We all said that the semi-finalists of the tournament are sealed, and we all said that England is the favourites of the tournament.
But Sri Lanka has stunned each and every cricket fan with a massive win against the hosts on Friday. No one would have thought Sri Lanka would end up beating the England unit who has ever so consistently scored 300 while just defending a target of 233.
The tournament pool has now opened up significantly, and Sri Lanka is now in with a chance to make it to the top four. The credit has to be given to Sri Lanka’s pace bowling veteran, Lasith Malinga.
Once again rising to the occasion and putting in a shift as he scalped four major wickets for his nation.
England, on the other hand, will now feel the pressure as they now have games against Australia, India, and New Zealand which will decide their fate in the mega event.
So, with this upset by Sri Lanka now, one can safely say that the tournament has now become far more interesting than it earlier was.
(Featured Image: Twitter/Sri Lanka Cricket)
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