ICC World Twenty20, 22nd Match, Group 1: Sri Lanka v England at Pallekele, Oct 1, 2012
ICC World Twenty20 - 22nd match, Group 1
Sri Lanka won by 19 runs
1 October 2012 - night match (20-over match)
2.3

Malinga to Wright, OUT, bit of width, slashed hard and straight to point! The ball was there to cut but Wright didn't manage to stay on top of it, still whacked it pretty hard though but Dilshan is just the guy you want the ball to fly to in such a situation and he snaps it up

LJ Wright c Dilshan b Malinga 12 (10m 11b 1x4 1x6) SR: 109.09

England 16/1   AD Hales 3* (4b)   SL Malinga 0.3-0-1-1
2.5

Malinga to Bairstow, OUT, well, there's no doubt about this one, slapped high into the night sky, all height and no trousers, the ball plopping safely into the hands of mid-off

JM Bairstow c Kulasekara b Malinga 2 (1m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

England 18/2   AD Hales 3* (4b)   SL Malinga 0.5-0-3-2
2.6

Malinga to Hales, OUT, yorker, smashes Hales on the pad and gone! Three in the over for Malinga! It was full, fierce and practically growling as it reached Hales, who was almost knocked off his feet - Hawk Eye suggests it would have missed leg stump but there are no reprieves in this format and England are tumbling like nine pins

AD Hales lbw b Malinga 3 (15m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

England 18/3   SR Patel 0* (0b)   SL Malinga 1-0-3-3
10.2

Dananjaya to Morgan, OUT, goes for the reverse sweep misses and given out lbw. The key man goes and surely England's challenge is over, looked to be adjacent to leg stump, hit halfway up the front pad

EJG Morgan lbw b Dananjaya 10 (27m 15b 1x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

England 73/4   SR Patel 42* (29b 7x4 1x6)   A Dananjaya 1.2-0-6-1
11.4

BMAJ Mendis to Bopara, OUT, bowled him! Straight threw, didn't seem to do anything at all, Bopara so out of form totally deceived, skipped past him as he looked to play to leg...I think, stayed in the crease and paid the price

RS Bopara b BMAJ Mendis 1 (4m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

England 76/5   SR Patel 44* (31b 7x4 1x6)   BMAJ Mendis 0.4-0-1-1
13.4

Malinga to Buttler, OUT, short and pulled to long leg too quick and takes the top edge, straight down the throat of the fielder who doesn't have to move. Four wickets for Malinga, what an effort

JC Buttler c BAW Mendis b Malinga 8 (8m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 114.28

England 91/6   SR Patel 49* (36b 7x4 1x6)   SL Malinga 1.4-0-8-4
14.1

Dananjaya to Broad, OUT, tossed up outside off, well struck but in range of extra cover, who juggles but takes the catch on the rebound. Everything going right for Sri Lanka. Tried to go up and over but didn't get it above the fielder's reach and it's claimed well, first spilled above his head but turns round and takes the simple chance

SCJ Broad c Jayawardene b Dananjaya 1 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

England 93/7   SR Patel 50* (37b 7x4 1x6)   A Dananjaya 3.1-0-14-2
18.5

Malinga to Patel, OUT, steps to leg and at last Patel misses and off stump is out of the ground. A rapid full toss, missed completely and Malinga has five wickets, what a performance

SR Patel b Malinga 67 (65m 48b 8x4 2x6) SR: 139.58

England 144/8   GP Swann 32* (17b 4x4 1x6)   SL Malinga 3.5-0-31-5
19.2

Kulasekara to Swann, OUT, full and straight, Swann misses again a nice little cameo but too little too late for England. Stepped to leg but a full, quick delivery finds leg stump

GP Swann b Kulasekara 34 (22m 20b 4x4 1x6) SR: 170.00

England 147/9   ST Finn 0* (1b)   KMDN Kulasekara 3.2-0-19-1
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