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Highlights of England Vs Sri Lanka, Group B Match at Johannesburg

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Welcome folks to Day 4 of the Champions Trophy, today we have England taking on Sri Lanka at Jo’burg. England have won the toss and have put SL to bat first.

Sri Lanka Innings

Over 0.5: Beaten! J Anderson to T Dilshan, short of length delivery, goes for an ambitious pull shot across the line and is beaten outside off.

Over 1.4: Five Wides! Graham Onions to S Jayasuriya, good length delivery, slips his inswinger down the legside and Prior struggles to stop that.

Over 1.5: He is Caught! Graham Onions to S Jayasuriya, good length delivery, draws him forward and gets a lot of bounce and pace in this to take an edge to the keeper, Sanath looked like playing across the line to the onside!

Over 2.3: He is Caught! J Anderson to T Dilshan, pitched up delivery, drives it carelessly on the up with an open face and fails to keep it down and is caught by backward point.

Over 3.4: Boundary! Graham Onions to M Jayawardene, pitched up delivery, shuffles across and flicks it away to the fine leg boundary.

Over 4.6: Out LBW! J Anderson to M Jayawardene, pitched up delivery, plays across the line to a full ball around off and middle and gets hit on the pad, only an inside edge could have saved Mahela which wasn’t the case.

Over 5.2: He is Caught! Graham Onions to K Sangakkara, pitched up delivery, plays a loose drive away from his body and can only edge it straight to Strauss at first slip who shows good soft hands to take that.

Over 5.5: Boundary! Graham Onions to Thilina Kandamby, short of length delivery, glances that uppishly down the legside to the fine leg boundary.

Over 9.2: Boundary! S Broad to T Samaraweera, pitched up delivery, drives it fluently past mid off for a boundary, good footwork indeed.

Over 9.3: Boundary! S Broad to T Samaraweera, short and wide, plays a wristy drive through point for a boundary.

Over 13.3: Single. S Broad to T Samaraweera, pitched up delivery, drives it wide of mid off for a single that takes SL to 50.

Over 14.3: Boundary! Graham Onions to Thilina Kandamby, short and wide, moves his feet well and cuts it nicely in the gap through square covers for a boundary.

Over 18.2: Boundary! Graham Onions to T Samaraweera, half volley, flicks the inswinger through wide mid wicket for a boundary.

Over 18.3: Boundary! Graham Onions to T Samaraweera, pitched up delivery, plays a solid drive down the ground between the non striker and mid on for a boundary.

Over 19.3: Boundary! S Broad to Thilina Kandamby, short and rising delivery, gets up o his toes and plays a delicate glide over the top of the keeper for a boundary.

Over 19.5: He is Caught! S Broad to T Samaraweera, good length delivery, shapes up to work through the onside and ends up getting a thick edge that is caught at backward point.

Over 20.4: Boundary! L Wright to Angelo Mathews, good length delivery, drags his drive back past the bowler on the up and ends up with a lucky boundary.

Over 21.5: Boundary! S Broad to Angelo Mathews, bangs it short, pulls it away through mid wicket for a boundary.

Over 24.1: Boundary! L Wright to Thilina Kandamby, pitched up delivery, drives it sweetly back onto the stumps at the other end and the ball deflects away past mid off and still goes all the way to the ropes!

Over 26.2: Boundary! G Swann to Thilina Kandamby, flatter trajectory delivery, stays back and plays a superb delicate late cut which beats short thirdman for a boundary.

Over 30.4: Boundary! G Swann to Angelo Mathews, flighted delivery, plants his frontfoot across and plays a powerful sweep flat behind squareleg for a boundary.

Over 32.2: Boundary! G Swann to Angelo Mathews, quicker and flatter in the air, gets forward and dabs it using the bowler’s pace to glide it past Wright at short thirdman for a boundary.

Over 34.3: Boundary! Graham Onions to Angelo Mathews, good length delivery, chips it nicely over the top of mid on for a boundary.

Over 34.5: Boundary! Graham Onions to Angelo Mathews, bangs it short, hooks it away neatly over fine leg for a boundary.

Over 37.4: Run Out at the Striker’s end! P Collingwood to Thilina Kandamby, short and rising delivery, dabs it towards covers and takes off for a single but Angelo isn’t interested as it was not on, and Kandamby is stranded and has no chance to return back!

Over 39.1: Single. Graham Onions to Angelo Mathews, short and rising delivery, gets a leading edge that flies flat over backward point and that brings up Angelo’s third ODI fifty!

Over 39.6: Single. Graham Onions to Angelo Mathews, short of length delivery, tucks it towards deep mid wicket and they try a second run, unfortunately Angelo has a collision with the bowler who was trying to get to the stumps and he has no chance to return for the second run. But the two Umpires have decided to call back Angelo, could have come from Strauss!

Over 40.3: Boundary! L Wright to N Kulasekara, short and rising delivery, gets up on his toes and cuts it away behind point for a boundary.

Over 40.5: He is Caught! L Wright to Angelo Mathews, good length delivery, gets squared up on the backfoot and its a thin edge that dies down behind the stumps but Prior dives forward to grab it cleanly.

Over 41.3: Sixer! S Broad to M Muralitharan, short of length delivery, makes room and clobbers Broad over long on for a six, totally agricultural but that was a solid shot!

Over 41.6: Boundary! S Broad to M Muralitharan, full toss, heaves that bad one down the legside to fine leg for an easy boundary.

