ICC Cricket World Cup, 22nd Match, Pool A: England v Sri Lanka at Wellington, Mar 1, 2015
ICC Cricket World Cup - 22nd match, Pool A
Sri Lanka won by 9 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)
Played at Westpac Stadium, Wellington (neutral venue)
1 March 2015 (50-over match)
  England innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal MM Ali c Lakmal b Mathews 15 43 26 3 0 57.69
9.2 74.8 mph, and a wicket from nowhere. Moeen has thrown this away. A length ball outside off, and he plays a lazy neither-here-nor-there drive. He has neither played the classic off drive along the ground looking to beat mid-off either side. Nor is this a full-blooded attempt to go over the man's head. Almost like he has changed his mind halfway through the shot and has checked that full-bloodied drive. Easy catch for mid-off. Soft dismissal from Moeen 62/1
View dismissal IR Bell b Lakmal 49 87 54 7 0 90.74
20.2 81.2 mph, bowled him. Against the run of play. Bell goes back shaking his head. He has made a meal of mostly a straight half-volley. Pushes at it just outside off, and gets a big inside edge back onto the stumps. Just plays down the wrong line 101/3
View dismissal GS Ballance c & b Dilshan 6 10 14 1 0 42.85
12.2 50.9 mph, and Ballance goes. Dilshan has woken up too with a lovely catch. Ballance plays a nothing push in front of his body, the ball doesn't turn, hits the inside half of the bat, and lobs back towards the umpire. Dilshan changes direction in follow-through and dives to his left to take the catch 71/2
View dismissal JE Root lbw b Herath 121 151 108 14 2 112.03
46.3 56.4 mph, Root has reviewed this. He has been given out lbw. Root has tried a reverse-sweep, and has missed it. This is a quicker flatter and straighter delivery. The problem with this shot it, Root is right in front of the stumps when hit by the ball, and that removes any doubt around this lbw decision. Projection shows impact in front of off, the ball clipping leg 265/6
View dismissal EJG Morgan* c Dilshan b Perera 27 54 47 2 1 57.44
34.3 82.2 mph, just before the Powerplay. Morgan had been finding the fielders with almost all his shots so far, and this time he has done it fatally so. This is short of a length, provides him the width, and Morgan goes for the cut, failing to control it. Dilshan at point is wide awake now, and takes it smoothly. Timed it sweetly, but once again hit straight to a fielder 161/4
View dismissal JWA Taylor c Dilshan b Malinga 25 54 26 1 1 96.15
45.3 87.2 mph, full and wide, Taylor has toe-ended this drive to point. Taylor is gone for 25 off 26. The partnership has been good for England, but you could see Taylor was not at home in this role. Anyway, this brings in Buttler, who will love it from here on 259/5
JC Buttler not out 39 28 19 6 1 205.26
CR Woakes not out 9 19 8 1 0 112.50
Extras (b 4, lb 3, w 9, nb 2) 18
  Total (6 wickets; 50 overs; 226 mins) 309 (6.18 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket SL Malinga 10 0 63 1 6.30 30 10 0 (2w)
45.3 to Taylor, 87.2 mph, full and wide, Taylor has toe-ended this drive to point. Taylor is gone for 25 off 26. The partnership has been good for England, but you could see Taylor was not at home in this role. Anyway, this brings in Buttler, who will love it from here on 259/5
View wicket RAS Lakmal 7.4 0 71 1 9.26 25 11 1 (2nb, 2w)
20.2 to Bell, 81.2 mph, bowled him. Against the run of play. Bell goes back shaking his head. He has made a meal of mostly a straight half-volley. Pushes at it just outside off, and gets a big inside edge back onto the stumps. Just plays down the wrong line 101/3
View wicket AD Mathews 10 1 43 1 4.30 38 4 1 (1w)
9.2 to Ali, 74.8 mph, and a wicket from nowhere. Moeen has thrown this away. A length ball outside off, and he plays a lazy neither-here-nor-there drive. He has neither played the classic off drive along the ground looking to beat mid-off either side. Nor is this a full-blooded attempt to go over the man's head. Almost like he has changed his mind halfway through the shot and has checked that full-bloodied drive. Easy catch for mid-off. Soft dismissal from Moeen 62/1
View wicket TM Dilshan 8.2 0 35 1 4.20 24 1 1
12.2 to Ballance, 50.9 mph, and Ballance goes. Dilshan has woken up too with a lovely catch. Ballance plays a nothing push in front of his body, the ball doesn't turn, hits the inside half of the bat, and lobs back towards the umpire. Dilshan changes direction in follow-through and dives to his left to take the catch 71/2
View wicket HMRKB Herath 5.5 0 35 1 6.00 10 3 0
46.3 to Root, 56.4 mph, Root has reviewed this. He has been given out lbw. Root has tried a reverse-sweep, and has missed it. This is a quicker flatter and straighter delivery. The problem with this shot it, Root is right in front of the stumps when hit by the ball, and that removes any doubt around this lbw decision. Projection shows impact in front of off, the ball clipping leg 265/6
View wicket NLTC Perera 8.1 0 55 1 6.73 24 6 2
34.3 to Morgan, 82.2 mph, just before the Powerplay. Morgan had been finding the fielders with almost all his shots so far, and this time he has done it fatally so. This is short of a length, provides him the width, and Morgan goes for the cut, failing to control it. Dilshan at point is wide awake now, and takes it smoothly. Timed it sweetly, but once again hit straight to a fielder 161/4
  Sri Lanka innings (target: 310 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
HDRL Thirimanne not out 139 197 143 13 2 97.20
View dismissal TM Dilshan c Morgan b Ali 44 81 55 4 2 80.00
18.6 55.8 mph, Moeen provides the breakthrough. The dip does it for him. This is full, into the pads, but it has dipped on him. The ball turns out to be shorter than Dilshan first expects it to. Ends up getting a leading edge to short midwicket 100/1
KC Sangakkara not out 117 116 86 11 2 136.04
Extras (b 8, lb 1, w 3) 12
  Total (1 wicket; 47.2 overs; 197 mins) 312 (6.59 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  JM Anderson 8 0 48 0 6.00 23 6 0
  SCJ Broad 10 1 67 0 6.70 27 6 2 (1w)
  CR Woakes 9.2 0 72 0 7.71 20 9 1 (1w)
  ST Finn 8 0 54 0 6.75 19 4 2 (1w)
View wicket MM Ali 10 0 50 1 5.00 25 2 1
18.6 to Dilshan, 55.8 mph, Moeen provides the breakthrough. The dip does it for him. This is full, into the pads, but it has dipped on him. The ball turns out to be shorter than Dilshan first expects it to. Ends up getting a leading edge to short midwicket 100/1
  JE Root 2 0 12 0 6.00 3 1 0

