England v Sri Lanka IT20 Highlights
Jos Buttler stars for England
England continued their dominance over Sri Lanka into the short format of the game with an eight-wicket victory over the visiting side at the Ageas Bowl.
England headed into the fixture with an unbeaten record against Sri Lanka this year after victories in the Investec Test Match and Royal London One-Day series - and there were no signs of taking it easy on their deflated opponents.
Opening the game at a sunny Ageas Bowl Sri Lanka opted to bat first after winning the toss, but it only took two over’s for England to get their first wicket on a night where the Three Lions’ impressive fielding will take much of the plaudits. After taking their first wicket, England looked like they were stepping off the gas a little until the seventh over when wickets began to tumble thick and fast.
Sri Lanka finished their innings after being bowled out for 140, a score which Liam Dawson called “well below par” as England looked well on their way to completing a tour whitewash.
England’s star man on the night was none other than Lancashire County Cricket Club’s Jos Buttler who opened the batting finished with an unbeaten score of 73 from 49 to down a sorry Sri Lank – with England racking up an eight-wicket victory, finishing on 144-2 in the 18th over.
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Next up…England v Pakistan
England now turn their attention to Pakistan for the Investec Test Match. Pakistan will begin their tour of England at Lord’s before squaring off at Emirates Old Trafford for the Second Investec Test match.
Tickets for this fixture are limited so hurry and buy yours before tickets are sold out.