WT20 as it happened: SL knock out holders England

England 150-9 after 20 overs
Dernbach 2, Finn 1

That's it. Holders England have been knocked out of the World T20. West Indies and Sri Lanka go through to the semifinals. England will go home and take a sharp look at their performances in Sri Lanka. Anyone missing Kevin Pietersen?

WICKET! England 147-9 after 19.2 overs
Grame Swann b Kulasekara 34 (20b, 4x4, 1x6)

Great effort from Swann. Four fours and a six gave England unrealistic hope, but at least took the match to the last over. Kulasekara uproots the leg-stump and Swann walks.

WICKET! England 144-8 after 18.5 overs
Samit Patel b Malinga 67 (48b, 8x4, 2x6)

Uff! Patel makes some room and the ball is heading towards the off-stump. When Patel turned back, the stump wasn't there. What a ripper of a delivery.

England 137-7 after 18 overs
Patel 66, Swann 27

Late flurry from Swann and Patel. Three fours and a mighty six mean he's scored his 27 from just 14 balls. England see a wee bit of light at the end of this tunnel.

WICKET! England 93-7 after 14.1 overs
Stuart Broad c Jayawardene b Dananjaya 1 (2b, 0x4, 0x6)

Is that the unofficial end of England's title defence? Dananjaya's full delivery is scooped up by Broad straight to short mid-off. The ball hits Jayawardene's palms, goes up before he collects it. Jonty Rhodes style that one.

WICKET! England 91-6 after 13.4 overs
Jos Buttler c BAW Mendis b Malinga 8 (7b, 0x4, 0x6)

England are staring at defeat and an exit from the World T20. Mendis catches Buttler out at long-leg.

WICKET! England 76-5 after 11.4 overs
Ravi Bopara b Mendis 1 (6b, 0x4, 0x6)

What a ball and Mendis' celebratory scream says it all. The leg-spinner invites Bopara to play off his pads but he's beaten by the turn and is bowled. Great ball, but the shot selection was really bad.

WICKET! England 73-4 after 10.2 overs
Eoin Morgan lbw b Dananjaya 10 (15b, 1x4, 0x6)

Young Dananjaya has struck! He traps Morgan in front of the stumps, the ball straightens a bit as he tries a reverse sweep and the finger goes up.

England 55-3 after 8 overs
Patel 29, Morgan 6

Samit Patel has lit up the English run-chase. Five fours and a six have settled the early nerves. Morgan, who is another dangerous batsman hasn't taken any risks as of now. England need these two to be around till at least 15 overs to have a solid stake for a win.

WICKETS! England 18-3 after 3 overs
Jonny Bairstow c Kulasekara b Malinga 2 (2b, 0x4, 0x6)
Alex Hales lbw b Malinga 3 (5b, 0x4, 0x6)

This is poor from England, and a bit irresponsible too. Without quite settling in well, Bairstow is caught after a high ill-timed shot and Hales is gone LBW. England are in trouble already.

WICKET! England 16-1 after 2.3 overs
Luke Wright c Dilshan b Malinga 12 (11b, 1x4, 1x6)

Lashed straight to point and England have lost their first wicket. A slide again?


Sri Lanka 168-6 after 20 overs
Kulasekara 1, Perera 25

SL have done well to get to this total, especially after England's fine bowling performance. England, who are without Craig Kieswetter, will be looking for a good start— something they haven't had in quite some time.

WICKET! Sri Lanka 161-6 after 18.5 overs
Lahiru Thirimanne b Broad 13 (7b, 1x4, 1x6)

Bowled! Thirimanne, who looked menacing after his four and a huge six, has been cleaned up comprehensively by Broad. But Perera on the other end can also hit the big ones, as he displays with a six off Dernbach and Broad both.


WICKETS! Sri Lanka 126-5 after 15.3 overs
Jeevan Mendis c Bopara b Broad 18 (13b, 2x4, 1x6)
Angelo Mathews b Broad 28 (19b, 3x4, 1x6)

Well, well, well! For the second time in this match, SL have lost two wickets in two balls. Mendis is caught at mid-wicket first and then Broad bowls out Mathews.

Sri Lanka 104-3 after 14 overs
Angelo 13, J Mendis 11

Two fours each for Mendis and Angelo Mathews before a slight lull settles in. SL are scoring steadily at a run-rate of 7.50 runs an over, but they need to keep wickets till the end so that they can risk a few big hits.

WICKET! Sri Lanka 74-3 after 10.2 overs
Kumar Sangakkara c Bairstow b Swann 13 (12b, 1x4, 0x6)

Oh! Sangakkara's gone now! He can't believe it but the umpires give the decision to Swann and two of Sri Lanka's best batsmen are gone in the space of a two deliveries.

WICKET! Sri Lanka 74-2 after 10.1 overs
Mahela Jayawardene c Morgan b Swann 42 (38b, 5x4, 1x6)

Gone! Jayawardene's played a fantastic innings with some exquisite shots but what looked like it would be a big score has been cut short. He tries to hit it past the on-side but a diving Morgan catch does him

Sri Lanka 53-1 after 7 overs
Mahela 27, Sangakkara 7

Sangakkara immediately gets off the mark with a lucky boundary through his legs. Jayawardene then paddle sweeps for four more and SL have had a fairly good start. Swann though, must be relieved that Dilshan is gone.

WICKET! Sri Lanka 35-1 after 4.4 overs
T Dilshan lbw b Finn 16 (12b, 1x4, 1x6)

Gone! The umpire took a moment to think about it, but he eventually decides that Dilshan is out as the ball strikes his back-leg after a missed wild swing. Finn does the damage.

Sri Lanka 33-0 after 4 overs
Mahela 14, Dilshan 16

0-6-1-6-wd-1-1: Good over for Sri Lanka, with both batsmen picking their spots and whacking a six each. The wide doesn't quite help Dernbach.

Sri Lanka 12-0 after 2 overs
Mahela 2, Dilshan 8

Swann may have already made the biggest mistake of the match. He's dropped Dilshan at first slip after the ball popped out of his hands at the last moment. He looks distraught every time Dilshan attacks the ball.

England have won the toss and will bowl first

England team: Alex Hales, Luke Wright, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler, Ravi Bopara, Samit Patel, Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann, Steve Finn, Jade Dernbach

Sri Lanka team: Mahela Jayawardene, Tillekeratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara, Angelo Mathews, Ajantha Mendis, Lahiru Thirimanne, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Akila Dananjaya, Lasith Malinga, Jeevan Mendis

Updated Date: Oct 01, 2012 23:09 PM

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