Saturday, September 26, 2009

England Beat Lankans - ICC Champions Trophy

England defeated Sri Lanka by six wickets in their Group B ICC Champions Trophy bout at New Wanderers stadium on Friday.

Chasing 213 to win, England accomplished the ambition in 45 overs afterwards Eoin Morgan remained best on 62.

England slipped to 19 for two afore Paul Collingwood launched a counter-attack, assertive a 63-run affiliation with Owais Shah (44).

Collingwood breezed to 46 off 51 assurance with bristles fours and three sixes afore he chopped a commitment from fast bowler Lasith Malinga on to his stumps.

Earlier, Thilina Kandamby (53) and Angelo Mathews (52) addled aggressive half-centuries to beacon Sri Lanka to a bashful 212 adjoin England in their ICC Champions Trophy bout at the New Wanderers Stadium today.

Both the batsmen showed immense animation and audacity while batting on a active clue afterwards England clip duo of James Anderson and Graham Onions had able off their top order.

Taking abounding advantage of a dank seaming track, Anderson and Onions fabricated activity difficult for Sri Lankan batsmen, beatific in to bat by England skipper Andrew Strauss.

Anderson (3/20) and Stuart Broad (3/49) took three wickets anniversary while Onions claimed two as England innings bankrupt in 47.3 overs.

Within aboriginal six overs, Sri Lanka was bargain to 17 for four as adverse altitude fabricated batting acutely difficult.

The awkward Kandambi aboriginal aloft a angle of 64 with Thilan Samaraweera (30) for the fifth wicket and again reinvigorated the Lankans innings with a 82-run affiliation with abutting man in Mathews.

Realizing that achievement authoritative was not easy, Kandambi and Mathwes played according to the arete of the brawl and waited patiently for apart deliveries to account boundaries.

They ashore to the basics and rotated the bang to get a feel of the angle and started acrimonious boundaries as the clue started to affluence out as the bold progressed.

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