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Marc Higginson and Adam Williams

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  1. Goodbye

    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.

  2. 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."

  3. Join the debate at #bbccricket

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

  4. 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."

  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Round-up

    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.

  8. Round-up

    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.

  9. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    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!

  10. 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."

  11. 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."

  12. 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
  13. 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

  14. Post update

    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."

  15. 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."

  16. Post update

    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."

  17. Post update

    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."

  18. Post update

    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
  19. Post update

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

  20. Champagne moment

    Sri Lanka win by 148 runs

  21. WICKET

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

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

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    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.

  25. WICKET

    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.

  26. Post update

    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."

  27. 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.

  28. WICKET

    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.

  29. 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.

  30. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    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?

  31. WICKET

    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.

  32. Post update

    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."

  33. 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.

  34. Post update

    Simon Mann

    BBC Test Match Special

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

  35. 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.

  36. WICKET

    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
  37. Post update

    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."

  38. Sco 190-5 (target 364)

    Laser-guided Lasith is tasked with blowing Scotland away and he bowls a slower, dipping yorker. The way the ball dipped late on was rather like a a remote-controlled plane would drop if the batteries went on the controls. Yorkers are being served up like vol-au-vents at a buffet now. There's plenty of them, and nobody (on the batting side at least) likes them.

  39. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "He was going for the big one but he didn't middle it. It almost hit the bottom of the bat. I am not sure he has thought through what Kulasekera was doing. He was bowling a succession of slower balls with almost an off-spinner's field. Coleman's option of trying to clear those legside fielders was not the best one."

    Listen to Test Match Special commentary

  40. WICKET

    Coleman c T Perera b Kulasekera 70 (Sco 189-5)

    Is that the end of Scotland's chances? In the first over of the powerplay, Freddie Coleman holes out to a juggling Thisara Perara at long-on.

    Nuwan Kulasekara
  41. Email

    Martin Jones: Sri Lanka probably have about nine overs left from Prasanna and Dilshan. Berrington has a good track record of clouting spinners (57-ball hundred against Bangladeshi quartet), as does Michael Leask (rapid 40+ scores against England - Tredwell - and Netherlands - Swart, Rippon, Seelaar). If the spinners bowl their quotas, don't count Scotland out.

  42. Sco 188-4 (need 176 off 90)

    Will their bowling attack let Sri Lanka down against the big boys in the knockout stages? I reckon they'll be better suited to chasing totals considering the supreme talents of Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jaywardene. Richie Berrington keeps Scotland believing in the impossible by striking Prasanna over cow corner for another six. Imagine, just for one moment, Scotland won this. They'll have to do another Mel Gibson movie.

  43. Sco 179-4 (target 364)

    Sri Lanka are missing skipper Angelo Mathews in the field. The strapping all-rounder is injured and that's got to be a worry for the team moving forward. He's one of their best batsman and bowlers. Freddie Coleman keeps Scotland scrapping by latching on to a slower bouncer and pulling it behind square for four.

    Freddie Coleman
  44. Sco 174-4 (Coleman 65, Berrington 11)

    Richie Berrington, who can strike the cricket ball very hard, is the new batsman. He gets off the mark with a gorgeous cover drive to the boundary when Prasanna pitches the ball up. He follows it up by lofting a sweep for six. Kumar Sangakkara tilts his head in appreciation. That's better than scoring a six.

  45. Email

    Cormac Healy: Trying to sneak a look at the score at work in Durban, South Africa. After a shaky start Scotland have steadied the ship. Certainly not being embarrassed by the might of Sri Lanka

    Aaron Earle in Northamptonshire: Scotland and Ireland have impressed me so much while England are without a doubt minnows for ODI's.

  46. Sco 162-4 (target 364)

    I didn't realise we had a big following in northern Italy (see email below). Good to see. The Hobart rain is getting heavier and, after nine runs, come from Thisara Perera's last over Scotland slip to 48 runs behind Sri Lanka on the Duckworth and Lewis method. D/L works well, but is it now flawed? Perhaps it needs to take into account the amount of runs teams now score in the last 15-20 overs.

