ICC Cricket World Cup, 3rd Match, Group A: Sri Lanka v Canada at Hambantota, Feb 20, 2011
ICC Cricket World Cup - 3rd match, Group A
Sri Lanka won by 210 runs
20 February 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)
19.3

Rizwan Cheema to Jayawardene, 1 run, shortish ball outside off, delicately steered towards third man for a single

Sri Lanka 90/2   DPMD Jayawardene 1* (1b)
20.1

Hansra to Jayawardene, 1 run, overpitched on the pads, pushed to long-on for one more

20.4

Hansra to Jayawardene, 1 run, Jayawardene works the ball towards deep midwicket

20.6

Hansra to Jayawardene, 1 run, pushed towards extra cover, another single, not ambled this time, they put the skates on, they needn't have worried, the throw is wild

Sri Lanka 97/2   DPMD Jayawardene 4* (4b)
21.1

Rizwan Cheema to Jayawardene, no run, way outside off, but just within legal limits, Mahela leaves it to the keeper

21.2

Rizwan Cheema to Jayawardene, no run, poked towards backward point by Mahela, can't beat the fielder

21.3

Rizwan Cheema to Jayawardene, 2 runs, cute from Mahela, well outside off, there was a slip in place, still Mahela opens the face and jabs that towards third man for a quick two

21.4

Rizwan Cheema to Jayawardene, FOUR, ungainly but effective from Mahela, he usually oozes elegance, not this time, gets on one knee and slog sweeps powerfully from outside off to the square leg boundary

21.5

Rizwan Cheema to Jayawardene, 1 run, back of a length ball outside off, pushed back to the bowler

Sri Lanka 104/2   DPMD Jayawardene 11* (9b 1x4)
22.1

Hansra to Jayawardene, no run, Referral time, Canada are convinced Mahela edged that ball to the keeper, umpire doesn't, tossed up by Hansra, bouncing on a length outside off, Mahela looks to guide that towards short third, the ball nestles in the keeper's gloves, Canada were absolutely certain, and immediately asked for the referral, very hard to tell given that there was no Snicko, or Hot Spot, Mahela survives

22.2

Hansra to Jayawardene, 1 run, Mahela isn't going to stop trying to score runs towards third man, opens the face to guide the ball, Sanga calls early for the single

22.4

Hansra to Jayawardene, no run, gets a big stride in as he defends to the leg side

22.5

Hansra to Jayawardene, no run, looks to muscle the ball through the off side, totally mistimed, the ball rolls back towards the bowler

22.6

Hansra to Jayawardene, 1 run, whipped towards the leg side for a single to end the over

Sri Lanka 107/2   DPMD Jayawardene 13* (14b 1x4)
23.1

Balaji Rao to Jayawardene, 1 run, starts with a short of length ball, turns a bit away, defended

23.5

Balaji Rao to Jayawardene, no run, blocked towards the bowler off the front foot

23.6

Balaji Rao to Jayawardene, 1 run, gets on the back foot and tucks the ball from middle stump behind square leg for a single

Sri Lanka 112/2   DPMD Jayawardene 15* (17b 1x4)
24.1

Hansra to Jayawardene, SIX, first six of the match, Mahela launches that one into orbit, there was a long-on in place but Mahela wasn't bothered by that, he waltzes down the track and clubs that beyond the rope

24.2

Hansra to Jayawardene, 1 run, tucks this one towards midwicket for a single

24.3

Hansra to Jayawardene, no run, another referral, again it is for Mahela being caught behind, the keeper Bagai is absolutely confident, it was overpitched and outside off, Mahela looks to drive that through the off, ball goes through to the keeper, Bagai called for the referral immediately though one had been turned down recently, Mahela survives again, that's the fifth referral that has backed the umpire's decision, with no supporting tools for the third umpire, not sure how the decision can be overturned

24.4

Hansra to Jayawardene, no run

24.5

Hansra to Jayawardene, no run, plays it late and guides it towards short third man

24.6

Hansra to Jayawardene, 1 run, last ball of the over is driven to long-off for a single

Sri Lanka 122/2   DPMD Jayawardene 23* (23b 1x4 1x6)
25.1

Balaji Rao to Jayawardene, 1 run, an open face presented by Mahela, ball flies towards backward point, gets a single

25.3

Balaji Rao to Jayawardene, no run, a bit of width, Mahela looks to steer that past backward point, can't beat the fielder

25.4

Balaji Rao to Jayawardene, no run, another dot ball as Mahela pushes the ball towards point

25.5

Balaji Rao to Jayawardene, 1 run, was that the googly? looked like it, inside-edged towards backward square leg

Sri Lanka 125/2   DPMD Jayawardene 25* (27b 1x4 1x6)
26.1

Hansra to Jayawardene, FOUR, this was not a powerful hit from Mahela, more about placement, gets on one knee and sweeps that one in the air towards deep midwicket, doesn't carry all the way bit well wide of the fielder

