ICC World Cup, 33rd Match, Super Eights: England v Sri Lanka at North Sound, Apr 4, 2007
ICC World Cup - 33rd match, Super Eights
Sri Lanka won by 2 runs
4 April 2007 (50-over match)
  Sri Lanka innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal WU Tharanga c Pietersen b Flintoff 62 150 103 2 0 60.19
34.5 banged in outside and that's a mistimed pull sliced up to Pietersen, who makes a Powerplay-esque sign with his whirly arms in delight 160/3
View dismissal ST Jayasuriya b Mahmood 25 34 26 4 1 96.15
7.6 gone! there's the breakthrough for England and it's the huge scalp of Jayasuriya...Mahmood kept his pace going, this one was tight on off stump and is defended with an angled bat and the ball crashes it the stumps. Delight for Mahmood and Vaughan, who looks really pumped at that wicket 37/1
View dismissal KC Sangakkara c Collingwood b Mahmood 17 46 33 2 0 51.51
18.1 change of pace, change of ends and that's a slow, wide, low full toss which is carved off the back foot to Collingwood for a pretty comfortable catch 69/2
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene* c Joyce b Collingwood 56 80 61 4 0 91.80
38.4 just a touch of width outside off and Jayawardene's eyes light up - but then so do Joyce's in the deep - as the batsman smashes that aerially in front of midwicket 175/4
View dismissal LPC Silva b Flintoff 23 46 37 2 0 62.16
46.1 there we go, that's how to bowl at the death...full and straight spearing in at middle stump, it goes right through Silva and into middle stump. England continue to chip away 215/6
View dismissal TM Dilshan run out (Bell) 5 13 6 0 0 83.33
42.1 Anderson to Silva, outstanding work from Bell! Silva drives firmly to cover, Bell dives and makes a great stop, stands up, aims at one stump and hits the target, Dilshan is well short...vital breakthrough for England and the rare sight of them hitting the stumps direct 193/5
View dismissal RP Arnold c Joyce b Mahmood 20 36 22 1 0 90.90
49.4 gone! it really has been Mahmood's day so far, a low full toss on middle stump and Arnold swings it away off the middle towards deep midwicket...but straight at Ed Joyce who snaffles his second catch of the innings...and that's a career-best ODI effort from Mahmood 231/9
View dismissal WPUJC Vaas c Collingwood b Flintoff 4 2 5 0 0 80.00
46.6 gone! more outstanding work from England, outside off stump and Vaas pushes at it, the ball flies towards backward point and Collingwood, who has just been moved there, dives to his right, flings out his hand and pulls off a top catch 219/7
View dismissal SL Malinga c †Nixon b Mahmood 2 8 7 0 0 28.57
49.1 gone! bangs it in, Malinga goes for the pull and it goes high put not very far...Nixon runs from his position and takes it heading back towards the fine-leg rope 226/8
M Muralitharan not out 2 5 2 0 0 100.00
View dismissal CRD Fernando run out (†Nixon/Pietersen) 2 1 2 0 0 100.00
49.6 from Mahmood, all out! slower ball, swung away through midwicket...Pietersen fields in the deep and his throw catches Fernando short as Nixon breaks the stumps 235/10
Extras (b 3, lb 6, w 4, nb 4) 17
  Total (all out; 50 overs) 235 (4.70 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  JM Anderson 10 1 38 0 3.80 39 3 0
View wickets SI Mahmood 9 0 50 4 5.55 33 3 1 (3nb, 1w)
7.6 to Jayasuriya, gone! there's the breakthrough for England and it's the huge scalp of Jayasuriya...Mahmood kept his pace going, this one was tight on off stump and is defended with an angled bat and the ball crashes it the stumps. Delight for Mahmood and Vaughan, who looks really pumped at that wicket 37/1
18.1 to Sangakkara, change of pace, change of ends and that's a slow, wide, low full toss which is carved off the back foot to Collingwood for a pretty comfortable catch 69/2
49.1 to Malinga, gone! bangs it in, Malinga goes for the pull and it goes high put not very far...Nixon runs from his position and takes it heading back towards the fine-leg rope 226/8
49.4 to Arnold, gone! it really has been Mahmood's day so far, a low full toss on middle stump and Arnold swings it away off the middle towards deep midwicket...but straight at Ed Joyce who snaffles his second catch of the innings...and that's a career-best ODI effort from Mahmood 231/9
View wickets A Flintoff 10 0 35 3 3.50 40 3 0 (1nb)
34.5 to Tharanga, banged in outside and that's a mistimed pull sliced up to Pietersen, who makes a Powerplay-esque sign with his whirly arms in delight 160/3
46.1 to Silva, there we go, that's how to bowl at the death...full and straight spearing in at middle stump, it goes right through Silva and into middle stump. England continue to chip away 215/6
46.6 to Vaas, gone! more outstanding work from England, outside off stump and Vaas pushes at it, the ball flies towards backward point and Collingwood, who has just been moved there, dives to his right, flings out his hand and pulls off a top catch 219/7
View wicket PD Collingwood 10 0 44 1 4.40 32 3 0 (1w)
