Lasith Malinga © Getty Images
Lasith Malinga © Getty Images

Live Cricket Score Sri Lanka (SL) vs Scotland (SCO) in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

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Scotland fought well, but they were never going to overhaul Sri Lanka’s huge total. Freddie Coleman and Preston Mommsen batted well, but there was no stopping Kumar Sangakkara and Tillakaratne Dilshan today. Sri Lanka might have wanted to get to about 380 though given their platform. Angelo Mathews went hammer and tongs, but after he got out the Lankans faltered. In case you missed out on the action, you can read Rishad D’Souza’s match report here: Sri lanka beat spirited Scotland by 148 runs in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015


Kumar Sangakkara is the Man of the Match! It was hardly going to be anyone else. How many records did he break today? Let’s try to list them out: First man to ever score four back-to-back ODI tons, first man to score four tons (in any order) in a World Cup, first man to affect 500 ODI dismissals. And let’s give him an honorary “World’s Best Cover-Drive” while we’re at it!


Live cricket score Scotland: 215/9 (Target 364) | Overs 43.1

BATSMEN: Alasdair Evans 1(5)

Here’s Dushmantha Chameera. He would love to take the final wicket. AND HE DOES! Chameera gets his man, Josh Davey feels at that one and it flies to Lahiru Thirimanne at slip, who accepts the catch happily. Chameera ends with three wickets as Sri Lanka win by 148 runs.

OUT! Josh Davey 4(7) c Lahiru Thirimanne b Dushmantha Chameera

Live cricket score Scotland: 215/9 (Target 364) | Overs 43

BATSMEN: Josh Davey 4(6), Alasdair Evans 1(5)

Lasith Malinga to bowl what could be the final over of this game. Starts with a slower yorker that nearly takes out the leg stump! Josh Davey survives. He gets a couple now. Oh lovely yorker, and again Davey survives. Alasdair Evans to face the final ball. And he survives.

Live cricket score Scotland: 212/9 (Target 364) | Overs 42

BATSMEN: Josh Davey 1(1), Alasdair Evans 1(4)

Dushamantha Chameera again. OH HE’S GONE! Richie Berrington hits a dolly to Nuwan Kulasekara at mid-on! Out comes Alasdair Evans, Good yorker from Chameera. He has taken a pounding today, but he has a couple of wickets as well. Evans gets off the mark with a single to third man.

OUT! Richie Berrington 29(22) c b Dushmantha Chameera

Live cricket score Scotland: 210/8 (Target 364) | Overs 41

BATSMEN: Richie Berrington 29(21), Josh Davey 0(0)

Lasith Malinga again. Slinga has bowled well today. He will test these Scottish batsmen. Slower ball, and Rob Taylor is fooled, but the ball goes just beyond the reach of the fielder. Typical Slinga death-ball though. Another slower ball, and another mishit. Roy Taylor falls to Slinga Malinga! Out comes the leading wicket-taker of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, Josh Davey!

OUT! Rob Taylor 3(6) c Thisara Perera b Lasith Malinga

Live cricket score Scotland: 207/7 (Target 364) | Overs 40

BATSMEN: Richie Berrington 28(20), Rob Taylor 1(1)

Dushmantha Chameera again. One to start the over. Two to Matt Cross. And another single. AND NOW HE’S OUT! Seventh wicket down for Scotland, and Rob Taylor comes in now. Chameera has a wicket, but he hasn’t quite bowled terrifically. And four off the last ball.

OUT! Matthew Cross 7(10) c Kumar Sangakkara b Dushmantha Chameera

Live cricket score Scotland: 197/6 (Target 364) | Overs 39

BATSMEN: Richie Berrington 22(17), Matthew Cross 5(7)

Lasith Malinga again. And he continues to bamboozle the batsmen! Just four runs off that over. Two twos off the last two balls, but the other four are dot balls.

Live cricket score Scotland: 193/6 (Target 364) | Overs 38

BATSMEN: Richie Berrington 22(17), Matthew Cross 1(1)

Nuwan Kulasekara again. The Sri Lankans are upping their game here, they have fielded well over the last few overs. Kumar Sangakkara is captaining since Angelo Mathews is off the field. Bit of an appeal here against Michael Leask but the umpire turns it down. Sanga goes for the review though, and he’s given out! There was a feather on it! It almost looked wide.

OUT! Michael Leask 2(7) c Kumar Sangakkara b Nuwan Kulasekara

Live cricket score Scotland: 190/5 (Target 364) | Overs 37

BATSMEN: Richie Berrington 21(16), Michael Leask 1(3)

Lasith Malinga comes again. Oh sheer class, Michael Leask has no idea about the slower ball! Another one, Leask just about manages to get it away. And another dot ball. Just one off five balls this over. In the powerplay too! And another dot to end with.