26.2

Hansra to Jayawardene, 3 runs, outside off, Mahela carves that behind backward point, in the air for a bit, sliding stop from the man at deep backward point

26.4

Hansra to Jayawardene, no run, fullish ball outside off, pushed towards cover off the front foot

26.5

Hansra to Jayawardene, 1 run, length ball on off, it's Mahela's turn to play it down the ground for a single

Sri Lanka 134/2   DPMD Jayawardene 33* (31b 2x4 1x6)
27.1

Balaji Rao to Jayawardene, 2 runs, strays down the leg side, Mahela gets some bat on it as he looks to sweep, ball races away towards fine leg

27.2

Balaji Rao to Jayawardene, 1 run, poor delivery this, short ball and outside leg, lucky that wasn't send to the boundary, Mahela powers it towards deep square leg

27.5

Balaji Rao to Jayawardene, FOUR, don't bowl down the leg side when fine leg is in the circle, Balaji Rao sends it short and outside leg, Mahela helps it past short fine, four more and Sri Lanka are turning it on now

27.6

Balaji Rao to Jayawardene, 1 run, pushed towards cover for a single to end the over

Sri Lanka 147/2   DPMD Jayawardene 41* (35b 3x4 1x6)
28.1

Rizwan Cheema to Jayawardene, 1 run, another single to Mahela, makes a bit of room and works the ball towards backward point

28.4

Rizwan Cheema to Jayawardene, 1 run, outside off, dabbed towards third man by Mahela

Sri Lanka 150/2   DPMD Jayawardene 43* (37b 3x4 1x6)
29.3

Davison to Jayawardene, no run, bit of bounce for Johnson, he beats Mahela outside off

29.4

Davison to Jayawardene, FOUR, Mahela brings out the reverse-sweep, he plays this shot very well, connects powerfully and that beats short third for a boundary, Mahela tumbles over as he plays that

29.5

Davison to Jayawardene, FOUR, a fine half-century for Mahela, gets there by showing he can play the conventional sweep very well too, places it past short fine for four more

29.6

Davison to Jayawardene, no run, shortish and outside off, Mahela stabs that towards cover point where a diving stop prevent more runs

Sri Lanka 165/2   DPMD Jayawardene 51* (41b 5x4 1x6)
30.5

Balaji Rao to Jayawardene, FOUR, gives plenty of air, nice to see from the spinner, but he's going for plenty of runs since the line is wrong, on the pads , Mahela gets on one knee and sweeps powerfully to square leg

30.6

Balaji Rao to Jayawardene, no run, guided towards backward point by Mahela

Sri Lanka 176/2   DPMD Jayawardene 55* (43b 6x4 1x6)
31.2

Davison to Jayawardene, 1 run, tossed up and turning into the pads, Mahela gently works it through midwicket for one

31.5

Davison to Jayawardene, 1 run, fuller on off stump, Mahela reaches out and works it with the spin through midwicket

Sri Lanka 180/2   DPMD Jayawardene 57* (45b 6x4 1x6)
32.1

Baidwan to Jayawardene, 1 run, length ball on off stump, Mahela moves forward and drives with the full face for a single to long on

32.4

Baidwan to Jayawardene, 1 run, another length ball, on off stump, Mahela leans out and drives through extra cover

Sri Lanka 185/2   DPMD Jayawardene 59* (47b 6x4 1x6)
33.1

Davison to Jayawardene, 2 runs, Mahela is unstoppable now. Dainty little dab through third man for two as Davison turns one in from wide of off stump. Mahela hangs back, waits for it to reach Bagai's gloves, almost, before opening the wrists and coaxing it away.

33.2

Davison to Jayawardene, 1 run, straighter this time, Mahela moves inside the line and turns it square for one more

33.4

Davison to Jayawardene, no run, Mahela looks for another flick to midwicket, but can't find the gap this time

33.5

Davison to Jayawardene, 1 wide, this time Davison slips it down the leg side and it is called a wide

33.5

Davison to Jayawardene, 1 run, Mahela steps across and works across the pads through wide mid on for single

Sri Lanka 195/2   DPMD Jayawardene 63* (51b 6x4 1x6)
34.4

Khurram Chohan to Jayawardene, 1 run, that came on slower than Mahela expected and he ended up dragging the off drive through mid on for a single

Sri Lanka 202/2   DPMD Jayawardene 64* (52b 6x4 1x6)
35.1

Davison to Jayawardene, 1 run, extra turn from off and middle, but Mahela has no issues with it as he gets the front foot across and works it square

35.4

Davison to Jayawardene, 1 run, on Mahela's pads, he will nudge those singles through the leg side all day if he has to

35.6

Davison to Jayawardene, 1 run, short ball, Mahela latches on in a flash and rolls the wrists over a controlled pull. There is protection in the deep so he is restricted to a single

Sri Lanka 215/2   DPMD Jayawardene 67* (55b 6x4 1x6)
36.1

Khurram Chohan to Jayawardene, FOUR, that's a Mahela special. Saw him do this several times in the IPL. Full ball angling into him, Mahela responds by moving the front foot across outside off and then laps it along with the angle, fine enough to beat the man at 45 on the leg side inside the circle. That wasn't too far away from being a six

