ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 4th quarter final

Sri Lanka v England

Sri Lanka won by 10 wickets (with 63 balls remaining)

8.3

Mathews to Trott, no run, full outside off, Trott drives to mid-on

8.4

Mathews to Trott, no run, driven on the up to short cover

8.5

Mathews to Trott, 1 run, ooh, he had to get a shift on but picked out the right man - Murali at mid-on - to take a quick single

England 31/1   IJL Trott 1* (3b)

9.1

Herath to Trott, no run, on off stump, defended on the front foot

9.2

Herath to Trott, no run, round the wicket, driven to short cover

9.3

Herath to Trott, no run, pushed off the back foot to mid-off

9.4

Herath to Trott, no run, angled into Trott who blocks to the off side

9.5

Herath to Trott, 1 run, beats short cover with a drive and gets a single to long off

England 32/2   IJL Trott 2* (8b)

10.1

Mathews to Trott, no run, solid from Mathews, hitting a decent length and line. Trott happy to eat some dot balls for a while

10.2

Mathews to Trott, no run, very straight, back of a length this time. Trott punches to mid-on but not on offer

10.3

Mathews to Trott, no run, Trott picks out cover with a careful drive

10.4

Mathews to Trott, 3 runs, combination of a powerful drive on the up and a slightly clumsy effort from Malinga at mid-off releases some of the pressure, not much though. Given the circumstances England could not ask for a better man than Trott

England 35/2   IJL Trott 5* (12b)

11.1

Herath to Trott, no run, Herath has been nothing if not accurate and Trott's full face finds cover

11.2

Herath to Trott, 2 runs, Trott gets down on one knee very early and dinks over his shoulder

11.3

Herath to Trott, 1 run, yes, no, wait, yes, no, yes. no is the clear calling as Bopara's neat cut shot is half stopped at point. Never run on a misfield they say, and eventually Bopara followed the advice

England 38/2   IJL Trott 8* (15b)

12.1

Mathews to Trott, no run, full and straight from Mathews, and much the same from Trott's bat. Smartly fielded in the follow through

12.2

Mathews to Trott, 1 run, a late turn of the wrists meant Trott picked a gap between the bowler and short midwicket to earn a single

12.5

Mathews to Trott, no run, width outside off stump but Trott couldn't make use of it as he clunked a drive to cover. England are pinned back at the moment

12.6

Mathews to Trott, no run, Trott again times sweetly but straight to a fielder. Most other batsmen would be frustrated but I doubt Trott has even noticed

England 44/2   IJL Trott 9* (19b)

14.1

Mendis to Trott, 1 run, cagey start from Trott getting back to drive to cover, brings Bopara back on strike

14.6

Mendis to Trott, no run, wonderful bowling has Sangakkara up in appeal again! After spinning a few away this one comes back and through the gate created by Trott's drive. Close to an inside edge, close to a stumping but neither in the end.

England 46/2   IJL Trott 10* (21b)

15.3

Herath to Trott, 1 run, more conventional from Trott pushing a single down the ground

15.6

Herath to Trott, 2 runs, good work from Trott, skipping down the wicket and flicking fine around the corner for a couple that brings up a torturous England 50

England 51/2   IJL Trott 13* (23b)

16.2

Mendis to Trott, 3 runs, not entirely sure Trott read this but he's benefited from another misfield, chopping backwards of point to earn three

England 55/2   IJL Trott 16* (24b)

17.3

Herath to Trott, 2 runs, good shot from Trott, he looks more certain here, full-facing a drive wide of cover for a couple

17.4

Herath to Trott, no run, touch short and a touch wide but it skids on and under Trott's attempted cut

17.5

Herath to Trott, no run, the bounce here is very low, Trott again shaped to cut but could only toe-end it

17.6

Herath to Trott, 1 run, more flight here and Trott celebrates by milking a single to long-off

England 60/2   IJL Trott 19* (28b)