  47. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "He struck that very cleanly. A classical cover drive, but didn't quite get on top of it. It skimmed to Thirimanne at great pace, but he kept his cool to hang on to it and juggle the catch cleanly. A good effort from Mommsen, who showed once again that he can play."

  48. WICKET

    Mommsen c Thirimanne b T Perera 60 (Sco 162-4)

    Just when Scotland were setting themselves up for a charge, Preston Mommsen is caught at extra cover to leave the associates four down.

  49. Email

    Dave Moore: Keeping up from even more northern Italy, Bozen. Agree with associate teams being in WC, although it helps great modern players smash records of old.

  50. Sco 153-3 (target 364)

    The rain is still falling. Or should we label it drizzle? Peter Kay would say it's the type which soaks you through and has dinner ladies throughout the land heading for the sanctuary of the great indoors. Four singles and a two bring six from the over. But Scotland need boundaries. When will the charge come?

  51. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Ian Walker: Mommsen and Coleman have now both scored more against Sri Lanka in this World Cup than any Englishman except Root.

    Preston Mommsen
  52. Post update

    Brett Geeves

    Ex-Australia pace bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "Mommsen and Coleman. It sounds like it should be a clothing company. They're a couple of good looking lads when you see their pictures on the screens. They look like they're really enjoying themselves out there."

    Frederick Coleman
  53. 50 for Mommsen (off 66 balls)

    Sco 147-3

    Another chance for the small Scottish following to stand, raise their flags and applaud as Preston Mommsen moves to his fifth ODI half-century with a single. Great effort for the skipper, who is the subject of football-style 'There's only one Preston Mommsen' chants. Just another 217 runs to go.

  54. Post update

    Simon Mann

    BBC Test Match Special

    "Scotland could've subsided easily here, but they're competing. They've not had the greatest tournament or quite reached the levels of performance they were after."

    Preston Mommsen
  55. Sco 144-3 (target 364)

    There's not much of a crowd inside the Bellerive Oval, so much so that you can hear the odd person in the stands bellowing opinions. Scotland now need to score at more than 10 runs an over to win the game, which seems unlikely... but you never know! Leg-spinner Prasanna is milked for a couple of singles.

  56. Coleman dropped on 54

    Sco 142-3

    A let-off for Freddie Coleman as he lofts the ball through the off side and towards the man on the boundary, but the simple catch is grassed by Kusal Perera. Chameera, who is touching speeds of 90mph, can't believe it. He should have had his third career ODI wicket there.

    Kusal Perera
  57. Sco 136-3 (target 364)

    Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews has seen enough, recalling Lasith Malinga to the attack. A drummer in the crowd pounds away as the great fast bowler steams in, but the drum roll is not yet matched by one of those iconic stump-splattering yorkers. Another three runs are knocked from the target.

  58. Email

    Evan Byrne: Keeping up with the score from Piemonte, northern Italy - I see that Scotland have now avoided losing to Sri Lanka by as much as the Windies did to SA. Can we please put to bed the idea that associates have no place in the World Cup...?

  59. Sco 133-3 (need another 231 off 144)

    If you're just joining us, let me tell you about Kumar. The Sri Lankan legend has only gone and hit a world record fourth successive ODI century in this match. You can read all about it here. It'll be a sad day when the 37-year-old retires. What a player.

    Scotland look comfortable against young seamer Chameera. Bounding in and getting close to the stumps, he over-pitches and is driven through the covers for four by Preston Mommsen.

  60. Scorecard update

    Scotland 126-3 (after 25 overs)

    Batsmen: Coleman 50*, Mommsen 42*.

    Fall of wickets: 0-1 (Coetzer 0), 26-2 (MacLeod 11), 44-3 (Machan 19)

    Bowling figures: Malinga 4-0-15-1, Kulasekara 5-0-16-1, T Perera 5-0-27-0, Dilshan 5-0-15-1, Prasanna 4-0-28-0, Chameera 2-0-24-0.

