Hales and Morgan help England to overhaul big score


Sidelights – ICC World T20 | England Vs Sri Lanka

Although the dew did helped England in the later stage of the game but one should not take away anything from the brutal innings by Alex Hales who became the first Englishman to score a T20I hundred in the process. The match, although will also be remembered for big fielding goof-ups as well as about a catch which was not given by the  umpires and created some kind of controversy. But all well that ends well, kind of stuff for England.

ICC World T20 | Group 1 | Match 22 | England Vs Sri Lanka

Alex Hales reacts after getting his 100

Venue: Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong

Toss: England and elected to field first

Playing XIs:

Sri Lanka: Tillakratne Dilshan, Kusal Perera, Mahela Jayawardene, Thissara Perera, Kumar Sangakkara, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal. Nuwan Kulasekara, Sachitra Senanayake, Ajantha Mendis, Lasith Malinga

Engalnd: Michael Lumb, Alex Hales, Moeen Ali, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler, Ravi Bopara, Tim Bresnan, Chris Jordan, Stuart Broad, James Tredwell, Jade Dernbach

Mini Score Card:

Sri Lanka Mahela Jayawardene 89 (51) | Chris Jordan 2/28 (4)

England 190/4 – Alex Hales 116 (64) | Nuwan Kulasekara 4/32 (4)

Result: England won by 6 wickets

Points: England 2 (2), Sri Lanka 0 (4)

Man of the match: Alex Hales (England)

Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pakistan) | Rod Tucker (Australia) | Steve Davis (3rd – Australia) | Bruce Oxenford (Reserve – Australia)

Match Referee: David Boon (Australia)

How they played the game

Powerplay: Sri Lanka 42 runs, 1 wicket | England 37 runs, 2 wickets

First 50 runs: Sri Lanka 44 balls | England 45 balls

50-100 runs: Sri Lanka 38 balls | England 31 balls

100-150 runs: Sri Lanka 24 balls | England 20 balls

Best Partnership

Sri Lanka 2nd Wicket – 145 runs off 94 balls | Contributors: Mahela Jayawardene 89 (51) and Tillakratne Dilshan 50 (43)

England 3rd Wicket – 152 runs off 93 | Contributors: Alex Hales 93* (55) and Eoin Morgan 57 (38)


Sri Lanka: 17 (Mahela Jayawardene 11, Tillakratne Dilshan 4, Thissara Perera 2)

England: 20 (Alex Hales 11, Eoin Morgan 7, Ravi Bopara 2)


Sri Lanka: 7 (Mahela Jayawardene 3, Tillakratne Dilshan 2, Thissara Perera | Angelo Mathews 1)

England: 8 (Alex Hales 6, Eoin Morgan 2)

Important facts about the match

  • Alex Hales is the first English batsman who has scored a T20I hundred
  • Hales’ last 54 runs came in 20 balls
  • This is England’s highest run chase ever in T20Is

In the pic: Alex Hales reacts after his 100

Picture Courtesy: ESPN Cricinfo


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