ICC Cricket World Cup, 4th Quarter-Final: Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (RPS), Mar 26, 2011
ICC Cricket World Cup - 4th quarter final
Sri Lanka won by 10 wickets (with 63 balls remaining)
26 March 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)
0.3

Malinga to Bell, FOUR, perfect start for Bell, clipped nicely off his pads through square leg with super timing...3000 ODIs runs for Bell

0.4

Malinga to Bell, no run, corrects his line onto off stump, Bell defends with a straight bat

0.5

Malinga to Bell, no run, full on middle and off, punched firmly to mid-on

0.6

Malinga to Bell, no run, outside off and left alone...carries fairly low through to Sangakkara

England 5/0   IR Bell 4* (4b 1x4)
2.1

Malinga to Bell, 1 run, opens the face and guides down to third man

2.3

Malinga to Bell, no run, touch short outside off stump but Bell misses out as his back-foot drive finds point

2.4

Malinga to Bell, no run, goes full this time at off stump but Bell is comfortably on top of it

2.5

Malinga to Bell, no run, driven into the on side, Malinga hops across in his follow through...always full of energy

2.6

Malinga to Bell, no run, tight line from Malinga, no width on offer and Bell pushes towards mid-on

England 7/0   IR Bell 5* (9b 1x4)
3.3

Dilshan to Bell, no run, tossed up on off stump, pushed down the pitch where Dilshan and Strauss get into a tangle...all good natured

3.4

Dilshan to Bell, no run, driven into the off side

3.5

Dilshan to Bell, no run, worked back to the bowler...good stuff from Dilshan

3.6

Dilshan to Bell, 1 run, worked out to deep midwicket...not much spin for Dilshan but no pace to work with either

England 9/0   IR Bell 6* (13b 1x4)
4.1

Mathews to Bell, FOUR, lovely shot through the leg side, used his feet and taken from around middle and off with a whip of the wrists which beats deep square-leg

4.2

Mathews to Bell, no run, outside off and driven to short cover

4.3

Mathews to Bell, 2 runs, tucked off the stumps backward of square on the leg side

4.4

Mathews to Bell, no run, that's the line, on off stump and Bell defends

4.5

Mathews to Bell, 2 runs, punched off the back foot through the covers, it was a touch shorter and Bell had plenty of time to place his shot

4.6

Mathews to Bell, no run, defended into the off side

England 17/0   IR Bell 14* (19b 2x4)
5.5

Dilshan to Bell, 2 runs, placed nicely through the off side, presses onto the back foot and opened the face to beat cover

5.6

Dilshan to Bell, 1 run, fuller on off stump and worked down to long on

England 21/0   IR Bell 17* (21b 2x4)
6.1

Mathews to Bell, FOUR, cracked! Short and wide from Mathews, gave Bell plenty of time to cut it away through the off side...he's looking good

6.2

Mathews to Bell, no run, onto the back foot, defended to mid-on

6.3

Mathews to Bell, no run, onto the front foot to drive into the off side

6.4

Mathews to Bell, no run, flicked into the leg side but midwicket cuts off any runs

6.5

Mathews to Bell, no run, not much pace in this pitch and Bell doesn't time this drive which bobbles back towards Mathews

6.6

Mathews to Bell, 1 run, waits a little longer this time and places it towards mid-on who is fairly deep

England 26/0   IR Bell 22* (27b 3x4)
7.1

Dilshan to Bell, 1 run, uses his feet then drives into the off side wide of mid-off but it doesn't have the timing

7.5

Dilshan to Bell, 1 run, worked through midwicket and for a moment they want a couple but decide against it

England 29/0   IR Bell 24* (29b 3x4)
8.1

Mathews to Bell, no run, pushed back to the bowler

8.2

Mathews to Bell, 1 run, neatly angled away down to third man...Bell has been playing a different game so far

8.6

Mathews to Bell, OUT, gone! Huge wicket for Sri Lanka as Bell chips a catch to midwicket. Was back of a length and Bell tried to force it through the leg side but didn't keep it down. Was a loose shot and a simple catch. Another start wasted from Bell. England wobbling.

IR Bell c Samaraweera b Mathews 25 (36m 32b 3x4 0x6) SR: 78.12

England 31/2   IR Bell 25 (32b 3x4)
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