England have restricted struggling Sri Lanka at 232 runs for 9 wickets in the 27th match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 taking place at the Headingley Stadium, Leeds. During the match England all-rounder Moeen Ali has accomplished a milestone.
In the match, Moeen Ali has completed his spell of ten overs without conceding a single boundary and became the first bowler to reach the milestone since Ajantha Mendis on March 26, 2011.
Moeen Ali bowled really tight 10 overs conceding just 40 runs against Sri Lanka. Coincidentally, the earlier accomplishment by Sri Lanka’s Ajantha Mendis came during the 2011 World Cup match against England.
On March 26, 2011, during the England vs Sri Lanka, 4th Quarter-final match, Ajantha Mendis bowled 10 overs without conceding a boundary. He gave mere 34 runs in his spell picking up the wicket of Graeme Swann on a duck.
Batting first, England scored 229 runs with a loss of 6 wickets after 50 overs, which was chased easily by Sri Lanka without loosing a single wicket.
Today, Sri Lanka had won the toss and chose to bat first, and England have restricted them on 232 runs by taking 9 wickets in 50 overs. England pacers, Jofra Archer and Mark Wood, both took 3 wickets each to restrict the opposition to a low-scoring total.
Let’s see whether, England can win by 10 wickets, just like Sri Lanka won in the quarter-final of 2011 World Cup at Colombo.