18.1

Muralitharan to Trott, no run, starts bang on a length and line from around the wicket and Trott defends

18.2

Muralitharan to Trott, 1 run, top-edged sweep loops up towards fine leg, who stood motionless before eventually reacting. Collected on the bounce, could have been close

England 61/2   IJL Trott 20* (30b)

19.1

Mendis to Trott, no run, Trott forward and stern in defence. He'll be loving all this scrapping

19.2

Mendis to Trott, 1 run, flight from Mendis finds an inside edge while Trott drives

19.6

Mendis to Trott, no run, Trott prods to point to end another tight over

England 65/2   IJL Trott 21* (33b)

20.3

Muralitharan to Trott, no run, finds the inside edge as Trott plays forward but no one at short leg

20.4

Muralitharan to Trott, 1 run, onto the back foot and punched down the ground

20.6

Muralitharan to Trott, 1 run, swept from outside off down to deep square

England 73/2   IJL Trott 23* (36b)

21.1

Mendis to Trott, 1 run, goes down early for another sweep and sends it to deep backward square

21.3

Mendis to Trott, no run, bad and pad together into the off side

21.4

Mendis to Trott, 1 run, worked from off stump down to long on...sensible batting from this pair

21.6

Mendis to Trott, no run, on off stump and defended to the off side

England 77/2   IJL Trott 25* (40b)

22.2

Muralitharan to Trott, no run, comes forward and defends to the off side

22.3

Muralitharan to Trott, 1 leg bye, what happened there?! Trott when for a reverse sweep, the top edge just eluded Sangakkara and there was nearly an awful mix-up in the running as Bopara ambled down for a single. Trott was very late setting off but the throw was poor

England 79/2   IJL Trott 25* (42b)

23.2

Mendis to Trott, 2 runs, gets a top edge as he sweeps but short fine-leg is vacant and they make it back for a second

23.3

Mendis to Trott, 1 run, swept again, from very wide outside off which means it goes square through the leg side

England 86/2   IJL Trott 28* (44b)

24.1

Muralitharan to Trott, no run, pushed off the back foot to cover

24.2

Muralitharan to Trott, 1 run, steps across the crease and flicks it to deep square

24.5

Muralitharan to Trott, 1 run, flicked to deep square-leg

England 89/2   IJL Trott 30* (47b)

25.1

Malinga to Trott, 1 run, full outside off which Trott pushes out to deep cover

25.3

Malinga to Trott, no run, banged in short outside off, the first bouncer of the day, and Trott watches it sail through gently

25.4

Malinga to Trott, no run, goes for the trademark yorker but Trott manages to whip it to midwicket

25.5

Malinga to Trott, no run, this one comes out as a low full toss but Trott again finds the midwicket fielder

25.6

Malinga to Trott, no run, full on off stump, driven firmly back to the bowler and that's a good comeback over from Malinga

England 91/2   IJL Trott 31* (52b)

26.2

Muralitharan to Trott, no run, swept from leg stump but there's a short fine-leg in place now who fields it

26.3

Muralitharan to Trott, 1 run, walks across the crease then works this off the stumps to deep square

26.5

Muralitharan to Trott, 1 run, dragged down a little short, Trott flat-bats a pull down to long on and didn't really connect

England 95/2   IJL Trott 33* (55b)

27.1

Malinga to Trott, no run, driven into the off side

27.2

Malinga to Trott, 2 runs, big full toss which Trott flicks through the leg side

27.3

Malinga to Trott, 1 run, another full toss and Trott works through the leg side again

27.6

Malinga to Trott, 2 leg byes, Trott is beaten for pace as he goes for a pull and gloves it over the keeper towards third man where Murali pulls off the some great footwork to save the boundary...brings up England's 100

England 101/3   IJL Trott 36* (59b)

28.2

Muralitharan to Trott, 1 run, flicked in the air but wide of midwicket

28.4

Muralitharan to Trott, no run, comes forward and defends

28.5

Muralitharan to Trott, no run, goes back and flicks straight to short fine-leg

28.6

Muralitharan to Trott, no run, very full on leg stump, there's an appeal as Trott misses but it's not given and Sangakkara doesn't bother to review

