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  1. Sri Lanka beat Scotland by 148 runs
  2. Sri Lanka 363-9; Sangakkara 124, Dilshan 104
  3. Scotland 215; Coleman 70, Kulasekara 3-20
  4. Sangakkara hits record fourth straight ODI ton
  5. Test Match Special coverage via audio icon

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By Marc Higginson and Adam Williams

All times stated are UK

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What a great compliment from Kumar Sangakarra... it's been a fine effort by Scotland today, they can hold their heads high. They've not been helped by being pitted in the hardest group of the two in this World Cup.

I'm off now, but let me point you in the direction of the BBC cricket online page, which is packed with England content. We have a

Chris Jordan interview backing Peter Moores and a
video of Michael Vaughan who says Jason Gillespie should take Moores's job.

If you want to keep across rolling sports news this afternoon, let me hand you over to

Sportsday live's Steve Canavan and Luke Reddy. Enjoy.

Player reaction

Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara, speaking to BBC's Test Match Special about the associate teams: "Scotland and the other teams have been called minnows, but they have done wonderfully well for the World Cup and for cricket here. Teams like that, with the effort they put in and the colour they have brought, and the joy they have given the spectators and everyone, I think they richly deserve to keep on playing in World Cups."

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Sahil Oberoi: More importantly, with that Scotland defeat it is now confirmed that England cannot finish bottom of the group!

Player reaction

Kumar Sangakkara on becoming the first man to hit four consecutive ODI hundreds, and the first man to take 500 ODI dismissals. "Records do matter, I think. I would love to say records never enter my mind, but they do. There are certain things that you chase - you try to keep those goals. They are not the only things you chase, but as long as you do the right things those things will fall into place and come along."

How it stands

With one game against Australia to come, it looks like Scotland will be finishing bottom of Pool A:

Cricket World Cup table

Player reaction

Scotland captain Preston Mommsen: "It was a brilliant wicket so not to go and get a bigger score was slightly disappointing. But today was a huge learning experience, playing against some of the best batters in the world and the way they go about their business, and the calmness of their innings is brilliant to watch and to learn from. It was very difficult and testing for the bowlers on a good batting wicket. so a huge amount of learning has gone on today."

Preston Mommsen


Scotland batted well, especially after losing their talisman Kyle Coetzer from the second delivery of their replay. Preston Mommsen scored a half-century and Freddie Coleman hit his maiden ODI fifty on his way to a classy 70 off 74 balls. He is certainly one for the future.


So, let's recap on the day's play. First of all, Kumar Sangakkara stole the show with 124 as he and Dilshan both scored centuries in a second-wicket stand of 195. From there, Scotland were always behind in the game. Angelo Mathews clubbed 51 off 21 balls with six sixes, while Josh Davey took 3-63. He now has 14 in the tournament, which is more than anyone else. What a fine effort.

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Nicholas Cram: Kumar Sangakkara is probably a world-class bowler too, but we'll never know because of his great wicketkeeping!

Joe Simkins: Kumar Sangakkara may just have gone ahead of de Villiers as current player of the tournament. What a man!

Player reaction

Kumar Sangakkara on Angelo Mathews' injury, speaking to BBC's Test Match Special: "He was taking a break and a little rest. It is just precautionary - he had batted 20 balls so he was a little tired! He has had a few niggles throughout, and today his ankle was giving him a lot of pain. It is better to ensure he is all ready and right for the quarter-final."

Player reaction

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews: "The boys played really well and credit should go to Dilshan and Sangakkara, they are getting better and better with age. We have to take one game at a time and play positive cricket. If we can improve our bowling and fielding, it will be great but the batters have posted 300 four times in a row. That is never easy.

"I've been on my knees asking Kumar not to retire but we have to respect his wishes because we are thankful for all the times he has represented the country."

Player reaction

Kumar Sangakkara speaking on Test Match Special, on whether he would reconsider his decision to retire from ODI cricket: "No. Retirement is not about form, it is about time and place and whether it feels right. It is never about whether you can play or not."

Kumar Sangakkara

Final scorecard

Scotland 215 all out (43.1 overs)

Not out batsman: Evans 1

Fall of wickets: 0-1 (Coetzer 0), 26-2 (MacLeod 11), 44-3 (Machan 19), 162-4 (Mommsen 60), 189-5 (Coleman 70), 192-6 (Leask 2), 200-7 (Cross 7), 209-8 (Taylor 3), 210-9 (Berrington 29), 215-10 (Davey 4)

Bowling figures: Malinga 9-0-29-2, Kulasekara 7-0-20-3, T Perera 7-0-41-1, Dilshan 5-0-15-1, Prasanna 8-0-57-0, Chameera 7.1-0-51-3.

Sri Lanka 363-9 (50 overs): Sangakkara 124, Dilshan 104, Davey 3-63.

Full scorecard

Vic Marks

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

"Sri Lanka have four key men and some other players who can come in and surprise you. With Sangakkara you think he has so many runs that the world is in danger of running dry. The bowling is a little threadbare beyond Malinga. I am not sure they will stick with the pacey but high-risk Chameera."

Man of the match

Kumar Sangakkara was named man of the match after scoring 124 off 95 balls and taking two catches: "It was a pretty good game, it was important we finished strongly. It's easy to be complacent but the boys were up for a fight and we were better on the day.

"I've been batting and keeping for a long time, it's getting harder and the joints are creaking and aching but I consider myself lucky to be part of a great team. No matter how hard you try, it's hard to pinpoint why I'm playing so well. Maybe I'm making better decisions at the crease, I don't know. Whatever it is, it's working for me at the moment."

