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)
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   AD Mathews 1-0-8-0
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   AD Mathews 2-0-13-0
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

8.3

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

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   AD Mathews 3-0-15-1
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

10.5

Mathews to Bopara, no run, this is such a big innings for Bopara, if he could just turn in a performance under intense pressure I think his international career could kick off. As it is he drives carefully

10.6

Mathews to Bopara, no run, ooh dear, Bopara and running is never a serene story. Here he prods to point sets off for a single before turning back in a hurry

England 35/2   AD Mathews 4-0-18-1
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

12.3

Mathews to Bopara, no run, slightly slower from Mathews and on this track it barely reaches Bopara who was waiting in position to defend

12.4

Mathews to Bopara, 1 run, the inside edge helps Bopara get off strike and it dribbles to mid-on

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   AD Mathews 5-0-20-1
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