England set 230 runs target against Sri Lanka

England set 230 runs target against Sri Lanka | Sri Lanka need 230 runs to beat England

Sri Lanka restrict England to 229/6: In ICC cricket world cup 2011 quarter final last match England set 230 runs target against Sri Lanka. England won tass and beat Sri Lanka  with confidently. But Sri Lanka need 230 runs to beat England. this time sri lanka in form and hope chase this target with huge margin of wickets.

Jonathan Trott hit 86 but England kept losing wickets at regular intervals to be restricted to 229/6 by Sri Lanka in their World Cup quarterfinal clash at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Saturday. A superb 86 by Jonathon Trott helped England to reach 229 runs for six wickets against Sri Lanka in the final World Cup quarter-finals here at the R. Premadasa stadium on Saturday.

After captain Andrew Strauss won the toss and decided to bat, England could not make full utilization of the batting wicket as Sri Lankan bowlers restricted them to 229 in the 50 overs.It was Trott’s 11th half-century in one-day international cricket and the fifth fifty in this tournament.

England lost Eoin Morgan and Graeme Swann in successive overs.

Morgan hit a fighting half-century and was looking good for more before Lasith Malinga had him caught by Angelo Mathews in the covers to place England at 186/4 in 43 overs.England set 230 runs target against Sri Lanka | Sri Lanka need 230 runs to beat England  Sri Lanka restrict England to 229/6: In ICC cricket world cup 2011 quarter final last match England set 230 runs target against Sri Lanka.

Jonathan Trott and Morgan added 91 runs for the fourth wicket.

Swann was promoted up the order to take advantage of the powerplay but that move didn’t pay off as Ajantha Mendis trapped him plumb in front of the wicket for a first ball duck in the next over.

This was after off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan broke the crucial 64-run third wicket partnership between Trott and Ravi Bopara by trapping the latter plumb in front of the wicket.England were struggling at 104/3 in 29 overs. Jonathan Trott and Ravi Bopara stitched out a crucial partnership of 64 runs for the third wicket after early setbacks but couldn’t take it further.All-rounder Angelo Mathews gave Sri Lanka second breakthrough as he dismissed England opener Ian Bell.Bell was promoted to open the innings along with captain Andrew Strauss in this crucial World Cup match. But, he was unable to handle the pressure and got out playing straight to short mid-wicket.Tillakaratne Dilshan opened the account for Sri Lanka when he got rid of struggling England captain Andrew Strauss.Earlier, England won the toss and chose to bat in the last of the World Cup quarterfinals against Sri Lanka at the R Premadasa stadium in Colombo.

England kept the same side which beat the West Indies in their last Group B match, still keeping paceman James Anderson on the bench and playing with two off-spinners in Graeme Swann and James Tredwell.Sri Lanka included left-arm spinner Rangana Herath for paceman Nuwan Kulasekara as the only change in the squad which beat New Zealand by 112 runs to give them three frontline spinners.

Teams:

Sri Lanka: Kumar Sangakkara (capt), Mahela Jayawardene, Upul Tharanga, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Thilan Samaraweera, Chamara Silva, Angelo Mathews, Lasith Malinga, Muttiah Muralitharan, Ajantha Mendis, Rangana Herath.

England: Andrew Strauss (capt), Eoin Morgan, Jonathan Trott, Ian Bell, Ravi Bopara, Matt Prior, Tim Bresnan, Graeme Swann, James Tredwell, Luke Wright, Chris Tremlett.

Umpires: Billy Doctrove (WIS) and Simon Taufel (AUS)

TV umpire: Tony Hill (NZL)

Match referee: Jeff Crowe (NZL)

Pitch conditions: The R. Premadasa stadium pitch has tinge of grass and since it has been unused since the Pakistan-Australia match, it looks fresh. It is likely to help batsmen but will take slow turn as the match progresses.

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