Match details


Toss - England, who chose to bat
Points - Sri Lanka 2, England 0
Player of the match - KC Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)
Umpires - BNJ Oxenford (Australia) and RJ Tucker (Australia)
TV umpire - CB Gaffaney
Match referee - DC Boon (Australia)
Reserve umpire - SD Fry (Australia)

Match Notes


    • England innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 62 runs, 1 wicket)
    • England: 50 runs in 6.3 overs (39 balls), Extras 7
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 39 balls (MM Ali 13, IR Bell 30, Ex 7)
    • Drinks: England - 88/2 in 17.0 overs (IR Bell 43, JE Root 11)
    • England: 100 runs in 19.6 overs (120 balls), Extras 13
    • England: 150 runs in 31.1 overs (187 balls), Extras 13
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 67 balls (JE Root 27, EJG Morgan 23, Ex 0)
    • JE Root: 50 off 65 balls (4 x 4)
    • Drinks: England - 161/4 in 34.3 overs (JE Root 50)
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 35.1 - 40.0 (Batting side - 42 runs, 0 wicket)
    • Over 38.5: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - BNJ Oxenford, Batsman - JE Root (Struck down)
    • England: 200 runs in 39.3 overs (237 balls), Extras 16
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 41 balls (JE Root 35, JWA Taylor 13, Ex 2)
    • JE Root: 100 off 100 balls, 132 mins (11 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • England: 250 runs in 44.5 overs (269 balls), Extras 16
    • Over 46.3: Review by England (Batting), Umpire - BNJ Oxenford, Batsman - JE Root (Struck down)
    • England: 300 runs in 49.4 overs (299 balls), Extras 17
    • NLTC Perera bowled the last ball of Over 49. Herath injured
    • TM Dilshan bowled the last ball of Over 50 Lakmal removed after 2 waist high balls
    • Innings Break: England - 309/6 in 50.0 overs (JC Buttler 39, CR Woakes 9)
    • Sri Lanka innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 55 runs, 0 wicket)
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 8.5 overs (53 balls), Extras 4
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 53 balls (HDRL Thirimanne 26, TM Dilshan 22, Ex 4)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 91/0 in 16.0 overs (HDRL Thirimanne 46, TM Dilshan 40)
    • HDRL Thirimanne: 50 off 58 balls (7 x 4)
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 18.4 overs (112 balls), Extras 5
    • 1st Wicket: 100 runs in 112 balls (HDRL Thirimanne 51, TM Dilshan 44, Ex 5)
    • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 28.3 overs (171 balls), Extras 6
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 57 balls (HDRL Thirimanne 31, KC Sangakkara 21, Ex 1)
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 34.1 - 39.0 (Batting side - 54 runs, 0 wicket)
    • KC Sangakkara: 50 off 45 balls (3 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 35.1 overs (211 balls), Extras 6
    • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 97 balls (HDRL Thirimanne 45, KC Sangakkara 57, Ex 1)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 210/1 in 36.0 overs (HDRL Thirimanne 97, KC Sangakkara 63)
    • HDRL Thirimanne: 100 off 117 balls, 156 mins (10 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Sri Lanka: 250 runs in 40.3 overs (243 balls), Extras 6
    • 2nd Wicket: 150 runs in 129 balls (HDRL Thirimanne 56, KC Sangakkara 93, Ex 1)
    • KC Sangakkara: 100 off 70 balls, 87 mins (10 x 4, 2 x 6)
    • Sri Lanka: 300 runs in 45.6 overs (276 balls), Extras 11
    • 2nd Wicket: 200 runs in 162 balls (HDRL Thirimanne 80, KC Sangakkara 114, Ex 6)
 
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Hours of play (local time) 11.00 start, First Session 11.00-14.30 Interval 14.30-15.15, Second Session 15.15-18.45

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