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Sri Lanka vs England (T20)

Match Status- Match Ended, Venue - Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy,, Date - 01/10/2012, Toss won by - England
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Commentary (England innings)

Lasith Malinga is the Man of the Match for his outstanding bowling figures, his best in T20Is. As this group gets sorted with Sri Lanka and West Indies advancing, two crucial matches from the other group will take place tomorrow. Do join us. Till then, it's good bye. Cheers!

It was a fine game. Sri Lanka got the runs on the board and it was always going to be tough for England. Malinga was the chief destroyer of their innings with a fifer but Samit Patel and Swann played threatening knocks. The Lankans sealed it nicely in the end. Young Dananjaya bowled well too.

The host have completed a superb victory to dismiss the defending champions and knock them out of the tournament. Sri Lanka and West Indies are the two semi-finalists from this group. The Caribbean side will be rejoicing in the hotel.

19.6 N Kulasekara to J Dernbach, Sri Lanka win by 19 runs and knock out England! The crowd goes crazy and seems very pleased with the effort. Kulasekara gets the yorker right again, Dernbach helps it towards point for one. Nothing would help as they will now take a flight back to England. 150/9

19.5 N Kulasekara to S Finn, Turns the fullish delivery through mid-wicket for a run. 149/9

19.4 N Kulasekara to S Finn, Good slower delivery, full outside off, Finn plays at it and misses. 148/9

19.3 N Kulasekara to J Dernbach, Bowls a yorker length delivery, played through mid on for a single. 148/9

Jade Dernbach is the last man in.

19.2 N Kulasekara to G Swann, OUT! The fun for Swann ends. Kulasekara bowls a fullish delivery, on leg, hint of inward movement and Swann misses his leg stump. This was the best effort, in terms of runs, by a number 9 batsman in T20Is. 147/9

19.2 N Kulasekara to G Swann, NO BALL for height! Kulasekara gets a warning too. Bowls a high full toss, around off, Swann evades out of the way. 147/8

19.1 N Kulasekara to G Swann, Full length delivery, going down, Swann clips it towards fine leg for a couple. A slight fumble allows the second. 146/8

Kulasekara to bowl the final over. England need 26 to win.

18.6 L Malinga to S Finn, Yorker on off, Finn makes room and plays it back. End of a brilliant spell by Malinga, 5 for 31. 144/8

Steven Finn in.

18.5 L Malinga to S Patel, OUT! Timber! Malinga gets five, his maiden five-for of course. Bowls a full toss on off, Patel gives himself room and misses the shot. The off stump goes down. 144/8

18.4 L Malinga to G Swann, Full and wide, Swann gets an inside edge behind. Sangakkara gets a glove to it but misses. The batsmen take a single. 144/7

50-run stand comes up! This is also the highest partnership for the eighth wicket in the 2012 ICC WT20.

18.3 L Malinga to S Patel, Bowls a yorker length delivery now, on off, played across the line towards mid-wicket for one. 143/7

18.2 L Malinga to G Swann, Walks across and looks to flick with the fine leg inside, struck on the pads outside the line of off and they take a leg bye. 142/7

18.1 L Malinga to G Swann, FOUR! Swann is playing a real blinder here. Malinga bowls full, on the middle, Swann chips it straight back and gets it one bounce into the fence. 141/7

17.6 A Mendis to S Patel, Pushes it through extra covers and takes a couple of runs. 137/7

17.5 A Mendis to S Patel, Good delivery! Loopy on the middle, turns, Patel looks to slog and misses with extra bounce. The ball just beats the bails and decent take by Sangakkara. 135/7

17.4 A Mendis to G Swann, Flighted and full, pushed through mid off for one. 135/7

17.3 A Mendis to S Patel, Moves onto the leg side and lifts it towards long off for a single. 134/7

17.2 A Mendis to G Swann, Gives himself room and punches it uppishly through extra covers for one. 133/7

17.1 A Mendis to G Swann, SIX! Swann on a roll here. Tossed up on leg, Swann gets down and slogs it over mid-wicket. Mendis is having a real bad day. 132/7

16.6 L Malinga to G Swann, Deadly yorker, on the middle, pushed through wide mid-wicket for one. 126/7

16.5 L Malinga to G Swann, FOUR! Swann gets hold of another one. A slower delivery, full on leg, smacked through wide long on and beats the fielder in the deep. 125/7

16.4 L Malinga to G Swann, FOUR! Back of a length slower delivery, on off, Swann gets on top of it after giving himself room and slams it wide of third man in the deep. 121/7

16.3 L Malinga to G Swann, Bowls the yorker length, on the middle, worked away for a couple of runs through mid-wicket. 117/7

16.2 L Malinga to G Swann, Well disguised slower delivery, outside off, Swann comes forward to drive and misses. 115/7

16.1 L Malinga to G Swann, FOUR! Back of a length, outside off, Swann just stays calm and glides it fine to third man. 115/7

Malinga to bowl.

15.6 A Mendis to G Swann, Comes down and drives it through mid off for a run. 111/7

15.5 A Mendis to S Patel, Pitched up, driven through mid on for a single. 110/7

15.4 A Mendis to G Swann, On the middle, worked away for a run. 109/7

15.3 A Mendis to S Patel, Rocks back and punches it away for a single. That one kept low but Patel did well. 108/7

15.2 A Mendis to S Patel, Patel goes for the sweep but fails to connect it. 107/7

15.1 A Mendis to G Swann, Drives it through mid off for a single. 107/7

14.6 A Dananjaya to G Swann, Sangakkara makes a mess of a dual chance! Dananjaya sprays it short outside off, Swann comes down, gets a thickish edge which is dropped. He fails to recover and misses the stumping too. The batsmen take a run. Though, the umpire has given it as a bye. 106/7

14.5 A Dananjaya to S Patel, Rocks back and thwacks it uppishly towards long on for one. 105/7

14.4 A Dananjaya to S Patel, FOUR! Patel is playing superbly now but needs support. Dananjaya bowls short, Patel rocks back and cuts it through extra covers. 104/7

14.3 A Dananjaya to S Patel, SIX! Massive strike! Tossed up outside off, Patel gets down, drags it from outside off and slogs it brilliantly over wide mid-wicket. 100/7

14.2 A Dananjaya to G Swann, Flighted on the middle, worked towards short fine leg for a single. 94/7

Graeme Swann walks in to bat.

14.1 A Dananjaya to S Broad, OUT! Dananjaya gets one now. Bowls a loopy delivery outside off, Broad drives uppishly through extra covers and finds Jayawardena who juggles, turns and catches on the second attempt. The misery for England continues. 93/7

13.6 L Malinga to S Broad, Hops in the crease and works the ball away through square leg for one. 93/6

Maiden T20I fifty for Samit Patel.

13.5 L Malinga to S Patel, Good yorker, worked through mid-wicket for a single to help Patel complete his fifty. 92/6

Stuart Broad comes in.

13.4 L Malinga to Jos Buttler, OUT! Malinga gets hit fourth wicket. Bowls a surprise bouncer, sharp short delivery on leg, Buttler turns to pull but miscues it towards fine leg. Easy catch for A Mendis in the deep. England in huge trouble now. These are now best bowling figures for Malinga in T20Is. 91/6

13.4 L Malinga to S Patel, WIDE! Goes for the full delivery and drifts down the leg side. Sangakkara just manages a glove to it. The batsmen take a bye. 91/5

13.3 L Malinga to Jos Buttler, Fullish outside off, driven through wide mid off for a single. 89/5

13.2 L Malinga to S Patel, Rocks back and punches it through the off side for one. 88/5

Sri Lanka qualify for the semi-final. They become the first team to make it to the last four. The second will be decided at the end of this game, England or West Indies.

