ICC World Twenty20, 22nd Match, Group 1: Sri Lanka v England at Pallekele, Oct 1, 2012
ICC World Twenty20 - 22nd match, Group 1
Sri Lanka won by 19 runs
1 October 2012 - night match (20-over match)

Swann to BMAJ Mendis, no run, floated onto off stump, forward and blocked back to the bowler


Swann to BMAJ Mendis, FOUR, hello, massive slog sweep from outside off and gets it to deep midwicket for a one bounce four, fine shot against the spin, big strike, fielder goes back


Swann to BMAJ Mendis, FOUR, this is reversed and four more! Amazing batting, reversed the hands and took it off the same line this time to the third man fence, really well timed again


Swann to BMAJ Mendis, no run, length ball, skids on quicker, blocked around off stump

Sri Lanka 82/3   BMAJ Mendis 8* (4b 2x4)

Swann to BMAJ Mendis, 2 runs, length ball around off stump, chipped over extra cover, opened the face past to get it in the gap


Swann to BMAJ Mendis, no run, goes for a huge reverse sweep, slapped straight to point, caught that hard


Swann to BMAJ Mendis, 1 bye, tossed up outside off, big spin and it misses the attempted drive and evades the keeper


Swann to BMAJ Mendis, no run, off stump, slapped to extra cover


Swann to BMAJ Mendis, no run, turns for the reverse sweep again and misses, struck on the pad outside off

Sri Lanka 96/3   BMAJ Mendis 10* (9b 2x4)

Bopara to BMAJ Mendis, 2 wides, leg side, Bairstow saves well


Bopara to BMAJ Mendis, 1 run, floated up, dug out into the off side, sharp single, extra cover does well and they're going to have a check but the dive is in time

Sri Lanka 103/3   BMAJ Mendis 11* (10b 2x4)

Patel to BMAJ Mendis, 1 run, length ball, sets himself and slaps out to deep square leg, Finn saves well down low


Patel to BMAJ Mendis, SIX, slog swept and it carries all the way for six again, tallest man out there, Finn, on the rope but he can't reach it and another maximum

Sri Lanka 121/3   BMAJ Mendis 18* (12b 2x4 1x6)

Broad to BMAJ Mendis, OUT, back of a length, pulled off high on the bat and taken by midwicket. It just skidded on a little bit, he was late on the pull stroke and chipped it not quite over Bopara's head who took a good catch retreating. England needed a wicket badly but that's a great little innings

BMAJ Mendis c Bopara b Broad 18 (21m 13b 2x4 1x6) SR: 138.46

Sri Lanka 126/4   BMAJ Mendis 18 (13b 2x4 1x6)





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