ICC Women's World Twenty20 Qualifier, 2013 / Commentary

ICC Women's World Twenty20 Qualifier - 3rd match, Group B

Canada Women v Sri Lanka Women

Sri Lanka Women won by 9 wickets (with 83 balls remaining)

Good afternoon and welcome to The Hills cricket ground in Dublin for the Womens World T20 qualifier. My name is Justin Smyth and im going to be bringing you ball by ball coverage of the game between Canada and Sri Lanka.

The weather over here has been very sunny and hot over the past three weeks. So today we have blue skys over the ground and the sun is shining. The news from the middle is that Canada have won the toss and will bat.

This is the second game in group B and both teams will be lookingfor a first win. The winner of todays game will join Ireland at the top of the table after Ireland's win over Japan earlier.

0.1

Kaushalya to Sivanantham, 1 run, clipped through square leg

0.2

Kaushalya to Patel, no run

0.3

Kaushalya to Patel, no run

0.4

Kaushalya to Patel, no run

0.5

Kaushalya to Patel, no run

0.6

Kaushalya to Patel, no run

End of over 1 (1 run) Canada Women 1/0
M Patel    0* (5b)      LE Kaushalya    1-0-1-0
S Sivanantham    1* (1b)     

1.1

Weerakkody to Sivanantham, no run

1.2

Weerakkody to Sivanantham, no run

1.3

Weerakkody to Sivanantham, no run

1.4

Weerakkody to Sivanantham, no run

1.5

Weerakkody to Sivanantham, 1 run

1.6

Weerakkody to Patel, 2 leg byes

End of over 2 (3 runs) Canada Women 4/0
M Patel    0* (6b)      SS Weerakkody    1-0-1-0
S Sivanantham    2* (6b)      LE Kaushalya    1-0-1-0

2.1

Kaushalya to Patel, no run, knocked into the covers

2.2

Kaushalya to Patel, no run, clipped off the pads and the keeper fields

2.3

Kaushalya to Patel, no run, knocked back to the bowler

2.4

Kaushalya to Patel, no run, goes for a cut outside offstump and misses

2.5

Kaushalya to Patel, no run, outside offstump again and there is no shot

2.6

Kaushalya to Patel, no run, gets the front foot down the pitch and defends

End of over 3 (maiden) Canada Women 4/0
M Patel    0* (12b)      LE Kaushalya    2-1-1-0
S Sivanantham    2* (6b)      SS Weerakkody    1-0-1-0

3.1

Weerakkody to Sivanantham, no run, just plays inside the line and it goes through to the keeper

3.2

Weerakkody to Sivanantham, 1 run, guided down to third man

3.3

Weerakkody to Patel, 1 leg bye, clips off the pads and goes down to point. They all appeal but the umpire is unmoved

3.4

Weerakkody to Sivanantham, 1 run, driven up past mid-off for an easy single

3.5

Weerakkody to Patel, OUT, gets the edge behind and it goes through to the keeper

M Patel c †Surangika b Weerakkody 2 (14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28

3.6

Weerakkody to Shabbir, no run, looks to play the cut shot first ball and misses. The keeper gathers the ball well

End of over 4 (3 runs) Canada Women 7/1
D Shabbir    0* (1b)      SS Weerakkody    2-0-3-1
S Sivanantham    2* (9b)      LE Kaushalya    2-1-1-0

4.1

Seneviratna to Sivanantham, no run, goes back in the crease and defends

4.2

Seneviratna to Sivanantham, no run, plays down into the gully and fielded well

4.3

Seneviratna to Sivanantham, no run, missed outside offstump

4.4

Seneviratna to Sivanantham, 2 runs, chipped in the air through deep mid-wicket

4.5

Seneviratna to Sivanantham, no run, hit on the pads but outside legstump

4.6

Seneviratna to Sivanantham, 1 run, clips the ball to the deep square leg fielder and its an easy run