13.1 L Malinga to Jos Buttler, Bowls a perfect yorker, on the middle, Buttler just manages to keep it at bay. 87/5

Malinga back into the attack. He is on a hat-trick.

12.6 A Dananjaya to Jos Buttler, Continues bowling short length, Buttler punches it towards extra cover and slight fumble by Jayawardena allows a quick single. A direct hit goes wide. 86/5

12.5 A Dananjaya to S Patel, The one turning away, smashed through covers for a single. 85/5

12.4 A Dananjaya to S Patel, Comes down and lofts it towards long on for a quick couple. Direct hit from the deep, but the batsman was home. 84/5

12.3 A Dananjaya to S Patel, The offie, pitches on off and turns in after keeping low, Patel just manages to punch it towards extra cover. 82/5

12.2 A Dananjaya to Jos Buttler, Similar delivery, cracked down to long off for a run again. 82/5

12.1 A Dananjaya to S Patel, Rocks back and punches it down to long off for a single. 81/5

11.6 J Mendis to Jos Buttler, Fullish on leg, pushed through wide long on for a couple again. 80/5

11.5 J Mendis to Jos Buttler, Buttler picks the loopy delivery outside off and punches it through long on for a couple of runs. 78/5

Jos Buttler in.

11.4 J Mendis to R Bopara, OUT! Bowled. The Jeevan of Mendis' strikes. Bowls a straighter one, lands on the middle and goes through after skidding. Bopara was caught on the back foot and misses after trying to flick. Huge blow to England's hopes. 76/5

11.3 J Mendis to R Bopara, Slider on leg, pitches and skids to strike Bopara on the pads. 76/4

11.2 J Mendis to R Bopara, Tossed up on the middle, hint of away turned, smothered down on the off side. 76/4

11.1 J Mendis to S Patel, Shortish, punched through the off side for a single. 76/4

Jeevan Mendis into the attack now.

10.6 A Dananjaya to S Patel, Shortish, punched through the off side for a single. 75/4

10.5 A Dananjaya to R Bopara, Turns it on the leg side for a single to get off the mark. 74/4

10.4 A Dananjaya to R Bopara, Rocks back to punch and gets a bottom edge on the leg side. Sangakkara fields. 73/4

10.3 A Dananjaya to R Bopara, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 73/4

Ravi Bopara comes to bat.

10.2 A Dananjaya to E Morgan, OUT! Dananjaya takes Morgan, key wicket. Flighted on off, straightens and strikes him on the pads as he misses the reverse sweep. Huge appeal and the finger goes up straightaway. 73/4

10.1 A Dananjaya to S Patel, Gives himself room and heaves it through square leg for a single. 73/3

9.6 A Mendis to S Patel, Good delivery, well tossed up, full outside off, Patel tries to drive and gets an inside edge through fine leg for one. 72/3

9.5 A Mendis to E Morgan, Pushes it through the covers and takes a single. 71/3

9.4 A Mendis to E Morgan, Carrom ball, on the middle, Morgan picks it and defends. 70/3

9.3 A Mendis to S Patel, Bowls the leg spinner, on leg, skids and strikes Patel on the back leg. The batsmen take a leg bye. 70/3

50-run stand comes up!

9.2 A Mendis to S Patel, FOUR! Poor delivery again. Shortish outside off, Patel takes it on the rise and lifts it handsomely over extra covers. Mendis under pressure now. 69/3

9.1 A Mendis to S Patel, FOUR! Mendis failing to hit the good lengths. Bowls short outside off, Patel stays back and smacks it over backward point. 65/3

8.6 A Dananjaya to E Morgan, Fullish, Morgan comes down and plays it through wide long on for a couple of runs. 61/3

8.5 A Dananjaya to E Morgan, Pushes this one in the covers and fails to find the run. 59/3

8.4 A Dananjaya to S Patel, Patel gets down and looks to slog, mistimes it through mid-wicket for a single. 59/3

8.3 A Dananjaya to E Morgan, Even Morgan stays back and cuts it through the covers for a brisk single. 58/3

8.2 A Dananjaya to S Patel, Backs away again and punches it through extra covers for a run. 57/3

8.1 A Dananjaya to S Patel, Starts with a shortish delivery, on middle, Patel gives himself room and cuts it through point. He finds the fielder. 56/3

Akila Dananjaya into the attack.

7.6 A Mathews to S Patel, Low, low full toss, on off, driven through extra covers for a quick single. 56/3

7.5 A Mathews to E Morgan, Gets down to sweep but misses and is struck on the pads. They take a leg bye. 55/3

7.4 A Mathews to E Morgan, That is a full toss and Morgan misses out, flicking it straight to mid-wicket. 54/3

7.3 A Mathews to E Morgan, On middle, near yorker length, pushed back to the bowler. 54/3

7.2 A Mathews to E Morgan, Fullish on middle, driven calmly towards mid off. 54/3

7.1 A Mathews to E Morgan, FOUR! Excellent passage of play for England. Sri Lanka leaking boundaries. Full delivery outside off, Morgan gets forward and just strikes it clean over mid off. 54/3

Mathews back on.

6.6 A Mendis to S Patel, Quicker on the pads and Patel fails to get it away to just push it back. 50/3

6.5 A Mendis to S Patel, FOUR! Serious issues now. High, high full toss, around off, Patel just rocks back and picks the cover gap. Another boundary. 50/3

6.5 A Mendis to S Patel, WIDE! Drifts now the leg side now and bowls a wide. He seems to be struggling to grip the ball. 46/3

6.4 A Mendis to S Patel, FOUR! Bowls the away going delivery again, short, Patel rocks back and cuts it through point now. Finds a boundary again. 45/3

6.3 A Mendis to S Patel, Quicker outside off, Patel pushes at it and gets a thickish edge towards point. 41/3

6.2 A Mendis to S Patel, FOUR! The leg spinner, pitches short and turns away, Patel rocks back and cracks it through extra covers. Big gap. 41/3

6.1 A Mendis to E Morgan, Starts with a length delivery outside off, Morgan punches it behind point for a couple. 37/3

Ajantha Mendis to bowl now.

5.6 N Kulasekara to S Patel, Gives himself room again and slaps it through the off side, straight to cover point. 36/3

5.5 N Kulasekara to S Patel, Shortish, cut away nicely but finds the fielder. Good slower delivery but fails to find the gap. 36/3

5.4 N Kulasekara to S Patel, Looks to force it away and gets an inside edge on that occasion. 36/3

5.3 N Kulasekara to S Patel, FOUR! Handsome! Another slower delivery, Patel gives himself room on that occasion and lifts it over extra covers. 36/3

5.2 N Kulasekara to S Patel, Clever slower delivery, Patel fails to pick it and misses the back foot shot. 32/3

5.1 N Kulasekara to S Patel, FOUR! Full outside off, 130.6 kph, Patel smashes it through the covers. He plays it along the ground and gets it through. 32/3

4.6 A Mathews to S Patel, Slashes it towards point and takes a quick single. Perera dives to stop, lobs the ball to Sangakkara who does well to charge onto the stumps but the batsman was home. 28/3

4.5 A Mathews to S Patel, On the hips, turned towards short fine leg. No run. 27/3

4.4 A Mathews to S Patel, SIX! Good pick up shot. Fuller length outside off, Patel gets onto the front foot and strikes it clean over long on. Clears the fence. 27/3

4.3 A Mathews to S Patel, Good slower delivery, length outside off, Patel is late in picking and misses. 21/3

4.2 A Mathews to E Morgan, On the pads, Morgan works it wide of mid on for a run. Bluff slide from Jayawardena prevents the second. 21/3

4.1 A Mathews to S Patel, Pats it down in the gap for a single. 20/3

Angelo Mathews to bowl. Malinga was on a hat-trick but he'll have to wait for the moment.

