LONDON: England against Sri Lanka in the 8th match of the ICC Champions Trophy Cricket Tournament at Oval.
Sri Lanka won by 7 Wickets. A chanceless unbeaten 134 from Kumar Sangakkara inspired Sri Lanka to a seven-wicket win over an overly cautious England on Thursday to leave Champions Trophy Group A wide open ahead of the final two matches.
Batting first England made 293 runs for the loss off 7 wickets in allotted 50 Over’s. Jonathan Trott remained top scorer with 76 runs while Joe Root hit 68. Skipper Alaister Cook scored 59 runs.
For Sri Lanka Lasith Malinga, Sharminda Eranga and Rangana Herath took two wickets each.
A victory in the day/night clash would have taken England through to the semi-finals as one of the top two and defeat would have dumped Sri Lanka out but all is now to play for with New Zealand leading the group on three points.
England, who next face New Zealand in Cardiff on Sunday, and Sri Lanka are on two points with Australia on one ahead of their meeting with Angelo Mathews’ side at the Oval on Monday.