33rd Match, Super Eights, North Sound, April 04, 2007, ICC World Cup
(50 ov, T:236) 233/8

Sri Lanka won by 2 runs

Player Of The Match
52 (53)
Sri Lanka Innings
England Innings
Match Details
Sri Lanka  (50 ovs maximum)
Upul Tharanga c Pietersen b Flintoff621031502060.19
Sanath Jayasuriya  b Mahmood2526344196.15
Kumar Sangakkara c Collingwood b Mahmood1733462051.51
Mahela Jayawardene (c)c Joyce b Collingwood5661804091.80
Chamara Silva  b Flintoff2337462062.16
Tillakaratne Dilshan run out (Bell)56130083.33
Russel Arnold c Joyce b Mahmood2022361090.90
Chaminda Vaas c Collingwood b Flintoff4520080.00
Lasith Malinga c †Nixon b Mahmood2780028.57
Muthiah Muralidaran not out 22500100.00
Dilhara Fernando run out (†Nixon/Pietersen)22100100.00
Extras(b 3, lb 6, nb 4, w 4)17
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 4.70)235
Fall of wickets: 1-37 (Sanath Jayasuriya, 7.6 ov), 2-69 (Kumar Sangakkara, 18.1 ov), 3-160 (Upul Tharanga, 34.5 ov), 4-175 (Mahela Jayawardene, 38.4 ov), 5-193 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 42.1 ov), 6-215 (Chamara Silva, 46.1 ov), 7-219 (Chaminda Vaas, 46.6 ov), 8-226 (Lasith Malinga, 49.1 ov), 9-231 (Russel Arnold, 49.4 ov), 10-235 (Dilhara Fernando, 49.6 ov)
James Anderson1013803.80393000
Sajid Mahmood905045.55333113
7.6 to ST 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 KC 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 SL 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 RP 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
Andrew Flintoff1003533.50403001
34.5 to WU 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 LPC 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 WPUJC 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
Paul Collingwood1004414.40323010
38.4 to DPMD 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
Monty Panesar804505.62193000
Michael Vaughan301404.6650000
England  (T: 236 runs from 50 ovs)
Ed Joyce lbw b Malinga1021231047.61
Michael Vaughan (c)c †Sangakkara b Vaas039000.00
Ian Bell run out (Jayasuriya)4771884066.19
Kevin Pietersen c & b Muralidaran5880995172.50
Paul Collingwood lbw b Fernando1420342070.00
Andrew Flintoff c Malinga b Fernando2790028.57
Ravi Bopara  b Fernando5253854098.11
Paul Nixon c Jayawardene b Malinga4244722195.45
Sajid Mahmood not out 22800100.00
Extras(b 1, lb 1, nb 2, w 2)6
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 4.66)233/8
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Michael Vaughan, 2.2 ov), 2-11 (Ed Joyce, 5.2 ov), 3-101 (Ian Bell, 25.2 ov), 4-126 (Kevin Pietersen, 30.5 ov), 5-133 (Andrew Flintoff, 33.1 ov), 6-133 (Paul Collingwood, 33.3 ov), 7-220 (Paul Nixon, 48.5 ov), 8-233 (Ravi Bopara, 49.6 ov)
Chaminda Vaas814515.62305100
2.2 to MP 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
Lasith Malinga1015025.00305002
5.2 to EC 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 PA 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
Dilhara Fernando904134.55314000
33.1 to A 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 PD 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 RS 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
Sanath Jayasuriya803103.87200000
Tillakaratne Dilshan511603.20160010
Muthiah Muralidaran1014814.80344110
30.5 to KP 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 many times have we seen that and game tilts back to Sri Lanka. 126/4
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Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua
TossEngland, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Ravi Bopara
Match numberODI no. 2563
Hours of play (local time)09.30 start, First Session 09.30-13.00. Interval 13.00-13.45, Second Session 13.45-17.15
Match days4 April 2007 - day (50-over match)
Asad Rauf
New Zealand
Billy Bowden
TV Umpire
South Africa
Rudi Koertzen
Reserve Umpire
Aleem Dar
Match Referee
New Zealand
Jeff Crowe
PointsSri Lanka 2, England 0
  • 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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