3.6 N Kulasekara to E Morgan, Good length on leg, Morgan is on the back foot and gets an inside edge on the pads. Half a shout from the fielders for lbw. No run to end the over. 19/3

3.5 N Kulasekara to E Morgan, Pitches it up, Morgan charges down and then defends. 19/3

3.4 N Kulasekara to S Patel, Opens the blade and angles it down to third man for one. 19/3

3.3 N Kulasekara to S Patel, Fuller, pushed in the covers for a single. 18/3

3.2 N Kulasekara to S Patel, Patel failed to make contact and was hit low on the pads. 18/3

3.1 N Kulasekara to S Patel, Incoming good length delivery, on middle, Patel defends after being hurried. 18/3

Eoin Morgan strides to the middle. The over ends, so Samit Patel will be on strike.

2.6 L Malinga to A Hales, OUT! Two in two, three in the over and Malinga is on fire. Bowls a yorker now, on leg, Hales is struck on the boot and the umpire raises his finger. Doubtful call but Hales has to go. Superb over from the now lethal Malinga. 18/3

Samit Patel in next.

2.5 L Malinga to J Bairstow, OUT! Bairstow exits now. What a shame! Malinga bowls a full delivery, outside off, slower one, Bairstow looks to clear mid off but fails. Dananjaya takes a good skier. Malinga doing brilliantly so far. 18/2

2.4 L Malinga to J Bairstow, What a terrible mess! A run out chance goes abegging. Too full on leg, Bairstow pats it on the leg side and Hales almost comes to a touching distance to his partner. Malinga reaches the ball and has a shy at his end, he misses and Kulasekara just manages to reach the stumps. Hales makes it in the meanwhile. The ball goes through and the batsmen take a couple of overthrows. That should have been a run out. Hales survives. 18/1

Jonathan Bairstow walks in.

2.3 L Malinga to L Wright, OUT! Malinga strikes! Wright, the dangerman, has gone. Malinga bowls short, outside off, Wright plays a cracking cut shot but it's uppish and straight into the hands of Dilshan at backward point. England lose a key man. 16/1

2.2 L Malinga to L Wright, Banged in short, on off, Wright rocks back and defends. 16/0

2.1 L Malinga to A Hales, Starts with a short of good length, on the middle, flicked wide of mid on for one. 16/0

Lasith Malinga into the attack now. He hasn't been in great rhythm in this tournament.

1.6 N Kulasekara to L Wright, Short of good length, gives himself room and punches it towards backward point. 15/0

1.5 N Kulasekara to A Hales, Similar delivery, Hales has no idea and is struck on the pads again. This time they take a leg bye. 15/0

1.4 N Kulasekara to A Hales, Pitches full on the middle and swings in again, strikes Hales on the pads. 14/0

1.3 N Kulasekara to L Wright, Gives himself room and slams it away, upper cut down to third man for a single. One bounce to Malinga. 14/0

1.2 N Kulasekara to L Wright, SIX! Boom! Kulasekara drops it short, on the middle, Wright pulls it powerfully over mid-wicket. Good strike. 13/0

1.1 N Kulasekara to L Wright, Good delivery to start. Bowls full and swings in nicely, Wright is struck on the pads but it was just doing too much for an lbw shout. 7/0

Nuwan Kulasekara to bowl from the other end.

0.6 A Mathews to A Hales, Fullish on the middle, Hales works it through mid-wicket for a couple of runs. 7/0

0.5 A Mathews to L Wright, On the pads, Wright flicks it through mid-wicket for one. 5/0

0.4 A Mathews to L Wright, FOUR! Gets it right on that occasion. Bit short, Wright turns and smacks it with the pull through wide mid-wicket. 4/0

0.3 A Mathews to L Wright, Lands back of a length, outside off, Wright turns to swipe it away but misses as he plays across the line. 0/0

0.2 A Mathews to L Wright, Opens the face again and steers it towards point. 0/0

0.1 A Mathews to L Wright, Starts with a slower length ball, Wright pats it down towards point. 0/0

Commentary (Sri Lanka innings)

Lasith Malinga is the Man of the Match for his outstanding bowling figures, his best in T20Is. As this group gets sorted with Sri Lanka and West Indies advancing, two crucial matches from the other group will take place tomorrow. Do join us. Till then, it's good bye. Cheers!

It was a fine game. Sri Lanka got the runs on the board and it was always going to be tough for England. Malinga was the chief destroyer of their innings with a fifer but Samit Patel and Swann played threatening knocks. The Lankans sealed it nicely in the end. Young Dananjaya bowled well too.

The host have completed a superb victory to dismiss the defending champions and knock them out of the tournament. Sri Lanka and West Indies are the two semi-finalists from this group. The Caribbean side will be rejoicing in the hotel.

19.6 N Kulasekara to J Dernbach, Sri Lanka win by 19 runs and knock out England! The crowd goes crazy and seems very pleased with the effort. Kulasekara gets the yorker right again, Dernbach helps it towards point for one. Nothing would help as they will now take a flight back to England. 150/9

19.5 N Kulasekara to S Finn, Turns the fullish delivery through mid-wicket for a run. 149/9

19.4 N Kulasekara to S Finn, Good slower delivery, full outside off, Finn plays at it and misses. 148/9

19.3 N Kulasekara to J Dernbach, Bowls a yorker length delivery, played through mid on for a single. 148/9

Jade Dernbach is the last man in.

19.2 N Kulasekara to G Swann, OUT! The fun for Swann ends. Kulasekara bowls a fullish delivery, on leg, hint of inward movement and Swann misses his leg stump. This was the best effort, in terms of runs, by a number 9 batsman in T20Is. 147/9

19.2 N Kulasekara to G Swann, NO BALL for height! Kulasekara gets a warning too. Bowls a high full toss, around off, Swann evades out of the way. 147/8

19.1 N Kulasekara to G Swann, Full length delivery, going down, Swann clips it towards fine leg for a couple. A slight fumble allows the second. 146/8

It promises to be an interesting chase. To eliminate Sri Lanka, England will have to chase down 169 with 43 balls to spare. Highly unlikely. If Sri Lanka win, good news for West Indies as they'll go through. Despite the NRR in action, England just have to win to go to the semis. Stay tuned...

Sri Lanka have posted a challenging total for England, considering the track these days are slow in the region. They could have got plenty more, if not for regular strikes from the Brits. Each batsman got a start for Sri Lanka but couldn't take it further. Perera played a fine hand at the end. Broad, Swann and Finn bowled beautifully for England.

