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)
23.1

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

23.2

Balaji Rao to Sangakkara, 2 runs, Canada's fielding has been pretty good so far today, this time it wasn't, sanga tipped the ball towards square leg and set off for a single, the fielder at square leg can't collect the ball cleanly and gives away an extra run

23.3

Balaji Rao to Sangakkara, no run, defended to the leg side

23.4

Balaji Rao to Sangakkara, 1 run, the googly from Rao, spins away after pitching well outside off, chopped towards point

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   WD Balaji Rao 1-0-5-0
25.1

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

25.2

Balaji Rao to Sangakkara, 1 run, full ball on the pads, driven towards wide mid-on for 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

25.6

Balaji Rao to Sangakkara, no run, plenty of confused calling after Sanga jabs the ball behind point, fielder is quickly on to the ball, no run

Sri Lanka 125/2   WD Balaji Rao 2-0-8-0
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

27.3

Balaji Rao to Sangakkara, no run, responds with a good turn, slightly quicker, and turns in, Sangakkara is beaten as he looks to drive

27.4

Balaji Rao to Sangakkara, 1 run, big appeal for lbw, a flighted delivery from Balaji, pitching outside leg and hits Sanga on the pads outside leg as well as he looks to sweep

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   WD Balaji Rao 3-0-17-0
30.1

Balaji Rao to Sangakkara, SIX, Shot! brilliant from Sangakkara, well outside off, but Sanga comes down the track and lofts that straight back down the ground, clears the long boundary

30.2

Balaji Rao to Sangakkara, no run, pushed back towards the bowler

30.3

Balaji Rao to Sangakkara, no run, on the pads, Sanga glances it towards short fine leg

30.4

Balaji Rao to Sangakkara, 1 run, flighted delivery, lands on a length on middle and leg, punched down to long-off for a single, that was a googly from Balaji

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   WD Balaji Rao 4-0-28-0
38.1

Balaji Rao to Sangakkara, no run, tossed up on the stumps, Sanga works with the spin to the leg side and the bowler fields

38.2

Balaji Rao to Sangakkara, 2 runs, drops the googly short, Sanga hangs back, picks it early and cuts through covers for a couple

38.3

Balaji Rao to Sangakkara, 1 run, over-pitched on middle and leg, Sanga gets the front foot across to sweep for the 150th run of the stand. It's come off 116 balls.

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   WD Balaji Rao 5-0-33-0
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

40.5

Balaji Rao to Sangakkara, FOUR, inventive from Sanga and he gets four for his efforts. Rank short wrong 'un that turns away and sits up for Sanga to bang through the off side. He concentrated on getting it over the head of the cover fielder and picked up four

40.6

Balaji Rao to Sangakkara, 2 runs, driven to long on for a couple more. Ominous signs.

Sri Lanka 256/2   WD Balaji Rao 6-0-42-0
42.1

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

42.2

Balaji Rao to Perera, 1 run, short googly, skids on as Thisara picks it, hangs back and cuts in front of square for one

42.3

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

42.4

Balaji Rao to Perera, 1 run, nice googly flighted on leg stump, Thisara gets a leading edge as he looks to flick and gets a single to cover

42.5

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

42.6

Balaji Rao to Perera, 1 run, full on leg stump, Thisara moves to the leg side, takes it on the pitch and flicks powerfully for a single

Sri Lanka 273/3   WD Balaji Rao 7-0-48-0
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