36.2

Khurram Chohan to Jayawardene, no run, almost in the blockhole, Mahela digs it out to the leg side of the pitch

36.3

Khurram Chohan to Jayawardene, FOUR, oho, a thing of beauty that shot! Full toss from Chohan on the pads, most batsmen would have brutalised it, but not for Mahela the violent shots. He waves his magic wand in a short reluctant arc and redirects the ball in front of square leg for four

36.4

Khurram Chohan to Jayawardene, 1 run, he down shifts a gear now to pick up a single through mid on

Sri Lanka 224/2   DPMD Jayawardene 76* (59b 8x4 1x6)
37.2

Davison to Jayawardene, 1 run, flighted on off, Mahela gets inside the line and works it through midwicket for one more

37.4

Davison to Jayawardene, 1 run, another single as Mahela's wrists come into play a turn a delivery turning in from off towards midwicket

37.6

Davison to Jayawardene, 2 runs, short and wide outside off, Mahela focuses on placement rather than power as he deflects it into the gap through point for a couple

Sri Lanka 236/2   DPMD Jayawardene 80* (62b 8x4 1x6)
38.4

Balaji Rao to Jayawardene, 2 runs, Mahela is finding gaps everywhere and plugging them with the dexterity of a dentist. Reaches across and works him against the spin through midwicket for a couple

38.5

Balaji Rao to Jayawardene, no run, drives with the spin, but straight to cover

38.6

Balaji Rao to Jayawardene, 1 leg bye, on the pads as Mahela shapes to sweep. He gets something on it, behind square, for a single

Sri Lanka 242/2   DPMD Jayawardene 82* (65b 8x4 1x6)
39.1

Davison to Jayawardene, 1 run, Mahela chips Davison with the spin over mid on but short of long on for a single

39.3

Davison to Jayawardene, 1 run, three on the trot, this is more golf than cricket. Mahela tees off for a single down the ground now

39.6

Davison to Jayawardene, 1 run, over-pitched on the pads, Mahela gladly uses the extra pace and sweeps it towards deep backward square leg for a single

Sri Lanka 247/2   DPMD Jayawardene 85* (68b 8x4 1x6)
40.1

Balaji Rao to Jayawardene, 2 runs, on middle and leg, Mahela looks for the lap sweep, did that hit bat or pad first? Polite appeal turned down, as they take a couple

40.2

Balaji Rao to Jayawardene, no run, looks for another run through square leg, but finds the fielder this time

40.3

Balaji Rao to Jayawardene, no run, drops this short outside off, Mahela hangs back and cuts straight to the fielder

40.4

Balaji Rao to Jayawardene, 1 run, he'll do this all day, and now that lights are on, he'll do this all night. On the pads, Mahela easily clips it square and runs for the 250th run

Sri Lanka 250/2   DPMD Jayawardene 88* (72b 8x4 1x6)
41.1

Davison to Jayawardene, FOUR, and now bad fielding in the deep. This is not the easiest outfield to manage, and Sri Lankak born Ruvindu Gunasekara doesn't do it too well. Tossed up and turning in, Mahela goes down on a knee and slog sweeps. Ruvindu rubs back and looks to cover the angle, but lets it through as he tumbles.

41.2

Davison to Jayawardene, 1 run, again Mahela goes leg sidish as it turns in from outside off. Over to Sanga

41.4

Davison to Jayawardene, 2 runs, and now he drops short, too many bad balls. Mahela waits and cuts dextrously into the gap at deep point for a couple

41.5

Davison to Jayawardene, 1 run, works it off the pads this time for a single to wide mid on

Sri Lanka 267/2   DPMD Jayawardene 96* (76b 9x4 1x6)
42.1

Balaji Rao to Jayawardene, 1 run, Mahela hangs back and works with the angle through square leg for one more.

42.3

Balaji Rao to Jayawardene, 1 run, flat delivery on leg stump, Mahela stays back and taps to square leg.

42.5

Balaji Rao to Jayawardene, 1 run, leans out and works another single through square leg for one more.

Sri Lanka 272/3   DPMD Jayawardene 99* (79b 9x4 1x6)
43.4

Davison to Jayawardene, 1 run, Mahela breaks the record, well played. He leans out and works it with the spin through midwicket - typifies his entire innings, this shot.

43.6

Davison to Jayawardene, OUT, Well, Mahela was tiring, it did seem he was going to throw caution to the winds once he reached 100. He gets across the line and looks to lap sweep over short fine leg. Makes good connection, but can't get it over the fielder. Ends up giving the fielder catching practice. Well played, Mahela.

DPMD Jayawardene c Balaji Rao b Davison 100 (115m 81b 9x4 1x6) SR: 123.45

Sri Lanka 276/4   DPMD Jayawardene 100 (81b 9x4 1x6)
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