England 104/3   IJL Trott 37* (63b)

30.1

Muralitharan to Trott, 2 runs, Trott on the sweep and playing it well, fine around the corner for a couple

30.2

Muralitharan to Trott, FOUR, the boundary count is flying! Sort of. Too short and a touch wide, Trott doesn't look like he timed his back-foot drive but it races away to the rope. His first boundary in 65 deliveries

30.3

Muralitharan to Trott, 2 runs, boundary followed by a flick towards midwicket. Excellent work from Trott who has been the giant of England's campaign

30.4

Muralitharan to Trott, 1 run, Murali dares some air up around off stump, Trott drags it down to long-on to make him the highest scorer in the tournament

England 121/3   IJL Trott 46* (67b 1x4)

31.1

Mendis to Trott, 1 run, Mendis is greeted with a full-face push down the ground

31.3

Mendis to Trott, 1 run, Trott down very early to spoon one over his shoulder

England 128/3   IJL Trott 48* (69b 1x4)

32.3

Dilshan to Trott, 1 run, among all the nerves there is Trott, utterly unmoved and continuing his quiet accumulation

32.6

Dilshan to Trott, 3 runs, 50 for Trott, fifth half-century of the tournament. Gets there by reverse-dabbing a very full ball towards third man. This has been a stunning effort under pressure

England 137/3   IJL Trott 52* (71b 1x4)

33.1

Mendis to Trott, no run, Trott on the reverse again, taking this from outside leg stump and redirecting to point. All for no run

33.2

Mendis to Trott, 1 run, this time he works with the angle, picking off a single to deep square

England 138/3   IJL Trott 53* (73b 1x4)

34.1

Dilshan to Trott, no run, Trott calmly forward to prod a defence

34.2

Dilshan to Trott, 1 wide, horrid delivery speared down the leg side but a fine take

34.2

Dilshan to Trott, 1 run, carefully pushed away into space

34.5

Dilshan to Trott, 1 run, Trott hangs outside leg stump looking for room but Dilshan follows him so he tickles around the corner

England 142/3   IJL Trott 55* (76b 1x4)

35.1

Herath to Trott, 1 run, pushed quietly but solidly down the ground

35.3

Herath to Trott, no run, enough width for Trott to aim a drive but he picks out mid-off

35.4

Herath to Trott, 2 runs, just a touch too short from Herath, allows Trott to get back and whip a couple into the leg side

35.5

Herath to Trott, 1 run, lovely shot this, Trott stretching across outside off stump and flicking to leg

England 151/3   IJL Trott 59* (80b 1x4)

36.2

Malinga to Trott, 1 run, fuller slower ball this time, but the line is on the pads and allows Trott to nudge a single

England 154/3   IJL Trott 60* (81b 1x4)

37.2

Herath to Trott, 1 run, no such frivolity from Trott on this occasion, clipping a single around the corner

37.4

Herath to Trott, 1 run, pushed into space now, England ticking along nicely

37.6

Herath to Trott, no run, Trott spoils the run of dots by missing a full ball on his pads

England 160/3   IJL Trott 62* (84b 1x4)

38.2

Muralitharan to Trott, 1 run, Trott is steadier, working a single

38.5

Muralitharan to Trott, 1 run, Trott is solid among the madness picking off a single

England 164/3   IJL Trott 64* (86b 1x4)

39.2

Herath to Trott, 1 run, Trott this time works a single into space

39.5

Herath to Trott, no run, Trott gets back and aims a chopped cut but cannot time it

39.6

Herath to Trott, 1 run, this time a single is flicked off the pads to deep midwicket

England 173/3   IJL Trott 66* (89b 1x4)

40.1

Mendis to Trott, 1 run, reverse sweep which goes square into the off side

40.3

Mendis to Trott, 1 run, worked down to long on

England 176/3   IJL Trott 68* (91b 1x4)

