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)

1.1

Dilshan to Strauss, no run, round the wicket, on off stump and defended

1.2

Dilshan to Strauss, no run, pushed back to the bowler

1.3

Dilshan to Strauss, no run, touch shorter, Strauss goes onto the back foot and drives to cover who makes a good save

1.4

Dilshan to Strauss, no run, cracks a cut away square but picks out the man on the edge of the circle

1.5

Dilshan to Strauss, no run, worked into the leg side but can't find a gap

1.6

Dilshan to Strauss, no run, onto the front foot, driven back to Dilshan who starts with a good maiden

England 5/0   TM Dilshan 1-1-0-0

3.1

Dilshan to Strauss, no run, almost a run out! Strauss came down the pitch, drove into the covers where Silva brought off a great save and Strauss had to turn quick to get back

3.2

Dilshan to Strauss, 1 run, that's a bit of a heave as he tries to break the shackles and the ball dribbles through square leg

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   TM Dilshan 2-1-2-0

5.1

Dilshan to Strauss, no run, he can't get this away as he drives to cover

5.2

Dilshan to Strauss, no run, that's close! He went for a sweep and the ball almost deflected into the stumps

5.3

Dilshan to Strauss, no run, misses another sweep as this goes down the leg side but it's not called wide

5.4

Dilshan to Strauss, 1 run, uses his feet and squirts off the inside edge into the leg side...he's really struggling and has a smile to himself

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   TM Dilshan 3-1-6-0

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

7.2

Dilshan to Strauss, no run, driven back to the bowler...pressure builds on Strauss

7.3

Dilshan to Strauss, no run, angling towards leg stump and takes the pad

7.4

Dilshan to Strauss, 1 run, that's better, some nice footwork gets him into position to drive down to long off

7.5

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

7.6

Dilshan to Strauss, OUT, gone! That was always going to happen. A horrid innings from the captain is ended when misses a pull against a ball that doesn't bounce much. Much deserved for Dilshan

AJ Strauss b Dilshan 5 (30m 19b 0x4 0x6) SR: 26.31

England 29/1   TM Dilshan 4-1-9-1

32.1

Dilshan to Morgan, 2 runs, Morgan celebrates his let off by chipping an extra cover drive and haring back for two

32.2

Dilshan to Morgan, 1 run, touch shorter here and Morgan chops down to deep point

32.3

Dilshan to Trott, 1 run, among all the nerves there is Trott, utterly unmoved and continuing his quiet accumulation

32.4

Dilshan to Morgan, no run, Morgan flicks and misses a work to leg

32.5

Dilshan to Morgan, 1 run, another misfield, this time at short cover, allows Morgan a single

32.6

Dilshan to Trott, 3 runs, 50 for Trott, fifth half-century of the tournament. Gets there by reverse-dabbing a very full ball towards third man. This has been a stunning effort under pressure

England 137/3   TM Dilshan 5-1-17-1

34.1

Dilshan to Trott, no run, Trott calmly forward to prod a defence

34.2

Dilshan to Trott, 1 wide, horrid delivery speared down the leg side but a fine take

34.2

Dilshan to Trott, 1 run, carefully pushed away into space

34.3

Dilshan to Morgan, no run, Morgan skips down but some turn for Dilshan finds a leading edge

34.4

Dilshan to Morgan, 1 run, hint shorter and the width on offer allows Morgan to flash a cut away

34.5

Dilshan to Trott, 1 run, Trott hangs outside leg stump looking for room but Dilshan follows him so he tickles around the corner

34.6

Dilshan to Morgan, FOUR, edged but it's four! Morgan jumps back and outside leg to give himself room. Dilshan fired it in quicker and it flew off a top edge through a vacant slip down to third man. Morgan is just shifting to pace of this innings now

England 146/3   TM Dilshan 6-1-25-1

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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