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

1.1

Osinde to Tharanga, no run, hits the deck back of a length and gets it to hit the bat hard as Tharanga defends from the crease

1.2

Osinde to Tharanga, 1 run, a short ball now, nice carry but it didn't exactly zip off the surface. Tharanga was comfortably into the pull shot and got it square for a couple

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   H Osinde 1-0-7-0

3.1

Osinde to Tharanga, 1 leg bye, Osinde drifts onto Tharanga's pads and he doesn't make connection with the flick. Leg bye through square leg,

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

3.5

Osinde to Tharanga, no run, full length on off stump, Tharanga moves into the check drive and plays it smoothly into the covers

3.6

Osinde to Tharanga, 1 wide, the first sign of swing, but it is wasted down the leg side

3.6

Osinde to Tharanga, no run, beats him outside the off, good ball from Osinde as he gets one to hold its line, having got the previous ball to move inwards. Tharanga gets half forward and plays for the movement and ends up playing inside the line.

Sri Lanka 18/0   H Osinde 2-0-10-0

5.1

Osinde to Tharanga, no run, Surkari has redeemed himself with an awesome stop at point. Short and wide, asking to be hit and Tharanga guides it smartly, and it seemed headed for four to the left of point. Someone forgot to inform Surkari who flew away and stopped it with one hand.

Sri Lanka 26/0   H Osinde 2.1-0-10-0

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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