38.4 to Jayawardene, just a touch of width outside off and Jayawardene's eyes light up - but then so do Joyce's in the deep - as the batsman smashes that aerially in front of midwicket 175/4
  MS Panesar 8 0 45 0 5.62 19 3 0
  MP Vaughan 3 0 14 0 4.66 5 0 0
  England innings (target: 236 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal EC Joyce lbw b Malinga 10 23 21 1 0 47.61
5.2 pitches on leg and this time Malinga strikes! Clever bowling, kept it up to the batsman and there wasn't much movement of the feet, in fact hardly any at all. The finger goes up immediately, and there wasn't really much doubt at all, HawkEye confirming it would have gone on to clip leg stick 11/2
View dismissal MP Vaughan* c †Sangakkara b Vaas 0 9 3 0 0 0.00
2.2 early strike and that's strangled down leg, Sangakkara snapping up a tidy catch, standing up there and Bowden took his time to deliver the crooked finger 1/1
View dismissal IR Bell run out (Jayasuriya) 47 88 71 4 0 66.19
25.2 Jayasuriya to Pietersen, on leg and that's driven straight, Jayasuriya appealing for a flick on to the stumps - was Bell out of his crease at the non-striker's end? His bat's in the air, did Jayasuriya get a hand on it? A million replays are needed, each of them looking tantalizingly close and in the end the third umpire thinks he can build all the pieces together to give it out - and that's a good decision 101/3
View dismissal KP Pietersen c & b Muralitharan 58 99 80 5 1 72.50
30.5 gone! that could be the defining moment, Pietersen tries to work a doosra through the on side and gets a leading edge back to Murali, who gobbles it up in his follow through...how many times have we seen that and game tilts back to Sri Lanka 126/4
View dismissal PD Collingwood lbw b Fernando 14 34 20 2 0 70.00
33.3 gone! and that almost certainly seals the deal...Collingwood is trapped on the crease as Fernando slips a quicker one through his defence. That was taking out middle half way up, no doubt about it...what a spell from Sri Lanka, who are showing why they are many people's favourites to win the World Cup 133/6
View dismissal A Flintoff c Malinga b Fernando 2 9 7 0 0 28.57
33.1 gone! brilliant bowling from Fernando, completely deceived by the slower ball, tries to go over mid on but only gets it as far as Malinga on the edge of the circle and that puts Sri Lanka firmly in the driving seat 133/5
View dismissal RS Bopara b Fernando 52 85 53 4 0 98.11
49.6 bowled him! Neck and crop! What a brilliant delivery; just back of a length, the perfect wicket-to-wicket delivery to clip the top of off. Great finish, well done Sri Lanka, well done Fernando. Great stuff! 233/8
View dismissal PA Nixon c Jayawardene b Malinga 42 72 44 2 1 95.45
48.5 that must be the final blow, you'd expect. Big, big wicket that - Nixon went to smack that high over extra cover, but there just wasn't the room to bunt it that far, and that's a great effort from him 220/7
SI Mahmood not out 2 8 2 0 0 100.00
Extras (b 1, lb 1, w 2, nb 2) 6
  Total (8 wickets; 50 overs) 233 (4.66 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket WPUJC Vaas 8 1 45 1 5.62 30 5 1
2.2 to Vaughan, early strike and that's strangled down leg, Sangakkara snapping up a tidy catch, standing up there and Bowden took his time to deliver the crooked finger 1/1
View wickets SL Malinga 10 1 50 2 5.00 30 5 0 (2nb)
5.2 to Joyce, pitches on leg and this time Malinga strikes! Clever bowling, kept it up to the batsman and there wasn't much movement of the feet, in fact hardly any at all. The finger goes up immediately, and there wasn't really much doubt at all, HawkEye confirming it would have gone on to clip leg stick 11/2
48.5 to Nixon, that must be the final blow, you'd expect. Big, big wicket that - Nixon went to smack that high over extra cover, but there just wasn't the room to bunt it that far, and that's a great effort from him 220/7
View wickets CRD Fernando 9 0 41 3 4.55 31 4 0
33.1 to Flintoff, gone! brilliant bowling from Fernando, completely deceived by the slower ball, tries to go over mid on but only gets it as far as Malinga on the edge of the circle and that puts Sri Lanka firmly in the driving seat 133/5
33.3 to Collingwood, gone! and that almost certainly seals the deal...Collingwood is trapped on the crease as Fernando slips a quicker one through his defence. That was taking out middle half way up, no doubt about it...what a spell from Sri Lanka, who are showing why they are many people's favourites to win the World Cup 133/6
49.6 to Bopara, bowled him! Neck and crop! What a brilliant delivery; just back of a length, the perfect wicket-to-wicket delivery to clip the top of off. Great finish, well done Sri Lanka, well done Fernando. Great stuff! 233/8
  ST Jayasuriya 8 0 31 0 3.87 20 0 0
  TM Dilshan 5 1 16 0 3.20 16 0 0 (1w)
View wicket M Muralitharan 10 1 48 1 4.80 34 4 1 (1w)
30.5 to Pietersen, gone! that could be the defining moment, Pietersen tries to work a doosra through the on side and gets a leading edge back to Murali, who gobbles it up in his follow through...how many times have we seen that and game tilts back to Sri Lanka 126/4