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

    Full scorecard

    Listen to Test Match Special commentary

  61. 50 for Freddie Coleman

    Sco 126-3

    Sri Lanka wicketkeeper Kumar Sangakkara is standing behind the stumps without a cap on. Unusual for a keeper that. The match seems to be coasting at the moment, Scotland looking fairly comfortable without truly looking like they will threaten their target. Freddie Coleman looks good though, moving to his maiden ODI half-century with a lovely clip for four and then a sharp single into the off side. Coming off 44 balls, it's a really good knock.

    "Hi Freddie, it's James here. I'm an England selector..."

  62. Sco 119-3 (target 364)

    Just stepping aside from this match for a minute, news reaches us that Ireland cricket authorities are considering legal action over a newspaper's "vicious personal attack" on player John Mooney.

    Zimbabwe wicketkeeper Brendan Taylor has offered an apology to Mooney whose crucial catch helped send the African nation out of the World Cup. The Zimbabwe Herald questioned Mooney's honesty after he claimed the catch near the boundary to dismiss Sean Williams. Ireland have reported journalist Robson Sharuko's remarks to the ICC. Full story here.

    Scotland advance their score by another 12 runs - both Coleman and Mommsen striking a boundary each.

  63. Sco 107-3 (Mommsen 36, Coleman 37)

    Preston Mommsen is one of those blokes who can grow a beard during the course of an innings. He can be clean shaven at the start of play and have a fully grown effort by the time the end comes. That must get annoying. He's batting very well at the moment, staying on the back foot and helping himself to a couple of singles off Perera. Narangoda Liyanaarachchilage Thisara Chirantha Perera to be precise.

  64. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "They're playing orthodox shots at the moment, nothing extravagant. They're both capable players, maybe not to top international standards, but they can play. They've shown us that so far in the way they've built this partnership so far."

  65. Sco 104-3 (target 364)

    The 23-year-old paceman Dushmantha Chameera, playing in only his second ODI, appears to measure out his bowling mark in unusual fashion - by going through his run-up and then deciding where to begin running in from. That's more village cricket than World Cup cricket. Scotland decide to attack the tall, rangy medium pacer and Freddie Coleman helps himself to three boundaries. The 50 partnership is up now. Good work.

  66. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Stephen Sadler: Scotland looking to hit three figures in order to silence the chants of "are you England in disguise"

  67. Sco 91-3 (Mommsen 34, Coleman 24)

    Scotland are 52 runs behind on the Duckworth and Lewis method at the minute. Thisara Perera is back into the bowling attack and he is knocked into the gaps for ones and twos.

  68. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "It's good placement from Coleman with the off side field up. There's no turn for the spinner there, so you can trust that you can hit through the line with confidence."

  69. Sco 86-3 (target 364)

    So, Sri Lanka are up to that magical 20-over mark which means they will win the game on the Duckworth and Lewis method if the rain arrives. Freddie Coleman is beginning to look good out there, whacking Dilshan over extra cover for four.

  70. Sco 81-3 (Mommsen 32, Coleman 16)

    Prasanna doesn't hang around much either, but Preston Mommsen shows a bit of counter-attacking play by skipping down the track and lofting a drive over mid wicket for four.

  71. Sco 73-3 (target 364)

    More sprinting between deliveries from Dilshan, but team-mate Sangakkara holds up his progress by taking off the bails mid-over with an attempted stumping. Despite the interruption that over took him around 83 seconds to complete.

  72. Post update

    Simon Mann

    BBC Test Match Special

    "It's like the old days of trying to improve your County Championship over rate here."

  73. Sco 72-3 (Mommsen 25, Coleman 14)

    The rain is beginning to fall, and Sri Lanka know they need to complete 20 overs before they can win the game on Duckworth-Lewis. Hence them running around quickly to try and race to that magical mark. Scotland try to slow them down, but they need to hit boundaries to do that properly. Drinks.

  74. Sco 67-3 (target 364)

    Here's one for you... who's the greatest Sri Lankan cricketer ever? Sanga? Jayawardene? Muralitharan? Jayasuriya? I was fond of Aravinda de Silva.

    Dilshan might also think he should be on that list and he races through another rapid over, conceding three singles.

