Hales, Buttler target Sri Lankan pacers to get England off to a flier

In response to Sri Lanka’s 141/8, England made an excellent start in the chase, courtesy a 75-run opening stand by Alex Hales and Jos Buttler, in only 7.2 overs. However, alike England, even the Sri Lankan bowlers turned the screws with a flurry of wickets. Wanindu Hasaranga kick-started the slide by removing the openers, while Dhananjaya de Silva and Lahiru Kumara also chipped in with a brace each. However, Ben Stokes’s composed innings piloted England to a 4-wicket win that secured their spot in the semi-final.

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India v England 2024 Test Series
IND v ENG 4th Test, Ranchi
23rd February to 27th February
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