Live cricket score Scotland: 189/5 (Target 364) | Overs 36

BATSMEN: Richie Berrington 21(13)

The batting powerplay has been taken. Nuwan Kulasekara starts off. Richie Berrington will look to wind up. Starts off with a couple of dot balls, then concededs a single. Freddie Coleman swings and misses a couple of times before finally making contact. Unfortunately he can’t read the slower ball and finds the fielder at long on.

OUT! Freddie Coleman 70(74) c Thisara Perera b Nuwan Kulasekara

Live cricket score Scotland: 188/4 (Target 364) | Overs 35

BATSMEN: Freddie Coleman 70(71), Richie Berrington 20(10)

Seekkuge Prasanna again. One of the first ball. Follows up with a dot, then another single, and another dot. Richie Berrington has had enough of this, he goes big over long-on! Massive six! Great batting from the all-rounder. And a single to end the over.

Live cricket score Scotland: 179/4 (Target 364) | Overs 34

BATSMEN: Freddie Coleman 69(69), Richie Berrington 12(6)

Thisara Perera again. Freddie Coleman and Richie Berrington need to bring out plenty of big hits. Just one off the first five balls, before Coleman manages to find the boundary.

Live cricket score Scotland: 174/4 (Target 364) | Overs 33

BATSMEN: Freddie Coleman 65(64), Richie Berrington 11(5)

Seekkuge Prasanna continues. After two DOTS, a misfield at covers fetches Richie Berrington a boundary, he is off the mark. SIX! Berrington then sweeps the ball over the square leg fence for a huge six. DOT! Played to covers. ONE to finish the over.

Live cricket score Scotland: 162/4 (Target 364) | Overs 32

BATSMEN: Freddie Coleman 64(63), Richie Berrington 0(0)

Thisara Perera is now into the attack. FOUR! Shot ball from him and Mommsen smashes him to the square leg boundary for a boundary. WIDE! Perera strays way down off, umpire rightly calls it a wide. ONE! Mommsen easily plays the ball to mid wicket and collects a single. ONE! COleman edges one to third man. OUT! Mommsen smashes it straight to the man at covers! Lahiru Thirimanne takes a brilliant catch, the ball was smashed really hard.

Preston Mommsen c Thirimann b Perera 60(75)

Live cricket score Scotland: 153/3 (Target 364) | Overs 31

BATSMEN: Preston Mommsen 55(71), Freddie Coleman 62(61)

Seekkuge Prasanna again. Dot ball to Preston Mommsen to start with. And it’s a single now. Another single. Now two. And a couple more singles off the last two balls. Good over for Scotland, but by now it’s clear they aren’t really going for the chase. The rain is really coming down hard though.

Live cricket score Scotland: 147/3 (Target 364) | Overs 30

BATSMEN: Preston Mommsen 51(67), Freddie Coleman 60(58)

Dushmantha Chameera again. And Preston Mommsen gets a well-deserved 50! Three runs off the over, and a wild slog off the final ball results in no run.  This has been a great partnership. And the rain has come down now, but in a drizzle.

Live cricket score Scotland: 144/3 (Target 364) | Overs 29

BATSMEN: Preston Mommsen 49(64), Freddie Coleman 59(56)

Seekkuge Prasanna comes back now. Just two runs from this over. It’s another tidy one. Preston Mommsen is now on 49. He will be keen to get a half-century. Preston Mommsen scores half century against Sri Lanka in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Live cricket score Scotland: 142/3 (Target 364) | Overs 28

BATSMEN: Preston Mommsen 48(62), Freddie Coleman 58(52)

Dushmantha Chameera again. DROPPED! Freddie Coleman skies this to the man at cover, but Kusal Perera drops an absolute dolly. Poor work, and Sri Lanka will be getting frustrated at this. Preston Mommsen remians on 48.

Live cricket score Scotland: 136/3 (Target 364) | Overs 27

BATSMEN: Preston Mommsen 47(59), Freddie Coleman 54(49)

Lasith Malinga comes back. Just three runs off the over, Malinga not quite spearing them in but he hasn’t lost his accuracy. Another good over, but not quite threatening.

Live cricket score Scotland: 133/3 (Target 364) | Overs 26

BATSMEN: Preston Mommsen 46(56), Freddie Coleman 52(46)

Dushmantha Chameera again. Three off the first three balls, but a couple of dot balls to follow up. And Preston Mommsen ends the over with a superb cover drive for four.

Live cricket score Scotland: 126/3 (Target 364) | Overs 25

BATSMEN: Preston Mommsen 42(52), Freddie Coleman 50(44)

Thisara Perera again. Freddie Coleman smashes a boundary that takes him to 49, and he gets a single off the final ball to get to a well-deserved 50. He has really batted well.

Live cricket score Scotland: 119/3 (Target 364) | Overs 24

BATSMEN: Preston Mommsen 41(51), Freddie Coleman 44(39)

Dushmantha Chameera again. He did not have the best first over. He finds the outside edge of Freddie Coleman, but it falls short of Mahela Jayawardene at slip, and it’s four more! And Coleman gets a couple more. Four to Mommsen to end the over too!

