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)

14.1

Mendis to Trott, 1 run, cagey start from Trott getting back to drive to cover, brings Bopara back on strike

14.2

Mendis to Bopara, no run, Bopara sniffs the ball in defence

14.3

Mendis to Bopara, no run, very straight from Mendis, as always, and Bopara is more confident on his defence this time

14.4

Mendis to Bopara, no run, Sangakkara is very confident with a stumping appeal! Might just be to heap pressure on Bopara as he played and missed in defence. His foot just popped up for a moment but it came down in time. Close though. Something has to give soon with Bopara

14.5

Mendis to Bopara, 1 run, finally picks up a single, pushing forward in defence towards cover

14.6

Mendis to Trott, no run, wonderful bowling has Sangakkara up in appeal again! After spinning a few away this one comes back and through the gate created by Trott's drive. Close to an inside edge, close to a stumping but neither in the end.

England 46/2   BAW Mendis 1-0-2-0

16.1

Mendis to Bopara, 1 run, a misfield from Malinga means a nervy single becomes more comfortable

16.2

Mendis to Trott, 3 runs, not entirely sure Trott read this but he's benefited from another misfield, chopping backwards of point to earn three

16.3

Mendis to Bopara, no run, Bopara is playing so late, clearly has no idea which way it's spinning

16.4

Mendis to Bopara, no run, more flight on this, ended up half-volley length but because Bopara is so unsure what's going on he can't time his drive

16.5

Mendis to Bopara, no run, lovely bowling, everything is straight on a length but spinning in different directions. England making it look impossible

16.6

Mendis to Bopara, 1 run, an outside edge trickles down point and Bopara hares off for a tight single. In his excitement Dilshan, who was backing up the throw, tumbled over

England 56/2   BAW Mendis 2-0-7-0

19.1

Mendis to Trott, no run, Trott forward and stern in defence. He'll be loving all this scrapping

19.2

Mendis to Trott, 1 run, flight from Mendis finds an inside edge while Trott drives

19.3

Mendis to Bopara, no run, Bopara forward to prod a defence

19.4

Mendis to Bopara, no run, very straight from Mendis, absolutely nowhere for Bopara to go unless he manufactures something

19.5

Mendis to Bopara, 1 run, the slightest hint of angle towards the pads means Bopara can inside-edge a single to midwicket

19.6

Mendis to Trott, no run, Trott prods to point to end another tight over

England 65/2   BAW Mendis 3-0-9-0

21.1

Mendis to Trott, 1 run, goes down early for another sweep and sends it to deep backward square

21.2

Mendis to Bopara, 1 run, lofted down towards long on, was in the air for quite a while but well short of the fielder

21.3

Mendis to Trott, no run, bad and pad together into the off side

21.4

Mendis to Trott, 1 run, worked from off stump down to long on...sensible batting from this pair

21.5

Mendis to Bopara, 1 run, low full toss which Bopara bunts down the ground

21.6

Mendis to Trott, no run, on off stump and defended to the off side

England 77/2   BAW Mendis 4-0-13-0

23.1

Mendis to Bopara, 1 run, boy oh boy...nearly another mix-up in the running as Bopara works into the leg side and there are more stutters before Trott makes his ground

23.2

Mendis to Trott, 2 runs, gets a top edge as he sweeps but short fine-leg is vacant and they make it back for a second

23.3

Mendis to Trott, 1 run, swept again, from very wide outside off which means it goes square through the leg side

23.4

Mendis to Bopara, no run, pushed back to the bowler

23.5

Mendis to Bopara, no run, plays this off the pitch as he defends

23.6

Mendis to Bopara, no run, pushed down the on side, Mendis parries it in his follow through but there isn't a single

England 86/2   BAW Mendis 5-0-17-0

31.1

Mendis to Trott, 1 run, Mendis is greeted with a full-face push down the ground

31.2

Mendis to Morgan, 1 run, very straight from Mendis as usual and Morgan milks a single to long-off

31.3

Mendis to Trott, 1 run, Trott down very early to spoon one over his shoulder

31.4

Mendis to Morgan, no run, Morgan flicks his wrists to ping this straight to midwicket

31.5

Mendis to Morgan, no run, touch of extra bounce here forces Morgan to stand taller in defence

31.6

Mendis to Morgan, 1 run, dropped! Samaraweera puts down a sitter! Morgan misread one that spun away from him as he aimed a drive it swirled off the edge straight down towards deep point who ran in, steadied himself, and inexplicably spilled the chance

England 129/3   BAW Mendis 6-0-21-0

33.1

Mendis to Trott, no run, Trott on the reverse again, taking this from outside leg stump and redirecting to point. All for no run

33.2

Mendis to Trott, 1 run, this time he works with the angle, picking off a single to deep square

33.3

Mendis to Morgan, no run, very close call for Morgan, playing back and missing in front of the stumps. Struck bang in front but it pitched outside leg. Only just

33.4

Mendis to Morgan, no run, Mendis has the measure of Morgan here, can't read him

33.5

Mendis to Morgan, no run, again Morgan cagey in defence. Mendis spinning them only a fraction, but in opposite directions

33.6

Mendis to Morgan, no run, Morgan playing Mendis off the pitch, which makes it seem rushed and tentative

England 138/3   BAW Mendis 7-0-22-0

40.1

Mendis to Trott, 1 run, reverse sweep which goes square into the off side

40.2

Mendis to Morgan, 1 run, touch short which gives Morgan time to cut out to deep cover off the back foot

40.3

Mendis to Trott, 1 run, worked down to long on

40.4

Mendis to Morgan, no run, this one finds the edge as Morgan plays forward with soft hands

40.5

Mendis to Morgan, no run, tight line on off stump, defended into the covers

40.6

Mendis to Morgan, 1 run, worked off leg stump towards short fine-leg

England 177/3   BAW Mendis 8-0-26-0

43.1

Mendis to Swann, OUT, gone! That didn't last long. Swann goes for the reverse slog-sweep and is stone dead. He set himself so early the bowler hadn't delivered. England coming off the rails in the Powerplay again

GP Swann lbw b Mendis 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

43.2

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

43.3

Mendis to Trott, no run, worked into the leg side

43.4

Mendis to Trott, 1 run, full on the stumps, flicked out to deep midwicket

43.5

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

43.6

Mendis to Trott, 1 run, goes onto the back foot and punches in the air down to long on

England 190/5   BAW Mendis 9-0-30-1

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

45.3

Mendis to Trott, no run, reverse sweep from Trott and he doesn't connect...an appeal for lbw but it struck his arm

45.4

Mendis to Trott, 1 run, worked down to long on

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

45.6

Mendis to Trott, 1 run, worked into the leg side, Trott wanted to come back for a second but it wasn't on

England 197/5   BAW Mendis 10-0-34-1

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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