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)

0.3

Malinga to Bell, FOUR, perfect start for Bell, clipped nicely off his pads through square leg with super timing...3000 ODIs runs for Bell

England 5/0   IR Bell 4* (1b 1x4)   SL Malinga 0.3-0-5-0

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

England 13/0   IR Bell 10* (14b 2x4)   AD Mathews 0.1-0-4-0

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

England 25/0   IR Bell 21* (22b 3x4)   AD Mathews 1.1-0-12-0

11.6

Herath to Bopara, FOUR, silky cut shot to a ball that was a fraction short. Bopara picked a gap behind point and threaded it through beautifully. That ought to ease his palpable nerves for a moment

England 42/2   RS Bopara 4* (6b 1x4)   HMRKB Herath 2-0-8-0

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

England 110/3   EJG Morgan 9* (7b 1x4)   SL Malinga 4.3-0-19-0

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

England 118/3   IJL Trott 43* (65b 1x4)   M Muralitharan 6.2-0-31-1

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   EJG Morgan 15* (12b 2x4)   M Muralitharan 7-0-38-1

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   EJG Morgan 26* (27b 3x4)   TM Dilshan 6-1-25-1

39.3

Herath to Morgan, FOUR, Sri Lanka really ragged now. They are stunned for the moment by their ineptitude. Morgan on the reverse-sweep again, once again he doesn't get very much of it but beat the keeper and it raced away

England 171/3   EJG Morgan 41* (43b 4x4)   HMRKB Herath 7.3-1-34-0

47.6

Herath to Trott, FOUR, finally they find the boundary as Trott digs deep into his reserves and sweeps strongly to beat deep square

England 211/5   IJL Trott 86* (114b 2x4)   HMRKB Herath 10-1-47-0

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

England 221/6   MJ Prior 15* (15b 1x4)   M Muralitharan 8.5-0-53-2

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

England 228/6   MJ Prior 21* (18b 2x4)   SL Malinga 9.5-0-45-1

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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