  75. Sco 64-3 (Mommsen 21, Coleman 10)

    Seekkuge Prasanna, with a bandage on his non-bowling hand, delivers some carefully flighted leg-breaks which Preston Mommsen gets to the pitch off and drives an easy single. When he slides one down leg, Freddie Coleman helps the ball on its way and takes two.

  76. Sco 56-3 (target 364)

    Sri Lanka are trying to suffocate Scotland with spin now. Perhaps another factor in their decision to have slow bowling on from both ends are the gathering clouds above the Bellerive Oval. Preston Mommsen survives a stumping appeal and steps back on to the back foot to hit an easy single into the covers. Just one from Dilshan's latest set of six.

  77. Sco 55-3 (Mommsen 18, Coleman 4)

    Freddie Coleman is one for the future in Scottish eyes, the 23-year-old has only played 14 ODI games before now and has a top score of 40 and an average of 12. He is in good company at the crease though, with Preston Mommsen continuing to be dismissive of the short ball as he clobbers Prasanna to the backward square boundary.

  78. Sco 47-3 (target 364)

    Tillakaratne Dilshan has almost 10,000 ODI runs and 102 wickets - another great all-rounder produced by the Sri Lankans. The team which he has got more ODI wickets against? England! Freddie Coleman is the new batsman.

  79. WICKET

    Machan lbw b Dilshan 19 (Sco 44-3)

    Umpire Richard Illingworth - one of the few Englishmen left in this World Cup - is proven to be correct with the third umpire deeming the ball would have clipped leg stump. Umpire's call... meaning Matt Machan is on his way.

    Tillakaratne Dilshan
  80. Umpire review

    Sco 44-2

    Tillakaratne Dilshan goes round the wicket to the left-handed Matt Machan and the ball spins into the pads of the batsman. The umpire raises his finger, the batsman calls for a review.

    Matt Machan
  81. Sco 44-2 (target 363)

    Scotland can be assured there are no terrors in this Hobart pitch, they are just struggling to deal with the Sri Lankan bowling which is very straight and giving the batsmen no room to swing their arms. Old-fashioned stuff, but it's all that is required. Thisara Perera does, however, blot his copybook when he bowls a half-tracker which Preston Mommsen pulls to the boundary.

  82. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Tom Watts: Sangakarra has scored as many tons in this World Cup as Ian Bell has managed in his entire ODI career.

  83. Sco 35-2 (Machan 14, Mommsen 7)

    I've just seen a graphic which says Alasdair Evans has bowled quicker than Lasith Malinga in this match. If I was Evans, I'd be taking a screenshot and getting it put on canvas in the front room. Mrs Higginson might not agree though. Back to more pressing matters, Nuwan Kulasekera continues to pose problems with his stock delivery which swings back into the right-hander. That's what makes him so dangerous. Two from the over.

  84. Post update

    Brett Geeves

    Ex-Australia pace bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "Call me old-fashioned, but I'd like to go back to seeing five fielders out in the deep and just one ball per innings. Every time at the moment, we're looking at a par score around 340. Does that create a fair contest between bat and ball? I don't think it does."

  85. Sco 33-2 (target 363)

    Thisara Perera is into the attack and Preston Mommsen unfurls another beautiful cover drive, which this time brings four. The right-hander plays that shot well. Mommsen, incidentally, was born in Durban and moved to Scotland in 2006 after being awarded a a cricket and rugby scholarship to Gordonstoun School.

  86. Post update

    Simon Mann

    BBC Test Match Special

    Just to outline the gulf in class between these two teams, I've just been handed a piece of paper which says: "Scotland between them 245 ODI appearances. Sangakkara 403 ODI appearances".

  87. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Sam Wilson: So David Boon had more beers on one flight than Gary Ballance scored in four innings? Ouch

  88. Sco 29-2 (Machan 13, Mommsen 3)

    Scotland skipper Preston Mommsen strides to the crease and is off the mark with a nice cover drive for three, being denied a boundary by Prasanna's diving stop.

  89. Post update

    Brett Geeves

    Ex-Australia pace bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "That's a magnificent delivery which just goes to show what a little bit of movement in the air can do. Just a little bit of movement away from the right-hander. There's nothing better than seeing the lights flashing when the stumps are hit."