Over 43.2: Bowled him! S Broad to M Muralitharan, good length delivery, makes room for a wild slog but only to have his off stump get kicked off its base!

Over 43.3: Bowled him! S Broad to L Malinga, good length delivery, doesn’t even have time to cover the line and has his off stump knocked off like Murali!

Over 44.4: Single. J Anderson to N Kulasekara, pitched up delivery, flicks it away to deep squareleg to bring up the 200.

Over 45.1: Sixer! S Broad to N Kulasekara, short and rising delivery, makes room and plays a superb upper cut that sails all the way over point for a six.

Over 47.3: He is Caught! J Anderson to A Mendis, good length delivery, edges it on the frontfoot and Strauss is there at slip to take the catch. England need 213 to win from 50 Overs.

England Innings

Over 1.5: Beaten! N Kulasekara to A Strauss, good length delivery, pitches that on middle and moves it away off the seam to beat the bat, the Lankans think they have got a thin nick but Bowden didn’t agree with that.

Over 3.3: Boundary! N Kulasekara to Joe Denly, good length delivery, goes back and inside edges it dangerously and is lucky that the ball just goes past the legstump for a boundary.

Over 3.5: Out LBW! N Kulasekara to Joe Denly, good length delivery, beats the bat with a lovely inswinger that strikes the pad, impact looks just infront of the off stump and that was just out lbw.

Over 4.6: Boundary! L Malinga to A Strauss, pitched up delivery, shuffles and flicks the yorker to fine leg for a boundary.

Over 7.3: He is Caught! N Kulasekara to A Strauss, short of length delivery, goes for a forceful pull shot but finds Kandamby in the way who flies up to pluck a superb catch at short mid wicket!

Over 9.3: Sixer! N Kulasekara to P Collingwood, good length delivery, chips down and across the track and plays a lovely pick up shot over mid wicket for a six.

Over 9.4: Boundary! N Kulasekara to P Collingwood, short of length delivery, shuffles and flicks it away to fine leg for a boundary.

Over 9.5: Boundary! N Kulasekara to P Collingwood, good length delivery, chips down and across and flicks it sweetly behind squareleg for a boundary.

Over 10.2: Boundary! Angelo Mathews to P Collingwood, pitched up delivery, drives it fluently through covers for a boundary.

Over 10.5: Boundary! Angelo Mathews to P Collingwood, good length delivery, flicks the indipper through wide mid wicket for a boundary.

Over 13.1: Boundary! A Mendis to Owais Shah, flighted delivery, smashes the googly just over the top of mid off for a boundary.

Over 16.3: Boundary! Angelo Mathews to P Collingwood, pitched up delivery, stays back for a pull and inside edges his chop which runs away to the fine leg boundary.

Over 17.4: Sixer! L Malinga to P Collingwood, bangs it short, picks the length early and pulls it flat over mid wicket for a six!

Over 19.3: Sixer! L Malinga to P Collingwood, bangs it short, picks the length in a flash again and pulls it flat over squareleg for his second six!

Over 19.5: Bowled him! L Malinga to P Collingwood, short of length delivery, gets an inside edge onto the bat in his casual defence which crashes back onto the off stump!

Over 23.2: Boundary! A Mendis to Eoin Morgan, quicker and flatter in the air, shuffles across for a paddle sweep and ends up with a top edge that flies over slip for a boundary.

Over 23.5: Boundary! A Mendis to Eoin Morgan, flighted delivery, plays an expansive drive through square covers and Malinga in the deep is beaten by the turn!

Over 24.2: Boundary! M Muralitharan to Eoin Morgan, flighted delivery, edges his drive well past slip for a boundary.

Over 26.6: Boundary! M Muralitharan to Eoin Morgan, flighted delivery, gets forward and edges it just past the glove of Sanga for a boundary!

Over 29.5: Sixer! N Kulasekara to Owais Shah, good length delivery, plants his frontfoot forward and across and plays an amazing pick up shot that sails sweetly over squareleg for a six!

Over 32.2: Boundary! M Muralitharan to Owais Shah, flighted delivery, steps out taking it on the full and drives it perfectly through extra covers for a boundary.

Over 34.2: Boundary! M Muralitharan to Owais Shah, flighted delivery, slices his drive intentionally to get a thick edge that runs away to the thirdman boundary.

Over 34.5: He is Caught! M Muralitharan to Owais Shah, flighted delivery, draws him forward and just manages to find a thin edge with his doosra that turned away with some bounce.

Over 40.4: Boundary! M Muralitharan to M Prior , flighted delivery, sits down on his knee and plays a flat powerful sweep over squareleg for a one bounce boundary.

Over 41.5: Boundary! N Kulasekara to Eoin Morgan, pitched up delivery, smacks that flat and sweetly just over the reach of mid off for a boundary that brings up his 7th ODI fifty.

Over 42.2: Boundary! A Mendis to M Prior , flighted delivery, steps out and smashes it to the right of Mendis for a boundary down the ground!

Over 43.5: Boundary! L Malinga to Eoin Morgan, short and rising delivery, plays an upper cut that flies past the keeper for a boundary.

Over 43.6: Boundary! L Malinga to Eoin Morgan, good length delivery, flays the wide one on the up over point for a boundary.

Over 44.3: Boundary! A Mendis to M Prior , quicker and flatter in the air, steps out and smacks it past extra covers for a boundary.

Over 44.6: Single. A Mendis to Eoin Morgan, flighted delivery, drives it through covers to finish the match. England win by 6 wickets.

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