SL L vs ENG L RSWS 2022: SL Legend Won the Match by 7 Wickets
Sri Lanka Legends beat England Legends by 7 wickets at Green Park, Kanpur. Sri Lanka won in the 15th over for the loss of 3 wickets. England had given a target of 79 runs. Munavira scored 24 runs in 43 balls.
Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to field. Electing to bat first, England Legends had a very slow start. Could score only 20 runs in 5 overs. Udana dismissed Mustard on the fourth ball of the 6th over. One after the other, all the wickets fell. England was all out after scoring 78 runs.
Batting collapse of England
None of the players could touch the 20 mark. Captain Ian Bell scored the highest 15 runs. Sri Lankan player Sanad Jayasuriya took the maximum of 4 wickets. Kulasekara and Silva took 2 wickets each. Jeevan Mendis and Udana got 1-1 wickets.
In reply, Sri Lanka kept the match on hold from the very beginning. Sri Lanka got the first blow after the 5th over. Dilshan was stumped after scoring 15 off 21 balls.
Tharanga returned to the pavilion after scoring 23 runs in the 13th over. Munavira was caught after scoring 24 runs. Jeevan Mendis hit a brilliant six on the second ball of the 14th over. His team won the match by taking two runs off the next ball.
Before the match, the players of both teams observed a 2-minute silence for Queen Elizabeth of Britain. Queen Elizabeth passed away recently.
There was light rain before the match. Due to this, the ground was covered with tarpaulin. When the rain stopped, pitch curator Shivakumar started preparing for the match. The third umpire along with two umpires inspected the pitch. After this, the captains of both teams came out for the toss. During this, many spectators returned disappointed due to the non-receipt of any ticket from the counter.