  90. WICKET

    MacLeod b Kulasekera 11 (Sco 26-2)

    Both Scottish openers are now back in the hutch as Nuwan Kulasekera splatters Calum MacLeod's stumps via a deflection off the pads.

    Calum MacLeod
  91. Sco 26-1 (target 363)

    Lasith Malinga's run up to delivery gets quicker as he approaches, almost as if he's running downhill and can't quite stop himself. He's testing out the middle of the pitch as he tries to unsettle the Scottish batsmen, and is called for a wide when one delivery sails over Calum MacLeod's head.

  92. Sco 24-1 (MacLeod 10, Machan 12)

    OK, let's forget about Sanga and The Don for a moment. What about the greatest associate player there has ever been?

    Scotland's Matt Machan has a touch of class about him, and he underlines that when he pounces on a short, wide delivery from Nuwan Kulasekera and cuts the ball to the point boundary.

  93. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Jason Whitley: I don't think you can compare Sanga to the Don as the Don didn't play ODIs. the Don was a better Test player.

  94. Sco 18-1 (target 363)

    Lasith Malinga is one of a handful of pace bowlers in the 'right-arm fast' category. None of this fast-medium stuff from Lasith. He has 281 ODI wickets to his name and his strike rate says he takes a wicket every 31 balls. Not a bad effort. Scotland are just surviving out there, three more chipped from their mammoth target,

  95. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "In New Zealand the pitches seem to have been spicier than they've been in Australia for this tournament, which kind of goes against history somewhat. Trent Boult has got the ball to swing and New Zealand are bubbling at the moment."

  96. Sco 15-1 (MacLeod 9, Machan 6)

    Nuwan Kulasekera swings one into the pads of Calum MacLeod and wicketkeeper Kumar Sangakkara is the only one to appeal. Not out! Do you agree with Rakesh's tweet? Is Sanga better than the Don and Sachin? I'm in the Brian Lara camp personally. Three from the over.

  97. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "I think the Aussies are the bookies favourite for this World Cup, but I have to own up that before the tournament I wrote a piece where I sort of tipped South Africa. But, they haven't been convincing. They win convincingly and lose embarrassingly. If they're on song, they'll be contenders. But, I think I'd have to go for New Zealand at the moment."

  98. Sco 12-1 (target 364)

    We're at the Bellerive Oval for today's game, where they have a stand named after Aussie legend David Boon. The big man once sunk 52 cans of beer on a flight over to England for the Ashes. I never get tired of trotting out that incredible stat. 52! Fifty two!

    Opener Calum MacLeod finally faces his first delivery in the third over and he's up and running with a trio of twos followed by a single. Not a bad return against Lasith Malinga.

    David Boon
  99. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Rakesh Pradhan: Would it be blasphemy to suggest that Sangakkara is a better batsman than Sachin Tendulkar or the Don?

    Jay: Where's Mel Gibson when you need him?

  100. Sco 5-1 (MacLeod 0, Machan 5)

    Nuwan Kulasekera is back in the team for the first time since the opening game of the tournament. Entrusted with the new ball, he adopts a nice, tidy line and length to the left-handed Matt Machan who punches a couple down the ground. That's his lot from the over.

  101. Sco 3-1 (target 364)

    Lasith Malinga has bleach in his hair, tattoos on his arms and a pierced eyebrow. He's a frightening sight for a batsman, whether he's bowling toe-crunching yorkers or whistling one past the nose of Scotland's new batsman Matt Machan. Three from the over.

  102. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "I don't know what he was doing. He was disorientated, to say the least and he is restraining himself well as he goes off. I have often thought if I was playing in the modern era and one of those cameramen came up to me when I'd just got out I'd be tempted to make contact with my bat."

  103. WICKET

    Coetzer c&b Malinga 0 (Sco 0-1)

    Poor old Kyle Coetzer. He can't replicate the century he scored against Bangladesh as he is squared up by Lasith Malinga and pops up a simple catch to the bowler. One down, nine to go.

    Lasith Malinga
  104. Post update

    Lasith Malinga

    Kyle Coetzer and Calum MacLeod will open up for Scotland, against Lasith Malinga. Good luck, lads.