Match details


Toss - England, who chose to field
Points - Sri Lanka 2, England 0
Player of the match - RS Bopara (England)
Umpires - Asad Rauf (Pakistan) and BF Bowden (New Zealand)
TV umpire - RE Koertzen (South Africa)
Match referee - JJ Crowe (New Zealand)
Reserve umpire - Aleem Dar (Pakistan)

Match Notes


    • Sri Lanka innings
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 12.2 overs (76 balls), Extras 3
    • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 66/1 in 16.0 overs (WU Tharanga 20, KC Sangakkara 16)
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 24.3 overs (151 balls), Extras 8
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 61 balls (WU Tharanga 17, DPMD Jayawardene 31, Ex 2)
    • WU Tharanga: 50 off 91 balls (1 x 4)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 149/2 in 33.0 overs (WU Tharanga 52, DPMD Jayawardene 47)
    • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 33.1 overs (203 balls), Extras 8
    • DPMD Jayawardene: 50 off 51 balls (3 x 4)
    • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 43.3 overs (265 balls), Extras 10
    • England innings
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • England: 50 runs in 11.1 overs (67 balls), Extras 0
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 51 balls (IR Bell 23, KP Pietersen 27, Ex 0)
    • Drinks: England - 72/2 in 16.0 overs (IR Bell 33, KP Pietersen 29)
    • England: 100 runs in 24.5 overs (149 balls), Extras 0
    • England Innings: 1x5 ball over (26th over, ST Jayasuriya, called by Umpire Asad Rauf)
    • Power Play 3: Overs 29.1 - 34.0
    • KP Pietersen: 50 off 74 balls (3 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Drinks: England - 133/5 in 33.1 overs (PD Collingwood 14)
    • England: 150 runs in 38.1 overs (231 balls), Extras 4
    • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 69 balls (RS Bopara 27, PA Nixon 19, Ex 4)
    • England: 200 runs in 46.3 overs (282 balls), Extras 6
    • RS Bopara: 50 off 51 balls (4 x 4)
    • Official Attendance - 7,817
 
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