ICC World Cup, 1st Semi-Final: New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Kingston, Apr 24, 2007
ICC World Cup - 1st semi final
Sri Lanka won by 81 runs
Played at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica (neutral venue)
24 April 2007 (50-over match)
  Sri Lanka innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal WU Tharanga b Vettori 73 112 74 9 1 98.64
25.1 Around his legs! Cleaned him up. Vettori fires it quick and flat and on middle and leg. Tharanga chooses the wrong shot, trying to sweep past short fine, and goes way across his stumps, exposing the middle and leg. The ball is too quick for him and goes around his pads to rattle middle. Huge wicket, Dan the Man strikes 111/3
View dismissal ST Jayasuriya b Franklin 1 11 6 0 0 16.66
2.3 cleaned 'em up! Full outside off stump, swings in enough to lure Jayasuriya forward and flick across the line, only to miss it all ends up and hear the death rattle behind him! Franklin roars out his delight! Thats a big, big wicket early 13/1
View dismissal KC Sangakkara c Fleming b Franklin 18 50 42 2 0 42.85
13.1 gone! Soft dismissal, comes down the track, chips it across the line and can only find Fleming, diving forward just a little, at mid-on, to end whats been a very sluggish innings 67/2
DPMD Jayawardene* not out 115 155 109 10 3 105.50
View dismissal LPC Silva lbw b Bond 21 36 33 0 1 63.63
34.3 unlucky! Bond switches to a fuller length, gets it to angle in from outside off stump, Silva gets stuck deep in the crease, jabs the bat down onto it, gets a relatively thick inside-edge back onto the pads - an awkward noise, if ever there was one - and after a couple of seconds Koertzen raises the finger. Unfortunate decision for Silva 152/4
View dismissal TM Dilshan lbw b Oram 30 42 27 3 0 111.11
45.1 yet another unlucky decision, this time from Taufel. Full and drifting down the legs, Dilshan tries to paddle it past short fine but can't make contact. The ball strikes his back leg and is swinging away all the time. It might have gone on to clatter into the fifth stump (on the leg side) but Taufel raises his finger. Not again, Dilshan seems to be saying. 233/5
RP Arnold not out 14 24 14 2 0 100.00
Extras (lb 3, w 9, nb 5) 17
  Total (5 wickets; 50 overs; 218 mins) 289 (5.78 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets JEC Franklin 9 1 46 2 5.11 34 6 0 (2nb, 2w)
2.3 to Jayasuriya, cleaned 'em up! Full outside off stump, swings in enough to lure Jayasuriya forward and flick across the line, only to miss it all ends up and hear the death rattle behind him! Franklin roars out his delight! Thats a big, big wicket early 13/1
13.1 to Sangakkara, gone! Soft dismissal, comes down the track, chips it across the line and can only find Fleming, diving forward just a little, at mid-on, to end whats been a very sluggish innings 67/2
View wicket SE Bond 10 1 59 1 5.90 31 7 1 (1nb, 3w)
34.3 to Silva, unlucky! Bond switches to a fuller length, gets it to angle in from outside off stump, Silva gets stuck deep in the crease, jabs the bat down onto it, gets a relatively thick inside-edge back onto the pads - an awkward noise, if ever there was one - and after a couple of seconds Koertzen raises the finger. Unfortunate decision for Silva 152/4
View wicket JDP Oram 10 0 60 1 6.00 31 6 1 (2nb, 1w)
45.1 to Dilshan, yet another unlucky decision, this time from Taufel. Full and drifting down the legs, Dilshan tries to paddle it past short fine but can't make contact. The ball strikes his back leg and is swinging away all the time. It might have gone on to clatter into the fifth stump (on the leg side) but Taufel raises his finger. Not again, Dilshan seems to be saying. 233/5
View wicket DL Vettori 10 0 51 1 5.10 29 2 2 (1w)
25.1 to Tharanga, Around his legs! Cleaned him up. Vettori fires it quick and flat and on middle and leg. Tharanga chooses the wrong shot, trying to sweep past short fine, and goes way across his stumps, exposing the middle and leg. The ball is too quick for him and goes around his pads to rattle middle. Huge wicket, Dan the Man strikes 111/3
  JS Patel 10 0 62 0 6.20 19 4 1
  SB Styris 1 0 8 0 8.00 2 1 0 (1w)
  New Zealand innings (target: 290 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal PG Fulton c Silva b Jayasuriya 46 116 77 2 1 59.74
24.3 gone! this has the makings of a collapse here. Quick ball on middle and leg, Fulton chips one tamely and Jayawardene back peddles to take a simple catch at short midwicket. That was a soft dismissal and New Zealand wobbling against spin here. 115/6
View dismissal SP Fleming* lbw b Malinga 1 7 4 0 0 25.00
1.3 Got 'em, that was a ripper! Full and pacy, close to 150kph, pitching on off and moving in. Fleming can't read the movement and bat is nowhere near the ball as it crashes into his front pad. Massive appeal and Koertzen raises the slow finger of death. Replays indicate that the ball was going on to hit the top of off. Fleming gone. Big wicket 2/1
View dismissal LRPL Taylor lbw b Vaas 9 43 25 1 0 36.00
10.3 Hook, line and sinker! Taylor hasn't had the best time out in the middle and he's adjudged lbw by Taufel this time. Vaas get it at a good length and Taylor comes forward trying to whack it across the line. Misses the ball and is struck on the pads, not much deviation after pitching and the ball might have gone on to miss off but Taufel gives it out. Taylor's forgettable stay comes to an end, Vaas's accuracy is awarded with a wicket. Another debatable decision. The umpires have really struggled on the day 32/2
View dismissal SB Styris c Jayawardene b Dilshan 37 50 38 2 3 97.36
21.5 There's the break in the partnership! Dilshan has done his job here. Styris tries to chip it over short midwicket after advancing down the track but Jayawardene is waiting there at short midwicket, timing his jump to perfection and pulling off a crucial catch. Styris is the man in form but Dilshan removes him there 105/3
View dismissal JDP Oram c & b Muralitharan 3 8 7 0 0 42.85