  105. Post update

    Scotland are still in with a chance of springing a shock. Even if it is a very slim chance. They are trying to chase down Sri Lanka's 363-9 in Hobart. Can they do it? We're about to find out.

  106. Injury news

    Of more immediate concern for England is that all-rounders Chris Woakes and Moeen Ali have been ruled out of their final World Cup match against Afghanistan on Friday because of injury.

    Woakes has a left third metatarsal stress reaction and Moeen has a left-sided abdominal strain.

  107. 'Hide behind the sofa'

    The bad news is that it could get even worse for England, that's according to former batsman Mark Butcher anyway.

    "I can see it being an absolutely dreadful six months, eight months of cricket for England," he told 5 live. "We're going to be playing against New Zealand in the first part of the summer at Test match cricket and that team, I'm afraid, with things the way they are, are going to give us an absolute hiding.

    "And when Australia come - just don't watch, hide behind the sofa."

  108. Deflated England

    England's Chris Jordan has been speaking about Monday's elimination against Bangladesh, and he says the team are, naturally, "gutted".

    "Everyone is gutted. Gutted for the fans that came over and the fans at home watching," Jordan said.

    "There was probably a bit of anger inside some people (in the dressing room after the game), thinking about every single moment in the game that could have affected it - could they have done something different? That's only natural."

  109. Post update

    Thanks Adam. Hopefully everyone's well, and got over England's elimination. Shall we hear from the England camp?

  110. Innings break

    Another punishing day in the field for Scotland, who looked like they might go for more than 400 at one stage.

    Some majestic batting from Tillakaratne Dilshan and the record-breaking Kumar Sangakkara earlier on before a late flurry of wickets and some tidy fielding pulled it back.

    They'll still be plenty for Scotland to chase though when we resume and it'll be Marc Higginson to take you through their reply.

  111. End of innings scorecard

    Sri Lanka 363-9 (50 overs)

    Not out batsmen: Kulasekera 18, Chameera 12.

    Fall of wickets: 21-1 (Thirimanne 4), 216-2 (Dilshan 104), 244-3 (Jayawardene 2), 244-4 (Sangakkara 124), 289-5 (K Perera 24), 326-6 (Mathews 51), 328-7 (T Perera 7), 331-8 (Prasanna 3), 336-9 (Malinga 1).

    Bowling figures: Taylor 10-0-46-1, Evans 10-0-72-2, Davey 8-0-63-3, Berrington 6.1-0-31-2, Leask 7-0-63-0, Coetzer 4.5-0-39-0, Machan 4-0-46-1.

  112. Email

    Chris Sandford in UAE: Sanga, what a player, what a legend - the big question though is; will he score more runs in this tournament than England?

  113. Player view

    Sri Lanka's Tillakaratne Dilshan who scored 104: "I am really enjoying it so far, I want to carry my form on for a few more games. It's a great experience to bat with Kumar, he's a great player and we've put on a lot of partnerships over the years. Hopefully we can have a few more and it will be good for the team. I am still enjoying my cricket and scoring runs so I'd like to carry on for a couple more years."

    Tillakaratne Dilshan
  114. Post update

    Brett Geeves

    Ex-Australia pace bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "Sangakkara and Dilshan were the stars of the innings, and stole the show. Sangakkara batted superbly and gave the crowd great joy. Scotland, however, managed to pull it back quite well at the end. The challenge for Scotland now is to negate Lasith Malinga. How will they play against him? They'd be best advised to just try and take him for three an over and target the other bowls."

  115. SL 363-9 (Kulasekara 18, Chameera 12)

    Rob Taylor gets the last over rather than Josh Davey, who bizarrely has only bowled eight of his allotted 10, during which time he's become the leading wicket-taker at the tournament. Chameera squeezes a clever four down to third man as he opens the face outside off from a half volley. That's it for this Sri Lanka innings as they set an extremely imposing total.

  116. SL 355-9 (Kulasekara 17, Chameera 5)

    Nuwan Kulasekara backs away and hammers four through the covers off Kyle Coetzer. That brings up the highest-ever ODI total at Bellerive Oval. He follows it up with a handsome straight six to take Sri Lanka past 350.

