The Euro 2020 is underway in Europe and sports lovers are keening following the mega-event. The tournament has reached the knockout stage and hot favorites like Portugal and France have been knocked out. On the other hand, England stunned Germany in their Round of 16 matches by 2-0 on Tuesday.
England overcame the German challenge to beat them for the first time in a knockout match in the last four and a half decades. Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane emerged with crucial goals for their team. England’s cricket team was watching this game from the dressing room after the conclusion of their ODI game against Sri Lanka.
England Cricket posted a video of their cricketers celebrating this big win in the dressing room. Players were jumping and hugging each other when Harry Kane scored the second goal to almost confirm England’s win.
See the video here;
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) June 29, 2021
On cricket’s front, England didn’t break any sweat against Sri Lanka in the first One-Day International in Chester-Le-Street. This tour is looking like a big mismatch as Sri Lanka are not posing any challenge against the hosts.
England bowled beautifully to dismiss Sri Lanka for 185 runs, where Kusal Perera and Wanindu Hasaranga were the chief contributors with the bat. Both batsmen scored crucial fifties and stitched together 99 runs for the fourth wicket. But they didn’t get any help from other players. Apart from these two, only C Karunaratne managed to score in double digits.
Chasing 186, Jonny Bairstow gave a blazing start to his team while scoring 43 runs in just 21 balls. However, England lost four wickets within no time. But Joe Root and Moeen Ali steadied the ship to take England home with five wickets in hand. Root scored unbeaten 79 runs.
Chris Woakes’ spell of 10-5-18-4 earned him the man of the match for a sensational bowling display.