Live cricket score Scotland: 107/3 (Target 364) | Overs 23

BATSMEN: Preston Mommsen 36(47), Freddie Coleman 37(37)

Thisara Perera continues. Preston Mommsen and Freddie Coleman are playing some good shots here! Just three runs come off this over though, all three singles.

Live cricket score Scotland: 104/3 (Target 364) | Overs 22

BATSMEN: Preston Mommsen 34(42), Freddie Coleman 36(36)

Here comes Dushmantha Chameera. Second ODI of his career. Starts off with a quick one down leg. It’s a leg-bye. Freddie Coleman gets one down third man for four, it’s the 50-run stand between the pair as well. And now he plays a beautiful straight drive! Four more. Gee, Freddie Coleman is batting well. And he ends the ball by slashing the one through point for another boundary!

Live cricket score Scotland: 91/3 (Target 364) | Overs 21

BATSMEN: Preston Mommsen 34(41), Freddie Coleman 24(30)

Thisara Perera is back into the attack now. And Freddie Coleman gets a run off the first ball. He is batting quite well today. Perera has given away four off the over, it’s a good one again.

Live cricket score Scotland: 73/3 (Target 364) | Overs 18

BATSMEN: Preston Mommsen 26(33), Freddie Coleman 14(21)

Tillakaratne Dilshan continues. Sri Lanka aren’t playing Sachithra Senanayake today, and Rangana Herath still needs to get fit, so Dilshan will probably have to bowl a lot today. Just two more runs off that one.

Live cricket score Scotland: 67/3 (Target 364) | Overs 16

BATSMEN: Preston Mommsen 22(26), Freddie Coleman 12(16)

Tillakaratne Dilshan again. And another really tidy over, just three runs coming from it. Preston Mommsen and Freddie Coleman aren’t finding the gaps at all.

Live cricket score Scotland: 64/3 (Target 364) | Overs 15

BATSMEN: Preston Mommsen 21(25), Freddie Coleman 10(11)

Seekkuge Prasnna continues now. Huge over, reminiscent of the way Kumar Sangakkara and Dilshan milked the bowling around. One, two, one, one, two, one. Eight runs off that one!

Live cricket score Scotland: 56/3 (Target 364) | Overs 14

BATSMEN: Preston Mommsen 19(23), Freddie Coleman 4(7)

Tillakaratne Dilshan continues. He has bowled well in the World Cup so far, and continues to bowl well here. Just one single in the over, a really tight one. He might be the best part-timer in the world at the moment.

Live cricket score Scotland: 55/3 (Target 364) | Overs 13

BATSMEN: Preston Mommsen 18(18), Freddie Coleman 4(6)

Seekkuge Prasanna into the attack now. Still no sign of Dushmantha Chameera. Preston Mommsen brings up 50 for Scotland, and immediately follows up by punishing a short ball by thrashing it over square leg for four.

Live cricket score Scotland: 47/3 (Target 364) | Overs 12

BATSMEN: Preston Mommsen 13(15), Freddie Coleman 1(3)

Tillakaratne Dilshan into the attack now. AND HE GETS HIS MAN! First ball, Matt Machan has been struck in front of the stumps and the umpire raises the finger. Machan feels he can get away with it though. He goes for the review. And he will have to go back, that’s another wicket. ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, Sri Lanka vs Scotland: Tillakaratne Dilshan dismisses Matt Machan for 19

OUT! Matt Machan 19(30) LBW b Tillakaratne Dilshan

Live cricket score Scotland: 44/2 (Target 364) | Overs 11

BATSMEN: Matt Machan 19(29), Preston Mommsen 11(14)

Thisara Perera again. Two to start the over for Matt Machan. And a couple more. Single now. Shot, FOUR! Short ball from Perera, and Preston Mommsen smashes this through midwicket. Perera not looking too threatening.

Live cricket score Scotland: 35/2 (Target 364) | Overs 10

BATSMEN: Matt Machan 14(25), Preston Mommsen 7(12)

Nuwan Kulasekara again. Matt Machan takes a single. Kula is bowling at a speed of around 120-125 kmph. He’s certainly not bothering the speed guns much. He sends down a wide as well.

Live cricket score Scotland: 33/2 (Target 364) | Overs 9

BATSMEN: Matt Machan 13(23), Preston Mommsen 7(6)

Thisara Perera comes in now. Starts off with a dot ball. Preston Mommsen plays a glorious cover drive for four! But he swishes at the rest of the deliveries. He’s certainly not going down without a fight.

Live cricket score Scotland: 29/2 (Target 364) | Overs 8

BATSMEN: Matt Machan 13(23), Preston Mommsen 3(2)

Nuwan Kulasekara again. Calum Macleod on strike. Starts off with a couple of dot balls. AND HE STRIKES! MacLeod was going nowhere, and Kula breaks through his defence. Bowled him! Skipper Preston Mommsen comes in now.

