Sri Lankan team will return empty handed from England for the 'punch' of defeat, will now face India
Sri Lankan team will have to return empty handed from England. Sri Lanka have lost five matches against hosts England while the sixth match was washed out in rain. Had it not rained, Sri Lanka's team would have lost 6 matches.
Between hosts England and Sri Lanka played in Bristol, the third and final ODI match was canceled due to rain. In this way, the Sri Lankan team will return home empty handed from England, where they have to play a limited over series against India from July 13. The Sri Lankan team is in bad shape on the soil of England. Sri Lankan team has not won a single match.
Before the three-match T20 series against the Indian team led by Shikhar Dhawan and the one-day series of the same number of matches, the Sri Lankan team had every chance to gain momentum, but not once on the tour of England did it feel like the Sri Lankan team. The team is also giving competition to the England team. This was the reason that the Sri Lankan team was completely disappointed on this tour of England.
Let us tell you, Sri Lanka lost the three-match T20 series 3-0 at the hands of England, while hosts England defeated Sri Lanka 2-0 in the ODI series as well. The third match was canceled due to rain. Even though the match was abandoned, the Sri Lankan team left no stone unturned to lose the match, as the team was bundled out for 166 runs under the captaincy of Kusal Perera, but the rain that followed did not allow the match to start.
England won the toss and bowled first. The Sri Lankan team was bundled out for 166 runs in 41.1 overs due to the sharp bowling of Tom Curran (4/35), Chris Woakes (2/28) and David Willey (2/36). Dasun Shanaka scored 48 not out off 65 balls for Sri Lanka with the help of two sixes and as many fours. After Sri Lanka's innings ended, it started raining, which continued and the match had to be called off.