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)
1.3

Osinde to Dilshan, no run, back of a length outside Dilshan's off stump this time and he plays that force-cut shot that he's made his own. Incredible how he manages to time that despite the lack of room. This time he finds point

1.4

Osinde to Dilshan, FOUR, Dilshan's away with a boundary, again that patent scythe through point. Short again, not very wide, Dilshan almost played the pull, starting the arc around third man and ending at mid off, and the ball sped to the left of a diving point. Crisp shot

1.5

Osinde to Dilshan, no run, short again, but this time even Dilshan could not make room as he looked to force it away

1.6

Osinde to Dilshan, 1 no ball, uh-oh, free-hit coming up. Decent ball otherwise, not there for the drive outside off as Dilshan tries to punch through the off side

1.6

Osinde to Dilshan, 1 run, bowls the bouncer, Dilshan saw it and was onto it in a flash. Osinde, however, had protection at deep backward square leg and Dilshan's pull raced away straight to the fielder

Sri Lanka 10/0   TM Dilshan 5* (5b 1x4)
2.1

Khurram Chohan to Dilshan, FOUR, alright folks, this could be fun. Dilshan has tried to hit every single ball so far. Chohan obliges with a gentle half volley just outside off. Dilshan liked it so much he did not bother with footwork and just thumped it through extra cover. Violence.

2.2

Khurram Chohan to Dilshan, no run, and again, just a little fuller and making it tougher for Dilshan to drive, he still timed it well and straight to cover

2.3

Khurram Chohan to Dilshan, no run, Chohan shortens the length, Dilshan stays in the crease and plays his first defensive shot of the day, to the man who has just moved to short cover

2.4

Khurram Chohan to Dilshan, no run, another full and flowing over-pitched offering outside off, Dilshan whacks the leather off it with a smeared cover drive and Davison does well at cover to field it

2.5

Khurram Chohan to Dilshan, no run, back of good length this time, Dilshan check drives straight to cover

2.6

Khurram Chohan to Dilshan, no run, good finish to the over, Chohan again keeps it wisely short of a length and it is defended to short cover

Sri Lanka 14/0   TM Dilshan 9* (11b 2x4)
3.2

Osinde to Dilshan, 1 wide, huge wide, so wide that the irrepressible Dilshan can't reach it, though he tries to bend towards the off side and dangle the bat at it.

3.2

Osinde to Dilshan, no run, short of a length a foot outside off, Dilshan goes for the cut and expends a lot of energy with his vicious bat swing, but doesn't time it

3.3

Osinde to Dilshan, no run, again short of length outside off, Dilshan is swinging so wildly outside off, he might do a muscle or something. Another swish and a miss.

3.4

Osinde to Dilshan, 1 run, ah you expect better from Canada. Poor fielding at point as Dilshan forces a short ball off the back foot. Surkari the culprit, and they have a single

Sri Lanka 17/0   TM Dilshan 10* (14b 2x4)
4.1

Khurram Chohan to Dilshan, FOUR, ah, Dilshan was getting desperate waiting for the sightscreen to be sorted out, he's rifled the first ball on resumption emphatically through the covers. Length ball, sits up nicely for Dilshan who bends low and comes up with fury and thumps it hard.

4.2

Khurram Chohan to Dilshan, 1 run, again full, but not so wide. No matter, Dilshan still timed the square drive on the up, but found the fielder in the deep

4.6

Khurram Chohan to Dilshan, no run, that foot of width outside off again for Dilshan, he hits it hard and straight to point

Sri Lanka 26/0   TM Dilshan 15* (17b 3x4)
6.1

Khurram Chohan to Dilshan, no run, tight stuff from Chohan, on a length and it goes through at a low height for Dilshan to play a checked cover drive

6.2

Khurram Chohan to Dilshan, no run, just back of a length and enough room outside off for Dilshan to play the steer. Point jumps away and cuts it off once again

6.3

Khurram Chohan to Dilshan, 1 run, this is actually very good disciplined bowling. Chohan has no pace, but he's not giving any freebies. Back of a length, on off stump, and even a restless Dilshan can't muscle it through the covers. He pats it into the off side for a single

Sri Lanka 29/0   TM Dilshan 16* (20b 3x4)
7.1

Baidwan to Dilshan, no run, a Collingwoodesque trundle, offcutter landed just outside off, Dilshan can't do much with it

7.2

Baidwan to Dilshan, FOUR, Baidwan is slower than Chohan, and he gives Dilshan a sliver of width outside off, Dilshan gives it everything as he looks to play the extravagant cut and gets an outside edge to third man

7.3

Baidwan to Dilshan, no run, better line and length, Dilshan can't drive or cut, he just defends

7.4

Baidwan to Dilshan, no run, again, tight line back of a length outside off and Dilshan defends with an angled bat to the off side

7.5

Baidwan to Dilshan, no run, looks to steer him square again, but finds point

7.6

Baidwan to Dilshan, no run, another dot ball, good recovery. Back of a length and very close to off stump - the sort of ball you perfect in gully cricket. Dilshan tries to pack a punch in his cut, but hits it feebly in the direction of point

Sri Lanka 37/0   TM Dilshan 20* (26b 4x4)
8.3

Khurram Chohan to Dilshan, 1 run, length ball to Dilshan, he sets himself up for that booming cover drive again, but it is just not coming on to the bat. Gets only a single to deep cover

8.6

Khurram Chohan to Dilshan, no run, back of a length outside off, punched firmly to the covers

Sri Lanka 42/0   TM Dilshan 21* (28b 4x4)
9.2

Baidwan to Dilshan, FOUR, Dilshan's dumped him back down the ground. Dearly disdainful Dilshan. Friendly length ball at something around 120 kph, Dilshan happily reaches out gets under it and thumps it back with a straight bat.

