Sri Lanka veteran batsman Kumar Sangakkara continued his superb run of form on Sunday, scoring an unbeaten 117 off 86 balls as his side beat England by a whopping nine wickets in Wellington.
England batsman Joe Root was visibly distraught on Sunday in Wellington, after his century that saw his side to 309 went in vain thanks to unbeaten tons from Sri Lanka's veteran batsmen.
England captain Eoin Morgan didn't look for excuses when asked about his side's nine-wicket defeat to Sri Lanka in Wellington on Sunday, saying they were outplayed by a better side on the day.
Neither of these sides are in the most sparkling for coming into this encounter in Wellington, with England losing to both co-hosts and Sri Lanka winning two games they were expected to triumph in.
Sri Lanka coach Marvan Atapattu was a proper old-school opening batsman in his day, biding his time, building an innings then going on to make a big score, and it is this type of approach that he wants his team to take, not with their batting, but with their progression in the World Cup.