End of over 5 (3 runs) Canada Women 10/1
S Sivanantham    5* (15b)      CR Seneviratna    1-0-3-0
D Shabbir    0* (1b)      SS Weerakkody    2-0-3-1

5.1

Weerakkody to Sivanantham, no run, outside offstump again and its through to the keeper

5.2

Weerakkody to Sivanantham, FOUR, shorter ball and its hit to the cow corner boundary

5.3

Weerakkody to Sivanantham, FOUR, wide of the offstump and its cut down to third man. The fielder had just been moved from third man so it goes for four

5.4

Weerakkody to Sivanantham, OUT, hits the ball high in the air and its an easy catch at point

S Sivanantham c Gunaratne b Weerakkody 13 (19b 2x4 0x6) SR: 68.42

The batters crossed whilst the ball is in the air.

5.5

Weerakkody to Shabbir, no run, gets hit on the pads but going down legside

5.6

Weerakkody to Shabbir, no run, goes through to the keeper outside offstump

End of over 6 (8 runs) Canada Women 18/2
D Shabbir    0* (3b)      SS Weerakkody    3-0-11-2
J Bartholemew    0* (0b)      CR Seneviratna    1-0-3-0

6.1

Seneviratna to Bartholemew, no run, goes back in the crease and defends

6.2

Seneviratna to Bartholemew, no run, knocked back to the bowler

6.3

Seneviratna to Bartholemew, no run, knocked into the legside

6.4

Seneviratna to Bartholemew, no run, turned to short mid-wicket and straight to the fielder

6.5

Seneviratna to Bartholemew, 1 wide, down legside and called a wide

6.5

Seneviratna to Bartholemew, 1 wide, again down the legside

6.5

Seneviratna to Bartholemew, no run, gets forward and plays the ball back to the bowler

6.6

Seneviratna to Bartholemew, 1 run, goes back in the crease and plays the ball through square leg

End of over 7 (3 runs) Canada Women 21/2
J Bartholemew    1* (6b)      CR Seneviratna    2-0-6-0
D Shabbir    0* (3b)      SS Weerakkody    3-0-11-2

7.1

Weerakkody to Bartholemew, no run, hit to mid-wicket

7.2

Weerakkody to Bartholemew, no run, looks to turn the ball into the legside. Misses and gets hit high on the thigh pad

7.3

Weerakkody to Bartholemew, no run, gets an inside edge onto the pads and gets gathered by the keeper

7.4

Weerakkody to Bartholemew, no run, drives the ball just out of the reach of the bowler.

7.5

Weerakkody to Bartholemew, no run, slower ball that makes Bartholemew plays through the shot before the ball gets there. Great bowl unlucky not to get the edge.

7.6

Weerakkody to Bartholemew, no run, gets another ball outside the offstump. Plays inside the line.

End of over 8 (maiden) Canada Women 21/2
J Bartholemew    1* (12b)      SS Weerakkody    4-1-11-2
D Shabbir    0* (3b)      CR Seneviratna    2-0-6-0

8.1

Gunaratne to Shabbir, no run, goes back in the crease and gets hit on the pads. Lucky not to be LBW there

8.2

Gunaratne to Shabbir, no run, looks to cut the ball and is stopped well by silly point

8.3

Gunaratne to Shabbir, no run, goes back in the crease and hits the ball up to mid-on

8.4

Gunaratne to Shabbir, OUT, goes back in the crease again and gets hit on the pads. There is a huge appeal and the umpire gives it out straight away.

D Shabbir lbw b Gunaratne 0 (7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

8.5

Gunaratne to White, no run, gets forward to the pitch of the ball and hits it into the offside

8.6

Gunaratne to White, OUT, thats two wickets in the over. White goes back in the crease and looks to defend. The ball spins past the bat and hits the stumps

J White b Gunaratne 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

End of over 9 (wicket maiden) Canada Women 21/4
     HHC Gunaratne    1-1-0-2
J Bartholemew    1* (12b)      SS Weerakkody    4-1-11-2

