England vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I Highlights – June 23, 2021 – Cricket Highlights 2 – Highlights Guru
Eng vs SL 1st T20I Highlights today Wednesday, 6-23-2021 – 1st T20I (N), Sri Lanka tour of England from Sophia Gardens, Cardiff.
ICC Rankings Test, ODI & T20
SL won the toss and batted first.
England team: 1 Jason Roy, 2 Jos Buttler (wk), 3 Dawid Malan, 4 Jonny Bairstow, 5 Eoin Morgan (capt), 6 Liam Livingstone, 7 Sam Curran, 8 Chris Woakes, 9 Chris Jordan, 10 Adil Rashid, 11 Mark Wood.
Sri Lanka team: 1 Danushka Gunathilaka, 2 Avishka Fernando, 3 Kusal Perera (capt/wk), 4 Kusal Mendis, 5 Dhananjaya de Silva, 6 Dasun Shanaka, 7 Wanindu Hasaranga, 8 Isuru Udana, 9 Akila Dhananjaya, 10 Dushmantha Chameera, 11 Nuwan Pradeep.
Post Match Presentation.
Here’s Sri Lanka captain Kusal Perera: “Disappointed to be on the losing side, but 130 wasn’t enough against this England side. Our bowling did a good job, [but] we had a collapse in the middle order. [Turn it around?] Have to discuss that, don’t have much time before tomorrow. Mentally they have to prepare for these kinds of wickets, with pace and bounce. [Hasaranga] He’s bowling really well these last two-three months, at the same time Dasun did a good job in the batting.”
England captain Eoin Morgan: “Quite a comprehensive performance from start to finish. The pressure, the guys bowled with, created opportunities for us. Talked about having plans and we executed them well. Bowlers made us look good today, reduced SL to an under-par score. Roy and Buttler laid the platform for us to kick on, though Jos gave a masterclass today. [Captaincy?] Sometimes you get ahead in the game, try to identify the moments that might creep up, and get your best guys in position. [Livingstone] He’s our allrounder today, stepped up and taking a wicket that early in a short spell. Leg spin and off-spin at the same time is a luxury, offers a huge amount in the field as well. Great to have Woakes back in the team, integral in 50-over, the accuracy he offers contributed to taking wickets upfront.”
Jos Buttler is Man of the Match: [Enjoyed that?] “Very much so, a good target to chase. Bowlers did a fantastic job and nice partnership with J-Roy to get us off. Certain times, against not so big a score, you can sit on a few more balls. The benefit of seeing how the wicket played. Strong shots on straight boundaries and a lot of twos as well. [Opening partnership] Jason is very intimidating to bowl at, allows you to sit in, and get him on strike. [Bowlers] Set the tone with the ball, early wickets get you ahead.”