Jonathan Trott led an England fightback after a poor start to post 229 for six as Sri Lanka missed a slew of easy catches to let them off the hook in the World Cup quarter-final on Saturday. Trott (86) added 64 runs for the third wicket with Ravi Bopara (31) and 91 runs for the fourth with Eoin Morgan (50) to anchor England to a fighting total on a slow wicket at the R Premadasa Stadium. Sri Lanka went into the match with three frontline spinners -- Muttiah Muralitharan, Ajantha Mendis and Rangana Herath -- who made it tough for the batsmen to score with their tight line and length. Morgan was dropped three times -- on 16, 33 and 34 -- while television replays showed he was also lbw to Lasith Malinga, a decision Sri Lanka did not appeal. Mendis was the unfortunate bowler on the first occasion while an infuriated Muralitharan watched on as the left-handed batsman was spilled twice in the space off three deliveries.