  117. Ouch!

    SL 343-9

    Richie Berrington takes a tumble in his follow through. Replays of his front foot landing on the crease appear to show the sole of his boot giving way on him. He looks in a bit of agony as he receives treatment and after some delay, he's off. Kyle Coetzer takes over.

    Richie Berrington
  118. SL 342-9 (Evans 10-0-72-2)

    Alasdair Evans completes his 10 overs and takes two wickets for his efforts. Five runs added by the last pair.

  119. SL 337-9 (Berrington 6-0-30-2)

    Dushmantha Chameera is the last man in for Sri Lanka, who've fallen well short of where they looked like they'd be come the end of the 50 overs. Now, they might not even bat for that many.

  120. Post update

    Brett Geeves

    Ex-Australia pace bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "That's the type of shot you would expect from a number 10 but Sri Lanka have been pretty reckless in these last few overs. They were looking on course for 400 and Scotland will be delighted to have reined them in."

  121. WICKET

    Malinga c Leask b Berrington 1 (SL 336-9)

    Another one comes and goes late on in this Sri Lanka innings. It's Lasith Malinga this time. He tries to back away and smash it over point. Up it goes and Michael Leask takes the catch running back from the circle.


  122. Dropped catch

    SL 336-8

    Kulasekara drills one back to Richie Berrington, but he can't hold on to the return catch.

  123. SL 333-8 (Evans 9-0-67-2)

    Triple Nelson time for Sri Lanka, but it nearly wasn't as Kulasekara pushes a quick single in to the off side. A shy at the stumps and a direct hit was out, but the all-rounder survives.

  124. WICKET

    Prasanna c Coleman b Evans 3 (SL 331-8)

    Another big swing and another catch in the deep. It's a third for Freddie Coleman and you have to give it to Scotland here for taking these catches late on. Prasanna tries to pull Evans away to the short boundary and Coleman dives forward to take the catch.


    Seekkuge Prasanna
  125. SL 329-7 (Prasanna 2, Kulasekara 0)

    Sri Lanka in danger of not batting out these overs here. Nuwan Kulasekara and Seekkuge Prasanna come together at number eight and nine.

  126. Post update

    Andrew Samson

    BBC Test Match Special statistician

    "Angelo Mathews scored the third fastest World Cup fifty off 20 balls. Five of the 8 fastest have come in this World Cup.

    "Mathews is the first player to hit 6 sixes in his first 50 runs in a WC match.

    "BB McCullum (NZ v Can 2007), L Klusener (SA v WI 2003) & M Boucher (SA v WI 2007) all hit 5 sixes in their first 50 runs in an innings."

  127. WICKET

    T Perera c Coleman b Berrington 7 (SL 328-7)

    Two down in two overs for Sri Lanka. Richie Berrington gets in on the wicket action this time and it's Freddie Coleman taking the catch again. Thisara Perera tries to whip one away on the leg side and Coleman takes the catch on the deep midwicket rope.


  128. WICKET

    Mathews c Coleman b Machan 51 (SL 326-6)

    Well I never. Machan persists with the same tactic, if you can call it that, and finally he gets his reward. Mathews looks for a fifth six of the over, but this time Freddie Coleman is picked out on the rope and he maintains his balance to take the catch.


  129. 50 for Angelo Mathews

    SL 326-5

    Matt Machan really is living dangerously bowling his "friendly" off breaks to a short leg side boundary. Four sixes in a row are smashed in to the seats by Angelo Mathews. 50 comes from 20 balls for the Sri Lanka captain with one four and six sixes.

    Angelo Mathews
  130. SL 301-5 (Mathews 27, T Perera 5)

    Up comes 300 for Sri Lanka. Thisara Perera looks to have given it away to the fielder at long-off, but it drops short of Josh Davey. Six singles from Rob Taylor's latest over.

  131. SL 295-5 (Mathews 24, T Perera 2)

    A tidy over from Matt Machan in between that dropped catch from Coleman. There was also a sniff of a return catch for the Sussex man when Mathews drilled one back at him, but it was too quick for him to get the hands up and stop the ball's pace.