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)
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

18.3

Muralitharan to Bopara, 2 runs, Bopara on the sweep, a paddle version

18.4

Muralitharan to Bopara, no run, doosra early on, oddly Bopara seemed to read it

18.5

Muralitharan to Bopara, no run, hint of spin back into Bopara who looks to play with the spin

18.6

Muralitharan to Bopara, no run, slightly fuller and quicker, and with Bopara playing Murali off the pitch he looks rushed in defence

England 63/2   M Muralitharan 1-0-3-0
20.1

Muralitharan to Bopara, 2 runs, picks this off leg stump and tickles it past short fine-leg

20.2

Muralitharan to Bopara, 1 run, steps back towards leg then drives square through the off side out to the sweeper

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

20.5

Muralitharan to Bopara, 3 runs, that's very nicely done from Bopara, glides it past slip with a delicate late cut but some brilliant work on the boundary denies him a boundary

20.6

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

England 73/2   M Muralitharan 2-0-11-0
22.1

Muralitharan to Bopara, 1 run, opens the face for a scampered single to backward point

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

22.4

Muralitharan to Bopara, no run, defended to the off side

22.5

Muralitharan to Bopara, 2 runs, guided backward of point and deep cover as to race around the boundary

22.6

Muralitharan to Bopara, 1 run, over the wicket now, flicked off his toes out to deep square

England 82/2   M Muralitharan 3-0-15-0
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

24.3

Muralitharan to Bopara, no run, these two are having a shocking time running...almost another mix-up as Bopara flicks to short fine-leg

24.4

Muralitharan to Bopara, 1 run, this one is worked comfortably along the ground through midwicket

24.5

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

24.6

Muralitharan to Bopara, no run, been quite leg-stumpish from Murali and this one takes the pad

England 89/2   M Muralitharan 4-0-18-0
26.1

Muralitharan to Bopara, 1 run, round the wicket, a strong sweep from Bopara but goes straight to deep square

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

26.4

Muralitharan to Bopara, 1 run, tossed up a little more, neatly worked away through midwicket...England still happy with the nudges

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

26.6

Muralitharan to Bopara, OUT, gone! Muralitharan makes the breakthrough as Bopara is given lbw sweeping a very full delivery. Murali was round the wicket, it struck him full on the pad and was hitting middle. Bopara reviewed but it was stone dead

RS Bopara lbw b Muralitharan 31 (70m 56b 1x4 0x6) SR: 55.35

England 95/3   M Muralitharan 5-0-22-1
28.1

Muralitharan to Morgan, 1 run, there's the first dink sweep from Morgan, taken from well outside off towards fine leg

28.2

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

28.3

Muralitharan to Morgan, 1 run, tossed up outside off, Morgan drives square with a little flourish but it's only a single

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   M Muralitharan 6-0-25-1
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

30.5

Muralitharan to Morgan, no run, very careful forward prod from Morgan

30.6

Muralitharan to Morgan, FOUR, too short and Morgan has England motoring, gets deep into his crease and chops down to the third man rope. 13 off the over, which feels like 113 after the barren first 30 overs

England 125/3   M Muralitharan 7-0-38-1
38.1

Muralitharan to Morgan, 1 run, oh my goodness me. Morgan plays the lottery and wins it again. Dropped at deep cover. Lofted straight to the man who unbelievably put it down.

38.2

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

38.3

Muralitharan to Morgan, no run, life No. 4! This is stunning. Murali is fuming and rightly so. Morgan sliced straight to point who dived forward and spilled the chance. Tougher one but cripes.

38.4

Muralitharan to Morgan, 1 run, well how can Morgan not go on to make something of this. Sri Lanka are giving him all the help he needs

38.5

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

38.6

Muralitharan to Morgan, 1 run, quietly pushed into space

England 165/3   M Muralitharan 8-0-43-1
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

48.3

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

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   M Muralitharan 9-0-54-2
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