In the 25th match of the preliminary round between the Sri Lankan team and the England team in the 2023 World Cup One Day Cricket Tournament, the Sri Lankan team managed to win by 8 wickets. With this victory, the Sri Lankan team has risen to the fifth place in the points table, and India, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia are accepted and remain at the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th places.
England won the toss and decided to bat first and scored only 156 runs in 33 overs.
Ben Stokes scored 43 runs and Jonny Bairstow scored 30 runs for the England team. In bowling, Lahiru Kumara took 3 wickets, Angelo Mathews and Kasun Rajitha took 2 wickets and Mahish Thiekshana managed to break one wicket for the Sri Lankan team.
The Sri Lankan team, who played the reply innings, passed their winning target while losing 2 wickets in the 26th over. Pathum Nissanka, who batted unbeaten, scored 77 runs and Sadheera Samarawickrama scored 65 runs.
David Willey took both the wickets of the Sri Lankan team while bowlin