19.6 J Dernbach to N Kulasekara, A bit of drama to end the innings. Kulasekara walks across the stumps and Dernbach bowls a wide, wide delivery. The batsman could have easily played it but decides to leave it for a wide call. The umpire doesn't signal anything and the batsman is shocked. So is the entire Sri Lankan dug out. A fair call from the umpire though. 168/6

19.5 J Dernbach to T Perera, Short delivery, Perera turns for the pull but it comes as a slower delivery. Perera somehow manages to pull it towards deep mid-wicket for a single. 168/6

19.4 J Dernbach to T Perera, In the block hole, pushed towards extra covers for a brisk single. Broad has a shy and hits the stumps but Perera was in. The ricochet gives the batsmen an extra run. 167/6

19.3 J Dernbach to T Perera, Goes for the yorker, bowls a low full toss outside off, smashed down to long off for a couple. Good running. 165/6

19.2 J Dernbach to N Kulasekara, Low full toss, on off, driven down to long off for one. 163/6

19.1 J Dernbach to T Perera, Length on leg, Perera swings and plays it down to deep square for a single. 162/6

Tillakaratne Dilshan and Mahela Jayawardena are the two batsmen at the crease. Steven Finn will start off proceedings for England.

The players have made their way out for the national anthems.

Toss - Sangakkara is captaining the side today. England have won the toss and elected to bowl. Three changes for them as Kieswetter, Briggs and Bresnan sit out and Samit Patel, Bopara and Dernbach are roped in. Bairstow will keep wickets for them. One change for Sri Lanka as Akila Dananjaya replaces Rangana Herath.

After a breathtaking West Indies v New Zealand game, the focus now shift to England v Sri Lanka. The Kiwis have been knocked out of the tournament. The Lankans have not qualified for the Semis yet, if they win, they are through but if they lose then there will be a three way tie and the net run rate will decide who goes through. A cracker of a match is definitely on cards.

Hello and welcome to the coverage of the Super Eight match between England and Sri Lanka in Pallekele.

Kulasekara to bowl the final over. England need 26 to win.

18.6 L Malinga to S Finn, Yorker on off, Finn makes room and plays it back. End of a brilliant spell by Malinga, 5 for 31. 144/8

Steven Finn in.

18.5 L Malinga to S Patel, OUT! Timber! Malinga gets five, his maiden five-for of course. Bowls a full toss on off, Patel gives himself room and misses the shot. The off stump goes down. 144/8

18.4 L Malinga to G Swann, Full and wide, Swann gets an inside edge behind. Sangakkara gets a glove to it but misses. The batsmen take a single. 144/7

50-run stand comes up! This is also the highest partnership for the eighth wicket in the 2012 ICC WT20.

18.3 L Malinga to S Patel, Bowls a yorker length delivery now, on off, played across the line towards mid-wicket for one. 143/7

18.2 L Malinga to G Swann, Walks across and looks to flick with the fine leg inside, struck on the pads outside the line of off and they take a leg bye. 142/7

18.1 L Malinga to G Swann, FOUR! Swann is playing a real blinder here. Malinga bowls full, on the middle, Swann chips it straight back and gets it one bounce into the fence. 141/7

18.6 S Broad to N Kulasekara, Good delivery. Lands on length outside off, pitches and nips in a bit, Kulasekara was looking to cut but misses. 161/6

Nuwan Kulasekara comes in.

18.5 S Broad to L Thirimanne, OUT! Clean bowled. Broad gets rid of Thirimanne. Bowls a delivery full on middle and off, tad slower than normal, Thirimanne swings across the line and misses it completely after walking a bit closer to the off stump. He is bowled. 161/6

18.4 S Broad to L Thirimanne, FOUR! Unlucky for England. Broad searches for the yorker, bowls a low full toss outside leg, Thirimanne gives himself room and tries to cover drive. Gets a leading edge between short third man and backward point.The ball races away. 161/5

18.3 S Broad to L Thirimanne, Shortish, Thirimanne gets across and pulls it uppishly through mid-wicket for a couple. 170-175 looks on the cards. 157/5

18.2 S Broad to T Perera, Bowls full now, better length, wide outside off, Perera carves it down to third man for one. 155/5

18.1 S Broad to T Perera, SIX! Incredible strike. Broad bowls short of good length outside off, in the arc for Perera who turns on the back foot and thwacks it over cow corner again. 154/5

18.1 S Broad to T Perera, WIDE! Broad tries to bowl a widish delivery outside off, trying to take the leg side equation out but goes too far away. 148/5

17.6 A Mendis to S Patel, Pushes it through extra covers and takes a couple of runs. 137/7

17.5 A Mendis to S Patel, Good delivery! Loopy on the middle, turns, Patel looks to slog and misses with extra bounce. The ball just beats the bails and decent take by Sangakkara. 135/7

17.4 A Mendis to G Swann, Flighted and full, pushed through mid off for one. 135/7

17.3 A Mendis to S Patel, Moves onto the leg side and lifts it towards long off for a single. 134/7

17.2 A Mendis to G Swann, Gives himself room and punches it uppishly through extra covers for one. 133/7

17.1 A Mendis to G Swann, SIX! Swann on a roll here. Tossed up on leg, Swann gets down and slogs it over mid-wicket. Mendis is having a real bad day. 132/7

17.6 J Dernbach to L Thirimanne, SIX! Biggie! Dernbach bowls length on the middle, Thirimanne gets down and slogs it over the cow corner. Massive strike. 147/5

17.5 J Dernbach to T Perera, Goes hard with a slam and gets an inside edge on the leg side for one. 141/5

17.4 J Dernbach to T Perera, Good delivery. Short outside off, Perera leaves thinking it must be a wide. But it isn't. Umpire signals one for the over. 140/5

17.3 J Dernbach to T Perera, Full and wide, outside off, Perera goes for the drive but misses. 140/5

17.2 J Dernbach to T Perera, SIX! One handed! Similar length, Perera swings with the bottom hand coming off but it still goes over the mid-wicket fence. 140/5

17.1 J Dernbach to T Perera, Tad short, Perera swings on the leg side and it is just short of Wright in the deep at mid-wicket. He didn't pick it it seems. 134/5

17.1 J Dernbach to T Perera, WIDE! Starts the over with a wide down the leg side. 132/5

16.6 L Malinga to G Swann, Deadly yorker, on the middle, pushed through wide mid-wicket for one. 126/7

16.5 L Malinga to G Swann, FOUR! Swann gets hold of another one. A slower delivery, full on leg, smacked through wide long on and beats the fielder in the deep. 125/7

16.4 L Malinga to G Swann, FOUR! Back of a length slower delivery, on off, Swann gets on top of it after giving himself room and slams it wide of third man in the deep. 121/7

16.3 L Malinga to G Swann, Bowls the yorker length, on the middle, worked away for a couple of runs through mid-wicket. 117/7

16.2 L Malinga to G Swann, Well disguised slower delivery, outside off, Swann comes forward to drive and misses. 115/7

16.1 L Malinga to G Swann, FOUR! Back of a length, outside off, Swann just stays calm and glides it fine to third man. 115/7

16.6 S Finn to T Perera, Perera is struck on the pads and they take a leg bye. 131/5

16.5 S Finn to T Perera, Good, good effort. Shortish delivery, outside off, Perera backs away and slaps it uppishly through extra covers. Broad runs from mid off and tries to catch, but it falls wide despite a desperate dive. The batsmen took a couple but the umpire signaled one short. 130/5

16.4 S Finn to T Perera, Back of a length delivery, outside off, Perera swings through the leg side but is nowhere close to the ball. 129/5

16.3 S Finn to L Thirimanne, Wide delivery, Thirimanne slams it down to sweeper cover for a single. 129/5

16.2 S Finn to L Thirimanne, Thirimanne goes after this one but misses the line completely. 128/5

16.1 S Finn to L Thirimanne, Starts with length on off, Thirimanne pats it towards point. 128/5

Malinga to bowl.

