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)

0.1

Malinga to Strauss, no run, on off stump, solidly blocked into the off side...a hint of swing

0.2

Malinga to Strauss, 1 run, full and swinging towards Strauss's toes but he's equal to it and gets off the mark with a flick to square leg

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   SL Malinga 1-0-5-0

2.1

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

2.2

Malinga to Strauss, 1 run, pushed across Strauss who also opens the face and sends this square behind point, but third man keeps him to a single

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   SL Malinga 2-0-7-0

25.1

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

25.2

Malinga to Bopara, 1 run, good length outside off, enough width to allow Bopara time to open the face and find third man

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   SL Malinga 3-0-9-0

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

27.4

Malinga to Morgan, no run, full on off stump, defended into the covers

27.5

Malinga to Morgan, 1 run, that's a good one, full on middle with a hint of swing but Morgan is able to work it wide of mid-on

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   SL Malinga 4-0-13-0

29.1

Malinga to Morgan, 2 runs, short on leg stump and helped down to fine leg with a neat pull...Morgan should improve the running

29.2

Malinga to Morgan, no run, back of a length outside off, defended back down the pitch

29.3

Malinga to Morgan, FOUR, well, he's timed the pants off that...was a slower ball, Morgan drove and stopped the shot but the ball raced over the infield

29.4

Malinga to Morgan, no run, outside off and left alone

29.5

Malinga to Morgan, no run, opens the face and defends to backward point where Dilshan fields well

29.6

Malinga to Morgan, 2 runs, short ball, Morgan doesn't connect cleanly with the pull but it loops wide of mid-on

England 112/3   SL Malinga 5-0-21-0

36.1

Malinga to Morgan, 1 run, starts with a slower ball, back of a length, that Morgan works to midwicket

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

36.3

Malinga to Morgan, no run, there is nothing off the pitch here. Just pitches and dies though. Tremlett might get caned. For now Morgan defends

36.4

Malinga to Morgan, no run, touch more devil on this delivery has Morgan hurrying back to block

36.5

Malinga to Morgan, no run, loud appeal from Malinga but not much from anyone else as Morgan fresh-airs a swish across the line. Looks very close on second viewing actually

36.6

Malinga to Morgan, 1 run, Morgan celebrates his reprieve by creaming and extra-cover drive to the sweeper on the rope

England 155/3   SL Malinga 6-0-24-0

42.1

Malinga to Morgan, 1 run, angled away to third man

42.2

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

42.3

Malinga to Morgan, 1 run, gives himself a touch of room but can only pushed a good yorker to point...the single is enough to reach a fine fifty and his bat has broken in the process. A huge chunk has come out of the bottom

42.4

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

42.5

Malinga to Morgan, no run, tries to open up the leg side but can only thump this straight to mid-on

42.6

Malinga to Morgan, OUT, gone! This time Sri Lanka take a catch and the Powerplay works for the bowling side again. Full outside off, Morgan tried to go over the covers but lofts a chancer to cover who takes it comfortably. Fine innings from Morgan, but England needed him to finish these 50 overs

EJG Morgan c Mathews b Malinga 50 (66m 55b 4x4 0x6) SR: 90.90

England 186/4   SL Malinga 7-0-28-1

44.1

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

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

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   SL Malinga 8-0-31-1

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

46.2

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

46.3

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

46.5

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

46.6

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

England 205/5   SL Malinga 9-0-39-1

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

49.2

Malinga to Wright, no run, beaten outside off as this swings and Wright plays over it...was a slower ball

49.3

Malinga to Wright, no run, full outside off, Wright has an ugly heave at fresh air and wastes another delivery

49.4

Malinga to Wright, 1 run, another slower ball but Wright connects this time...however only for a single to midwicket

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   SL Malinga 10-0-46-1

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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