Saturday, October 23, 2021

England thrash Sri Lanka by 8 wickets in opening T20 International

In Cardiff, Jos Buttler smashed an unbeaten 55-ball 68, while Sam Curran and Adil Rashid took two wickets each as England thrashed Sri Lanka by eight wickets in the opening T20 International in the three-match series.

Chasing a 130-run target set by Sri Lanka, the England batsmen, led by Buttler, reached the target in the first ball of the 17th over with 17 balls remaining.

Sri Lanka skipper Kusal Perera won the toss and elected to bat.

Dasun Shanaka scored 50 off 44 balls to take visitors to some fighting total of 129.

Meanwhile, England suffered a setback when Buttler had to miss the second T20 International last night due to a calf strain he suffered during the first T20 match.

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