result
4th Quarter-Final (D/N), Colombo (RPS), Mar 26 2011, ICC Cricket World Cup
229/6
(39.3/50 ov, target 230)231/0
Sri Lanka won by 10 wickets (with 63 balls remaining)
player of the match
Tillakaratne Dilshan
Sri Lanka (and Ceylon)

Dilshan is down on the ground and can barely move, he'll need helping off the park. But it's party time in Sri Lanka. They are through to a semi-final on Tuesday against New Zealand on this ground. They'll be big favourites and are strong contenders for the title. It's England's fifth 10-wicket defeat in ODIs, their third against Sri Lanka, and was a proper humping. This is the highest total chased without a single wicket lost in a World Cup match surpassing the 221 by West Indies against Pakistan in 1992.

England were never in the game, losing early wickets and struggling for momentum throughout the innings. This time there was no inspiration with the ball and, frankly, the team looked spent long before the finish. It's been a long winter for then but, the bottom line is, they remain an average one-day team especially away from home. Sri Lanka showed that up with a varied bowling attack and positive batting. Stay with us for the presentation shortly.

Andrew Strauss "We thought the total was 30 light and it was more like 50 light. We thought pressure was a factor if we could get early wickets but we couldn't do it. We've been thoroughly beaten by a better side today. They were able to bowl a lot of dot balls at us to build pressure. We weren't able to take advantage of the platform. But we have to be honest, we haven't been good enough during the tournament. This was a step too far."

Kumar Sangakkara "Losing the toss it was an important we started well with the ball. Dilshan did that, then later came together with Tharanga and reminded us of Headingley [in 2006]. The guys fought hard, especially fielding first, and they kept up the pressure. It's been a fantastic crowd, hopefully they've enjoyed the cricket. Murali has pulled up a bit stiff but I'm sure he'll be fit for the next game. We can't get too far ahead of ourselves, we just have to keep our heads down."

The Man of the Match is Tillakaratne Dilshan. "I said to Sanga I was happy to bowl with the new ball. He told me yesterday but I have done it before. It was a fantastic one-day wicket...it got better and better. We knew if we started well we could build from there. We just need to carry this forward for the next couple of matches."

So, just to remind you of the semi-final line-up. It's Sri Lanka v New Zealand on Tuesday in Colombo then the massive one, India v Pakistan in Mohali on Wednesday. It should be an epic week. Andrew Miller will soon have his bulletin ready of all today's action and you can also check out our gallery. For now, though, it's goodbye from Andrew McGlashan and Sahil Dutta. Thanks for joining us.

39.3
4
Tremlett to Upul Tharanga, FOUR runs

there it is! Hundred for Tharanga and victory for Sri Lanka as he drives through the covers... emphatic way to end a brilliant run chase

39.2
Tremlett to Upul Tharanga, no run

has a swing and gets a thick inside edge into the leg side but the single is turned down

39.1
Tremlett to Upul Tharanga, no run

ooh, gives himself room to try and drive but mistimes it back to the bowler

Three to win, two for Tharanga's hundred. One shot anyone?

end of over 397 runs
SL: 227/0CRR: 5.82 RRR: 0.27 • Need 3 runs from 11 overs
Tillakaratne Dilshan108 (115)
Upul Tharanga98 (119)
Graeme Swann9-0-61-0
Chris Tremlett7-0-34-0
38.6
Swann to Dilshan, no run

this is given so much air and is so slow, but still Dilshan defends...a good natured finish to the match

38.5
Swann to Dilshan, no run

now we have an exaggerated block from Dilshan to basically a long hop

Ha...both batsmen knew that wasn't part of the plan

38.4
4
Swann to Dilshan, FOUR runs

steps back and cuts through the off side...lovely shot, but that won't help Tharanga

38.3
1
Swann to Upul Tharanga, 1 run

worked down the ground...they'll happily get them in singles

38.2
1
Swann to Dilshan, 1 run

played gently down to long off

38.1
1
Swann to Upul Tharanga, 1 run

driven inside-out over extra cover

end of over 389 runs
SL: 220/0CRR: 5.78 RRR: 0.83 • Need 10 runs from 12 overs
Tillakaratne Dilshan103 (111)
Upul Tharanga96 (117)
Chris Tremlett7-0-34-0
Graeme Swann8-0-54-0
37.6
Tremlett to Dilshan, no run

plays for his partner and defends to the leg side

37.6
2w
Tremlett to Upul Tharanga, 2 wide

fired well down the leg side, excellent stop by Prior but they steal another extra as well

37.5
1
Tremlett to Dilshan, 1 run

another short ball which is helped out to deep square...looks like Dilshan has cramp. Shall we have two runners?

37.4
1
Tremlett to Upul Tharanga, 1 run

pulls this one away out to deep square...will he have a word with his team-mate to block a few?

37.3
Tremlett to Upul Tharanga, no run

round the wicket, goes for a pull but it comes off the bottom of the bat

37.2
4
Tremlett to Upul Tharanga, FOUR runs

there are four of them, stands tall and scythes it away over backward point when offered a hint of width...no holding back

Tharanga needs nine for his hundred

37.1
1
Tremlett to Dilshan, 1 run

back of a length, cut firmly down to third man

end of over 379 runs
SL: 211/0CRR: 5.70 RRR: 1.46 • Need 19 runs from 13 overs
Tillakaratne Dilshan101 (108)
Upul Tharanga91 (114)
Graeme Swann8-0-54-0
Chris Tremlett6-0-25-0
36.6
1
Swann to Dilshan, 1 run

tucked off his pads so he keeps the strike

36.5
4
Swann to Dilshan, FOUR runs

there it is, a brilliant hundred for Dilshan...another cut shot brings him the boundary he needed, this time it was placed with the power to beat the infield. A moment to savour for Dilshan who is having a wonderful tournament

36.4
2
Swann to Dilshan, 2 runs

steps back and cuts between cover and backward point...Dilshan still quick between the wickets

36.3
Swann to Dilshan, no run

defended back to the bowler

Appears that Tharanga now has a runner...not sure why. Silva is out there

36.2
1
Swann to Upul Tharanga, 1 run

worked down to long on

36.1
1
Swann to Dilshan, 1 run

down the pitch to a full toss and driven to long off

It's a race to a hundred for these two. Who'll be first?