15.6 A Mendis to G Swann, Comes down and drives it through mid off for a run. 111/7

15.5 A Mendis to S Patel, Pitched up, driven through mid on for a single. 110/7

15.4 A Mendis to G Swann, On the middle, worked away for a run. 109/7

15.3 A Mendis to S Patel, Rocks back and punches it away for a single. That one kept low but Patel did well. 108/7

15.2 A Mendis to S Patel, Patel goes for the sweep but fails to connect it. 107/7

15.1 A Mendis to G Swann, Drives it through mid off for a single. 107/7

Steven Finn is back on.

15.6 S Broad to T Perera, Back of a length delivery on middle, Perera fends it into the ground. 128/5

15.5 S Broad to T Perera, Short outside off, Perera slashes it wide of third man, Dernbach dives to his right and flicks it back inside. A brilliant effort saves a couple. 128/5

Thisara Perera is the new batsman.

15.4 S Broad to A Mathews, OUT! Two in two for Broad as Mathews drags it on! Back of a length delivery outside off, Mathews goes for a pull but gets an inside edge onto the stumps. England making crucial breakthroughs now! The stump is totally broken and is replaced! 126/5

Lahiru Thirimanne is the new batsman!

15.3 S Broad to J Mendis, OUT! Broad gets Mendis! Back of a length delivery outside off, Mendis rocks back for a pull but miscues it to mid-wicket where Bopara tracks back and pouches it safely. 126/4

15.2 S Broad to A Mathews, Stays back and steers it to third man for a single. 126/3

50 stand up between Mathews and Mendis!

15.1 S Broad to A Mathews, FOUR! Thrashed! Fullish outside off, Mathews rams it wide of log off, a desperate dive int he deep but the ball ricochets off the fielder and touches the rope. 125/3

14.6 A Dananjaya to G Swann, Sangakkara makes a mess of a dual chance! Dananjaya sprays it short outside off, Swann comes down, gets a thickish edge which is dropped. He fails to recover and misses the stumping too. The batsmen take a run. Though, the umpire has given it as a bye. 106/7

14.5 A Dananjaya to S Patel, Rocks back and thwacks it uppishly towards long on for one. 105/7

14.4 A Dananjaya to S Patel, FOUR! Patel is playing superbly now but needs support. Dananjaya bowls short, Patel rocks back and cuts it through extra covers. 104/7

14.3 A Dananjaya to S Patel, SIX! Massive strike! Tossed up outside off, Patel gets down, drags it from outside off and slogs it brilliantly over wide mid-wicket. 100/7

14.2 A Dananjaya to G Swann, Flighted on the middle, worked towards short fine leg for a single. 94/7

Graeme Swann walks in to bat.

14.1 A Dananjaya to S Broad, OUT! Dananjaya gets one now. Bowls a loopy delivery outside off, Broad drives uppishly through extra covers and finds Jayawardena who juggles, turns and catches on the second attempt. The misery for England continues. 93/7

Broad back on!

14.6 S Patel to J Mendis, SIX! But a magnificent effort from Finn int he deep! Mendis goes down on one knee and slog sweeps it to deep mid-wicket where Finn tracks back and looks to catch it one-handed manages to pouch it but runs over the ropes. 121/3

14.5 S Patel to A Mathews, Helps it to mid on and takes a single. 115/3

14.4 S Patel to A Mathews, SIX! Clobbered! Length delivery on off, Mathews dances down the track and heaves it over mid-wicket for a maximum. 114/3

14.3 S Patel to J Mendis, Gets down on one knee and heaves it to deep square leg where Finn does well to stop the ball. A single added! 108/3

14.2 S Patel to A Mathews, Rocks back and chops it to point for a quick single. 107/3

14.1 S Patel to A Mathews, Dances down the track and drills it straight back down the ground for a couple. 106/3

13.6 L Malinga to S Broad, Hops in the crease and works the ball away through square leg for one. 93/6

Maiden T20I fifty for Samit Patel.

13.5 L Malinga to S Patel, Good yorker, worked through mid-wicket for a single to help Patel complete his fifty. 92/6

Stuart Broad comes in.

13.4 L Malinga to Jos Buttler, OUT! Malinga gets hit fourth wicket. Bowls a surprise bouncer, sharp short delivery on leg, Buttler turns to pull but miscues it towards fine leg. Easy catch for A Mendis in the deep. England in huge trouble now. These are now best bowling figures for Malinga in T20Is. 91/6

13.4 L Malinga to S Patel, WIDE! Goes for the full delivery and drifts down the leg side. Sangakkara just manages a glove to it. The batsmen take a bye. 91/5

13.3 L Malinga to Jos Buttler, Fullish outside off, driven through wide mid off for a single. 89/5

13.2 L Malinga to S Patel, Rocks back and punches it through the off side for one. 88/5

Sri Lanka qualify for the semi-final. They become the first team to make it to the last four. The second will be decided at the end of this game, England or West Indies.

13.1 L Malinga to Jos Buttler, Bowls a perfect yorker, on the middle, Buttler just manages to keep it at bay. 87/5

Patel back on!

13.6 R Bopara to A Mathews, Comes forward and taps it to point for one. 104/3

13.5 R Bopara to J Mendis, Not out! Mendis pushes it to extra cover and scampers through for a single, the fielder gets the throw to the non-striker's end but Mendis makes it with the dive. Replays confirm the same. 103/3

Appeal of a run out! Referred upstairs!

13.4 R Bopara to A Mathews, Goes for a slash but slices it uppishly to short third man for a single. hales does well to stop it! 102/3

13.3 R Bopara to A Mathews, Smashes it wide of long off and takes a couple. 100 up! 101/3

13.3 R Bopara to J Mendis, TWO WIDES! Delivers this very wide down the leg side. Bairstow does well to get a glove to it as Mendis misses his flick. 99/3

13.2 R Bopara to A Mathews, Pats it to point for a single. 97/3

13.1 R Bopara to A Mathews, Play and a miss! Wide outside off, Mathews chases it for a cut but misses. 96/3

Malinga back into the attack. He is on a hat-trick.

12.6 A Dananjaya to Jos Buttler, Continues bowling short length, Buttler punches it towards extra cover and slight fumble by Jayawardena allows a quick single. A direct hit goes wide. 86/5

12.5 A Dananjaya to S Patel, The one turning away, smashed through covers for a single. 85/5

12.4 A Dananjaya to S Patel, Comes down and lofts it towards long on for a quick couple. Direct hit from the deep, but the batsman was home. 84/5

12.3 A Dananjaya to S Patel, The offie, pitches on off and turns in after keeping low, Patel just manages to punch it towards extra cover. 82/5

12.2 A Dananjaya to Jos Buttler, Similar delivery, cracked down to long off for a run again. 82/5

12.1 A Dananjaya to S Patel, Rocks back and punches it down to long off for a single. 81/5

Bopara back on!

12.6 G Swann to J Mendis, Goes for a revere sweep but misses and gets hit on the thigh pads. 96/3

12.5 G Swann to J Mendis, Drives it sweetly but straight to covers. 96/3

12.4 G Swann to A Mathews, Stumping missed! Mathews dances down the track, Swann slips it down the leg side it spins further down the leg side, Mathews misses it. The keeper too misses it and they run through for three. 96/3

12.3 G Swann to J Mendis, Play and a miss! Loopy outside off, Mendis goes for a drive but misses. The keeper gets an arm to it and they run through for a bye. 93/3

12.2 G Swann to J Mendis, Fullish on middle, Mendis reverse sweeps it straight to point. 92/3

12.1 G Swann to J Mendis, Goes inside out and chips it over extra cover for a couple. 92/3

11.6 J Mendis to Jos Buttler, Fullish on leg, pushed through wide long on for a couple again. 80/5

11.5 J Mendis to Jos Buttler, Buttler picks the loopy delivery outside off and punches it through long on for a couple of runs. 78/5

Jos Buttler in.