41.2

Herath to Trott, no run, misses a reverse sweep and half a shout for lbw

41.3

Herath to Trott, no run, flicked towards midwicket

41.4

Herath to Trott, 1 run, low full toss which Trott pushes down the ground

England 179/3   IJL Trott 69* (94b 1x4)

42.2

Malinga to Trott, 1 run, terrific yorker homing in on middle stump, Trott does well to squeeze it out for a single

42.4

Malinga to Trott, 1 run, stays very full, driven off a thick outside to third man

England 186/3   IJL Trott 71* (96b 1x4)

43.3

Mendis to Trott, no run, worked into the leg side

43.4

Mendis to Trott, 1 run, full on the stumps, flicked out to deep midwicket

43.6

Mendis to Trott, 1 run, goes onto the back foot and punches in the air down to long on

England 190/5   IJL Trott 73* (99b 1x4)

44.1

Malinga to Trott, 1 run, full toss outside leg stump but Trott only flicks it out to deep square

44.5

Malinga to Trott, no run, slower ball short outside off, that's well bowled and beats Trott's attempted guide to third man

44.6

Malinga to Trott, 1 wide, speared wide outside off and although Trott gave himself room that's still called

44.6

Malinga to Trott, no run, brilliant yorker to finish with and it's dug out back to the bowler...impressive stuff from Sri Lanka's bowlers

England 193/5   IJL Trott 74* (102b 1x4)

45.3

Mendis to Trott, no run, reverse sweep from Trott and he doesn't connect...an appeal for lbw but it struck his arm

45.4

Mendis to Trott, 1 run, worked down to long on

45.6

Mendis to Trott, 1 run, worked into the leg side, Trott wanted to come back for a second but it wasn't on

England 197/5   IJL Trott 76* (105b 1x4)

46.1

Malinga to Trott, 3 runs, launches this over the cover ring, gave himself a bit of room and swung hard at a full ball...it doesn't quite reach the boundary

46.3

Malinga to Trott, no run, moves away to leg and drills this straight to cover...he connected well there but without the placement

46.4

Malinga to Trott, 1 wide, that's a tad unlucky for Malinga to be called...it was a good bouncer and a superb take from Sangakkara as Trott ducks

46.4

Malinga to Trott, 1 run, jabs another yorker into the off side

46.6

Malinga to Trott, 1 run, driven firmly into the covers but can't beat the fielder

England 205/5   IJL Trott 81* (109b 1x4)

47.1

Herath to Trott, no run, punched back to the bowler...Trott hasn't got much energy left

47.2

Herath to Trott, no run, goes for a sweep and takes the pad into the leg side

47.3

Herath to Trott, no run, superb from Herath as he follows Trott and he plays over the top of it

47.4

Herath to Trott, 1 run, fired in at the stumps, edged down to short third-man

47.6

Herath to Trott, FOUR, finally they find the boundary as Trott digs deep into his reserves and sweeps strongly to beat deep square

England 211/5   IJL Trott 86* (114b 2x4)

48.3

Muralitharan to Trott, OUT, gone...Trott goes trying to clear the rope as a top edged a sweep is safely taken at deep square and he drags himself off the park

IJL Trott c Jayawardene b Muralitharan 86 (172m 115b 2x4 0x6) SR: 74.78

England 212/6   IJL Trott 86 (115b 2x4)

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Mar 26, 2011

Andrew Strauss congratulated Tillakaratne Dilshan after Sri Lanka's win, Sri Lanka v England, 4th quarter-final, World Cup 2011, Colombo, March 26 2011

Andrew Strauss congratulated Tillakaratne Dilshan after Sri Lanka's win

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Mar 26, 2011

England were left with much to ponder after a thumping defeat, Sri Lanka v England, 4th quarter-final, World Cup 2011, Colombo, March 26 2011

England were left with much to ponder after a thumping defeat

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