Player of the Match
Player of the Match
262dThe Report by Brydon Coverdale

Sangakkara, Dilshan tons set up big win

At Bellerive Oval, Kumar Sangakkara became the first man in ODI history to score centuries in four consecutive innings, and together with Tillakaratne Dilshan ensured a comfortable win over Scotland

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

KC Sangakkara
124(95) 13x4 - 4x6
Control %92%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 30 runs
  • 4x4 - 1x6
8 2 15 14 19 14 12 40
TM Dilshan
104(99) 10x4 - 1x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 18 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
6 12 22 16 19 3 7 19

Best performances - Bowlers

KMDN Kulasekara
O7
M0
R20
W3
Eco2.85
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
PVD Chameera
O7.1
M0
R51
W3
Eco7.11
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorer: Chandan Duorah | Commentator: Rohan Sharma

10.17 pm: Sri Lanka finish off the group stages on a high as they now sit back to see how they finish overall once all the other results are in. We also have news on Angelo Mathews, who was off the field for most of the second innings after injuring his right Achilles. Hopefully he will be up and at 'em come the knockouts.

Scotland have proven worthy Associates, and will feel content with what has been an encouraging performance throughout. And how about Sangakkara, who became the first ODI player to score four consecutive hundreds. To do that in a World Cup, well, really shows the class of the man doesn't it?

We hope you enjoyed our coverage today. Don't forget to tune into Match Point as well, which should have started by now. As always, this is Rohan Sharma signing off on behalf of ESPNcricinfo. Have a good one, folks!

Angelo Mathews, Sri Lanka captain: I've got a sore Achilles tendon, so management thought it would be wise for me to stay out of the field as a precautionary measure. I don't think I will be out, but we will have to assess it over the next couple of days. I think the boys played really well. Credit goes to Sangakkara and Dilshan. Sangakkara is getting better with every game. We just have to take one game at a time and then play positive cricket, which we have done pretty well in the past few games. Got to keep playing the same kind of game. If we can improve our bowling and fielding quite a bit it would be a great thing going forward. (Twitter question - Is there anyways you can stop Sangakkara from retiring? I have gone on my knees to beg him out of retirement, but at the end of the day, it is his decision, and he has served his team and country for such a long time.

Preston Mommsen, Scotland captain: Freddie and I got a nice partnership there. Gave us a nice platform. Sad we couldn't push harder and get it closer. It was hard not to go on and get a bigger score. Today was a huge learning experience, especially watching some of the best batsmen in the world. Saw how they kept their calm under pressure, so we could learn a lot. Sangakkara is definitely No. 1 in terms of the players we have had to play against. This is the level, this is the standard we want to compete at. We want to compete against Full Members more often. Today was a brilliant day for learning.

10.07 pm: Don't go anywhere just yet as we wait on more quotes from the match presentation.

Kumar Sangakkara, Man of the Match: It was a pretty good game. It was important we finished off strong, especially when playing a team like Scotland. We could have got complacent, but we came in and put up the necessary fight. Once you get used to a certain routine (keeping and batting in ODIs), it isn't so bad, but now that I am 37, the joints are creaking. I consider myself lucky to be part of such a good side. Sometimes things just fall in place. Everything clicks. No matter how hard you try to find that one thing, it becomes difficult. I am not sure what that one thing is, but it is definitely working for me at the moment, so hopefully I can keep onto it. As long as we enjoy ourselves and believe we can do it, then we can go far. The squad has changed a bit from the start, and we have had a lot of injuries. The key for us is the way we enjoy our cricket. As long as there is a smile on our face, then that is what matters most. Would love to see myself, and all of us, on the winning podium, but you can't want it too much. Just need to keep focused on the present and work hard each day. We are just concentrating on the quarter-final and semi-final thereafter.

The player of the match, is, and its no surprise, Kumar Sangakkara

10.02 pm: In the end, Sri Lanka move temporarily to the second spot in the Pool A rankings, although Australia and Bangladesh each have a game in hand, and lie currently on 7 points.

10.00 pm: Sri Lanka are able to bundle out Scotland for 215 as they never were really in this chase, despite the best efforts from players like Preston Mommsen and Freddie Coleman. Once those two departed, it became a rather regular procession of wickets. Chameera, who is bowling for the first time in a World Cup match, ended up with figures of 3 for 51. Kulasekera, though, was the star of the show with the ball, picking up 3 for 20 in his seven overs.

43.1
W
Chameera to Davey, OUT, and Sri Lanka wrap it up here in Hobart, courtesy of this edge off Chameera's bowling which flies comfortably to Lahiru at first slip, who is able to get low to his left to pluck it

END OF OVER:
43 | 3 Runs | SCOT: 215/9 (149 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 5.00, RRR: 21.28)

  • AC Evans1 (5b)
  • JH Davey4 (6b)
  • SL Malinga9-0-29-2
  • PVD Chameera7-0-51-2

Sriram: "What a luxury for Dushmantha to have both Vassy and Mali on his side! That is some experience"

42.6
0
Malinga to Evans, no run, slow full toss which just falls short of the fielder stationed wide of mid-on, as this one fell inside of the ring
42.5
1
Malinga to Davey, 1 run, able to nurdle a single through midwicket now
42.4
0
Malinga to Davey, no run, slower full toss that was dipping in on the leg stump. Davey backs away and just about gets his bat down in time to push it back towards the bowler
42.3
2
Malinga to Davey, 2 runs, slower length delivery just outside off. Davey goes for the loft over cover, but doesn't get hold of it properly as this falls away in the deep
42.2
0
Malinga to Davey, no run, full and outside off as Davey leans forward and knocks it onto the off side

Do batsmen hunt in pairs?

3

Instances of two Scotland batsmen making 50+ scores each in an ODI against a Test-nation. This is the third.

Rubbing it in

363

Runs scored by Sri Lanka, the highest by any team in an ODI against Scotland.

Will 10 Catches win Match?

5

Instances of all 10 batsmen being caught in a World Cup match. All nine of Sri Lanka's batsmen have been caught so far.

Four in One

1

Number of batsmen who have scored 4 hundreds in a single World Cup; Sangakkara is the only one.

Stitching them together

4

Number of consecutive hundreds for Kumar Sangakkara. This has never previously been done in an ODI.

Just can't win

0-22

Scotland’s win-loss record in ODIs against the ten Test sides. Their current World Cup win-loss record is 0-12.