11.4 J Mendis to R Bopara, OUT! Bowled. The Jeevan of Mendis' strikes. Bowls a straighter one, lands on the middle and goes through after skidding. Bopara was caught on the back foot and misses after trying to flick. Huge blow to England's hopes. 76/5

11.3 J Mendis to R Bopara, Slider on leg, pitches and skids to strike Bopara on the pads. 76/4

11.2 J Mendis to R Bopara, Tossed up on the middle, hint of away turned, smothered down on the off side. 76/4

11.1 J Mendis to S Patel, Shortish, punched through the off side for a single. 76/4

11.6 S Broad to A Mathews, FOUR! Mathews is getting them right here! Full toss outside off, Mathews chips down the track and hammers it past extra cover for back to back boundaries. 90/3

11.5 S Broad to A Mathews, FOUR! Brilliant shot! Length delivery outside off, Mathews gives himself room and swats it over extra cover for a thumping boundary. 86/3

11.4 S Broad to A Mathews, Good length delivery outside off, Mathews stays back and punches it to covers. 82/3

11.3 S Broad to A Mathews, A tad short outside off, Mathews dances down the track for a slash but misses. 82/3

11.2 S Broad to A Mathews, Wide outside off, Mathews chases but misses. 82/3

11.1 S Broad to A Mathews, Length delivery outside off, nips away after landing. Mathews goes for a drive but misses. 82/3

Jeevan Mendis into the attack now.

10.6 A Dananjaya to S Patel, Shortish, punched through the off side for a single. 75/4

10.5 A Dananjaya to R Bopara, Turns it on the leg side for a single to get off the mark. 74/4

10.4 A Dananjaya to R Bopara, Rocks back to punch and gets a bottom edge on the leg side. Sangakkara fields. 73/4

10.3 A Dananjaya to R Bopara, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 73/4

Ravi Bopara comes to bat.

10.2 A Dananjaya to E Morgan, OUT! Dananjaya takes Morgan, key wicket. Flighted on off, straightens and strikes him on the pads as he misses the reverse sweep. Huge appeal and the finger goes up straightaway. 73/4

10.1 A Dananjaya to S Patel, Gives himself room and heaves it through square leg for a single. 73/3

Broad back on!

10.6 G Swann to J Mendis, Mendis shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. Exhilarating over, 8 runs and two wickets off it. 82/3

10.5 G Swann to J Mendis, FOUR! Audacious! Fullish outside off, Mendis reverse sweeps it muscularly past short third man for a boundary. 82/3

10.4 G Swann to J Mendis, FOUR! Hammered! Length delivery outside off, Mendis gets down on one knee and slog sweeps it over mid-wicket for a thunderous boundary. 78/3

10.3 G Swann to J Mendis, Lunges forward and defends to avoid the hat-trick. 74/3

Jeevan Mendis is the new batsman.

10.2 G Swann to K Sangakkara, OUT! Swann is on fire as he gets the other dangerman out caught behind! Length delivery outside off, spins away after landing. Sangakkara goes for a poke and seems to get an outside edge to the keeper who pouches and appeals vociferously. The umpire lifts his finger. Sangakkara is shell shocked with the decision. 74/3

Angelo Mathews is the new batsman.

10.1 G Swann to M J'dena, OUT! Swann gets an important wicket at a crucial juncture! Fullish on middle, Jayawardena dances down the track and swipes it to deep mid-wicket where Morgan dives forward and pouches it inches above the ground. 50th wicket in T20Is for Swann! 74/2

9.6 A Mendis to S Patel, Good delivery, well tossed up, full outside off, Patel tries to drive and gets an inside edge through fine leg for one. 72/3

9.5 A Mendis to E Morgan, Pushes it through the covers and takes a single. 71/3

9.4 A Mendis to E Morgan, Carrom ball, on the middle, Morgan picks it and defends. 70/3

9.3 A Mendis to S Patel, Bowls the leg spinner, on leg, skids and strikes Patel on the back leg. The batsmen take a leg bye. 70/3

50-run stand comes up!

9.2 A Mendis to S Patel, FOUR! Poor delivery again. Shortish outside off, Patel takes it on the rise and lifts it handsomely over extra covers. Mendis under pressure now. 69/3

9.1 A Mendis to S Patel, FOUR! Mendis failing to hit the good lengths. Bowls short outside off, Patel stays back and smacks it over backward point. 65/3

9.6 S Patel to M J'dena, Rocks back and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for one. 74/1

9.5 S Patel to M J'dena, FOUR! Deft! Length delivery on the pads, Jayawardena gets down on one knee and sweeps it past short fine leg for a boundary. 73/1

9.4 S Patel to M J'dena, Goes straight on with the arm after landing on middle, Jayawardena misses his clip and gets hit on the pads. The players appeal but the umpire says no. 69/1

9.3 S Patel to M J'dena, FOUR! Cracked! A tad short outside off, Jayawardena rocks back and cuts it past point for a boundary. 69/1

9.2 S Patel to M J'dena, Beaten! Spins away sharply after landing on off, Jayawardena is squared up and gets beaten. 65/1

9.1 S Patel to K Sangakkara, Gets down on one knee and slog sweeps it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 65/1

8.6 A Dananjaya to E Morgan, Fullish, Morgan comes down and plays it through wide long on for a couple of runs. 61/3

8.5 A Dananjaya to E Morgan, Pushes this one in the covers and fails to find the run. 59/3

8.4 A Dananjaya to S Patel, Patel gets down and looks to slog, mistimes it through mid-wicket for a single. 59/3

8.3 A Dananjaya to E Morgan, Even Morgan stays back and cuts it through the covers for a brisk single. 58/3

8.2 A Dananjaya to S Patel, Backs away again and punches it through extra covers for a run. 57/3

8.1 A Dananjaya to S Patel, Starts with a shortish delivery, on middle, Patel gives himself room and cuts it through point. He finds the fielder. 56/3

Samit Patel into the attack.

8.6 G Swann to M J'dena, Goes back and cuts it straight to point. 64/1

8.5 G Swann to M J'dena, FOUR! Brilliant reverse sweep again! Fullish outside off, Jayawardena gets down on one knee and reverse sweeps it past point for a boundary. 64/1

This is the 4th meeting between these two teams in T20Is, second in a World Cup. Sri Lanka have won 2 of the 3 meetings while the only win for England came in the 2010 WT20 at Gros Islet in the West Indies.

8.4 G Swann to K Sangakkara, Pats it to cover off the front foot and takes a single. 60/1

8.3 G Swann to K Sangakkara, Dropped! Bairstow has dropped it! Quicker and flatter outside off, Sangakkara rocks back for a cut but gets an outside edge to Bairstow who fluffs it. 59/1

8.2 G Swann to M J'dena, Rocks back and pulls it with spin to long leg for a single. 59/1

8.1 G Swann to K Sangakkara, Fullish outside off, pushes to covers for a single. 58/1

Akila Dananjaya into the attack.

