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Not many fancied the No. 9-ranked ODI side to beat the No. 1 team, especially after they set a target of 233. Sri Lanka, inspired by Lasith Malinga, went on to pull off the upset of the tournament so far.
Brilliant stuff from Sri Lanka.What they didn’t do with the bat, they more than compensated with the ball.Malinga and Co. were disciplined & troubled the batsmen.With England still needing to play Australia, New Zealand & India, the #CWC19 may throw up a few surprises.#ENGvSL pic.twitter.com/T4mHATZiz2
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) June 21, 2019
Great win boys!!!!! Lasith Malinga You beauty well done @IamDimuth under pressure delivered. Played @Angelo69Mathews
— Mahela Jayawardena (@MahelaJay) June 21, 2019
Sensational defence of a small total. Sri Lanka making the world cup interesting. Whats next guys? #ENGvSL #CWC19
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) June 21, 2019
Well Done Sri Lanka … Fantastic spirit showed today … Lasith Malinga take a bow … Magnificent display … !! #CWC19
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) June 21, 2019
What a moment … what a feeling #CWC2019 no one gave them a chance #ENGvSL That’s the way to do it … thought that was a great team effort and everyone pulled in the same direction .. no we realise the full value of @Angelo69Mathews innings
— Russel Arnold (@RusselArnold69) June 21, 2019
What a performance by @OfficialSLC great win inspired bowling by lasith Malinga and danajaya de silva . WOW. Hope this is the catalyst for the team to believe even more. Now for the batsmen to respond with heart
— Kumar Sangakkara (@KumarSanga2) June 21, 2019
Malinga is a champion. Fantastic win for Sri Lanka. Showing what they are capable of #ENGvSL pic.twitter.com/w70tT5bsKJ
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) June 21, 2019
Well done Sri Lanka. Fantastic win. Malinga and Matthews, showing what experience can do in crunch situations. Makes the table interesting #ENGvSL
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) June 21, 2019
My gosh. What a game. Well played played Sri Lanka. . A couple of teams at least are thankful for your magnificent effort today. Happy for Malinga.
— ian bishop (@irbishi) June 21, 2019
Great win by #srilanka no one gave them chance to win against the mighty English team. Malinga was at his best with the new ball as well old. #ENGvsSL #WorldCup
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) June 21, 2019
Excellent performance from Sri Lanka to beat England. England have India, Australia and New Zealand to play with and will have to win 2 out of these 3.World Cup is alive #EngvSL
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) June 21, 2019
What a thrilling game today! In-form Malinga’s 4 for 43 leads Srilanka to a convincing victory. Well deserved, Srilanka. The second half of the tournament is getting tight. #ENGVSL #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/QS5Hn4m0Ni
— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) June 21, 2019
England still World Cup favourites?
NO PROBLEM AT ALL!
— Kevin Pietersen(@KP24) June 21, 2019