 overs, Sri Lanka are 146/5.
17:14 hrs IST: Rashid concedes just three runs and Sri Lanka are 141/5 after 32 overs.
17:12 hrs IST: In the air but safe! Dhananjaya de Silva top-edges the sweep but it lands safely. After 31 overs, Sri Lanka are 138/5.
17:08 hrs IST: WICKETS! Brilliant catch from Eoin Morgan as Kusal Mendis holes out for 46 and next ball, Jeevan Mendis pops a simple catch back to the bowler. Sri Lanka are 135/5 after 30 overs.
17:02 hrs IST: Tight bowling from Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid and Sri Lanka are 128/3 after 29 overs.
16:56 hrs IST: No boundary has been hit for the last three overs and Sri Lanka are 119/3 after 27 overs.
16:53 hrs IST: A tight over from Adil Rashid and Sri Lanka are 115/3 after 26 overs.
16:51 hrs IST: Kusal Mendis and Angelo Mathews are stringing a solid partnership and Sri Lanka are 114/3 after 25 overs.
16:49 hrs IST: Mathews lofts Adil Rashid over mid on and England continue to work hard for this wicket. Sri Lanka are 106/3 after 24 overs.
16:44 hrs IST: Kusal Mendis is slowly regaining his touch and Angelo Mathews is also looking solid. Sri Lanka are 99/3 after 23 overs.
16:42 hrs IST: Adil Rashid bowls a good first over and Sri Lanka are 93/3 after 22 overs.
16:40 hrs IST: Moeen Ali bowls yet another tight over and Adil Rashid is into the attack now. Sri Lanka are 88/3 after 21 overs.
16:35 hrs IST: Mendis gets going with a boundary straight down the ground off Mendis and Sri Lanka are 84/3 after 20 overs.
16:31 hrs IST: Moeen Ali, playing his 100th ODI, is into the attack and concedes just four runs. Sri Lanka are 79/4 after 19 overs.
16:28 hrs IST: Ben Stokes attempts a run-out of Kusal Mendis and he misses. Sri Lanka are 75/3 after 18 overs.
16:24 hrs IST: Mark Wood is struggling a bit on his followthrough as he tumbles twice. After 17 overs, Sri Lanka are 74/3.
16:15 hrs IST: Kusal Mendis finally shows his intent as he thumps Stokes through cover for a boundary. After 16 overs, Sri Lanka are 72/3.
16:11 hrs IST: Mark Wood and Ben Stokes bowls a couple of tight overs and Sri Lanka are 66/3 after 15 overs.
16:01 hrs IST: WICKET! Poor shot from Avishka and he has thrown away a chance of reaching a fifty. Short ball from Wood and Avishka attempts the ramp shot, he holes out to Adil Rashid and Sri Lanka are 62/3 after 12.5 overs.
15:56 hrs IST: Ben Stokes is into the attack and he concedes just three runs. Sri Lanka are 59/2 after 12 overs.
15:51 hrs IST: Sri Lanka are scoring at a run-rate of close to five and Avishka has scored over 80 percent of the runs. Mark Wood bowls his first over and Avishka gets a thick edge that flies over the slips. Sri Lanka are 56/2 after 11 overs.
15:47 hrs IST: Brilliant batting from Abishka Fernando. He smashes a boundary to deep midwicket and then launches Archer into the stands at long leg. The ball is lost and thus new balls, please. After 10 overs, Sri Lanka are 48/2.
15:42 hrs IST: Another boundary for Avishka Fernando, this time to the deep square leg fence. Sri Lanka are 37/2 after nine overs.
15:38 hrs IST: MAIDEN OVER! Second maiden over from Jofra Archer. Kusal Mendis is looking tentative while Avishka Fernando is in great touch. After eight overs, Sri Lanka are 31/2.
15:33 hrs IST: Avishka Fernando unfurls the straight drive and finds a four to long on and he is looking in great touch. After seven overs, Sri Lanka are 31/2
15:30 hrs IST: Superb batting from Avishka Fernando. He crunches a full ball past cover for a boundary and then clobbers a six over long leg. He follows it up with yet another boundary to ruin Archer's figures. After six overs, Sri Lanka are 24/2.
15:26 hrs IST: Avishka Fernando gets going with a couple of braces as Sri Lanka reach 10/2 after five overs
15:20 hrs IST: Jofra Archer is getting movement both ways as Sri Lanka are finding it tough to negotiate. Sri Lanka are 4/2 after four overs.
15:14 hrs IST: WICKET! Chris Woakes gets into the act now. Short ball and on the stumps, Kusal Perera top-edges the pull and the catch is taken by Moeen Ali at third man. Sri Lanka are 3/2 in the third over.
15:11 hrs IST: WICKET! Brilliant stuff from Jofra Archer and Karunaratne falls cheaply. Full ball angled across and it nips away, Karunaratne pokes at it and the edge is taken by Jos Buttler. After the second over, Sri Lanka are 3/1.
15:06 hrs IST: Chris Woakes opens the bowling for England and Sri Lanka start slowly. After the first over, Sri Lanka are 2/0.
14:57 hrs IST: Today, Sri Lanka will sport a different jersey. A yellowish tinge will appear on the blue jersey. England are the hosts and thus their jersey will be unchanged.
14:45 hrs IST: Moeen Ali is playing his 100th ODI and he has apparently gotten a special message from former Liverpool football great Steven Gerrard.
14:38 hrs IST: Here are the playing XIs of the sides. Jeevan Mendis is in and so is Avishka Fernando
England (Playing XI): James Vince, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Jos Buttler(w), Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood
Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Dimuth Karunaratne(c), Kusal Perera(w), Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Isuru Udana, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Pradeep
14:35 hrs IST: Sri Lanka has chosen to bat against England in Leeds. They have made two changes while England are unchanged.
14:16 hrs IST: Sri Lanka has secured a win only against Afghanistan while they have suffered against the likes of New Zealand, Australia while their games against Pakistan and Bangladesh were washed out due to rain.
14:05 hrs IST: A warm welcome to the match between England and Sri Lanka at Leeds. Eoin Morgan's side will be aiming to sustain their dominance and get the better of Sri Lanka. Dimuth Karunaratne's side has won their last three encounters but winning for the fourth time will be a tough ask against an England side on top of their game.