9.1

Dolawatte to Bartholemew, 1 run, hit to deep square leg

9.2

Dolawatte to Turik, no run, gets forward and knocks the ball into the offside

9.3

Dolawatte to Turik, no run, hits the ball back down the pitch

9.4

Dolawatte to Turik, OUT, Turik comes down the pitch and the ball spins past her. The keeper gathers cleanly and takes off the bails. Great keeping

MJ Turik st †Surangika b Dolawatte 0 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

9.5

Dolawatte to Coulter, no run, gets in line and defends forward

9.6

Dolawatte to Coulter, no run, goes back in the crease and plays inside the line

End of over 10 (1 run) Canada Women 22/5
K Coulter    0* (2b)      SK Dolawatte    1-0-1-1
J Bartholemew    2* (13b)      HHC Gunaratne    1-1-0-2

10.1

Gunaratne to Bartholemew, 1 run, clipped off the legs and to fine leg

10.2

Gunaratne to Coulter, no run, gets to the pitch and defends

10.3

Gunaratne to Coulter, no run, gets beaten outside the offstump

10.4

Gunaratne to Coulter, no run, hit on the pads but going down the legside

10.5

Gunaratne to Coulter, no run, hits the ball into the legside and there is no run

10.6

Gunaratne to Coulter, no run, gets beaten outside offstump as she was looking to cut.

End of over 11 (1 run) Canada Women 23/5
K Coulter    0* (7b)      HHC Gunaratne    2-1-1-2
J Bartholemew    3* (14b)      SK Dolawatte    1-0-1-1

11.1

Dolawatte to Bartholemew, no run, hit to mid-wicket

11.2

Dolawatte to Bartholemew, 1 run, cut wide of point and they get a quick single

11.3

Dolawatte to Coulter, OUT, goes back in the crease and looks to turn the ball into the legside. She misses and hits her on the pads. They all go up and the umpire raises his figure.

K Coulter lbw b Dolawatte 0 (8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

11.4

Dolawatte to Tittlemier, no run, gets the front foot forward and it spins past the outside edge

11.5

Dolawatte to Tittlemier, no run, gets the ball to spin past the edge again and its through to the keeper

11.6

Dolawatte to Tittlemier, no run, gets to the pitch of the ball and hits it back to the bowler

End of over 12 (1 run) Canada Women 24/6
S Tittlemier    0* (3b)      SK Dolawatte    2-0-2-2
J Bartholemew    4* (16b)      HHC Gunaratne    2-1-1-2

12.1

Gunaratne to Bartholemew, no run, gets hot on the pad and the bowler appeals. Probably going down legside though

12.2

Gunaratne to Bartholemew, OUT, its a full toss and Bartholemew looks to hit it over the top. She misses and it hits the stumps

J Bartholemew b Gunaratne 4 (18b 0x4 0x6) SR: 22.22

12.3

Gunaratne to Vithanage, 1 run, gets to the pitch of the ball and turns it through square leg

12.4

Gunaratne to Tittlemier, 1 run, gets forward and drives the ball up to mid-off. They run quickly to get a single

12.5

Gunaratne to Vithanage, 1 run, hits the ball into the cover and sets off for a run. She falls over and they both end up at the strikers end. The throw is wild so Vithanage has a chance to r=get up and run to the non-strikers end.

12.6

Gunaratne to Tittlemier, no run, drives the ball up to mid-on

End of over 13 (3 runs) Canada Women 27/7
S Tittlemier    1* (5b)      HHC Gunaratne    3-1-4-3
V Vithanage    2* (2b)      SK Dolawatte    2-0-2-2

13.1

Dolawatte to Vithanage, no run, strikes the ball to short mid-wicket

13.2

Dolawatte to Vithanage, 2 runs, hits the ball down to fine leg and they run quickly to get 2

13.3

Dolawatte to Vithanage, no run, goes back in the crease and defends to point

13.4

Dolawatte to Vithanage, 2 runs, turns the ball around the corner and they get 2 quickly

