England defeated Sri Lanka by 26 runs with the help of Jos Buttler’s scintillating knock of 101* from 67 balls. English side were invited to bat by the Lankan side and they were struggling at 47/3 after 10 overs due to the sluggish nature of pitch. The Sri Lanka spinners were looking good with the ball. However, Jos Buttler and Eoin Morgan’s 112 run partnership totally changed the momentum in favour of England and helped them post a very good total on board. Sri Lanka did their level best to win this game in parts but poor decision and tactics unfortunately costed them one more match in T20 World Cup 2021.
Numbers and Stats from Eng vs SL game :
1 – Jos Buttler became the 1st English batsman to smash century in all 3 formats of the game.
2 – Jos Buttler became 2nd English batsman after Alex Hales to smash century in T20 World Cup. Co-incidentally both English players have smashed their T20 WC century against Sri Lanka only.
Players to smash century in T20 WC:
Chris Gayle (Twice)
4 – Wanindu Hasaranga became 4th Sri Lankan bowler to complete 50 wickets in T20Is after Lasith Malinga, Ajantha Mendis and Nuwan Kulasekara.
13 – Jos Buttler became 13th batsman to complete 2000 runs in T20Is overall. Also he was only the 2nd English batsman after Eoin Morgan to complete 2000 runs in T20Is.
34 – Wanindu Hasaranga has taken 34 T20I wickets in 2021, which is most for any bowler in a calendar year.
43 – Eoin Morgan has won most matches (43) as captain in T20I history.
25 – Jos Buttler has smashed 25 sixes overall in T20 WC.
Most sixes in T20 WC:
Chris Gayle – 61
Yuvraj Singh – 33
Shane Watson – 31
AB de Villiers – 30
Jos Buttler / Rohit Sharma / Mahela Jayawardene – 25