While many called Sri Lanka’s win over England at Headingley on Friday as one of the biggest upsets of the 2019 World Cup, former India opener Virender Sehwag feels that it has made the showpiece event more lively and interesting. Sri Lanka beat England by 20 runs in a thrilling contest.
Taking to Twitter, Sehwag wrote: “Excellent performance from Sri Lanka to beat England. England has India, Australia and New Zealand to play with and will have to win 2 out of these 3. World Cup is alive #EngvSL (sic).”
Lasith Malinga starred with a four-wicket haul as Sri Lanka stunned pre-tournament favourites England at the Headingley Cricket Ground. Malinga (4/43) became the fourth bowler to pick 50-plus wickets in World Cup history as Dhananjaya de Silva (3/32) and Isuru Udana 2/41) played the supporting role to perfection.