Cricket – England vs Sri Lanka T20: All-Round Joe Denly Overcomes Sri Lanka

England vs Sri Lanka

In what was his first England match in 8 years, Joe Denly took 4 wickets, as England beat Sri Lanka by 30 runs in the only T20 match of the tour.

Denly wrecked havoc amid the Sri Lankan batting line-up by taking the wickets of both Sri Lanka openers Niroshan Dickwella and Kusal Mendis.

On the other hand, England’s ever-green leg-spinner Adil Rashid guaranteed magical figures of 3-11 to smother the hosts, previously Denly came back with two wickets in the last over as Sri Lanka were all out for 157 off 20 overs.

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Jason Roy hit a memorable 69 off 36 balls as England posted 187-8.

The England opener was dropped four times and ran out skipper Eoin Morgan yet in addition hit six sixes out of a ruthless presentation of intensity.

The visitors achieved 113-4 off 11.2 overs previously rain made the match be postponed for 60 minutes, yet no overs were lost.

Sri Lanka did well to limit their rivals at the demise yet never got on top in the pursuit, regardless of 57 off 31 balls from skipper Thisara Perera, with Denly restoring the best figures by an England spinner in T20 history.

England next face Sri Lanka in a 3-Test series, beginning in Galle on 6 November.

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