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    ICC T20 World Cup 2021: England beat Sri Lanka by 26 runs; here is how it happened

    ICC T20 World Cup 2021: England beat Sri Lanka by 26 runs; here is how it happened

    ICC T20 World Cup 2021: England beat Sri Lanka by 26 runs; here is how it happened
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    By CNBCTV18.com  IST (Published)

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    A brilliant century by opener Jos Buttler backed by impressive bowling and fielding helped England defeat Sri Lanka by 26 runs.

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    After Sri Lanka opted to field first, England suffered batting collapse thanks to a brilliant bowling performance by Wanindu Hasaranga (3/21) and Dushmantha Chameera (1/43) (Image: AP)

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    Sri Lankan players celebrate the dismissal of England's Jonny Bairstow after asking for a review during the Cricket Twenty20 World Cup match between England and Sri Lanka in Sharjah. (Image: AP)

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    However, Jos Buttler  (101 not out) rose up to the occasion and along with skipper Morgan rescued the English enabling them to post 163/4 in 20 overs. (Image: AP)

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    Sri Lanka got off to a poor start as they lost Pathum Nissanka on the third ball of the innings to a run-out.  Tight bowling and fielding by the English saw them struggle at 76/5 in 11 overs. (Image: AP)

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    Wanindu Hasaranga and Dasun Shanaka had a stand of 53 off 36 balls for the sixth wicket. But once the duo was dismissed in quick succession, the Sri Lankan tail crumbled like nine pins and was all out for 137 with an over to spare. (Image: AP)

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