23.5 The doosra does it, turning into the left-hander, full and on off and Oram pushes it back tentatively. It loops back low to Murali and he latches on well, tapping it form his right to left hand as he juggles the catch. Murali's second good catch of the innings and the first one that produces a wicket. There's a certain joy in his eyes when he pouches them. 114/4
View dismissal BB McCullum c Silva b Muralitharan 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
23.6 Doosra again, and another wicket. McCullum goes for the sweep from off to leg and doesn't seem to have read the one that's leaving him. Ball balloons up off the top edge and Chamara Silva, prowling at short fine leg, moves quick and pulls off a sensational diving catch. It was dipping quickly but he lunged full length and held on. 114/5
View dismissal CD McMillan b Jayasuriya 25 36 20 1 2 125.00
30.2 It's over! McMillan tries a similar shot but Jayasuriya fires it in quicker, almost a seam up. It's a slog and he can't make contact with it, the ball zooms on and rattles leg stump. Jayasuriya lets out a whoop of delight. McMillan hobbles back (and it seems NZ are in a similar state) 144/8
View dismissal DL Vettori lbw b Muralitharan 0 5 4 0 0 0.00
25.4 it's the doosra again and cleans him up, Vettori doesn't read it and pushes forward tentatively, the ball is spinning into him and, though he is well forward, that would have gone on to hit the stumps. Rudi Koertzen is at it again - raising the slow hand of death. He was forward but he was also quite plumb 116/7
JEC Franklin not out 30 57 38 2 0 78.94
View dismissal SE Bond b Muralitharan 2 6 4 0 0 50.00
31.4 That's the offbreak and that's cleaned him up in a daze. Pitched on off and turning prodigiously, gap between bat and pad and that's enough for the Murali menace to sneak through and rattle the middle stump. The end is near now. Very near in fact. 149/9
View dismissal JS Patel c Fernando b Dilshan 34 33 38 2 1 89.47
41.4 And that's the end of that. Patel down the ground and cracks it towards long-on, not that well timed and there he's waiting - Dilhara Fernando, who had a forgettable game is there to finish it all over. He pouches the catch wonderfully and there's a wave of Sri Lankan elation at Sabina Park 208/10
Extras (b 5, lb 2, w 8, nb 6) 21
  Total (all out; 41.4 overs; 181 mins) 208 (4.99 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket WPUJC Vaas 8 1 25 1 3.12 32 2 0 (1w)
10.3 to Taylor, Hook, line and sinker! Taylor hasn't had the best time out in the middle and he's adjudged lbw by Taufel this time. Vaas get it at a good length and Taylor comes forward trying to whack it across the line. Misses the ball and is struck on the pads, not much deviation after pitching and the ball might have gone on to miss off but Taufel gives it out. Taylor's forgettable stay comes to an end, Vaas's accuracy is awarded with a wicket. Another debatable decision. The umpires have really struggled on the day 32/2
View wicket SL Malinga 7 2 21 1 3.00 29 1 0 (1nb)
1.3 to Fleming, Got 'em, that was a ripper! Full and pacy, close to 150kph, pitching on off and moving in. Fleming can't read the movement and bat is nowhere near the ball as it crashes into his front pad. Massive appeal and Koertzen raises the slow finger of death. Replays indicate that the ball was going on to hit the top of off. Fleming gone. Big wicket 2/1
  CRD Fernando 5 0 45 0 9.00 15 2 3 (5nb, 1w)
View wickets M Muralitharan 8 0 31 4 3.87 28 1 1 (1w)
23.5 to Oram, The doosra does it, turning into the left-hander, full and on off and Oram pushes it back tentatively. It loops back low to Murali and he latches on well, tapping it form his right to left hand as he juggles the catch. Murali's second good catch of the innings and the first one that produces a wicket. There's a certain joy in his eyes when he pouches them. 114/4
23.6 to McCullum, Doosra again, and another wicket. McCullum goes for the sweep from off to leg and doesn't seem to have read the one that's leaving him. Ball balloons up off the top edge and Chamara Silva, prowling at short fine leg, moves quick and pulls off a sensational diving catch. It was dipping quickly but he lunged full length and held on. 114/5
25.4 to Vettori, it's the doosra again and cleans him up, Vettori doesn't read it and pushes forward tentatively, the ball is spinning into him and, though he is well forward, that would have gone on to hit the stumps. Rudi Koertzen is at it again - raising the slow hand of death. He was forward but he was also quite plumb 116/7
31.4 to Bond, That's the offbreak and that's cleaned him up in a daze. Pitched on off and turning prodigiously, gap between bat and pad and that's enough for the Murali menace to sneak through and rattle the middle stump. The end is near now. Very near in fact. 149/9
View wickets ST Jayasuriya 9 0 57 2 6.33 22 3 2 (3w)
24.3 to Fulton, gone! this has the makings of a collapse here. Quick ball on middle and leg, Fulton chips one tamely and Jayawardene back peddles to take a simple catch at short midwicket. That was a soft dismissal and New Zealand wobbling against spin here. 115/6
30.2 to McMillan, It's over! McMillan tries a similar shot but Jayasuriya fires it in quicker, almost a seam up. It's a slog and he can't make contact with it, the ball zooms on and rattles leg stump. Jayasuriya lets out a whoop of delight. McMillan hobbles back (and it seems NZ are in a similar state) 144/8
View wickets TM Dilshan 4.4 0 22 2 4.71 15 1 1 (1w)
21.5 to Styris, There's the break in the partnership! Dilshan has done his job here. Styris tries to chip it over short midwicket after advancing down the track but Jayawardene is waiting there at short midwicket, timing his jump to perfection and pulling off a crucial catch. Styris is the man in form but Dilshan removes him there 105/3
41.4 to Patel, And that's the end of that. Patel down the ground and cracks it towards long-on, not that well timed and there he's waiting - Dilhara Fernando, who had a forgettable game is there to finish it all over. He pouches the catch wonderfully and there's a wave of Sri Lankan elation at Sabina Park 208/10

