ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Wicket commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 3rd match, Group A

Sri Lanka v Canada

Sri Lanka won by 210 runs

1.1

Perera to Davison, OUT, Perera starts with a beauty, Davison is gone for a first-baller, a short of length ball that moves in a touch, not sure whether there was an inside-edge on that, Davison looking to push the ball towards mid-off, the ball ends up crashing into the stumps, Perera is a wicket-taker, he was Sri Lanka's leading wicket-taker in one-dayers last year, first ball wicket in the World Cup for him

JM Davison b Perera 0 (4m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Canada 0/1   R Gunasekera 0* (6b)   NLTC Perera 0.1-0-0-1

2.5

Kulasekara to Gunasekera, OUT, Kula gets the second wicket, this might be an early finish at this rate, Gunasekara stay is over, plants his front foot forward and cracks that towards cover, a low catch clasped by the fielder who barely had to move, Canada have lost their openers

R Gunasekera c Dilshan b Kulasekara 1 (12m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 10.00

Canada 8/2   ZE Surkari 3* (6b)   KMDN Kulasekara 1.5-1-2-1

3.6

Perera to Surkari, OUT, Perera gets his second, Canada's collapsing here, a length ball that strikes Surkari on the pads in front of middle, that was going on to hit, no doubt about it, the umpire didn't have any, he raises the finger, and Canada are three down

ZE Surkari lbw b Perera 6 (12m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

Canada 12/3   AS Hansra 1* (3b)   NLTC Perera 2-0-6-2

17.5

Samaraweera to Hansra, OUT, Murali couldn't get a wicket, neither could Mendis or Dilshan, but Samaraweera ,their fourth choice spinner, can, he has Hansra out stumped as the batsman looking to force the ball through covers, he had dragged his back leg out of the crease, couldn't get it back in before Sanga took the bails off, Sanga was very confident that was out even before the third umpire was called for, sanada lose their fourth, it was the arm ball from Samaraweera that brought about the dismissal, he had started out as a specialist offpsinner remember

AS Hansra st †Sangakkara b Samaraweera 9 (46m 49b 0x4 0x6) SR: 18.36

Canada 42/4   A Bagai 19* (37b 2x4)   TT Samaraweera 0.5-0-1-1

21.3

Perera to Bagai, OUT, Murali has the doosra, but Thisara has the theesra. Fast length ball outside off, Bagai flashes at it without moving the feet. Thin edge, safely through to Sanga.

A Bagai c †Sangakkara b Perera 22 (58m 47b 2x4 0x6) SR: 46.80

Canada 53/5   Rizwan Cheema 8* (12b 1x4)   NLTC Perera 4.3-0-11-3

24.3

Kulasekara to Gordon, OUT, this is dream bowling from Kula. Superb offcutter, landed on the seam and reared up like a monster as it moved away. Tyson was squared up big time there. In fact he became (Tyson)^2. Ended taking the outside edge as he desperately tried to get bat on it. Sanga gobbles it behind the stumps.

TG Gordon c †Sangakkara b Kulasekara 4 (16m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

Canada 68/6   Rizwan Cheema 18* (20b 3x4)   KMDN Kulasekara 4.3-1-14-2

26.2

Kulasekara to Khurram Chohan, OUT, Kula delivers a surprisingly pacy bouncer and Chohan is taken aback as he shapes to pull in haste. That either took top edge or shoulder before ballooning up and Sanga pouched it as he tumbled forward. Cleanly taken, so the umpires are checking what that hit. Replays say it went off the glove, so Chohan is on the way back. He's a little confused, he seemed to suggest it hit the shoulder

Khurram Chohan c †Sangakkara b Kulasekara 4 (11m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Canada 74/7   Rizwan Cheema 20* (23b 3x4)   KMDN Kulasekara 5.2-2-15-3

31.3

Muralitharan to Rizwan Cheema, OUT, aha, you can hit Murali for a couple of sixes, but you can't get away from him can you? Murali foxes Cheema out with another doosra, Cheema did not pick it as it broke away from the like of off stump. Cheema was playing for off spin and looking to launch it straight, it took the outside edge and ended in short third man's hand

Rizwan Cheema c Jayawardene b Muralitharan 37 (65m 35b 4x4 2x6) SR: 105.71

Canada 103/8   HS Baidwan 10* (20b 1x4)   M Muralitharan 6.3-0-31-1

33.2

Muralitharan to Balaji Rao, OUT, and that's that. Tossed up on middle and leg, Balaji sweeps again without any intention of keeping it down. Catching practice for the man at deep backward square leg. Baidwan hangs around, waiting for Osinde to come out.

WD Balaji Rao c Tharanga b Muralitharan 6 (7m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 85.71

Canada 111/9   HS Baidwan 10* (24b 1x4)   M Muralitharan 7.2-0-32-2

36.5

Mendis to Osinde, OUT, and that's the end of that, the crowd roars, at least the portion of the crowd that stayed behind, loads left realising what a one-sided encounter was in store, the batsman looks to swing that to the leg side, it was a googly, clips the off bail, Canada have folded for 122

H Osinde b Mendis 4 (14m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

Canada 122/10   HS Baidwan 16* (35b 1x4)   BAW Mendis 7.5-3-18-1

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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