ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 3rd match, Group A

Sri Lanka v Canada

Sri Lanka won by 210 runs

47.2

Rizwan Cheema to Samaraweera, no run, oho, mix up from the batsmen, mix up from the fielders. Much ado about nothing. Steeres straight to point by Thilan, Angelo was almost all the way down before he realised Thilan wasn't coming. Cheema took a while gettng back to the bowler's end. He collected the throw, but could not break the stumps.

47.3

Rizwan Cheema to Samaraweera, 1 run, this time Thilan gets the single in front of square. Over to Angelo.

47.5

Rizwan Cheema to Samaraweera, FOUR, smarts from Samaraweera. Playing the pace of the ball, backing away and steering with finesse through third man. Shot of a man with a 50+ Test average.

47.6

Rizwan Cheema to Samaraweera, 1 run, and he gets a single to midwicket to retain strike

Sri Lanka 313/6   TT Samaraweera 6* (4b 1x4)

48.1

Baidwan to Samaraweera, 1 run, Thilan hangs in the crease and works it in front of square for another single

48.5

Baidwan to Samaraweera, 2 runs, short ball, Thilan waits for it and rolls the wrist to send it behind square for a couple

48.6

Baidwan to Samaraweera, FOUR, Thilan's giving a strong case for promotion here! He fashions a late dab out of nowehere as Baidwan lands this in line with off, back of a length. Thilan arches back and opens the face to steer it away very fine for four more

Sri Lanka 320/7   TT Samaraweera 13* (7b 2x4)

49.2

Rizwan Cheema to Samaraweera, FOUR, my my, Thilan is playing some exquisite non-slog overs shots here. Another delicate cut behind point, much squarer than last time, but he's timing them perfectly here. Waited for it to sit up and caressed it on top of the bounce.

49.3

Rizwan Cheema to Samaraweera, no run, smart, yorker, but well outside off and close to the tram-lines. He gets away with it

49.4

Rizwan Cheema to Samaraweera, 1 run, offcutter breaks back in appreciably, Thilan waits and opens the face to steer another single through the off side

Sri Lanka 326/7   TT Samaraweera 18* (10b 3x4)

Photos

Feb 20, 2011

Rizwan Cheema prepares for a big shot, Sri Lanka v Canada, Group A, World Cup 2011, Hambantota, February 20, 2011

Rizwan Cheema prepares for a big shot

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Feb 20, 2011

Sri Lanka and Canada's players shake hands after their match, Sri Lanka v Canada, Group A, World Cup 2011, Hambantota, February 20, 2011

Sri Lanka and Canada's players shake hands after their match

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