Match details


Toss - Sri Lanka, who chose to bat
Series - Sri Lanka advanced
Player of the match - DPMD Jayawardene (Sri Lanka)
Umpires - RE Koertzen (South Africa) and SJA Taufel (Australia)
TV umpire - DJ Harper (Australia)
Match referee - MJ Procter (South Africa)
Reserve umpire - Asad Rauf (Pakistan)

Match Notes


    • Sri Lanka innings
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 10.2 overs (69 balls), Extras 8
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 63 balls (WU Tharanga 30, KC Sangakkara 17, Ex 6)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 69/2 in 15.0 overs (WU Tharanga 41, DPMD Jayawardene 0)
    • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
    • WU Tharanga: 50 off 51 balls (8 x 4)
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 22.1 overs (141 balls), Extras 10
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 142/3 in 33.0 overs (DPMD Jayawardene 25, LPC Silva 13)
    • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 33.4 overs (212 balls), Extras 12
    • DPMD Jayawardene: 50 off 76 balls (3 x 4)
    • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 42.1 overs (263 balls), Extras 12
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 46 balls (DPMD Jayawardene 32, TM Dilshan 19, Ex 0)
    • Sri Lanka: 250 runs in 46.6 overs (294 balls), Extras 16
    • DPMD Jayawardene: 100 off 104 balls (9 x 4, 2 x 6)
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 28 balls (DPMD Jayawardene 37, RP Arnold 9, Ex 4)
    • New Zealand innings
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • New Zealand: 50 runs in 14.3 overs (91 balls), Extras 11
    • Drinks: New Zealand - 53/2 in 15.0 overs (PG Fulton 22, SB Styris 10)
    • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 52 balls (PG Fulton 17, SB Styris 25, Ex 8)
    • New Zealand: 100 runs in 19.5 overs (128 balls), Extras 17
    • New Zealand: 150 runs in 32.1 overs (203 balls), Extras 18
    • New Zealand: 200 runs in 40.2 overs (255 balls), Extras 21
    • 10th Wicket: 50 runs in 55 balls (JEC Franklin 21, JS Patel 28, Ex 3)
    • Official Attendance - 9,231
 
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