David Willey’s double strike in the initial stages of their ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 encounter against Sri Lanka in Bengaluru gave England some early hope. Willey dismissed Kusal Mendis and Pathum Nissanka in back-to-back overs to reduce Sri Lanka to 23/2 in the seventh over.

Willey’s double strike puts England on top

Willey’s first wicket came in the sixth over when he bowled Mendis for 14. Mendis had been aggressive from the start, but he was eventually undone by a beautiful delivery from Willey.

Willey struck again in the next over, dismissing Nissanka for 11. Nissanka had been more cautious than Mendis, but he was also unable to resist Willey’s bowling.

Willey’s double strike put England on top in the match, and it gave them a real chance of bowling Sri Lanka out for a low score.

Sri Lanka recover but Willey’s wickets prove crucial

Sri Lanka recovered from Willey’s double strike to post a total of 156 runs in their innings. But Willey’s wickets turned out to be vital, as they limited Sri Lanka’s total.

England eventually chased down the target of 157 runs with ease, winning the match by eight wickets. Willey was named the Man of the Match for his outstanding performance.

Sri Lanka Stumble After Willey’s Double Strike

Sri Lanka never recovered from Willey’s double strike, and they lost wickets at regular intervals. Eventually, in 33.2 overs, they were bowled out for 156 runs. England then chased down the target with ease, reaching the target in just 25.4 overs.

Willey’s Double Strike Proves to be the Turning Point

Willey’s double strike proved to be the turning point in the match. It gave England a much-needed boost after a poor start, and it put them back in the game. With his performance, Willey demonstrated his ability to win matches for England and served as a reminder of his bowling prowess.


Willey’s double strike in the initial stages of the match was the turning point of the match. He helped to restrict Sri Lanka’s total, and he gave England a real chance of winning the match.

England eventually won the match by eight wickets, and Willey’s wickets were crucial to their victory. His performance was a reminder of his quality as a bowler, and he will be hoping to continue his good form in the rest of the tournament.

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