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Saturday, March 26, 2011

England paceman Anderson at the 'end of the road' insists Strauss

They had toed the line for too long. The weary and exhausted bodies and nerves had been made to run on reserve, and perform overtime on far too many occasions. The English dream had been to cap off an extremely successful winter — a first Ashes win on more
Indian Express ( 3/26/2011 6:03:24 PM -08:00 )

We were not good enough to last the distance: Strauss
COLOMBO: England captain Andrew Strauss admitted they were not good enough to go the distance in the 2011 World Cup after their crushing 10-wicket loss to Sri Lanka in the quarterfinals on Saturday. "We would have liked to score 260-270. more
Times of India ( 3/26/2011 5:55:22 PM -08:00 )

England paceman Anderson at the 'end of the road' insists Strauss
England paceman Anderson at the England paceman Jimmy Anderson was left out of their quarter-final with Sri Lanka in Colombo on Saturday because he had 'reached the end of his road', according to skipper Andrew Strauss. more
Daily Mail ( 3/26/2011 5:22:39 PM -08:00 )

Strauss: 'Now we go home with our tails between our legs'
There is invariably an inquest after each England disaster in the World Cup. It usually starts with calls to sack the lot of them, and is then modified to something less extreme until the journey starts again to the next disaster. more
The Independent ( 3/26/2011 4:02:52 PM -08:00 )

Cricket / World Cup / Sri Lanka thrashes England to set up semifinal date with
Cricket / World Cup / Sri Lanka thrashes England to set up semifinal date withBy Reuters COLOMBO - Openers Tillakaratne Dilshan and Upul Tharanga made merry against a listless England attack and powered Sri Lanka to a 10-wicket victory in the World Cup quarter-finals yesterday. Dishan (108 not out ) and Tharanga (102 not out more
Ha'aretz ( 3/26/2011 3:20:31 PM -08:00 )

England bows out at Cricket World Cup
Bring on New Zealand. That's the battle cry that came through loud and clear after Sri Lanka handed England a thrashing that it will not forget in a hurry. Cheered on by a fun-loving capacity crowd under the more
Toronto Sun ( 3/26/2011 2:50:05 PM -08:00 )

SL vs Eng: Never expected it to be easy against England, says Sangakkara
COLOMBO: Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara never expected his team to cruise to an easy 10-wicket win over England in the quarterfinal of the World Cup at the R Premedasa Stadium on Saturday. Sri Lankan openers Upul Tharanga and Tillakaratne Dilshan more
Times of India ( 3/26/2011 2:43:46 PM -08:00 )

England captain Andrew Strauss ready to quit one-day job
England captain Andrew Strauss ready to quit one-day jobAndrew Strauss has admitted that he will consider his future as England's one-day cricket captain after his team's 10-wicket hammering by Sri Lanka ended their World Cup hopes in Colombo. Strauss offered no excuses for England's humiliating defeat, more
Daily Mail ( 3/26/2011 2:30:01 PM -08:00 )

Sri Lanka makes statement of intent
Sri Lanka makes statement of intentKumara Sangakkara (L) congratulates Tillakaratne Dilshan after an emphatic opening stand. (AFP: Ishara S Kodikara) Sri Lanka has sent out a message to the other three teams that are still in the running for the World Cup title with a more
ABC Online ( 3/26/2011 2:28:29 PM -08:00 )

Lanka go hammer & tons
Lanka go hammer & tonsEngland captain Andrew Strauss (2nd right) congratulates Tillakaratne Dilshan (sitting) after Sri Lanka's 10-wicket win in their quarter-final match in Colombo on Saturday. reuters Slouched near the bowling crease and struggling to lift his cramped more
Indian Express ( 3/26/2011 1:24:34 PM -08:00 )

Dilshan set things up nicely, says Sangakkara
Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara drew aside opener Tillakaratne Dilshan for special praise following Sri Lanka's ten-wicket annihilation of England on Saturday. “The way Dilshan began things, both bowling and batting, set it up nicely for us. more
The Hindu ( 3/26/2011 1:17:07 PM -08:00 )

England's World Cup defeat offers Andrew Strauss an exit strategy
EnglandEngland's captain Andrew Strauss, left, walks off the pitch with Graeme Swann and Matt Prior after defeat by Sri Lanka. Photograph: Andres Leighton/AP So a strange campaign, riveting, fraught and utterly unpredictable has come to an end. more
The Guardian ( 3/26/2011 1:17:02 PM -08:00 )

Cricket World Cup: Tillakaratne Dilshan column
It was a great day personally for me and the Sri Lankan team as a whole. We played a very good game of cricket today. credit should go to the whole Sri Lankan team for a very good all-round performance. more
BBC Sport ( 3/26/2011 12:35:54 PM -08:00 )

Cricket World Cup: Strauss bemoans schedule after exit
Andrew Strauss voiced frustration with England's schedule after their Cricket World Cup exit, but did not blame it for their heavy loss against Sri Lanka. Captain Strauss, 34, said it was tough for players to tour Australia for three months and then more
BBC News ( 3/26/2011 12:16:04 PM -08:00 )

