Sri Lanka defeat England by 19 runs. And with Sri Lanka along with West Indies have entered into the Semi Finals from this Group.
Lasith Malinga for his fifer gets the Man of the Match and here is what he says: "Happy to be amongst the wickets, I conceded a lot of runs in the last two overs but overall a good show. I am developing some variations and the slower ball is one amongst them, I use it when I sense a batsman going after me. Will look to do better in the next matches, thanks to the wonderful support from the crowd."
Kumar Sangakkara, the namesake Captain for Sri Lanka comes up again and this time says: "It was a nice feeling to register a win. I was the official captain, we did not want to take a risk with Mahela and Angelo under the pump, this was a fantastic performance, great start from the openers and the rest of them batted brilliantly. Lasith has been a champion performer and he showed his class in both the NZ game as well as today. We will keep our feet on the ground and will look to do well in the knock-outs."
The losing England Captain Stuart Broad says: "It is very disappointing, the guys have tried hard. We had a young squad and have learnt a lot throughout the tournament. We struggled in the first six overs and our bowling towards the end was poor. We enjoyed playing in front of the Lankan crowd, the stadium has been amazing. Losing three wickets in an over hurt us, credit to Malinga for his 5 wicket haul, but we should have played him well. Samit played superbly and showed his quality. SL are a quality side and deserved to win, good luck for our Ladies (England Women) as they play in the Semis."
Over 19.5 KMDN Kulasekarato ST Finn, 1 run
Makes room and drags the yorker to squareleg for one.
Over 19.4 KMDN Kulasekarato ST Finn, beaten, no runs
Makes room and is beaten by the loopy back of the hand slower one which just misses the off stump.
Over 19.3 KMDN Kulasekarato Jade Dernbach, 1 run
Drills the yorker towards straight long on for one.
Over 19.2 KMDN Kulasekarato GP Swann, Clean Bowled!
Makes room and gets his leg stump cleaned up by an inswinging yorker which followed him! Not quite a yorker but almost!
Over 19.2 KMDN Kulasekarato GP Swann, NB+0
This is a high full toss, a beamer to be precise around middle and will be given as a noball. The ball will be changed not sure what is the problem with it, perhaps too wet.
Over 19.1 KMDN Kulasekarato GP Swann, 2 runs
Makes room and inside edges the near yorker to square fine leg where a fumble leaks a second run.
End of Over 19 England 144/8
ST Finn 0/1 SL Malinga 4-0-31-5 GP Swann 33/17
Over 18.6 SL Malingato ST Finn, no runs
Makes room and drags the yorker back to the bowler. England need 26 from the last over.
Over 18.5 SL Malingato SR Patel, Clean Bowled!
Malinga takes his fifth wicket! Samit makes room and misses a fast full toss which knocks off his off stump!
Over 18.4 SL Malingato GP Swann, 1 run
Makes room and bottom edges a yorker which slips past Sanga for a single.
Over 18.3 SL Malingato SR Patel, 1 run
Drills the near yorker through wide mid wicket for one.
Over 18.2 SL Malingato GP Swann, 1 run
Inside edges his flick onto the pad off a full ball and gets a single from backward point.
Over 18.1 SL Malingato GP Swann, Boundary!
Makes room and lofts it straight down the ground for a one bounce boundary!