OUT! Calum MacLeod 11(21) b Nuwan Kulasekara

Live cricket score Scotland: 26/1 (Target 364) | Overs 7

BATSMEN: Calum MacLeod 11(18), Matt Machan 13(22)

Lasith Malinga continues. Dot balls galore! Just one wide and a single off that over. Malinga isn’t bowling half as quickly as usual, but he is keeping things really tight. Another good over, just two runs off it.

Live cricket score Scotland: 24/1 (Target 364) | Overs 6

BATSMEN: Calum MacLeod 10(13), Matt Machan 13(21)

Nuwan Kulasekara again. Matt Machan slashes it away for four through point. Good shot. And two more off the final ball, but four dots off the next four balls. Good start from Scotland, it’s a steady one.

Live cricket score Scotland: 12/1 (Target 364) | Overs 3

BATSMEN: Calum MacLeod 7(5), Matt Machan 5(11)

Lasith Malinga continues. Calum MacLeod finally faces a ball. He gets off the mark with two. And another couple now. Two more! Six runs in twos. Good over for Scotland. Seven runs off that one.

Live cricket score Scotland: 5/1 (Target 364) | Overs 2

BATSMEN: Calum MacLeod 0(0), Matt Machan 5(10)

Nuwan Kulasekara from the other end. He has not been in great form, and this is only his second match of the World Cup. He will want to start well. And he does start well, just two off the over. Calum MacLeod has yet to face a ball. Kyle Coetzer out for a duck in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Live cricket score Scotland: 3/1 (Target 364) | Overs 1

BATSMEN: Calum MacLeod 0(0), Matt Machan 3(4)

Lasith Malinga starts proceedings. Kyle Coetzer on strike, with Calum MacLeod at the other end. Good first ball, Coetzer played it late, and not intentionally. OH HE’S GONE! Soft dismissal, second ball itself! Matt Machan comes in at N0. 3 for Scotland. Machan gets off the mark by going for a pull but he top-edged it a little.

OUT! Kyle Coetzer 0(2) c&b Lasith Malinga


Innings report: Sri Lanka score 363/9 against Scotland in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

 


Live cricket score Sri Lanka: 363/9 | Overs 50

BATSMEN: Nuwan Kulasekara 18(17), Dushmantha Chameera 12(9)

Rob Taylor to bowl the final over. Dushmantha Chameera gets FOUR. And Sri Lanka score eight runs off the final over. An appeal for a stumping against Nuwan Kulasekara is turned down off the final ball. Both teams will be satisfied, given that Sri Lanka were on course for at least 380!

Live cricket score Sri Lanka: 355/9 | Overs 49

BATSMEN: Nuwan Kulasekara 17(14), Dushmantha Chameera 5(6)

Richie Berrington again. Nuwan Kulasekara gets one off the first ball, but Berrington is down. He landed awkwardly on the delivery stride, and he’s off the field now. He was down on the floor for a bit. Hope he’s okay to bat. Kyle Coetzer will continue. Stumping appeal against Kula, but he’s okay. And Kula takes it out by hitting a SIX and a FOUR to end the over!

Live cricket score Sri Lanka: 342/9 | Overs 48

BATSMEN: Nuwan Kulasekara 5(9), Dushmantha Chameera 4(5)

Alasdair Evans continues. Nuwan Kulasekara takes a single off the first ball. Dushmantha Chameera on strike now. He plays a couple of dot balls before playing a nice looking clip to the leg side for a couple. He takes a couple more. So that’s five runs off the over.

Live cricket score Sri Lanka: 337/9 | Overs 47

BATSMEN: Nuwan Kulasekara 4(8), Dushmantha Chameera 0(0)

Richie Berrington to bowl the 47th over. Nuwan Kulasekara takes a single. Lasith Malinga trying to go for his shots but when he finally gets one away, he only finds the fielder! Another man down, and Sri Lanka could get bowled out here, which is a crying shame! Last man in is Dushmantha Chameera.

OUT! Lasith Malinga 1(3) c Michael Leask b Richie Berrington

Live cricket score Sri Lanka: 333/8 | Overs 46

BATSMEN: Nuwan Kulasekara 1(5), Lasith Malinga 0(0)

Alasdair Evans again. Seekkuge Prasanna takes a single. Nuwan Kulasekara takes another single. AND HE’S GONE! Freddie Coleman has been in business on the boundary these last few overs! Prasanna picks him out! Lasith Malinga comes in at No. 10.

OUT! Seekkuge Prasanna 3(5) c Freddie Coleman b Alasdair Evans

Live cricket score Sri Lanka: 329/7 | Overs 45

BATSMEN: Seekkuge Prasanna 2(3), Nuwan Kulasekara 0(1)

Richie Berrington comes on. Thisara Perera takes a single off the first ball. Seekkuge Prasanna can’t get his first ball away, but gets a single off his second one. OH AND HE FINDS THE MAN! Thisara Perera swings this one away on the leg side but is caught at the boundary! Perera is out for just seven. Nuwan Kulasekara comes in at No. 9, but he’s good enough to bat higher.