7.6 A Mathews to S Patel, Low, low full toss, on off, driven through extra covers for a quick single. 56/3

7.5 A Mathews to E Morgan, Gets down to sweep but misses and is struck on the pads. They take a leg bye. 55/3

7.4 A Mathews to E Morgan, That is a full toss and Morgan misses out, flicking it straight to mid-wicket. 54/3

7.3 A Mathews to E Morgan, On middle, near yorker length, pushed back to the bowler. 54/3

7.2 A Mathews to E Morgan, Fullish on middle, driven calmly towards mid off. 54/3

7.1 A Mathews to E Morgan, FOUR! Excellent passage of play for England. Sri Lanka leaking boundaries. Full delivery outside off, Morgan gets forward and just strikes it clean over mid off. 54/3

7.6 R Bopara to M J'dena, Play and a miss! Good length delivery outside off, Jayawardena looks to steer it to third man but misses. A stifled appeal from the bowler for a caught behind but the umpire says no. 57/1

7.5 R Bopara to K Sangakkara, Waits on the back foot and pushes a length delivery on middle to long on for a single. 57/1

7.4 R Bopara to K Sangakkara, Fullish on middle, Sangakkara drives it straight back to Bopara. 56/1

7.3 R Bopara to K Sangakkara, Slower and fullish outside off, Sangakkara square drives it straight to point. 56/1

7.2 R Bopara to K Sangakkara, Fullish on the pads, Sangakkara flicks it past short fine leg for a couple. 56/1

7.1 R Bopara to M J'dena, Length delivery on middle, Bopara clips it to the leg side for a single. 54/1

Mathews back on.

6.6 A Mendis to S Patel, Quicker on the pads and Patel fails to get it away to just push it back. 50/3

6.5 A Mendis to S Patel, FOUR! Serious issues now. High, high full toss, around off, Patel just rocks back and picks the cover gap. Another boundary. 50/3

6.5 A Mendis to S Patel, WIDE! Drifts now the leg side now and bowls a wide. He seems to be struggling to grip the ball. 46/3

6.4 A Mendis to S Patel, FOUR! Bowls the away going delivery again, short, Patel rocks back and cuts it through point now. Finds a boundary again. 45/3

6.3 A Mendis to S Patel, Quicker outside off, Patel pushes at it and gets a thickish edge towards point. 41/3

6.2 A Mendis to S Patel, FOUR! The leg spinner, pitches short and turns away, Patel rocks back and cracks it through extra covers. Big gap. 41/3

6.1 A Mendis to E Morgan, Starts with a length delivery outside off, Morgan punches it behind point for a couple. 37/3

Ravi Bopara into the attack now!

6.6 G Swann to M J'dena, Gets down on one knee and reverse paddles it to short third man for a single. 53/1

6.5 G Swann to K Sangakkara, Clips it to backward point and they take a single after a slight hesitation. 52/1

6.4 G Swann to M J'dena, Flicks it to mid-wicket and takes a single. 51/1

6.3 G Swann to M J'dena, Comes forward and pats it to mid-wicket. 50/1

6.2 G Swann to M J'dena, FOUR! Audacious! Fullish outside off, Jayawardena gets down on one knee and reverse sweeps it past short third man for a boundary. 50/1

6.1 G Swann to M J'dena, Fullish on middle, Jayawardena nudges it to fine leg for two. Fine chases it and flicks it back inside in time. 46/1

Ajantha Mendis to bowl now.

5.6 N Kulasekara to S Patel, Gives himself room again and slaps it through the off side, straight to cover point. 36/3

5.5 N Kulasekara to S Patel, Shortish, cut away nicely but finds the fielder. Good slower delivery but fails to find the gap. 36/3

5.4 N Kulasekara to S Patel, Looks to force it away and gets an inside edge on that occasion. 36/3

5.3 N Kulasekara to S Patel, FOUR! Handsome! Another slower delivery, Patel gives himself room on that occasion and lifts it over extra covers. 36/3

5.2 N Kulasekara to S Patel, Clever slower delivery, Patel fails to pick it and misses the back foot shot. 32/3

5.1 N Kulasekara to S Patel, FOUR! Full outside off, 130.6 kph, Patel smashes it through the covers. He plays it along the ground and gets it through. 32/3

Swann into the attack now!

5.6 S Broad to M J'dena, Yorker outside off, dug out to the off side for a single. End of Powerplay, 44/1 during that period! 44/1

5.5 S Broad to M J'dena, Comes forward and drives it straight to point. 43/1

5.4 S Broad to M J'dena, Just over Bopara! Fullish delivery outside off, Jayawardena goes for a drive but end up checking his shot and the ball flies over a leaping Bopara at extra cover. They take a couple. 43/1

5.3 S Broad to M J'dena, Looks to pull a good length delivery on middle but misses and gets hit in the box region! 41/1

5.2 S Broad to M J'dena, Fullish outside off, swinging away, Jayawardena dances down the track for a loft over covers but misses. 41/1

5.1 S Broad to M J'dena, Good length delivery outside off, nips away after landing. Jayawardena goes for a wild drive but misses. 41/1

4.6 A Mathews to S Patel, Slashes it towards point and takes a quick single. Perera dives to stop, lobs the ball to Sangakkara who does well to charge onto the stumps but the batsman was home. 28/3

4.5 A Mathews to S Patel, On the hips, turned towards short fine leg. No run. 27/3

4.4 A Mathews to S Patel, SIX! Good pick up shot. Fuller length outside off, Patel gets onto the front foot and strikes it clean over long on. Clears the fence. 27/3

4.3 A Mathews to S Patel, Good slower delivery, length outside off, Patel is late in picking and misses. 21/3

4.2 A Mathews to E Morgan, On the pads, Morgan works it wide of mid on for a run. Bluff slide from Jayawardena prevents the second. 21/3

4.1 A Mathews to S Patel, Pats it down in the gap for a single. 20/3

Stuart Broad into the attack!

4.6 S Finn to K Sangakkara, FOUR! Edgy! Good length delivery outside off, Sangakkara goes for a steer but gets an outside edge and it falls just short of Bairstow who doesn't manage to stop it and it runs away for a boundary. 41/1

4.5 S Finn to K Sangakkara, Full toss outside off, driven past point for a couple. 37/1

Kumar Sangakkara is the new batsman.

4.4 S Finn to T Dilshan, OUT! LBW! Finn strikes and gets the dangerman Dilshan! Good length delivery outside off, swings in late, Dilshan goes for a wild swing but misses and gets hit on the back foot. The players appeal and the umpire raises his finger. Hitting middle and leg! 35/1

4.3 S Finn to M J'dena, Short delivery outside off, Jayawardena pulls it from way outside off to deep mid-wicket for a single. 35/0

4.2 S Finn to M J'dena, Wide outside off, Jayawardena slashed it straight to covers. 34/0

4.1 S Finn to M J'dena, A tad short on middle, Jayawardena pulls it straight to short fine leg. 34/0

Angelo Mathews to bowl. Malinga was on a hat-trick but he'll have to wait for the moment.

