World Cup: Sri Lanka defeat England by 8 wickets

Sri Lanka defeated England by eight wickets in a World Cup match on Thursday.

Earlier, Sri Lanka bowled out the defending champions for just 156.

A combined bowling effort by Sri Lanka, led by Lahiru Kumara’s 3-35 helped them book defending champions England at a meagre 156.

England have won the toss and elected to bat first against Sri Lanka in the 24th match of the ICC World Cup 2023 at M Chinnaswamy Stadium.

Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Jos Buttler (c)(wk), Ben Stokes, David Willey, Gus Atkinson, Mark Wood, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley

Sri Lanka
Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis (c)(wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dushan Hemantha, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Dilshan Madushanka

Overall ODIs: Matches 78, England 38, Sri Lanka 36, NR 3, Tied 1

ODI World Cup: Matches 78, England 6, Sri Lanka 5

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