Another big quarter-final, the last one, gets underway in a few minutes.
Sri Lanka and England face off in the quarter-final match at the Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.
As expected, a massive crowd at the stadium. No surprise, the local team is playing.
England’s Andrew Strauss won the toss and opted to bat first.
The SL players (in blue) are already in the field.
The winner of today’s match will meet New Zealand in the semi-final Tuesday.
England – 229-6 (50 overs)
Sri Lanka – 231-0 (39.3 overs)
No surprise, Tilakaratne Dilshan won the Man of the Match award.
Sri Lanka Batting
12:12PM ET – Sri Lanka makes Chutney out of England. SL 231-0. Tharanga too reaches Century milestone.
11:58AM ET – Dilshan reaches Century Milestone
11:50AM ET – SL Cruising to EZZZZ Victory. 196-0 after 35 overs
11:29AM ET – Go home, folks. This match is over. SL 165-0 after 31 overs
11:16AM ET – Just 84 Runs for SL need to win. 10 wickets in hand. SL 146-0
11:05AM ET – SL Batsmen Relentless 134-0 after 26 overs
10:52AM ET – SL keeps plugging away 125-0 after 23 overs. Need 105 more to win
10:40AM ET – Eng staring at Defeat? SL 108-0 after 20 overs
10:28AM ET – SL Batsmen Dilshan & Tharanga in great form. Hammering the English bowlers. SL 94-0 after 18 overs. Run Rate 5.22
10:21AM ET – Is it gonna be an EZ victory for SL? SL 87-0 after 17 overs
10:05AM ET – Tharanga gets a life with a missed catch. SL 68-0 after 13 overs
9:58AM ET – Brisk scoring by Tharanga & Dilshan. SL 58-0 after 11 overs.
9:35AM ET – SL 31-0 after 7 overs
9:30AM ET – Tharanga gets a SIX. Not a single SIX from ENG, btw. SL 21-0 after 4 overs
9:27AM ET – Nice boundary from Tharanga. Sri Lanka off to brisk start 13-0 after 3 overs
9:17AM ET – Dilshan & Tharanga open for SL. Tim Bresnan is the first bowler.
8:33AM ET – Not a great score for England
8:32AM ET – England 229-6 after 50 overs.
8:22AM ET – Trott (86) Trots Out c Jayawarena b Muralidharan England 212-6. 49th over in progress. Luke Wright walks in.
8:17AM ET – 23 Runs come from power-play. Eng 205-5 after 47 overs. Jonathan Trott 81. Matt Prior 7
8:12AM ET – After 46 overs, Eng 197-5 Run Rate 4.28
7:58AM ET – One More Eng Wicket Down. Graeme Swann (0) lbw Mendis. Eng 186-5. Matt Prior walks in.
7:56AM ET – Not a single SIX so far from England.
7:55AM ET – Eoin Finally goes c Angelo Mathews off Malinga. After 43 overs, Eng 186-4Graeme swann new batsman in
7:39AM ET – Eng Stabilizes after early losses. Bad fielding lately by SL. Eng 173-3 after 40 overs. Run Rate climbs to 4.32
7:36AM ET – Eoin Morgan has many lives. Survives 3 dropped catches & one LBW appeal. Eng 165-3 after 39 overs. SL Fielding gets very sloppy.
7:29AM ET – SL must get Trott out. Eng 155-3 after 37 overs
7:15AM ET – Eoin Morgan Survives lbw appeal. Eng 138-3 after 34 overs. Run Rate 4.05
7:08AM ET – Samaraweera drops EZ catch. Lucky break for Eoin Morgan. 🙁 Eng 129-3 after 32 overs Run Rate 4.03
6:52AM ET – So far only four boundaries from Eng. 😉 Eng 101-3 after 28 overs. Run Rate 3.6
6:47AM ET – Murali Strikes. Ravi Bopara (31) out LBW Eng -95-3. 27 overs up. Run Rate 3.5. Eoin Morgan walks in
6:31AM ET – After 23 overs, Eng 82-2. Ravi Bopara (25) & Jonathan Trott (25) are holding steady.
6:12AM ET – England 60-2 after 18 overs.
6:02AM ET – England 46-2 after 15 overs. Two stumping appeals in 15th over. Umpire says No.
5:52AM ET – England struggling against SL tight bowling.
5:47AM ET – Eng 42-2 after 12 overs. Nice boundary by Ravi Bopara off last ball from Herath.
5:36AM ET – Eng Up Shit Creek. Ian Bell Gone c Samaraweera b Angelo Mathews Endland 31-2. Ravi Bopara walks in
5:30AM – SL Strikes Early Andrew Strauss (5) bowled Dilshan. Eng 29-1 after 8 overs. Bails go flying. Jonathan Trott new batsman in
5:21AM ET – 17-0 after 6 overs. Two boundaries in the match so far (both by Ian Bell).
5:14AM ET – Eng 7-0
5:00AM ET – England captain Andrew Strauss and Ian Bell are opening for England. Lasith Malinga is the opening bowler for SL.