Sri Lanka Crushed England by 10 wickets

Coo-host Sri Lanka passed strong signal to opponents with superb performance from both bat and ball as they beat England by 10 wickets with 63 balls remaining, in the 4th QF of 2011 CWC on Saturday, 26th March at Colombo. Sri Lanka will now take New Zealand in the 1st Semi-Final on Tuesday, 29th March at Colombo.

England after winning the toss got a bad start but Trott hit 86 runs put 91 runs for the 4th wicket with Morgan who hit 50 runs, but unable to scored quick runs even at the end due to good bowling by Sri Lanka bowlers as Murali took 2 wickets.

Sri Lankan openers then dominated and chased the runs without loosing any wickets as Dilshan hit 108* runs off 115 balls with 10 fours and 2 sixes and Tharanga made 102 not out runs off 122 balls with 12 fours and a six.

Match Summary:

England - 229/6 in 50 overs (Trott 86, Morgan 50, Muralitharan 2-54)

Sri Lanka - 231/0 in 39.3 overs (Dilshan 108*, Tharanga 102*)

Toss - England won the toss and elected to bat first.

Man of the Match - Tilakratne Dilshan (Sri Lanka)

Result - Sri Lanka won by 10 wickets (with 63 balls remaining)