ICC Champions Trophy, 8th Match, Group A: England v Sri Lanka at The Oval, Jun 13, 2013
ICC Champions Trophy - 8th match, Group A
Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets (with 17 balls remaining)
13 June 2013 - day/night match (50-over match)

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

England 4/0   AN Cook 4* (5b 1x4)   KMDN Kulasekara 0.5-0-4-0

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

England 14/0   IR Bell 5* (12b 1x4)   SL Malinga 1.1-1-4-0

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

England 18/0   IR Bell 9* (14b 2x4)   SL Malinga 1.3-1-8-0

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

England 38/0   IR Bell 18* (32b 3x4)   RMS Eranga 0.5-0-5-0

Mathews to Cook, FOUR, poor ball, short on the stumps and Cook lifts it over square leg, totally the wrong length

England 42/0   AN Cook 15* (28b 2x4)   AD Mathews 0.1-0-4-0

Mathews to Trott, FOUR, full ball on the stumps and Trott times it perfectly between midwicket and mid-on, don't bowl there to Trott, excellent timing

England 62/1   IJL Trott 9* (8b 1x4)   AD Mathews 2.2-0-16-0

Dilshan to Cook, FOUR, skidded through outside off, Cook hangs back and plays a delicate, forceful late cut past short third man for a boundary, first in nine overs

England 104/1   AN Cook 45* (67b 3x4)   TM Dilshan 0.1-0-4-0

Dilshan to Trott, FOUR, cheeky from Trott, plays a fine reverse sweep, using the pace of Dilshan's skiddy offbreaks to pick up another boundary

England 119/1   IJL Trott 35* (39b 2x4)   TM Dilshan 1.1-0-13-0

Malinga to Trott, FOUR, middle and leg half-volley and Trott clips over midwicket, really well timed, a poor delivery

England 170/2   IJL Trott 57* (70b 3x4)   SL Malinga 4.4-2-16-0

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

England 176/2   JE Root 27* (24b 1x4)   RMS Eranga 5.3-0-31-1

Eranga to Trott, FOUR, full ball just outside off stump, Root drives and opens the face to get it past extra cover, it's timed so well and beats Jayawardene's dive at deep cover, what timing from Trott

England 192/2   IJL Trott 67* (78b 4x4)   RMS Eranga 6.3-0-39-1

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

England 205/2   IJL Trott 74* (84b 5x4)   KMDN Kulasekara 7.1-0-24-0

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

England 210/2   JE Root 43* (37b 2x4)   KMDN Kulasekara 7.4-0-29-0

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

England 224/3   JE Root 55* (47b 3x4)   KMDN Kulasekara 8.5-0-38-0

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

England 233/3   JE Root 61* (50b 4x4)   SL Malinga 7.4-2-39-0

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)   SL Malinga 8-2-43-0

Malinga to Morgan, FOUR, full toss too close to off stump and smacked over midwicket, get it a little low on the bat but enough to get it away for four

England 248/3   EJG Morgan 12* (8b 1x4)   SL Malinga 8.1-2-47-0

Malinga to Broad, FOUR, full ball on the stumps, Broad steps to leg and gets it up and over mid-off, a fine stroke and well timed

England 265/7   SCJ Broad 7* (4b 1x4)   SL Malinga 10-2-58-2

Eranga to Bopara, FOUR, slower ball outside off and slogged past midwicket, four more, well struck again

England 275/7   RS Bopara 15* (9b 1x4 1x6)   RMS Eranga 9.2-0-62-2

Eranga to Bopara, FOUR, full ball on the stumps and smashed over the bowler's head, Bowden dives out of the way and ends up on the floor signalling four, another sweet strike from Bopara

England 285/7   RS Bopara 25* (11b 2x4 2x6)   RMS Eranga 9.4-0-72-2





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