26 Sep 2009

England beat Sri Lanka in South Africa

9:39 am on 26 September 2009

England have beaten Sri Lanka by six wickets at the Champions Trophy cricket tournament in South Africa.

Chasing Sri Lanka's 212 all out in 47.3 overs, England eased to 213 for four off 45 over, with Eoin Morgan guiding England home. He ended 62 not out off 83 balls.

England slipped to 19 for two before Paul Collingwood launched a counter-attack, dominating a 63-run partnership with Owais Shah.

Collingwood breezed to 46 off 51 balls with five fours and three sixes before chopping a delivery from fast bowler Lasith Malinga on to his stumps.

His dismissal brought Morgan to the crease and he and Shah combined for a 76-run stand off 94 balls.