ICC Champions Trophy - 8th match, Group A

England v Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets (with 17 balls remaining)

28.4

Herath to Root, 1 run, gets forward, plays away from his front pad and squeezes out a single through backward square via an inside edge

28.6

Herath to Root, 1 run, angled in around leg stump, clipped off the back foot through square leg

England 134/2   JE Root 2* (2b)

29.1

Dilshan to Root, 1 run, tossed up and worked off the pads through square leg

29.3

Dilshan to Root, 2 runs, drops a touch short, Root hops into position, puts his dukes up pulls in front of deep midwicket for a couple

29.4

Dilshan to Root, 1 run, gets forward to a length ball and punched back past the bowler to long-on

29.6

Dilshan to Root, 2 runs, changes the angle, round the wicket, Root nudges into a gap off his pads and they get back for two

England 142/2   JE Root 8* (6b)

30.3

Herath to Root, 1 run, Root continues to be very active in the crease, drops back and gives himself room to cut through point

30.5

Herath to Root, 1 run, pushes forward, gets an inside edge to backward square leg, they think about taking tow but Sangakkara scampers across to collect

England 146/2   JE Root 10* (8b)

31.1

Mathews to Root, no run, slightly short, around middle and off, nudged to midwicket

31.2

Mathews to Root, no run, hangs back in the crease and defends a length ball towards point

31.3

Mathews to Root, 1 run, back of a length, plays cross-batted into the ground, short of cover and they steal a single

England 147/2   JE Root 11* (11b)

32.1

Herath to Root, 2 runs, skips forward and picks a gap through the covers, wants two from the moment he sets off - and gets them

32.2

Herath to Root, 1 run, gets forward and dabs one into the off side

32.4

Herath to Root, 1 run, tossed up, punched on the front foot to the cover sweeper

32.6

Herath to Root, 1 run, wheels away outside off, Root dances forward and punches another single through cover

England 155/2   JE Root 16* (15b)

33.1

Mathews to Root, 2 runs, dug in short and Root pulls in the air, in front of deep midwicket, who moves to his left but fails to collect the ball cleanly first time - Mathews gives Perera a glare

33.2

Mathews to Root, 1 run, sits back and dabs a length ball behind point for another single - Root lighting England up like a dynamo here

33.5

Mathews to Root, 1 run, good line and length, Root opens his stance and steers a single to third man

England 160/2   JE Root 20* (18b)

34.1

Herath to Root, 2 runs, a little short and Root goes back in the crease and pulls hard wide of deep backward square for a couple

34.2

Herath to Root, 1 run, back in the crease again, clipped through midwicket

34.5

Herath to Root, no run, back and chopped a length ball to point

34.6

Herath to Root, no run, pushed back to the bowler from the stumps

England 164/2   JE Root 23* (22b)

36.2

Eranga to Root, no run, very full outside off but Root's drive goes straight to backward point, missed out there

36.3

Eranga to Root, FOUR, down across the off stump and ramps it from a straight line over short long leg, super execution, very brave too

36.4

Eranga to Root, 1 run, full and well wide outside off stump, Root has to lean right out to driven and gets it to deep cover, would have been wide if he would have left it

36.6

Eranga to Root, no run, goes to ramp again but it was a better length and Root can only get it off the toe, having adjusted slightly to playing with a more straight bat, towards the keeper

England 178/2   JE Root 28* (26b 1x4)

37.2

Malinga to Root, 2 runs, slower ball, 73mph, ends up a full toss on off stump, Root opens the face and guides wide of third man for a couple

37.3

Malinga to Root, 1 run, a step to leg and pulled from just outside off, drags it on a couple of bounces to deep square leg

37.5

Malinga to Root, no run, low full toss on off stump, slower again at 73mph, Root gets it off the toe to midwicket

37.6

Malinga to Root, 2 runs, another pull aimed into the leg side but it squirts off the toe of the bat through cover! Bizarre but runs away from the fielders at such a pace that they get a couple

England 186/2   JE Root 33* (30b 1x4)

38.2

Eranga to Root, 1 run, another wide full ball, Root reaches out and gets a bottom edge towards point and they get a quick single