England's glaring shortcomings in World Cup exposed by Sri Lanka
EnglandSri Lanka's Muttiah Muralitharan keeps the pressure on England during their World Cup quarter-final. Photograph: Rebecca Naden/PA England had promised to contest the World Cup playing "no fear cricket", but it did not turn out that way. more
The Guardian (blog) ( 3/26/2011 12:14:01 PM -08:00 )

Sangakkara won't waste time savoring quarterfinal win; looks to semifinal with
Sangakkara wonCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Captain Kumar Sangakkara doesn't want to spend time savoring Sri Lanka's 10-wicket whipping of England in the World Cup quarterfinals, not with the semifinal against New Zealand only three days away. Openers Tillakaratne Dilshan more
The Canadian Press ( 3/26/2011 12:00:00 PM -08:00 )

Beaten Strauss in quit hint
Beaten Strauss in quit hintANDREW STRAUSS hinted he could step down as one-day captain following England's World Cup exit. Strauss insisted he still has a big role to play in the England set-up. But he admitted he would have to sit down with ECB bosses to discuss the way forward more
The Sun ( 3/26/2011 11:59:50 AM -08:00 )

Sri Lanka steamrollers hapless England
COLOMBO: Unbeaten centuries from the openers, Upul Tharanga and Tillakaratne Dilshan, powered Sri Lanka into the semifinals of the ICC 2011 World Cup, with a ten-wicket decimation of England at the R. Premadasa Stadium here on Saturday. more
The Hindu ( 3/26/2011 11:58:12 AM -08:00 )

Sri Lanka knock out jaded England
England crashed out of the World Cup as Tillakaratne Dilshan and Upul Tharanga hit centuries to guide Sri Lanka to an emphatic 10-wicket quarter-final win. Jonathan Trott's stubborn 86 provided the spine as England battled to a seemingly more
BBC Sport ( 3/26/2011 11:53:39 AM -08:00 )

Sri Lanka beat England by 10 wickets
Butchered, battered and bruised. That was the treatment meted out by the Sri Lankan openers Tillakaratne Dilshan (108, 115b, 10x4, 2x6) and Upul Tharanga (102, 122b, 12x4, 1x6 ) to the English bowlers in the more
Daily News & Analysis ( 3/26/2011 11:19:41 AM -08:00 )

Capello enjoys tranquil stroll in Cardiff sun

Capello wants England to copy BarcaCARDIFF, Wales — Jack Wilshere admits Fabio Capello laid the foundations for England's Euro 2012 qualifying win over Wales by telling his players to copy Barcelona. Capello wants England to replicate Barca's pressing game, which denies opponents time more
AFP ( 3/26/2011 6:00:00 PM -08:00 )

Terry says Welsh abuse fired up England
CARDIFF: John Terry revealed England were fired up for their 2-0 win over Wales after enduring a hostile reception from the home fans before the Euro 2012 qualifier in Cardiff. Welsh supporters booed throughout the English national anthem when 'God more
Times of India ( 3/26/2011 5:40:07 PM -08:00 )

Capello enjoys tranquil stroll in Cardiff sun
Capello enjoys tranquil stroll in Cardiff sunFabio Capello rose to his feet, adjusted his tie, nudged his spectacles up the bridge of his nose and managed a small smile at the final whistle. All things considered, a difficult few days had ended quite well. more
Daily Mail ( 3/26/2011 5:22:40 PM -08:00 )

England gets past Wales 2-0 in Euro qualifier
LONDON, March 26 (Xinhua) -- England scored twice in the opening 15 minutes to get past Wales 2-0 at the Millennium Stadium at Cardiff in the Euro 2012 qualifier on Saturday. Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard put the Three Lions ahead with a penalty more
Xinhua ( 3/26/2011 5:17:10 PM -08:00 )

Capello: Stop the laser fools targeting my players
Capello: Stop the laser fools targeting my playersFabio Capello has called on football's authorities to track down the fans who are shining lasers in players' eyes. England were affected by it on Saturday, even if it did not prevent them from more
Daily Mail ( 3/26/2011 5:04:56 PM -08:00 )

Wales captain Aaron Ramsey shoulders the blame for defeat against England
Wales captain Aaron Ramsey shoulders the blame for defeat against EnglandDejected Aaron Ramsey accepted some of the blame for Wales' miserable performance against England as his captaincy debut turned sour. The Arsenal star admitted he was disappointed with his own display and that he had been outplayed more
Daily Mail ( 3/26/2011 3:30:05 PM -08:00 )

Terry's warning to Rio: I'm back but you might not be after Euro win, says skipper
TerryJohn Terry wore the captain's armband with pride in Cardiff yesterday as he led England to a priceless Euro 2012 qualifying triumph against Wales - and warned that rival Rio Ferdinand's international days might be numbered. more
Daily Mail ( 3/26/2011 3:16:32 PM -08:00 )

