England have produced some stunning batting efforts in the recent past, as part of their one-day revival in the post-2015 World Cup debacle period. And, their performance at Trent Bridge on Tuesday was astonishing to say the least.
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