OUT! Thisara Perera 7(11) c Freddie Coleman b Richie Berrington

Live cricket score Sri Lanka: 326/6 | Overs 44

BATSMEN: Thisara Perera 6(9)

Matt Machan continues. Thisara Perera takes a single off the first ball. Angelo Mathews on strike. SIX! Around the wicket, and over midwicket! What a hit! Oh dear, SIX more. Machan bowls a full toss. SIX! That’s three in a row! SIX! Four in four balls! And that’s Angelo Mathews’ 50 as well, off just 20 deliveries! Massive over, this! OUT! He holes out going for the fifth six of the over, but Mathews has played an absolute gem here.

OUT! Angelo Mathews 51(21) c Freddie Coleman b Matt Machan

Live cricket score Sri Lanka: 301/5 | Overs 43

BATSMEN: Angelo Mathews 27(16), Thisara Perera 5(8)

Rob Taylor again. Good start, just one off the first ball. And another single. And in fact it’s singles off every ball of the over. Good over from Taylor again.

Live cricket score Sri Lanka: 295/5 | Overs 42

BATSMEN: Angelo Mathews 24(13), Thisara Perera 2(5)

Matt Machan comes back. Dot ball to Thisara Perara. Doesn’t happen very often. One more, so Angelo Mathews on strike. DROPPED! That was swung away to midwicket by Mathews but grassed by fielder. It was a tough chance but could have been taken. Four off the over.

Live cricket score Sri Lanka: 291/5 | Overs 41

BATSMEN: Angelo Mathews 21(11), Thisara Perera 1(1)

Here’s Rob Taylor now. Angelo Mathews starts the over with a single. Oh what a shot! SIX for Kusal Perera, it wasn’t that bad a delivery and he hits that one over square leg. OH GONE! Kusal Perera goes over long on but can’t clear the fielder, another catch for Calum MacLeod!

OUT! Kusal Perera 24(13) c Calum MacLeod b Rob Taylor

Live cricket score Sri Lanka: 282/4 | Overs 40

BATSMEN: Angelo Mathews 19(9), Kusal Perera 18(10)

Alasdair Evans again. Kusal Perera has the ability to go big, and he is fulfilling that promise! SIX over long leg! FOUR, and he follows up with a boundary through covers! That’s 14 off the over.

Live cricket score Sri Lanka: 262/4 | Overs 38

BATSMEN: Angelo Mathews 16(4), Kusal Perera 2(3)

Angelo Mathews is taking a special liking to Michael Leask! 17 runs from this Leask over. Angelo Mathews is taking the bowler into the cleaners.  34 runs from the last three overs.

Live cricket score Sri Lanka: 245/4 | Overs 37

BATSMEN: Angelo Mathews 0(0), Kusal Perera 1(1)

Josh Davey continues. Kumar Sangakkara on strike. It’s a wide to start with, and a leg bye to follow up. OH HE’S GONE! Mahela Jayawardene tries to go for a big hit, but only succeeds in getting it high in the air. Another catch for Calum MacLeod. Josh Davey gets another, and Angelo Mathews comes in. He’s not on strike though. OH GONE! That’s the massive wicket Scotland have wanted all day, Sangakkara steps out and looks to go over the off side but feathers an outside edge to the ‘keeper! Davey on a hattrick! Kusal Perera gets one to end the over.

OUT! Mahela Jayawardene 2(6) c Calum MacLeod b Josh Davey, Kumar Sangakkara 124(95) c Matthew Cross b Josh Davey

Live cricket score Sri Lanka: 242/2 | Overs 36

BATSMEN: Kumar Sangakkara 124(92), Mahela Jayawardene 2(4)

Alasdair Evans again. He has been economical so far. Kumar Sangakkara on strike. SIX to start the over, over point! Great shot. FOUR over covers this time. FOUR, he scoops this over fine leg! FOUR, there is no stopping Sanga! WIDE. The pressure is palpable. FOUR, and another! This one over fine leg man. Five boundaries off the over!

Live cricket score Sri Lanka: 216/2 | Overs 35

BATSMEN: Kumar Sangakkara 101(86), Mahela Jayawardene 2(4)

Josh Davey again, to bowl the first over of the batting powerplay. And he starts off with a wide. And now Dilshan gets FOUR through point, lovely shot. AND HE’S GONE! Against the run of play, Dilshan steps out and looks to go over cover, but can only get it to Calum MacLeod. Great innings comes to an end. In comes Mahela, after what seems like a week of relaxation! Kumar Sangakkara gets record fourth consecutive ton in match against Scotland at ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

OUT! Tillakaratne Dilshan 104(99) c Calum MacLeod b Josh Davey

Live cricket score Sri Lanka: 211/1 | Overs 34

BATSMEN: Tillakaratne Dilshan 100(97), Kumar Sangakkara 101(86)

Kyle Coetzer continues. And he starts off with a bad ball, Kumar Sangakkara swivels this and gets FOUR to square leg! He could well get to his ton before Tillakaratne Dilshan. He takes the single, so Dilshan will get to it first. And it’s the 22nd ODI ton for Dilshan. Last ball, Sanga on 99. AND HE GETS IT! First man in history to score four ODI tons on the trot, also first to score four in a single World Cup. Second after Ricky Ponting to score five World Cup tons. What a legend.