Wales 0 England 2: Far too simple for the 15-minute men
Wales 0 England 2: Far too simple for the 15-minute menNever has a rebellion been so quickly subdued. Not so much the potential mutiny among England players over the re-appointment of John Terry as captain — although that, too, will now be forgotten more
Daily Mail ( 3/26/2011 2:32:42 PM -08:00 )

Wales 0 - 2 England
England cruised to a comfortable victory against Wales in Cardiff as their campaign to reach Euro 2012 stayed on course at the Millennium Stadium. Fabio Capello's side silenced the passionate home support with two goals inside the first more
BBC Sport ( 3/26/2011 2:10:28 PM -08:00 )

John Terry believes anthem boos by Wales fans inspired England
John Terry believes anthem boos by Wales fans inspired EnglandJohn Terry, the England captain, has suggested that the Wales fans scored a major own goal by loudly booing the national anthem. By Jeremy Wilson 9:50PM GMT 26 Mar 2011 The words of 'God Save the Queen' were drowned out by dissenting noises inside the more ( 3/26/2011 1:57:18 PM -08:00 )

Wales v England: Impressive Scott Parker showed in Cardiff he is central to
Wales v England: Impressive Scott Parker showed in Cardiff he is central toIt was one of the private laments of certain players at last summer's World Cup that England were using a moribund 4-4-2 system, rather than the more fluid 4-3-3 adopted by more cerebral footballing nations. By Henry Winter 9:55PM GMT 26 Mar 2011 It more ( 3/26/2011 1:56:16 PM -08:00 )

England ease pressure on Capello
England ease pressure on CapelloIt was provided in abundance by an efficient England performance that saw the game won inside 14 minutes courtesy of goals from Frank Lampard and Darren Bent, plus the unwitting assistance of a Wales side that threw a bucket of icy water over the fire more
BBC Sport (blog) ( 3/26/2011 1:47:21 PM -08:00 )

Capello hails Arsenal's Wilshere as his new Jack the lad
Capello hails ArsenalFabio Capello hailed the performance of young Arsenal star Jack Wilshere after England's confident 2-0 win over Wales in Cardiff. The 19-year-old midfielder delivered a dominant performance in his first competitive start for England that more
Daily Mail ( 3/26/2011 1:31:46 PM -08:00 )

Wales stars blame Millennium Stadium pitch after defeat
Aaron Ramsey and Ashley Williams say the Millennium Stadium pitch played a part in Wales' loss to England. Ramsey said: "It's no excuse but the pitch didn't help as well, it was a bit dry on the surface and we couldn't get any pace in our attacks. more
BBC Sport ( 3/26/2011 12:45:28 PM -08:00 )

England player ratings
England player ratingsJeremy Wilson runs the rule over the hits and misses in England's 2-0 win in Cardiff. By Jeremy Wilson 8:14PM GMT 26 Mar 2011 Joe Hart 6 Commanding from crosses but was otherwise a spectator as the match gradually fizzled out after England's two early more ( 3/26/2011 12:15:32 PM -08:00 )

Fabio Capello's new formation allows Jack Wilshere the freedom to roam
Fabio CapelloEngland's Jack Wilshere, right, battles for the ball with Wales' David Vaughan and Ched Evans. Photograph: Mike Egerton/Empics Sport An arena synonymous with thunderous Six Nations combat was the stage for a mismatch as Wales achieved something few more
The Guardian ( 3/26/2011 12:02:14 PM -08:00 )

Capello: Rooney mistake costly
Capello: Rooney mistake costlyFabio Capello has revealed Wayne Rooney was stunned to discover he was suspended for England's next Euro 2012 qualifier with Switzerland. Rooney was booked for a foul on Joe Ledley just before half-time in England's 2-0 win over Wales at the Millennium more
ESPN ( 3/26/2011 11:51:23 AM -08:00 )

Midfield tactics suit Lampard
Midfield tactics suit LampardFrank Lampard paid tribute to Fabio Capello's clever gameplan following the 2-0 victory over Wales on Saturday. Capello abandoned his familiar 4-4-2 formation in favour of a 4-3-3 system at the Millennium Stadium, giving England an extra body in more
SkySports ( 3/26/2011 11:43:45 AM -08:00 )

Wales v England: Fabio Capello left frustrated by Wayne Rooney ban
Wales v England: Fabio Capello left frustrated by Wayne Rooney banFabio Capello revealed that Wayne Rooney was unaware that he would be suspended for the Euro 2012 qualifier against Switzerland for picking up a yellow card in the 2-0 win over Wales. By Duncan White 7:42PM GMT 26 Mar 2011 “He was surprised,” said the more ( 3/26/2011 11:43:15 AM -08:00 )

Soccer-Wilshere and Parker point England's way ahead
Frank Lampard and Darren Bent gave England an easy 2-0 win over Wales in their Euro 2012 qualifer but midfielders Scott Parker and Jack Wilshere got most of the plaudits after Saturday's one-sided victory. The 19-year Wilshere and Parker, 30, more
Yahoo! Eurosport UK ( 3/26/2011 11:41:24 AM -08:00 )