Eng win toss, opt to bat first vs Sri Lanka

Published: Saturday, March 26, 2011, 14:02 [IST]
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Colombo, March 26: Sri Lanka may have the home advantage in their quarterfinal match-up against England, but it is the visitors who have won the all-important toss and not surprisingly have opted to bat first at the R Premadasa Stadium at Colombo (Scorecard), (Ball by Ball), (Commentary).

Eng win toss, opt to bat first vs SL

This quarterfinal match is as it turns out a rematch of a group stage encounter between these two sides in the 2007 World Cup which Sri Lanka one by 2 runs, when paceman Dilhara Fernando bowled English middle order batsman Ravi Bopara with the final ball of the match.

In this World Cup, Sri Lanka finished second in Group A, behind Pakistan, with 9 points from 4 win, 1 loss and 1 no-result. Meanwhile, England ended their group stage in the third position in Group B after notching up 7 points from 3 wins, 2 losses and 1 tie.

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