As mentioned in the preview the T20 game provided Sri Lanka with their best opportunity to claim a win on a long and luckless England tour. Unfortunately, it wasn't to be as their batting again crumbled
Having got themselves into some great ODI form courtesy a couple of thumping wins over Ireland, Sri Lanka headed into the opening match of the one-day series against England at Trent Bridge with renewed vigour.
Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders have two of the strongest batting line-ups in the competition, and they lived up to the hype, putting up exciting batting efforts in the clash at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Wednesday.
Ben Stokes bowled a brilliant last over as he defended 15 runs needed for Sri Lanka to win to put his team in the semi-finals, joining West Indies from Group 1. In what was an over full of unplayable yorkers
There was a time in England cricket where Tests were all that mattered for the nation that invented the game. In spite of making three World Cup finals, two of them back-to-back, they never woke up to the potential of one-day cricket.