Bristol: The third ODI between England and Sri Lanka ended with no consequence. The second innings of the match was washed off because of rain. With this consequence, the sequence has now ended at 2-0 in favour of England.
Earlier than this sequence, Sri Lanka additionally misplaced a T20I sequence towards England 3-0. These are troubling instances for Sri Lanka cricket as they haven’t gained a single sequence in 2021.
Within the third ODI too, Sri Lanka was all out for 166 runs. The rain gods had a special plan for the day in Bristol. The match was cancelled because of fixed downpour with out even a single ball being bowled within the second innings. Due to the climate situations, Sri Lanka was saved from yet one more whitewash. Wanting on the present type of English batsmen, England would have simply chased down 167 runs.
There wasn’t a single stand out efficiency for Sri Lanka all through the sequence, nor a single century in the complete sequence. Sri Lankan captain Kusal Perera sounded disenchanted after the sequence loss. He mentioned, “It’s a tough tour for us. We performed well in patches but it wasn’t enough. We need to concentrate on our batting. The boys have to trust their ability and need to express themselves and that’s the only way to move forward. Lot of positives for us but we need to be consistent.”
It has been a sequence of disappointing performances by SL cricketers. SL cricket followers on social media unfollowed the cricketers with the hashtag #UnfollowSLCricketers. Former Sri Lankan legend, Sanath Jayasuriya had expressed his concern over the shape that the Sri Lankan crew at present is in. The previous explosive opener, in a tweet, wrote, “Very sad day for Sri Lankan cricket. The situation is critical. We need immediate measures to save cricket.”