England beat Sri Lanka by four wickets in match number 39 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Saturday, November 5. The win was a far from convincing one as England went from 75 for no loss to 111 for 5 in their chase of 142. However, getting over the finish line was what mattered the most. They got home in 19.4 overs to clinch a berth in the semi-finals from Group 1 and knock out defending champions and hosts Australia.
Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan by six wickets in a Super 12 match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at The Gabba in Brisbane on Tuesday, November 1. Batting first after winning the toss in the Group 1 game, Afghanistan put up a disappointing 144 for 8 as Wanindu Hasaranga picked up 3 for 13, while Lahiru Kumara claimed 2 for 30. In response, Dhananjaya de Silva scored an unbeaten 66 off 42 as Sri Lanka crossed the target in 18.3 overs. The win kept Sri Lanka in contention for the semi-finals, while Afghanistan were knocked out.
Glenn Phillips (104 off 64) and Trent Boult (4 for 13) came up with impressive performances as New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 65 runs in match number 27 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday, October 29. Batting first after winning the toss, the Kiwis scored 167 for 7 in their 20 overs. Their bowlers then held Sri Lanka to 102 in 19.2 overs.
Australian all-rounder Marcus Stoinis (59 not out off 18 balls) came up with an incredible display of big-hitting as the hosts got the better of Sri Lanka by seven wickets in match number 19 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 on Tuesday, October 25. Chasing 158 for victory in the Group 1 match in Perth, Stoinis recorded the fastest T20I half-century by an Australian, which came off only 17 balls.
Sri Lanka defeated Ireland by nine wickets in Match number 15 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart on Sunday, October 23. Ireland batted first after winning the toss, but only managed to put up 128/8 on the board. Sri Lanka then got home in the chase in 15 overs.
Asia Cup champions Sri Lanka have confirmed their presence in the Super 12 round of the T20 World Cup 2022. The island nation defeat Netherlands by 16 runs match number nine of the ICC event at the Simonds Stadium in Geelong on Thursday, October 20.
Sri Lanka beat United Arab Emirates by 79 runs in match number six of the T20 World Cup 2022 at the Simonds Stadium in Geelong on Tuesday, October 18. The big win in Group A means that Sri Lanka are still in contention for a place in the Super 12.
Namibia caused a massive upset in the first match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022, defeating Sri Lanka by 55 runs at the Simonds Stadium in Geelong on Sunday (October 16). Sent into bat first after losing the toss, Namibia recovered from 93 for 6 to post a decent 163 for 7.
Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 23 runs in the Asia Cup 2022 final in Dubai on Sunday, September 11 to lift the Asian championship for the sixth time. Bhanuka Rajapaksa (71 not out off 45), Wanindu Hasaranga (36 off 21 & 3/27) and Pramod Madushan (4/34) were the standout performers for Sri Lanka. For Pakistan, Haris Rauf claimed 3 for 29, while Mohammad Rizwan contributed 55 off 49. However, it wasn’t enough as Pakistan folded up for 147 in their chase of 171.