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)

43.2

Mendis to Prior, 1 run, driven wide of mid-off so he's away first ball

43.5

Mendis to Prior, 1 run, worked into the gap at square leg

England 189/5   MJ Prior 2* (2b)

44.2

Malinga to Prior, no run, width outside off and Prior drives sweetly but straight to the fielder...that's the thing about Powerplays, fewer gaps

44.3

Malinga to Prior, no run, superb yorker and all Prior can do is keep it out

44.4

Malinga to Prior, 1 run, another full one and this it's pushed down to long on...still no Powerplay boundaries

England 192/5   MJ Prior 3* (5b)

45.1

Mendis to Prior, no run, backs away and cuts but again picks out a fielder at point

45.2

Mendis to Prior, 1 run, lofts this in the air over midwicket and it lands short of the man in the deep

45.5

Mendis to Prior, 1 run, very full, heaved along the ground through midwicket and some swift work by long on prevents a second

England 196/5   MJ Prior 5* (8b)

46.2

Malinga to Prior, 1 run, slower short ball and Prior is almost through his shot but managed to pull it to deep square

46.5

Malinga to Prior, 1 run, clubbed into the off side and there's almost a collision as they run the single

England 204/5   MJ Prior 7* (10b)

47.5

Herath to Prior, 1 run, dragged down short, it was there to smash away but he picks out deep midwicket with one bounce

England 207/5   MJ Prior 8* (11b)

48.1

Muralitharan to Prior, no run, tries a reverse sweep but doesn't make contact

48.2

Muralitharan to Prior, 1 run, swept away to deep square

48.4

Muralitharan to Prior, 3 wides, he's really limping...speared down the leg side, the keeper misses it as well so that's a bonus for England

48.4

Muralitharan to Prior, 2 runs, some nice footwork from Prior who clips it through midwicket

48.5

Muralitharan to Prior, FOUR, down the pitch and this time it's hit with power as Prior slog-sweeps over midwicket...one bounce across the boundary as Murali hobbles badly

48.6

Muralitharan to Prior, 1 run, reverse sweeps a ball that spins so it lobs into the off side

England 222/6   MJ Prior 16* (16b 1x4)

49.1

Malinga to Prior, 1 run, he wanted to target the leg side but had to adjust at the last minute and dabs into the covers

49.5

Malinga to Prior, FOUR, excellent from Prior...was back of a length, he waited for it then used the pace to ramp it fine of third man

49.6

Malinga to Prior, 1 run, full at the stumps, Prior swings hard and gets a single to midwicket to end the innings

England 229/6   MJ Prior 22* (19b 2x4)

Photos

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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