Live cricket score Sri Lanka: 201/1 | Overs 33

BATSMEN: Tillakaratne Dilshan 98(95), Kumar Sangakkara 93(82)

Rob Taylor comes back on now. Scotland have to break this partnership. Taylor starts really well, just one off the first four balls. Kumar Sangakkara was looking to go for a few big hits but couldn’t get him away. Just two off the first five. Dilshan on 98 to face the last ball. And he defends. Good over, just two off it.

Live cricket score Sri Lanka: 199/1 | Overs 32

BATSMEN: Tillakaratne Dilshan 97(92), Kumar Sangakkara 92(79)

Kyle Coetzer again. Starts off well, giving just three off his first five balls, but Kumar Sangakkara spoils the over by getting a boundary off the final delivery of the over. He moves into the 90s as well now. And at this rate he’ll get to 100 before Dilshan!

Live cricket score Sri Lanka: 192/1 | Overs 31

BATSMEN: Tillakaratne Dilshan 94(89), Kumar Sangakkara 88(76)

Matt Machan to bowl his second over now. Three singles off the first three balls. Kumar Sangakkara has had enough of that though, he whacks this for SIX more! And he gets FOUR off the last ball, full toss that was dispatched over midwicket, but in the air.

Live cricket score Sri Lanka: 178/1 | Overs 30

BATSMEN: Tillakaratne Dilshan 92(87), Kumar Sangakkara 77(72)

Michael Leask continues. Tillakaratne Dilshan takes a single off the first ball. And Kumar Sangakkara lofts him over cover for FOUR more runs. This is becoming a regularity for Sanga! Seven runs off that over.

Live cricket score Sri Lanka: 168/1 | Overs 28

BATSMEN: Tillakaratne Dilshan 88(82), Kumar Sangakkara 71(65)

Michael Leask again. Tillakaratne Dilshan works him away for three to give Kumar Sangakkara the strike again. Oh shot, SIX!  Way over extra cover this time! Sanga’s strike rate is way past 100 now!

Live cricket score Sri Lanka: 157/1 | Overs 27

BATSMEN: Tillakaratne Dilshan 84(79), Kumar Sangakkara 64(62)

Richie Berrington to Tillakaratne Dilshan. FOUR to start things off. And he takes a single. Kumar Sangakkara on strike. And that’s all the way over the ropes for SIX! Ominous signs for the Scots!

Live cricket score Sri Lanka: 142/1 | Overs 26

BATSMEN: Tillakaratne Dilshan 79(77), Kumar Sangakkara 54(58)

Michael Leask again. Kumar Sangakkara is on strike. He takes a single and moves to 49. One more to Tillkaratne Dilshan. And another single brings up Sanga’s fifty! Oh he goes over cover for a boundary to end the over! Kumar Sangakkara scores fifty against Scotland in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Live cricket score Sri Lanka: 134/1 | Overs 25

BATSMEN: Tillakaratne Dilshan 77(75), Kumar Sangakkara 48(54)

Josh Davey again. Oh dear he starts with a wide ball. And it’s so wide that the batsmen take a single for it. Kumar Sangakkara takes another single. And now Tillakaratne Dilshan decides he’s had it with the toying. It’s time to kill the leather! Four, four, six to end the over!

Live cricket score Sri Lanka: 117/1 | Overs 24

BATSMEN: Tillakaratne Dilshan 63(71), Kumar Sangakkara 47(52)

Alasdair Evans again. Scotland have done well with the ball for most of the tournament, especially against New Zealand, but they have just not looked penetrative enough today. Evans is keeping the runs down but he doesn’t look like he’s going to take too many wickets. Two off the over.

Live cricket score Sri Lanka: 115/1 | Overs 23

BATSMEN: Tillakaratne Dilshan 62(69), Kumar Sangakkara 46(48)

Josh Davey comes back for another spell. Oh shot, Kumar Sangakkara plays a typical Sanga special. Down the ground with a full face of the bat. And once again, an effortless nine runs coming from the over.

Live cricket score Sri Lanka: 106/1 | Overs 22

BATSMEN: Tillakaratne Dilshan 59(66), Kumar Sangakkara 40(45)

Alasdair Evans back into the attack. He’s probably the fastest bowler in the Scottish line-up. He’s also quite tall. Not Mohammad Irfan level tall, nor even Shapoor Zadran level. Probably closer to Graeme Smith. He bowls a tidy over, just two runs.

Live cricket score Sri Lanka: 104/1 | Overs 21

BATSMEN: Tillakaratne Dilshan 58(62), Kumar Sangakkara 39(43)

Kyle Coetzer comes along now. He batted beautifully the other day to score 156. What can he do with the ball? He bowls one on Kumar Sangakkara’s pads, and that’s four. Seven runs off this over.

