Sri Lanka beats England by nine wickets – Cricket World Cup 2015

Kumar Sangakkara and Lahiru Thirimanna

Sri Lanka has coasted home to an emphatic nine-wicket win against England, chasing down 310 with ease in Wellington.

Kumar Sangakkara (117 not out off 86 balls) and Lahiru Thirimanne (139 not out) both notched centuries in a 200-run partnership as Sri Lanka strengthened its hold on second place in Pool A.

England looked to have made a decent contest when Joe Root (121) anchored his team to 6 for 309, but the bowling attack proved listless against the canny Sri Lankans, contriving to spill a host of catching opportunities in the process.

Sri Lanka cruised home with 16 balls to spare.

England remains second-bottom in Pool A after four games, just above winless Scotland.


Kumar Sangakkara

Lahiru Thirimanna