13.5

Dolawatte to Vithanage, no run, loops the ball up and its defended forward

13.6

Dolawatte to Vithanage, 2 runs, OUT, its a good hit through mid-off and they run. It stops on the hill and the throw comes in to the bowlers end. The bowler knocks down the stumps and thats another one gone

V Vithanage run out 8 (8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

End of over 14 (6 runs) Canada Women 33/7
     SK Dolawatte    3-0-8-2
S Tittlemier    1* (5b)      HHC Gunaratne    3-1-4-3

14.1

Gunaratne to Saniyah Zia, no run, knocked into the legside and there is no run

14.2

Gunaratne to Saniyah Zia, no run, knocked back down the pitch

14.3

Gunaratne to Saniyah Zia, 2 runs, goes for the big shot over the top. Gets an outside edge that flies over the slips and they run quickly to get back

14.4

Gunaratne to Saniyah Zia, no run, gets an inside edge into the legside. Zia doesnt move and Tittlemier has to run back quickly to stay safe

14.5

Gunaratne to Saniyah Zia, no run, hits the ball back up the pitch

14.6

Gunaratne to Saniyah Zia, no run, outside offstump and its watched through to the keeper

End of over 15 (2 runs) Canada Women 35/8
Saniyah Zia    2* (6b)      HHC Gunaratne    4-1-6-3
S Tittlemier    1* (5b)      SK Dolawatte    3-0-8-2

15.1

Ranasinghe to Tittlemier, 1 run, goes back in the crease and hits it past point

15.2

Ranasinghe to Saniyah Zia, no run, gets forward and knocks the ball back to the bowler

15.3

Ranasinghe to Saniyah Zia, 2 runs, guides the ball off the face of the bat to third man

15.4

Ranasinghe to Saniyah Zia, OUT, goes back in the crease and looks to cut the ball. Zia gets a bottom edge and it goes onto the stumps. Another one goes.

Saniyah Zia b Ranasinghe 4 (9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 44.44

15.5

Ranasinghe to Mirchandani, no run, gets forward and defends

15.6

Ranasinghe to Mirchandani, 3 wides, down legside and the keeper cant stop it

15.6

Ranasinghe to Mirchandani, no run, goes back and looks to cut the ball. Misses and it goes through to the keeper

End of over 16 (6 runs) Canada Women 41/9
KN Mirchandani    0* (2b)      OU Ranasinghe    1-0-6-1
S Tittlemier    2* (6b)      HHC Gunaratne    4-1-6-3

16.1

Seneviratna to Tittlemier, no run, goes back in the crease and hits the short mid-off

16.2

Seneviratna to Tittlemier, no run, goes back in the crease again and defends forward

16.3

Seneviratna to Tittlemier, no run, looks for the big hit but misses the ball completely

16.4

Seneviratna to Tittlemier, no run, gets an outside edge into the off-side

16.5

Seneviratna to Tittlemier, 1 wide, goes down the legside

16.5

Seneviratna to Tittlemier, no run, hits the ball back to the bowler

16.6

Seneviratna to Tittlemier, no run, watches the ball carefully and goes back to the bowler

End of over 17 (1 run) Canada Women 42/9
S Tittlemier    2* (12b)      CR Seneviratna    3-0-7-0
KN Mirchandani    0* (2b)      OU Ranasinghe    1-0-6-1

17.1

Ranasinghe to Mirchandani, 1 run, clipped through square leg

17.2

Ranasinghe to Tittlemier, 1 run, hits the ball over the top and it lands just in front of mid-on

17.3

Ranasinghe to Mirchandani, no run, goes back in the crease and defends

17.4

Ranasinghe to Mirchandani, no run, played back to the bowler

17.5

Ranasinghe to Mirchandani, OUT, hots the ball into the legside and sets off straight away. The throw comes in at the non-strikers end and Mirchandani is out by a couple of yards.

KN Mirchandani run out 1 (6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

Its all over for Canada here. A very professional performance from Sri Lanka means that in 15 minutes they will be chasing 45 to win. So please join me then. Match State: Innings Break

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