Live cricket score Sri Lanka: 97/1 | Overs 20

BATSMEN: Tillakaratne Dilshan 56(60), Kumar Sangakkara 34(39)

Michael Leask continues. If anyone wants to learn how to score at eight or nine runs an over, just take a look at what Kumar Sangakkara and Tillakaratne Dilshan have been doing all along. Again, eight runs off the over in only ones and twos.

Live cricket score Sri Lanka: 86/1 | Overs 18

BATSMEN: Tillakaratne Dilshan 49(53), Kumar Sangakkara 30(34)

Sri Lanka doing nicely here. A lucky boundary came from the last ball of the Leask over. Tillakaratne Dilshan is just one run away from his half-century. And it’s Drinks.

Live cricket score Sri Lanka: 78/1 | Overs 17

BATSMEN: Tillakaratne Dilshan 43(50), Kumar Sangakkara 28(31)

Richie Berrington again. And he bowls a very tight over, just one run off the last ball. Five dots to Tillakaratne Dilshan, it’s not really something you see very often!

Live cricket score Sri Lanka: 77/1 | Overs 16

BATSMEN: Tillakaratne Dilshan 42(44), Kumar Sangakkara 28(31)

Michael Leask, left-arm spinner (according to Ramiz Raja) comes into the attack. Turns out he’s actually a right-arm off-spinner. Ramiz was wrong. Who knew? Anyway, Kumar Sangakkara takes a single off the first ball, and brings up 400 runs this World Cup. What a player!

Live cricket score Sri Lanka: 73/1 | Overs 15

BATSMEN: Tillakaratne Dilshan 39(39), Kumar Sangakkara 27(30)

Richie Berrington again. Tillakaratne Dilshan and Kumar Sangakkara bring up their 50-run stand. By now mentioning how good they are together is redundant. “Dilshakkara” is the new “Sangawardene” this World Cup. These two have batted together longer than the England have batted, period (an exaggeration, but only a slight one).

Live cricket score Sri Lanka: 68/1 | Overs 14

BATSMEN: Tillakaratne Dilshan 38(36), Kumar Sangakkara 23(27)

Josh Davey again. He starts off with one on Tillakaratne Dilshan’s pads, which is duly clipped away for one. Slower ball but it’s wide. Only singles off that over, and the wide. Another tidy one from Davey. Scotland just managing to plug the flow of easy runs. Five off that over.

Live cricket score Sri Lanka: 63/1 | Overs 13

BATSMEN: Tillakaratne Dilshan 36(32), Kumar Sangakkara 21(25)

Richie Berrington is the second bowling change. His pace is somewhere between dibbly-dobbly Paul Collingwood medium pace and slow right-arm Rajat Bhatia. He is fairly effective though, and starts off with a tidy over, just two runs off it.

Live cricket score Sri Lanka: 61/1 | Overs 12

BATSMEN: Tillakaratne Dilshan 35(31), Kumar Sangakkara 20(20)

Josh Davey continues. And Tillakaratne Dilshan just eases this one thorough cover for four more. He is really on the charge here. And the batsmen take seven runs off that over, once again with not a risk. Sri Lanka showing their class here without even trying too hard.

Live cricket score Sri Lanka: 54/1 | Overs 11

BATSMEN: Tillakaratne Dilshan 30(26), Kumar Sangakkara 19(19)

Rob Taylor continues. And Kumar Sangakkara gets a boundary to long-off to get things going. Two more to square leg now. Without taking any risk whatsoever, Sangakkara and Tillakaratne Dilshan just scored eight runs off the over. Great batting.

Live cricket score Sri Lanka: 46/1 | Overs 10

BATSMEN: Tillakaratne Dilshan 29(24), Kumar Sangakkara 12(15)

First bowling change of the match as Josh Davey comes in. Davey has been in pretty good form, and has impressed with his all-round showing. Tillakaratne Dilshan is not too impressed though, he takes two off the first ball and then follows up with two more boundaries in the over!

Live cricket score Sri Lanka: 36/1 | Overs 9

BATSMEN: Tillakaratne Dilshan 19(18), Kumar Sangakkara 12(15)

Rob Taylor again. He has bowled four overs for just nine runs. Starts off with three dot balls again to Kumar Sangakkara, but Sanga goes hard at the fourth and gets three runs to third man. It was a bit of an edge there, and played uppishly. And another single to end the over.

Live cricket score Sri Lanka: 32/1 | Overs 8

BATSMEN: Tillakaratne Dilshan 18(16), Kumar Sangakkara 9(11)

Alasdair Evans again. And Kumar Sangakkara shows his class with a boundary off the first ball! That cover drive. Perhaps if artistry were a part of a cricketer’s make-up, Sangakkara would be Leonardo, Raphael, Michaelangelo, and Donatello combined. He’s also as fierce as the Ninja Turtles.

