Player of the Match
Player of the Match

END OF OVER:
20 | 6 Runs 1 Wkt | ENG: 150/9 (20 runs required, RR: 7.50)

  • Jade Dernbach2 (2b)
  • Steven Finn1 (3b)
  • Nuwan Kulasekara4-0-22-1
  • Lasith Malinga4-0-31-5

That's that from Pallekele, quite literally, because this ground is no longer required. We're all off to Colombo for the rest of the tournament, starting with the conclusion to Group 2 tomorrow. Australia v Pakistan at 3.30pm and India v South Africa at 7.30pm with a stack of permutations of whom is going through. So tune in tomorrow, from Monty and I, Alex Winter, it's sayonara...

So England heading home, they'll next be in action in India for the start of the Test series in November. But hosts Sri Lanka remain in the competition with a three from three record in the Super Eights, and now travel to Colombo full of confidence. With the home crowd behind them and their players in fine form, could it be their year again?

Presentation time and the post mortem begins for Stuart Broad: "We've learnt a huge amount from this, we need to keep wickets in hand at the top, we fell short at the top of the order and are death bowling too. Samit also today showed what he could do."

Here comes the Sri Lanka captain Mahela Kumar Sangakkara. "Well I was the official captain today. The guys played really well. Lasith is unbelievable, here with the new ball and with the old ball. It would be fantastic if we can win it but the focus is to keep our feet on the ground." Man of the Match for his five wickets is Lasitha Malinga.

And there we go, the champions are out as Sri Lanka win by 19 runs. The hosts were pretty much at their best tonight, recovered well with the bat, showed they had depth, got a good score and then defended it with an outstanding performance from Lasitha Malinga, who took 5 for 31 and ripped the heart out of England's chase.

19.6
1
Kulasekara to Dernbach, 1 run, another excellent yorker, dug into the covers
19.5
1
Kulasekara to Finn, 1 run, nice and full again, can only tuck into the leg side
19.4
0
Kulasekara to Finn, no run, slower ball, very nice, just outside off, a swing and miss from Finn
19.3
1
Kulasekara to Dernbach, 1 run, well bowled, gets his yorker in, dug out down the ground
19.2
W
Kulasekara to Swann, OUT, full and straight, Swann misses again a nice little cameo but too little too late for England. Stepped to leg but a full, quick delivery finds leg stump

GP Swann b Kulasekara 34 (22m 20b 4x4 1x6) SR: 170.00

19.2
1nb
Kulasekara to Swann, 1 no ball, beamer no ball surely, yes, went through at chest height over the stumps, just slipped out, no free hit for this though, for some ridiculous reason, silly rule that
19.1
2
Kulasekara to Swann, 2 runs, was heading down leg side, swung down to long leg, a misfield and they take two

I've said it many times before, one day I'm convinced I'll see a crazy, last over win...26 needed...

END OF OVER:
19 | 7 Runs 1 Wkt | ENG: 144/8 (26 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 7.57, RRR: 26.00)

  • Steven Finn0 (1b)
  • Graeme Swann32 (17b)
  • Lasith Malinga4-0-31-5
  • Ajantha Mendis4-0-40-0
18.6
0
Malinga to Finn, no run, great delivery, fired right up in the blockhole and just kept out back to the bowler

And now it is all over...no miracle but a fine battling effort from Patel that...

18.5
W
Malinga to Patel, OUT, steps to leg and at last Patel misses and off stump is out of the ground. A rapid full toss, missed completely and Malinga has five wickets, what a performance

SR Patel b Malinga 67 (65m 48b 8x4 2x6) SR: 139.58

18.4
1
Malinga to Swann, 1 run, full and an inside edge, Sangakkara can't gather and it's only one

50 stand, another grand late effort from England, but too late...

18.3
1
Malinga to Patel, 1 run, full on off stump, slugged only to midwicket
18.2
1lb
Malinga to Swann, 1 leg bye, across the stumps, went to go past short fine leg, off the pads to point, just the single
18.1
4
Malinga to Swann, FOUR runs, full just outside off, Swann goes across the stumps and clips it over the bowler's head for four

England are hanging on in there, but too much to do surely...if they can find a big over here though...Malinga's last...

END OF OVER:
18 | 11 Runs | ENG: 137/7 (33 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 7.61, RRR: 16.50)

  • Samit Patel66 (46b)
  • Graeme Swann27 (14b)
  • Ajantha Mendis4-0-40-0
  • Lasith Malinga3-0-25-4
17.6
2
BAW Mendis to Patel, 2 runs, very slow ball outside off, cracked down to long off
17.5
0
BAW Mendis to Patel, no run, well bowled, bounces off middle stump, evades the slog sweep and the middle stump
17.4
1
BAW Mendis to Swann, 1 run, tossed up outside off, slapped down to long off, only a single
17.3
1
BAW Mendis to Patel, 1 run, lifted down to long on, on the bounce, stepped to leg again
17.2
1
BAW Mendis to Swann, 1 run, slapped through midwicket, just a single to deep cover
17.1
6
BAW Mendis to Swann, SIX runs, goes for the slog sweep, does he find the fielder, no it's six, big shot that

It needs more than a Seve Ballesteros recovery from this position...

END OF OVER:
17 | 15 Runs | ENG: 126/7 (44 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.41, RRR: 14.66)

  • Graeme Swann19 (11b)
  • Samit Patel63 (43b)
  • Lasith Malinga3-0-25-4
  • Ajantha Mendis3-0-29-0
16.6
1
Malinga to Swann, 1 run, well bowled, fine yorker, can only dig it out to midwicket, who comes across and saves the second
16.5
4
Malinga to Swann, FOUR runs, full ball, swiped wide of long on for four more, well struck to evade the deep fielder
16.4
4
Malinga to Swann, FOUR runs, gives himself room, guided down wide of third man, helped on it's way nicely that
16.3
2
Malinga to Swann, 2 runs, full ball on middle stump, clipped out wide of deep midwicket

England 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
16LJ WrightAD Hales
2AD HalesJM Bairstow
0SR PatelAD Hales
55SR PatelEJG Morgan
3SR PatelRS Bopara
15SR PatelJC Buttler
2SR PatelSCJ Broad
51GP SwannSR Patel
3GP SwannST Finn
3JW DernbachST Finn

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