ICC Champions Trophy - 8th match, Group A

England v Sri Lanka

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

0.1

Kulasekara to Cook, no run, full and it swings away a little from Cook through to the keeper as the batsman shoulders arms

0.2

Kulasekara to Cook, no run, length ball close enough to Cook's off stump for him to push off the back foot, gets it to cover

0.3

Kulasekara to Cook, no run, fullish ball on the stumps, Cook half-forward pushing to square leg

0.4

Kulasekara to Cook, no run, fuller again, just outside off, Cook shoulders arms

0.5

Kulasekara to Cook, FOUR, length ball in the slot for Cook to cut and he hammers it past backward point, very well timed

0.6

Kulasekara to Cook, no run, on middle and off this time, clipped to square leg

England 4/0   KMDN Kulasekara 1-0-4-0

2.1

Kulasekara to Cook, 1 run, leg side delivery and Cook clips off the hip down to long leg

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   KMDN Kulasekara 2-0-6-0

4.1

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

4.2

Kulasekara to Cook, no run, off stump line, Cook stays in the crease and dabs it towards cover point

4.3

Kulasekara to Cook, 1 leg bye, leg stump now and it comes off the thigh pad wide of the keeper for a leg bye

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   KMDN Kulasekara 3-0-7-0

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

6.4

Kulasekara to Cook, no run, middle and leg line, clipped to square leg from the crease

6.5

Kulasekara to Cook, no run, well bowled, full of length, sliding across Cook who pushes at it and gets beaten

6.6

Kulasekara to Cook, 3 runs, but can't follow it up and lets Cook whip him through midwicket from a fuller ball on middle and leg, it's just pulled up before the rope

England 29/0   KMDN Kulasekara 4-0-11-0

8.1

Kulasekara to Cook, no run, forward driving to mid-off from a full of length ball just outside off stump

8.2

Kulasekara to Cook, no run, full on the stumps, driven powerfully back past the bowler but the stumps save four

8.3

Kulasekara to Cook, 1 run, length ball on the stumps, tucked wide of mid-on and they get a quick single

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   KMDN Kulasekara 5-0-14-0

19.1

Kulasekara to Cook, no run, angled across, slightly short of a length and chopped off the back foot towards point

19.2

Kulasekara to Cook, no run, around off stump, good length, fails to time the ball back towards mid-off

19.3

Kulasekara to Cook, no run, pushed through on a length outside off stump, cut into the ground, again picks out point

19.4

Kulasekara to Cook, 1 run, Cook walks across his stumps as Kulasekara comes in, works the ball through midwicket

19.5

Kulasekara to Trott, no run, length delivery in the corridor outside off, tapped back

19.6

Kulasekara to Trott, no run, a run-out chance but it needed a direct hit from Dilshan! It was a fullish delivery outside off, Trott chopped down on it and the ball skittered into the gully region, Cook sent his partner back and he was scrambling, diving, probably wouldn't have made it

England 85/1   KMDN Kulasekara 6-0-15-0

21.1

Kulasekara to Trott, 1 run, good bumper from Kulasekara, gets up deceptively quickly at Trott as he comes forward, hooks in front of his eyes and the ball loops off the shoulder of the bat through leg gully

21.2

Kulasekara to Cook, 1 run, on the stumps, turned through the leg side

21.3

Kulasekara to Trott, no run, gets forward and blocks to off

21.4

Kulasekara to Trott, 1 run, an ungainly bit of work, this, from Trott, again showing his intent by walking out at Kula, hurried into pulling and it comes off the splice towards mid-on, who hits at the non-striker's end but Trott had made his ground

21.5

Kulasekara to Cook, 1 run, walks across and flicks a length ball behind square on the leg side

21.6

Kulasekara to Trott, 1 run, on the stumps, closes the face and steers another single to fine leg

England 96/1   KMDN Kulasekara 7-0-20-0

40.1

Kulasekara to Trott, FOUR, taken from a length on the stumps and short-arm jabbed over midwicket, superbly timed, brilliant stroke

40.2

Kulasekara to Trott, 1 run, full just outside off and again the timing is perfect, gets this only to deep cover

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   KMDN Kulasekara 8-0-32-0

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

42.3

Kulasekara to Morgan, 1 run, full just outside off, Morgan is back and slashing down to third man

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   KMDN Kulasekara 9-0-39-0

46.1

Kulasekara to Buttler, no run, back of a length just outside off, hammered with a pull back to the bowler who parries and saves any runs

46.2

Kulasekara to Buttler, OUT, driven at outside off stump, thin edge and taken by Sangakkara a good low catch going down to his left, Buttler walked and a second ball duck is a second failure in this competition. It wasn't right there to drive and Buttler got a little tickle on it trying to force into the covers

JC Buttler c †Sangakkara b Kulasekara 0 (4m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

46.3

Kulasekara to Bresnan, 2 runs, pushed at hard and gets it down to third man for a single, no, there's a buzzard, with a poor stroke

46.4

Kulasekara to Bresnan, no run, full on the stumps driven firmly to mid-off who's in the circle

46.5

Kulasekara to Bresnan, 1 run, slower ball on the stumps, dropped into the covers for a single

46.6

Kulasekara to Bopara, no run, another decent slower ball just outside off, pushed at and Bopara plays and misses

England 252/6   KMDN Kulasekara 10-0-42-1
Tournament Results
England v India at Birmingham - Jun 23, 2013
India won by 5 runs
India v Sri Lanka at Cardiff - Jun 20, 2013
India won by 8 wickets (with 90 balls remaining)
England v South Africa at The Oval - Jun 19, 2013
England won by 7 wickets (with 75 balls remaining)
Australia v Sri Lanka at The Oval - Jun 17, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 20 runs
England v New Zealand at Cardiff - Jun 16, 2013
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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