9.3

Baidwan to Dilshan, FOUR, the only thing worse than a length ball at this pace, is a full toss at this pace. Baidwan finds out the hard way. Dilshan didn't even break into a sweat this time, just waited for it and punched it back between the pitch and mid on

9.4

Baidwan to Dilshan, 2 runs, width this time, that's the entire gamut of what not to bowl. Dilshan cracks it away square for a couple

9.5

Baidwan to Dilshan, 1 run, fuller length ball coming in and Dilshan heaves it away edgily through square leg for one

Sri Lanka 54/0   TM Dilshan 32* (32b 6x4)
10.1

Hansra to Dilshan, no run, lands this outside off and Dilshan looks for the cover drive. Can't find the gap though

10.2

Hansra to Dilshan, no run, very full and on the stumps, Dilshan is quick to play the sweep, but it was onto him faster than he expected

10.3

Hansra to Dilshan, FOUR, not this time. Hansra fires it in on middle and leg, Dilshan is ready in a flash and sweeps powerfully for four

10.4

Hansra to Dilshan, no run, full length again, not an iota of turn yet, Dilshan drives off the front foot into the off side

10.5

Hansra to Dilshan, no run

10.6

Hansra to Dilshan, 1 run, this time he opens the face and gets it to elude the man at cover. Single to the deep

Sri Lanka 59/0   TM Dilshan 37* (38b 7x4)
11.1

Baidwan to Dilshan, 1 run, on Dilshan's pads and he looks for the heave over the on side. Gets a single to backward square leg

11.3

Baidwan to Dilshan, no run, full length on the stumps and defended to the of side

11.4

Baidwan to Dilshan, 1 wide, slower ball slips down the leg side as Dilshan looks to sweep and it is called a wide

11.4

Baidwan to Dilshan, 1 run, length ball angling in, lands on middle as Dilshan looks to force through the on side. Gets just the single

Sri Lanka 63/0   TM Dilshan 39* (41b 7x4)
12.1

Hansra to Dilshan, 1 run, tossed up on the pads, flicked with the spin through midwicket

12.4

Hansra to Dilshan, no run, dead bat from Dilshan. Shock and horror. Full on off stump and defended to the off side

12.5

Hansra to Dilshan, no run

12.6

Hansra to Dilshan, no run, plays with the turn down the ground, but can't get it past mid on

Sri Lanka 65/1   TM Dilshan 40* (45b 7x4)
13.2

Baidwan to Dilshan, FOUR, Dilshan rolls along to 5000 ODI runs. Baidwan helps him along with a short ball outside off, Dilshan resists the temptation to jump around in glee. Waits for it and cracks it through the off side.

13.3

Baidwan to Dilshan, no run, better line, no width this time as Dilshan tries to force off the back foot

13.4

Baidwan to Dilshan, no run, slower ball, full on off stump and Dilshan decides to defend as it comes on slowly

13.5

Baidwan to Dilshan, 1 run, full toss on the pads, Dilshan swipes it off the pads through square leg for one

Sri Lanka 71/1   TM Dilshan 45* (49b 8x4)
14.1

Hansra to Dilshan, 1 run, straightens from off stump, Dilshan reaches out and defends to the off side with soft hands. Single

14.6

Hansra to Dilshan, no run, Dilshan stays in the crease and opens the face to dab towards third man. He can't beat the man inside the circle

Sri Lanka 73/1   TM Dilshan 46* (51b 8x4)
15.3

Rizwan Cheema to Dilshan, 1 run, short of a length outside off, Dilshan cuts powerfully into the deep for another single

Sri Lanka 75/1   TM Dilshan 47* (52b 8x4)
16.3

Hansra to Dilshan, no run, a quicker ball outside off, Dilshan goes for a flamboyant cut but misses

16.4

Hansra to Dilshan, 1 run, tucked towards midwicket for a sharp single

16.6

Hansra to Dilshan, no run, on the pads, swept firmly, but can't beat short fine leg

Sri Lanka 83/1   TM Dilshan 48* (55b 8x4)
17.2

Rizwan Cheema to Dilshan, no run, looks to cut a delivery that is very close to offstump, bottom-edges it and that nearly cannons on to the stumps, bounces over

17.3

Rizwan Cheema to Dilshan, 1 run, rolls his fingers to deliver a slower ball, pushed towards cover

Sri Lanka 85/1   TM Dilshan 49* (57b 8x4)
18.6

Hansra to Dilshan, 1 run, short ball on legstump, tucked towards square leg fir a single that brings up his half-century

Sri Lanka 88/1   TM Dilshan 50* (58b 8x4)
19.1

Rizwan Cheema to Dilshan, OUT, That's the end of Dilshan, holes out to deep cover, a short of length ball well outside off, Dilshan chases after that one and gets it only as far as the fielder in the deep, Dilshan falls for exactly 50

TM Dilshan c Davison b Rizwan Cheema 50 (86m 59b 8x4 0x6) SR: 84.74

Sri Lanka 88/2   TM Dilshan 50 (59b 8x4)
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