England vs Sri Lanka LIVE: Cricket World Cup score and updates from Bengaluru

Jos Buttler tells England to ‘let it hurt’ after World Cup loss to Afghanistan

England might have come into the Cricket World Cup as defending champions but they have suffered three defeats from their opening four matches and stand on the brink of elimination.

Jos Buttler’s side were hammered by New Zealand in the opening match of the tournament and although they briefly looked like they had rebounded against Bangladesh, two successive defeats against Afghanistan and high-flying South Africa have all but sealed their fate.

More concerningly for England was how shell-shocked the side looked following their 229-run defeat against the Proteas. They were short in every aspect of the game and routinely punished for it, with the match becoming their highest-ever ODI defeat.

England now face a situation where in order to have any hope of qualifying for the semi-finals they have to win all of their remaining group games, starting with Sri Lanka, who will fancy their chances following Buttler’s side’s latest results.

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England 123-7 (26) Stokes 34, Willey 0, Rajitha 2-30 (6)

It’s hard to see where England go from here, they will want to show some fight with the future of their World Cup in the balance, but it’s yet another poor batting performance almost all round.

Sonia Twigg26 October 2023 11:45


Wicket! Woakes out for 0! ct Samarawickrama b Rajitha – England 123-7

Sri Lanka celebrate the wicket of Chris Woakes! the ball is thrown in the air but there is a debate about whether the ball carried.

The umpires have reviewed…Woakes pushed at it outside the off stump.

The angles shown to the third umpire are far from clear but he is out!

Sonia Twigg26 October 2023 11:42


England 122-6 (25) Stokes 33, Woakes 0, Mathews 2-14 (4)

Woakes has a point to prove after being left out of the last game against South Africa at Mumbai, but he might not have been expecting to have to prove it with the bat – and definitely not so soon.

England are on the back foot. Stokes is at the crease but he is rapidly running out of partners.

Sonia Twigg26 October 2023 11:35


Wicket! Ali out for 15! ct Perera b Mathews – England 122-6

Sri Lanka have kept tinkering with their attack, and this over will be bowled by Mathews.

The first three balls have just been played around for singles.

And then he strikes! Ali makes a mistake there and plays it to the fielder and has to go for 15.

Just as England started to look like building something another wicket falls and they are into the bowlers.

Sonia Twigg26 October 2023 11:33


England 119-5 (24) Stokes 31, Ali 14, Rajitha 1-29 (5)

de Silva does not get a second over, and Sri Lanka turn back to Rajitha here.

He starts with a wide. Ali drives and can’t quite find the gap and it’s a good stop to keep it to a single.

That was a tighter over, just three runs from it.

Sonia Twigg26 October 2023 11:29


England 116-5 (23) Stokes 30, Ali 13, Madushanka 0-37 (5)

Stokes has another four, he is taking the attack back to Sri Lanka here, capitalising on the bowling changes.

England lost to Sri Lanka in 2019, 2011 and 2015. The last four 50-over World Cups it is the side from the subcontinent who have come out on top against England.

Another boundary for Stokes and he is starting to find his groove.

Sonia Twigg26 October 2023 11:25


England 108-5 (22) Stokes 22, Ali 13, de Silva 0-10 (1)

Two fours from de Silva’s first over! And finally some runs for England to take them over 100.

Sonia Twigg26 October 2023 11:20


England 98-5 (21) Stokes 17, Ali 8, Madushanka 0-29 (4)

The opening bowler Madushanka has come back on. His first three overs went for 20, but this is a completely different stage of the game, and England are five wickets down.

There is a misfield first ball and Ali will pick up two runs.

More misfields and England will take any run they can now. In overs 11-20 England lost 3-30 – we will see just how costly that will prove to be but it could cost them the game.

Stokes hits over the top for four last ball of the over.

Sonia Twigg26 October 2023 11:17


England 89-5 (20) Stokes 13, Ali 3, Theekshana 0-14 (6)

Stokes has been given out just as it looked like there might be a brief respite in the tumble of wickets!

It was a massive appeal from Theekshana. Stokes was well forward as he tried to sweep the ball.

England have reviewed that, as they sort of have to now. There is a long delay in the wait for ultra edge…and a cheer goes up when it shows the ball has hit the back.

That is a lifeline for the defending champions and they have to make it count.

Sonia Twigg26 October 2023 11:12


England 88-5 (19) Stokes 13, Ali 2, Kumara 2-16 (4)

None of England’s poor decision-making or woes should take away from Sri Lanka’s ability with the ball.

Kumara has bowled beautifully here, and there’s one that just carves up Stokes.

Stokes is dropped next ball! A leading edge to backward-point, the fielder dived to his right but it just spills out.

Sonia Twigg26 October 2023 11:06

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