Bungle in the jungle

Bungle in the jungle

The Bungle in the jungle is an epithet, given to a cricket match played on 18 November, 2003. [Cite web
url = http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/cricket/article2563253.ece
publisher = The Times
title = Paul Collingwood ready to make adjustments for new rules
date = 2003-10-01
pages= p68
accessdate = 2007-10-01
] It was an "unmitigated disaster" for England. [Cite web
url = http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/wisdenalmanack/content/story/155901.html
publisher = Wisden 2004
title = Sri Lanka vs England
accessdate = 2007-10-01
]

Played at the Dambulla stadium, in the Sri Lankan jungle, this One Day International is notable for the dismissal of the England cricket team for just 88 runs. [Cite web
url=http://www.howstat.com/cricket/Statistics/Matches/MatchScorecard_ODI.asp?MatchCode=2152
title = 2003-2004 Sri Lanka v England - 1st Match
accessdate = 2007-10-01
] In the 477 One day internationals played by England, this aggregate was only two runs more than their worst display. [Cite web
url = http://www.howstat.com/cricket/Statistics/Countries/CountryStats_ODI.asp?CountryCode=02
title = England - Statistical Overview (One Day Internationals)
accessdate = 2007-10-01
]

Sri Lanka knocked off the 89 runs required to win in just 13.5 of their permitted 50 overs, for the loss of no wickets and a "comprehensive victory". [Cite web
url = http://uk.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/2003-04/ENG_IN_SL/SCORECARDS/ENG_SL_ODI1_18NOV2003_BBB-COMMS.html
title = 1st ODI: Sri Lanka v England at Dambulla, 18 Nov 2003
accessdate = 2007-10-01
] In Wisden's words, England were "battered". [Cite web
url = http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/wisdenalmanack/content/story/155895.html
title = Sri Lanka v England
publisher= Wisden almanack
accessdate = 2007-10-01
] The disastrous England batting was attributed to "a flurry of misjudgments, over-ambition, and world-class fielding". [Cite web
url = http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/wisdenalmanack/content/story/155901.html
title = Sri Lanka v England
publisher = Wisden 2004| accessdate = 2007-10-01
accessdate = 2007-10-01
]

ee also

*English cricket team in Sri Lanka in 2003-04
*"Rumble in the jungle" boxing match between Mohammad Ali and George Foreman in what was then called Zaire.

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