Sangakkara and Thirimanne shared an unbroken second-wicket partnership of 212. (AP Photo Ross Setford)
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England's hopes of reaching the quarterfinals were left hanging by a thread as Sri Lanka inflicted their third crushing defeat of the World Cup Sunday, while Pakistan began a salvage operation with a tense 20-run win over Zimbabwe.Sri Lanka cruised to a seemingly stiff target of 310 for the loss of just one wicket with 16 balls to spare as Lahiru Thirimanne (139 not out), and Kumar Sangakkara (117 not out) shared an unbroken second-wicket partnership of 212 in Wellington.The 37-year-old Sangakkara went to three figures off 70 balls, including 10 fours and two sixes.Broad and James Anderson, England's senior bowlers, saw their combined 18 wicketless overs cost 115 runs.Zimbabwe captain Elton Chigumbura, restricted after injuring himself while fielding, kept going but a target of 24 off the last over, proved too steep with the skipper last man out as Zimbabwe were dismissed for 215 with two balls to spare.
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