Live cricket score Sri Lanka: 26/1 | Overs 7

BATSMEN: Tillakaratne Dilshan 18(14), Kumar Sangakkara 3(1)

Rob Taylor continues, he bowled a terrific last over. He starts off with five dot balls, and this time to no less a man than Kumar Sangakkara! He takes a single off the last ball. Rob Taylor bowled 10 dot balls in a row, with two singles on either side.

Live cricket score Sri Lanka: 26/1 | Overs 6

BATSMEN: Tillakaratne Dilshan 18(14), Kumar Sangakkara 3(1)

Alasdair Evans again. Short ball, and Tillakaratne Dilshan pulls it away through midwicket. Dilshan knows that Lahiru Thirimanne isn’t timing the ball, so he might want to take over. He takes a single now. OH GONE! Thirimanne drives away from his body and edges this behind! In walks the man who has just scored three tons in three World Cup games. And he’s off the mark with a three. Typical Sanga.

OUT! Lahiru Thirimanne 4(21) c Preston Mommsen b Alasdair Evans

Live cricket score Sri Lanka: 16/0 | Overs 5

BATSMEN: Lahiru Thirimanne 4(20), Tillakaratne Dilshan 11(10)

Rob Taylor continues. Tillakaratne Dilshan takes a single off the first ball. Lahiru Thirimanne not looking good at all, he plays out five more dot balls. He’s now on four off 20 balls! Really poor work from a man who has been in good form.

Live cricket score Sri Lanka: 15/0 | Overs 4

BATSMEN: Lahiru Thirimanne 4(15), Tillakaratne Dilshan 10(9)

Alasdair Evans again. Just one off the first ball of the over as Tillakaratne Dilshan swivel-pulls it to fine leg. Lahiru Thirimanne isn’t quite setting the stage on fire here, he manages another single. And one more leg bye off the over, so just three off it. Another good over.

Live cricket score Sri Lanka: 12/0 | Overs 3

BATSMEN: Lahiru Thirimanne 3(11), Tillakaratne Dilshan 9(7)

Rob Taylor continues. Lahiru Thirimanne again not managing to get the ball off the square. He finally plays a shot in anger, goes over long off but can’t get the intended boundary. He only manages to get a couple of runs for it. Only three runs off that over.

Live cricket score Sri Lanka: 9/0 | Overs 2

BATSMEN: Lahiru Thirimanne 1(7), Tillakaratne Dilshan 8(5)

Alasdair Evans continues with the second new ball. And Tillakaratne Dilshan slams his first ball over covers for four! Just one off the rest of the over though, Thirimanne isn’t looking in too much of a hurry.

Live cricket score Sri Lanka: 4/0 | Overs 1

BATSMEN: Lahiru Thirimanne 1(4), Tillakaratne Dilshan 3(2)

Rob Taylor, left-arm pace bowler, comes in with the new ball, Lahiru Thirimanne is on strike. And he gets a single off the second ball. Tillakaratne Dilshan takes three to the on side to get away as well. Good start for Sri Lanka, they make four off the first over.


Toss: Sri Lanka win the toss and decide to bat first.

Teams:

Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews(c), Lahiru Thirimanne, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara(wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Kusal Perera, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekera, Seekkuge Prasanna, Dushmantha Chameera, Lasith Malinga

Scotland: Preston Mommsen(c), Kyle Coetzer, Calum MacLeod, Matt Machan, Freddie Coleman, Richie Berrington, Matthew Cross(wk), Josh Davey, Rob Taylor, Michael Leask, Alasdair Evans


Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of Match 35 of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 between Sri Lanka and Scotland at Hobart. I am Shiamak Unwalla, and I will bring you over-by-over updates of this match. READ: Preview Sri Lanka and Scotland

Sri Lanka will take on Scotland in the 35th match in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. Among the Pool A sides Sri Lanka will go unquestionably go into the match as favourites. The match will be played at the Bellerive Oval, Hobart.

Having already qualified for the quarter-finals alongside New Zealand, Australia and Bangladesh, Sri Lanka will hope to take a win over Scotland to garner momentum going into the next round. Kumar Sangakkara, who has peaked at the right time, will look to feast on the Scottish bowlers at the small Bellerive Oval.

Scotland have had a far from ideal tournament – albeit a slightly respectable one. In their opener against New Zealand, they displayed great determination with the ball and allowed New Zealand to win by only three wickets despite setting the tournament favourites just 143 to win.

Squads:

Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews (c), Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Tillakaratne Dilshan (wk), Dimuth Karunaratne, Lahiru Thirimanne (wk), Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Kulasekara, Thisara Perera, Suranga Lakmal, Rangana Herath, Sachithra Senanayake, Jeevan Mendis, Dushmantha Chameera.

Scotland: Preston Mommsen (c), Kyle Coetzer, Richie Berrington, Frederick Coleman, Matthew Cross, Josh Davey, Alasdair Evans, Hamish Gardiner, Majid Haq, Michael Leask, Matt Machan, Calum MacLeod, Safyaan Sharif, Robert Taylor, Iain Wardlaw.

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