Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SR Patel
67(48) 8x4 - 2x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 20 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
0 1 1 13 29 3 8 12
DPMD Jayawardene
DPMD Jayawardene
42(38) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %58%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 10 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 16 3 14 2 1 1 5

Best performances - Bowlers

SL Malinga
SL Malinga
O4
M0
R31
W5
Eco7.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SCJ Broad
SCJ Broad
O4
M0
R32
W3
Eco8.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorer: Binoy George | Commentator: Alex Winter

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

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

ICC Men's T20 World Cup

Group 1
TeamMWLPTNRR
SL33060.998
WI3214-0.375
ENG3122-0.397
NZ3030-0.169
Group 2
TeamMWLPTNRR
AUS32140.464
PAK32140.273
INDIA3214-0.274
SA3030-0.421
Group A
TeamMWLPTNRR
INDIA22042.825
ENG21120.65
AFG2020-3.475
Group B
TeamMWLPTNRR
AUS22042.184
WI2011-1.855
IRE2011-2.092
Group C
TeamMWLPTNRR
SA22043.598
SL21121.852
ZIM2020-3.624
Group D
TeamMWLPTNRR
PAK22040.706
NZ21121.15
BDESH2020-1.868