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Home  »  Cricket  »  England vs Sri Lanka 2021  »  1st T20I

England vs Sri Lanka 2021 1st T20I Live Score

Date : Jun 23 2021, Wed - 11:00 PM (IST)
Venue : Sophia Gardens Cardiff, Cardiff, Wales
Match Info
Match England vs Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka in England 2021
Date Jun 23 2021, Wed - 11:00 PM (IST)
Toss -
Venue Sophia Gardens Cardiff, Cardiff, Wales
Umpires -
England Squad -
Sri Lanka Squad -

Match Facts
  • England's Chris Jordan (12) needs just two wickets to become the highest wicket taker in men's T20Is between England and Sri Lanka (Lasith Malinga – 13).
  • England's Eoin Morgan (201) needs just 13 runs to become the highest run scorer in men's T20Is between England and Sri Lanka (Mahela Jayawardene – 213).
  • Only India's Virat Kohli (8) has dropped more catches than England's Chris Jordan (6) in men's T20Is since the start of 2019 (amongst Test-playing countries); however, five of these catches were classified as hard and one as medium.
  • Sri Lanka have scored just 53.6% of their runs from boundaries in powerplay overs in men’s T20Is since the beginning of 2020, the lowest rate of any Test playing country in that time.
  • Since the beginning of 2020, Sri Lanka have the second lowest bowling dot ball percentage (38.3%) of any Test-playing country in the power play overs in men's T20Is (Afghanistan 37.7%).
  • England have won five and drawn one of their last seven multi-game bilateral men's T20I series (L1), however their solitary defeat in that run came in their most recent such series, against India in March this year.
  • England have an unblemished record at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff winning each of their six men's T20I matches at this venue, this will be the first time they have hosted Sri Lanka at this ground.
  • Sri Lanka have lost nine of their last 10 completed men's T20Is (W1), their only win during this run was against West Indies in March 2021.
  • England lost their most recent men's T20I on home soil, against Australia in September 2020; however, the last time they lost two consecutive matches at home was in August 2013.
  • England have won five of their nine men's T20I matches played against Sri Lanka (L4), including their last three on the trot; this will be the first multi-game bilateral T20I series played between the two sides.