Tag: Cricket World Cup 2019
England finally has a World Cup win to go with their three losing appearances in the 1979, 1987 and 1992 finals.
There have long been concerns about declining player numbers in English cricket, with the sport hidden behind a television paywall in Britain.
It is a second successive defeat in the final for New Zealand.
With reigning champions Australia due to play England in the semi-finals, Matthew Wade and Mitch Marsh have been added to the squad.
New Zealand will need to make a fresh start in their eighth semi-final if they are to have another shot at a maiden World Cup crown.
Reigning champions Australia are already through to the semi-finals, while South Africa cannot qualify for the last four.
Angelo Mathews made 113 and put on 124 runs for the fifth wicket with Lahiru Thirimanne to give Sri Lanka a respectable total.
It is the second such incident after a banner was flown over the same grounds during last week's match between Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Sri Lanka scored an imposing 338-6 in their World Cup clash against the West Indies, with both sides playing only for pride.
Vikay Shankar has managed scores of 15 not out, 29 and 14 in his three matches in the World Cup.
India remains the only unbeaten side in the tournament and needs just one victory from their remaining three games to guarantee a semi-finals berth.
New Zealand have 11 points from five victories and a rained-off game while Pakistan must win to keep alive their chances of qualifying for the last four.
Reigning champions Australia looked set for a huge total at 185-2 but, one ball after completing his century, Aaron Finch holed out.
Australia are currently second in the table but any more slip-ups could imperil their chances of reaching the knockout stages.
Afghanistan has been unable to establish any momentum, putting them behind the required run-rate approaching the half-way point of their chase.
Victory for Bangladesh will move them into fifth place in the 10-team table.
Just a single win in seven matches has left South Africa with an embarrassing early elimination that will likely have repercussions for many in the team.
New Zealand's senior batsmen shared an unbroken century stand to take the Black Caps to 144-2 off 30 overs at Old Trafford.
India hit just 16 boundaries, including only one six, against an Afghanistan side who have lost all five of the matches in the tournament so far.
Sri Lanka next play South Africa in Durham a week on Friday
Sri Lanka began poorly after winning the toss and electing to bat first, losing openers Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Perera inside three overs.
England, third in the table, will go ahead of leaders Australia if they defeat Sri Lanka, currently sixth in the standings.
David Warner's 166 is the highest score of the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
South Africa are still languishing in eighth spot in the 10-team table after five games, with the top four qualifying for next month's semis.