35th Match, Pool A (D/N), Hobart, Mar 11 2015, ICC Cricket World Cup
(43.1/50 ov, target 364)215
Sri Lanka won by 148 runs
player of the match
Kumar Sangakkara
Sri Lanka (and Ceylon)

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.

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

Josh Davey c Thirimanne b Chameera 4 (12m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 57.14
end of over 433 runs
SCOT: 215/9CRR: 5.00 RRR: 21.29 • Need 149 runs from 42b
Alasdair Evans1 (5)
Josh Davey4 (6)
Lasith Malinga9-0-29-2
Dushmantha Chameera7-0-51-2

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

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

Malinga to Davey, 1 run

able to nurdle a single through midwicket now

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

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

Malinga to Davey, no run

full and outside off as Davey leans forward and knocks it onto the off side

Malinga to Davey, no run

loopy full toss down leg as Davey moves slightly across but fails to tickle it fine

end of over 422 runs • 1 wicket
SCOT: 212/9CRR: 5.04 RRR: 19.00 • Need 152 runs from 48b
Josh Davey1 (1)
Alasdair Evans1 (4)
Dushmantha Chameera7-0-51-2
Lasith Malinga8-0-26-2
Chameera to Davey, 1 run

back of a length delivery on the pads, Davey hops up in the crease and tucks it away towards midwicket. There was a slight hesitation as the batsmen went in for the single, but the batsman makes it in time at the non-striker's end as the fielder had a shy at the stumps

Chameera to Evans, 1 run

runs away this short of a length outside of off to third man

Chameera to Evans, no run

length delivery on middle and leg which is fended away on the leg side

Chameera to Evans, no run

searching for the blockhole as Evans does well to dig this one out on the off side

Slip in place

Chameera to Evans, no run

tries him out with a short ball outside of off which he is not tempted to engage with

The final batsman for Scotland is Alasdair Evans

Chameera to Berrington, OUT

Chameera sends in a fuller length which is clubbed away, although not well enough, to the fellow at mid-off, who almost fumbles it as it went through the hands before he could consolidate the catch

Richie Berrington c Kulasekara b Chameera 29 (51m 22b 2x4 2x6) SR: 131.81
end of over 413 runs • 1 wicket
SCOT: 210/8CRR: 5.12 RRR: 17.11 • Need 154 runs from 54b
Richie Berrington29 (21)
Josh Davey0 (0)
Lasith Malinga8-0-26-2
Dushmantha Chameera6-0-49-1

James: "Looking at the wicket keeper dismissals list, Sanga's record isn't going to be broken any time soon. After Sanga on 54, and Gilly 52, the next highest is Baz with 32, and he's given up the gloves."

Malinga to Berrington, 1 run

able to pick up a single square off the wicket to retain the strike

Josh Davey, the leading wicket-taker of the tournament, is the new batsman

Malinga to Taylor, OUT

completely miscues this back of a length as he hit this aerially over mid-on. Was another slower ball which caught the toe-end as Perera is given another opportunity at catching practice. Scotland eight down now as Sri Lanka look to deliver the final rites

Rob Taylor c Perera b Malinga 3 (7m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50
Malinga to Taylor, 2 runs

another mistimed lofted stroke somehow evades a fielder as this length delivery is sent over long on, but away from any prying hands

Malinga to Taylor, no run

now tests him with a slow, short bouncer which has Taylor throwing his hands through the shot far too early

Malinga to Taylor, no run

firing down the leg side now as somehow Sri Lanka get away with this potential wide. Probably had to do with Taylor following it by backing towards the delivery

Malinga to Taylor, no run

slips in a yorker right on the money which is dug away by the batsman to the off side