World Cup 2023 Points Table: England’s campaign in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2023 has gone from poor to worse as they registered another humiliating loss in the tournament, this time against Sri Lanka. The Lankan Lions trounced England by eight wickets to seal their second win of the event.
The defending champions are completely in shambles in the ongoing edition of the World Cup. They were humiliated by the Afghans, a few days ago, post which England got a brutal hammering against South Africa by 229 runs and now Sri Lanka has joined the bandwagon to further put a dent in their confidence.
Talking about the contest, England never found their feet against Sri Lanka at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. The surface was two-paced and it required the batters to get set before having a go at the bowler. However, none of that was applied by the England batters.
All-rounder Ben Stokes was the lone contributor for the team with a score of 43 runs in 73 deliveries. Stokes held his end firmly but he couldn’t find a compatriot who could aid him from the other end of the pitch.
The English openers looked decent but the partnership was broken at a score of 45 runs. Following the opening breakthrough, England lost wickets in clusters and there was no path for recovery for them. England were bowled out at a meagre score of 156 runs in 33.2 overs.
Lahiru Kumara was the pick of the bowlers with three scalps, while Angelo Mathews and Rajitha got two apiece.
Sri Lanka’s chase, although, got two early jitters as they lost two wickets cheaply, but they got back on the track following a match-winning partnership between Prathum Nissanka and Sadeera Samarawickrama. The two added 137 runs and took their team home against England in Bengaluru. Sri Lanka won the game by eight wickets chasing down the total in just 25.4 overs.
World Cup 2023 Points Table Changes
Owing to the massive win, Sri Lanka jumped two positions to reach number 5 in the World Cup 2023 Points Table. With two wins from five matches, Sri Lanka’s overall points read 4. Meanwhile, England sank even further to hit the penultimate position. With just a single win and four losses, England has nearly made it impossible for itself to resurrect and contend for the Semi-final spot.
Team India continues to remain at the top of the World Cup 2023 Points Table with five wins, followed by South Africa (4 wins), New Zealand (4 wins) and Australia (3 wins).
Below is complete ICC World Cup 2023 Points Table Updated after England vs Sri Lanka game on October 26.
World Cup 2023 Points Table
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