3.6 N Kulasekara to E Morgan, Good length on leg, Morgan is on the back foot and gets an inside edge on the pads. Half a shout from the fielders for lbw. No run to end the over. 19/3

3.5 N Kulasekara to E Morgan, Pitches it up, Morgan charges down and then defends. 19/3

3.4 N Kulasekara to S Patel, Opens the blade and angles it down to third man for one. 19/3

3.3 N Kulasekara to S Patel, Fuller, pushed in the covers for a single. 18/3

3.2 N Kulasekara to S Patel, Patel failed to make contact and was hit low on the pads. 18/3

3.1 N Kulasekara to S Patel, Incoming good length delivery, on middle, Patel defends after being hurried. 18/3

3.6 J Dernbach to M J'dena, Slower delivery on off, Jayawardena pats it to the leg side for a single. 34/0

3.5 J Dernbach to T Dilshan, Clips it to square leg and takes a single. 33/0

3.5 J Dernbach to T Dilshan, WIDE! Drifts it down the leg side, Dilshan misses his scoop! 32/0

3.4 J Dernbach to T Dilshan, SIX! Just clears the man at third man! Short and wide outside off, Dilshan chases it and slashes it over third man for a maximum. 31/0

3.3 J Dernbach to M J'dena, Back of a length delivery on off, Jayawardena pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 25/0

3.2 J Dernbach to M J'dena, SIX! This time he gets it right! Length delivery on off, Jayawardena just flicks it over long leg for an effortless maximum. 100 boundaries in World T20s for Jayawardena! 24/0

3.1 J Dernbach to M J'dena, Play and a miss! Jayawardena is playing some flashy strokes here! Good length delivery outside off,Jayawardena goes for a loft but misses. 18/0

Eoin Morgan strides to the middle. The over ends, so Samit Patel will be on strike.

2.6 L Malinga to A Hales, OUT! Two in two, three in the over and Malinga is on fire. Bowls a yorker now, on leg, Hales is struck on the boot and the umpire raises his finger. Doubtful call but Hales has to go. Superb over from the now lethal Malinga. 18/3

Samit Patel in next.

2.5 L Malinga to J Bairstow, OUT! Bairstow exits now. What a shame! Malinga bowls a full delivery, outside off, slower one, Bairstow looks to clear mid off but fails. Dananjaya takes a good skier. Malinga doing brilliantly so far. 18/2

2.4 L Malinga to J Bairstow, What a terrible mess! A run out chance goes abegging. Too full on leg, Bairstow pats it on the leg side and Hales almost comes to a touching distance to his partner. Malinga reaches the ball and has a shy at his end, he misses and Kulasekara just manages to reach the stumps. Hales makes it in the meanwhile. The ball goes through and the batsmen take a couple of overthrows. That should have been a run out. Hales survives. 18/1

Jonathan Bairstow walks in.

2.3 L Malinga to L Wright, OUT! Malinga strikes! Wright, the dangerman, has gone. Malinga bowls short, outside off, Wright plays a cracking cut shot but it's uppish and straight into the hands of Dilshan at backward point. England lose a key man. 16/1

2.2 L Malinga to L Wright, Banged in short, on off, Wright rocks back and defends. 16/0

2.1 L Malinga to A Hales, Starts with a short of good length, on the middle, flicked wide of mid on for one. 16/0

2.6 S Finn to T Dilshan, Goes for a slap but ends up chopping it to covers. 18/0

2.5 S Finn to M J'dena, Drives it to mid off and takes a single. 18/0

2.4 S Finn to M J'dena, Two in two! But Finn has kicked the stumps here, and gets the warning! Length delivery outside off, nips away after landing. Jayawardena goes for a drive again but misses. 17/0

2.3 S Finn to M J'dena, Play and a miss! Length delivery outside off, Jayawardena goes fro a booming drive but misses it. 17/0

2.2 S Finn to M J'dena, FOUR! Brilliant shot! Back for a length delivery on off, Jayawardena rocks back and pulls it over short fine leg for a boundary. 17/0

2.1 S Finn to T Dilshan, Fends away a back of a length delivery on middle to the leg side awkwardly for a single. 13/0

Lasith Malinga into the attack now. He hasn't been in great rhythm in this tournament.

1.6 N Kulasekara to L Wright, Short of good length, gives himself room and punches it towards backward point. 15/0

1.5 N Kulasekara to A Hales, Similar delivery, Hales has no idea and is struck on the pads again. This time they take a leg bye. 15/0

1.4 N Kulasekara to A Hales, Pitches full on the middle and swings in again, strikes Hales on the pads. 14/0

1.3 N Kulasekara to L Wright, Gives himself room and slams it away, upper cut down to third man for a single. One bounce to Malinga. 14/0

1.2 N Kulasekara to L Wright, SIX! Boom! Kulasekara drops it short, on the middle, Wright pulls it powerfully over mid-wicket. Good strike. 13/0

1.1 N Kulasekara to L Wright, Good delivery to start. Bowls full and swings in nicely, Wright is struck on the pads but it was just doing too much for an lbw shout. 7/0

1.6 J Dernbach to M J'dena, Appeal for a LBW! Not out! Length delivery on off, nips back in after landing. Jayawardena goes for a flick by shuffling across but misses and gets hit on the pads. The players appeal but the umpire says no. Probably going down leg! 12/0

1.5 J Dernbach to M J'dena, Beauty! Nips away after landing outside off, Jayawardena goes for a poke but misses. 12/0

1.4 J Dernbach to T Dilshan, Dropped! Swann spills it! Good length delivery outside off, Dilshan opens the face for a steer but gets an outside edge to first slip where Swann drops a sitter. They run through for a single. 12/0

1.3 J Dernbach to T Dilshan, Play and a miss! Good length delivery on off, Dilshan goes for a pull but misses. 11/0

1.2 J Dernbach to T Dilshan, In the air but safe! Back of a length delivery outside off, Dilshan goes for a pull but gets a top edge over mid-wicket for a couple. 11/0

1.1 J Dernbach to M J'dena, Looks to flick but misses and they run through for a leg bye. 9/0

Nuwan Kulasekara to bowl from the other end.

0.6 A Mathews to A Hales, Fullish on the middle, Hales works it through mid-wicket for a couple of runs. 7/0

0.5 A Mathews to L Wright, On the pads, Wright flicks it through mid-wicket for one. 5/0

0.4 A Mathews to L Wright, FOUR! Gets it right on that occasion. Bit short, Wright turns and smacks it with the pull through wide mid-wicket. 4/0

0.3 A Mathews to L Wright, Lands back of a length, outside off, Wright turns to swipe it away but misses as he plays across the line. 0/0

0.2 A Mathews to L Wright, Opens the face again and steers it towards point. 0/0

0.1 A Mathews to L Wright, Starts with a slower length ball, Wright pats it down towards point. 0/0

Dernbach to bowl from the other end!

0.6 S Finn to T Dilshan, FOUR! Spanked! Good length delivery outside off, Dilshan stands in his crease and punches it past covers for a thumping boundary. 8/0

0.5 S Finn to T Dilshan, Fullish on off, Dilshan drives it to mid off. 4/0

0.4 S Finn to T Dilshan, Nips back in after landing outside off, Dilshan looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto his thigh pads. 4/0

0.3 S Finn to M J'dena, Clips it behind square leg and takes a single. 4/0

Tony Greig tweets hilariously, "Good thinking by SL - they don't want their captain banned for a match if they are fined again for slow over rate." In response to which, Ayaz Memon tweets, "wondeful gesture by Mahela to let Sangakara captain in this game as acknowledgment of his contribution..."

0.3 S Finn to M J'dena, WIDE! A tad short outside off, it nips away after landing. Jayawardena chases but misses. It just passes the guide line and the umpire signals a wide. 3/0

0.2 S Finn to T Dilshan, Pats it to the leg side and takes a single. 2/0

0.1 S Finn to M J'dena, Off the mark! Fullish outside off, Jayawardena helps it to mid on with soft hands and scampers through for a quick single. 1/0

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