Vic Marks

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

"When Scotland look back at the World Cup, they will look at the game against Bangladesh, and the match against Afghanistan, which they really should have won. It has been learning experience but they will be disappointed. They will cling on to the fact that this has been a fantastic experience, but it has been a tough tournament for them as they haven't won a game."

Vic Marks

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

"Sri Lanka showed how to deal with a so-called lesser side, and perhaps a few England should have been watching this. Get runs on the board, lots of them, and then you're not under pressure in the second half of the game."

Sri Lanka slap each other on the back as they file into the dressing room. Job well done... 148 runs is a healthy winning margin and will boost their net run-rate.

Sri Lanka celebrate
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There we have it then. Scotland certainly didn't let themselves down out there. They should be proud of their fighting spirit.

Champagne moment

Sri Lanka win by 148 runs


Davey c Thirimanne b Chameera 4 (Sco 215 all out)

Pitched up, edged to first slip, game over. Scotland's brave resistance is over.

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Sco 215-9 (target 364)

Josh Davey will have raised a few eyebrows in this World Cup - he has 14 wickets in the tournament, more than anyone else. You can keep your Tim Southees and Trent Boults! On a serious note, the end seems nigh. Three from the over.

Sco 212-9 (target 364)

Sri Lanka's injured skipper Angelo Mathews is out of his seat and ready to nip down for the presentations. He obviously doesn't rate Scotland's number 10 and 11 much. A wicket and two singles from another decent Chameera over.

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Chris Van Thomas: Given the run of form Sangakkara is in, I reckon he could manage to get me tickets and flights for the South by Southwest festival if he really wanted to.

Brett Geeves

Ex-Australia pace bowler on BBC Test Match Special

"I like the way Chameeras' pace has been consistently over 140kph - that is a good sign that his rhythm is there. That 140kph mark means that he is not in medium fast but in fast bowler territory."

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Berrington c Kulasekera b Chameera 29 (Sco 210-9)

Another wicket for the young speedster Chameera who gets rid of Richie Berrington when the all-rounder smashes the ball to Nuwan Kulasekera at mid-on. He almost dropped that, just about clinging on.

Brett Geeves

Ex-Australia pace bowler on BBC Test Match Special

"It looked like a slower ball which got rid of Taylor, 112km an hour, he just rolled the fingers under the bottom of the ball. A little bit of backspin and it holds up in the wicket. The Sri Lankans will be well pleased to make 360, and keep Scotland to possibly under 250. It's a pretty comprehensive day out."

Sco 210-8 (Berrington 29, Davey 0)

Kumar Sangakkara is chewing gum and looking a little fed up. He doesn't get paid over-time - he wanted to be sat in the best restaurant Hobart has to offer by now. Sri Lanka are almost over the line now though. Two more wickets needed.


Taylor c T Perera b Malinga 3 (Sco 209-8)

Eight down, two to go. Rob Taylor tries to drag a slow yorker from outside off stump but succeeds only in getting a bottom edge to Thisara Perera at mid-on.

Sco 207-7 (target 364)

Richie Berrington is not going to go down without a fight, the right-hander giving himself room and smearing Chameera down the ground for four.

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Blair Cartwright: 500 dismissals, 14,000 runs, 25 hundreds, 4 in a row, 4 in a WC. Is there anything the man Sangakkara can't do?

Brett Geeves

Ex-Australia pace bowler on BBC Test Match Special

"I like Chameera's pace - he is raw, he's 23, but he has something to work with. He has bowled without a cover and with a couple of slips so his captain has done him no favours. I like the fact he has gone short and gone for some aggression."

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Cross c Sangakkara b Chameera 7 (Sco 200-7)

The end could come quickly now. Matthew Cross is the latest to head off when he plays a wild swing at young paceman Chameera and the ball flies off the top edge for Kumar Sangakkara to run around and take his 501st ODI wicketkeeping dismissal. What a player.

Andrew Samson

BBC Test Match Special statistician

"This is Scotland's highest total batting 2nd against a Test nation in ODIs, beating 184 they made against England at Christchurch earlier in this tournament."

Sco 197-6 (Malinga 7-0-23-1)

Kumar Sangakkara now has a World Cup record 53 wicketkeeping dismissals to his name. They'll need to charter a separate plane to get Kumar's records and gongs from this tournament home. It's all gone quiet out in the middle now - Lasith Malinga is hit for a brace of twos by the new batsman Matthew Cross.

Simon Mann

BBC Test Match Special

"A play and a miss..well, I think that was a miss. Nobody has appealed yet!"

Sco 193-6 (need 171 off 72)

Richie Berrington stands like a baseball player at the crease. Big, broad and with bulging biceps he has his bat raised ready to smash the ball out of the park. Nuwan Kulasekera is a master of this situation though and the yorkers are fired in. With Michael Leask now gone, Scotland appear to be on the verge of defeat.


Leask c Sangakkara b Kulasekera 2 (Sco 192-6)

A strange dismissal. Michael Leask is too late on a hook shot and the ball sails through to the wicketkeeper. There's a very muted appeal, then Kumar Sangakkara asks for a review. Replays show daylight between bat and ball, but Snicko suggests there is an edge. The umpire, who originally said not out, overturns his decision. Out!

Michael Leask
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Simon Mann

BBC Test Match Special

"Scotland have been using Paul Collingwood to bowl in a round-arm way to try to imitate Lasith Malinga. Obviously it is not the same, but he has a way of trying to show the Scotland batsmen what it is like to face him."