ICC Champions Trophy - 8th match, Group A

England v Sri Lanka

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

1.1

Malinga to Bell, no run, length ball just outside off stump, Bell shoulders arms

1.2

Malinga to Bell, no run, tighter line to off stump, Bell stays in the crease and dabs it into the covers, it just shape away a little

1.3

Malinga to Bell, no run, a little fuller, Bell forward on off stump and plays into the covers

1.4

Malinga to Bell, no run, shorter in length, Bell goes back and pushes into the covers

1.5

Malinga to Bell, no run, similar line, a touch fuller, played from just outside off stump into the covers again

1.6

Malinga to Bell, no run, fuller and a little wider, Bell forward to drive but gets it off the outer half of the bat to point

England 4/0   IR Bell 0* (6b)

2.2

Kulasekara to Bell, no run, length ball strikes Bell's pad above the knee roll as he misses with a flick into the leg side

2.3

Kulasekara to Bell, no run, short and wide, cut hard but a fine diving save from Dilshan at backward point, great save but Bell missed out there

2.4

Kulasekara to Bell, no run, goes for the same stroke, the line is a little tighter to off stump, comes off a bit of an under-edge and runs wide of slip, but no single available

2.5

Kulasekara to Bell, 4 leg byes, full down the leg side, clips the bat past Sangakkara

2.6

Kulasekara to Bell, 1 run, length just outside off, Bell goes back and late cuts to third man

England 10/0   IR Bell 1* (11b)

3.1

Malinga to Bell, FOUR, this is a rather majestic stroke, just back of a length outside off and Bell back foot drives with good timing but it was in the air but in the gap wide of cover

3.2

Malinga to Bell, no run, off stump ball, Bell looks to flick to leg and finds midwicket

3.3

Malinga to Bell, FOUR, short and pulled hard from outside off, beats the dive of midwicket and four more, pretty well timed again, kept it down well too

3.4

Malinga to Bell, no run, back foot punch on the bounce to backward point from just outside off stump

3.5

Malinga to Bell, 1 run, slower ball yorker on leg stump, Bell watches it carefully and tucks it down to long leg

England 19/0   IR Bell 10* (16b 2x4)

4.1

Kulasekara to Bell, 1 run, tails in a little off a good length, Bell stays back and chops down to third man

4.4

Kulasekara to Bell, no run, plays forward to a good length ball just outside off, it runs off the inside edge into the pad, a little movement available

4.5

Kulasekara to Bell, no run, tighter line, tucked to midwicket standing tall

4.6

Kulasekara to Bell, no run, fuller length outside off, Bell a long way forward to drive, gets it off the inner half of the bat back up the wicket

England 21/0   IR Bell 11* (20b 2x4)

6.1

Kulasekara to Bell, no run, back of a length ball outside off, Bell forces it into the covers but finds the fielder, missed out again with a wider ball

6.2

Kulasekara to Bell, no run, full on off stump, firmly pushed back to the bowler

6.3

Kulasekara to Bell, 1 run, gets this back foot push into the gap for a single but Perera slides and saves at least a second

England 26/0   IR Bell 12* (23b 2x4)

7.3

Malinga to Bell, no run, oh fine delivery, Bell drives on the front foot on off stump and gets beaten by one that nibbled away, lovely

7.4

Malinga to Bell, no run, a touch shorter in length and blocked back up the wicket

7.5

Malinga to Bell, no run, full but well wide of off stump, ignored, just inside the guide lines so Bowden allows the delivery to stand

7.6

Malinga to Bell, no run, forward and driven from off stump, runs off a thick inside edge to square leg

England 30/0   IR Bell 12* (27b 2x4)

8.4

Kulasekara to Bell, no run, back of a length just outside off stump, pushed firmly to cover

8.5

Kulasekara to Bell, no run, forward just outside off stump, dropped into the covers

8.6

Kulasekara to Bell, 2 runs, full ball on the stumps, Bell tries to swing it down the ground and nearly finds mid-on, the diving fielder can't get there and it squirms away from him for a couple

England 33/0   IR Bell 14* (30b 2x4)

9.4

Eranga to Bell, no run, length ball, angled in to off stump, tucked to midwicket

9.5

Eranga to Bell, FOUR, full and well wide of off stump, Bell gets down on one knee and drives over the covers for four, got it a little low on the bat but timed it pretty well and into the gap

9.6

Eranga to Bell, no run, much tighter line and played towards mid-on

England 38/0   IR Bell 18* (33b 3x4)

10.5

Mathews to Bell, no run, length on off stump, dabbed down towards point

10.6

Mathews to Bell, 2 runs, short and pulled with a roll of the wrists wide of long leg so they get another couple

England 47/0   IR Bell 20* (35b 3x4)

11.2

Eranga to Bell, no run, back of a length around off stump, dabbed into the covers

11.3

Eranga to Bell, OUT, full ball on the stumps and chipped straight to midwicket. A very poor stroke, had the whole of the on side to play into and finds the man, Bell should be very disappointed, it was a poor delivery really, drifting into the pads on a full length to be whipped away but Bell has picked out the fielder

IR Bell c Perera b Eranga 20 (48m 37b 3x4 0x6) SR: 54.05

England 48/1   IR Bell 20 (37b 3x4)
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India won by 5 runs
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India won by 8 wickets (with 90 balls remaining)
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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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