38.6

Eranga to Root, 1 run, very full on off stump, driven out to deep cover opening the face, quite wristily played

England 195/2   JE Root 35* (32b 1x4)

39.1

Malinga to Root, 2 runs, slower ball at 67mph, wide of off stump, Root swings wildly at it and it comes off a huge outside edge but loops out of the reach of point, Dilshan got to it but couldn't hold on with a dive

39.2

Malinga to Root, 1 run, length outside off, guided down to third man

39.4

Malinga to Root, 1 run, another slower ball, 73mph, Root stays leg side of it and guides down once again to third man

England 200/2   JE Root 39* (35b 1x4)

40.3

Kulasekara to Root, no run, slower ball outside off stump, 65mph, Root tries to cut and misses

40.4

Kulasekara to Root, FOUR, oh dear, a full toss outside off, slower again at 60mph, Root saw it early and whacked it over midwicket

40.5

Kulasekara to Root, 2 runs, down the track and carves out to deep cover, they charge back for a second, top running, England upping the tempo

40.6

Kulasekara to Root, 1 run, driven out to the same fielder, a little closer to the deep cover this time though and just the single

England 213/2   JE Root 46* (39b 2x4)

41.1

Herath to Root, no run, full on the stumps, pushed back to the bowler

41.2

Herath to Root, 1 run, down the track, gets outside it and runs it down to long off

41.4

Herath to Root, 2 runs, off stump, driven past extra cover that enables them to take two as long off comes to his left

41.5

Herath to Root, 1 run, full on the stumps, Root swings it out to deep midwicket with a sweep, goes to 50 in 43 balls, good effort

England 218/2   JE Root 50* (43b 2x4)

42.1

Kulasekara to Root, no run, length ball on off stump, blocked back up the wicket

42.2

Kulasekara to Root, 1 run, a touch fuller, flicked down to long on

42.4

Kulasekara to Root, no run, full on the stumps, dug out back to the bowler

42.5

Kulasekara to Root, FOUR, full on the stumps again, Root goes for the reverse paddle and connects well to fine third man, brilliantly picked up

42.6

Kulasekara to Root, 1 run, full toss on the stumps, a leading edge loops over the bowler's head and they take a quick single before extra cover can get in

England 225/3   JE Root 56* (48b 3x4)

43.1

Malinga to Root, 1 run, slower ball, slugged into the leg side, straight up, Sangakkara, drops it!

43.4

Malinga to Root, FOUR, there's no cover sweeper for Root though and he gets four by cracking a slower ball on off stump through cover point, well timed and it races over the square

43.5

Malinga to Root, no run, very full, fast yorker just outside off and goes through to the keeper

43.6

Malinga to Root, FOUR, four more through the covers, you can't bowl off stump to a good player with no cover on the off side, classical cover drive through cover point

England 237/3   JE Root 65* (52b 5x4)

44.2

Eranga to Root, 1 run, full toss outside off, Root doesn't time it and bloops it over the bowler down to long off

44.6

Eranga to Root, 2 runs, goes for the reverse paddle and ends up scooping it almost directly over Sangakkara, does get all of it though and third man is able to come around and field

England 244/3   JE Root 68* (54b 5x4)

45.3

Malinga to Root, OUT, slower ball on the stumps, 72mph, Root goes to play over the leg side, doesn't get hold of it and finally Sri Lanka hold a catch with Jayawardene clinging on to a simple chance at deep midwicket, bit of a top edge from Root but a fine innings played really well

JE Root c Jayawardene b Malinga 68 (74m 55b 5x4 0x6) SR: 123.63

England 249/4   JE Root 68 (55b 5x4)
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India won by 5 runs
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England won by 7 wickets (with 75 balls remaining)
Australia v Sri Lanka at The Oval - Jun 17, 2013
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England won by 10 runs
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Jun 13, 2013

Spectators exhibit different emotions, England v Sri Lanka, Champions Trophy, Group A, The Oval, June 13, 2013

Spectators exhibit different emotions

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Jun 13, 2013

James Anderson went for 12 in his final over, England v Sri Lanka, Champions Trophy, Group A, The Oval, June 13, 2013

James Anderson went for 12 in his final over

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