England slumped from 170 for 5 to 212 and lost to an easy looking pray while chasing moderate score 232 for 9 by Srilanka. Srilanka attack was spearheaded by old warhorse Malinga who took four for 43 wickets continued his IPL winning form was declared MOM and off spinner Dhananjaya took three quick wickets to trigger a collapse. Though Ben Stokes made a gallant attempt to rescue England with a courageous knock of 82 , could not take past target with wickets tumbling from other end
Earlier Mathews scored 85 and regained form at right moment to make score look respectable for Srilanka.
The upset means England has to take remaining big matches seriously and win .
Sri Lanka are back in the reckoning for semi final spot with the win.