Sunday featured the two top teams struggling in the bottom half of the points table in their respective groups. England facing Sri Lanka, had been thrashed by Australia and New Zealand, winning only against Scotland. Pakistan was up against Zimbabwe after having lost to both India and West Indies earlier.
SRI LANKA REDEEM THEMSELVES
Much was expected from the English side and the Gabba pitch gave them lot to cheer batting first. Posting their second consecutive 300-plus score thanks largely to Joe Root’s century, I thought England were in the game at the break. But Sri Lankan openers continued from where the Kiwis left, treating the English bowlers with disdain. Losing only Tillakaratne Dilshan at the score of 100, Lahiru Thirimanne and the veteran Kumar Sangakkara scoring fluent centuries, the flawless nine-wicket victory put the Lankans to safety and the Englishmen brooding back to the drawing board.
ENGLAND’S TASK CUT OUT
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