ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 20th match, Group A

Sri Lanka v Australia

No result

0.1

Lee to Tharanga, no run, Lee runs in and bowls a gentle short of a length ball, by his standards, around leg stump, and Tharanga works it away on the leg side

0.2

Lee to Tharanga, no run, 142.4 kph length delivery, didn't look like that the way it came off the pitch slowly, Tharanga in fact waited on it before plonking it down close on the off side

0.3

Lee to Tharanga, 2 runs, Lee goes fuller across the left-hander and Tharanga is away, pushing out to guide it wide of point, and wide of third man as well

0.4

Lee to Tharanga, no run, tests out what the pitch has, bangs in a bouncer, Tharanga is taken by surprise and goes under it

0.5

Lee to Tharanga, no run, this one is on the stumps from just short of a length, tucks Tharanga up, and he opens the face to play it out to point

0.6

Lee to Tharanga, no run, the short of a length ball arrives, not the bouncer, and tharanga easily keeps it down for Lee to field it

Sri Lanka 2/0   WU Tharanga 2* (6b)

1.6

Tait to Tharanga, no run, 149.5 kph ripper that thuds into Tharanga's defensive bat and rolls away without harm on the off side, this is super stuff from Tait

Sri Lanka 7/1   WU Tharanga 2* (7b)

2.2

Lee to Tharanga, no run, Tharanga gets one in his zone, wide and short outside off stump, cuts on the bounce to point

2.3

Lee to Tharanga, 1 wide, 109.1 kph slower one from Lee, but goes wrong completely, pitches outside leg and moves further away down the leg side

2.3

Lee to Tharanga, 1 run, gets it on target this time, on a length going across Tharanga, who gets forward and pushes it wide of extra cover

Sri Lanka 12/1   WU Tharanga 3* (9b)

3.2

Tait to Tharanga, no run, bowls the bouncer, tharanga thinks it can be carved over point, but was late on the shot

3.3

Tait to Tharanga, no run, another bouncer, higher this time, 147.2 kph, tharanga goes underneath it hurriedly

3.4

Tait to Tharanga, 1 run, they steal a single as Tharanga drops this one in front of point

3.6

Tait to Tharanga, no run, right on the money is Tait, length ball on the stumps, Tharanga blocks resolutely

Sri Lanka 22/1   WU Tharanga 4* (13b)

4.6

Lee to Tharanga, no run, cut away off the back foot to cover, too much bounce for Tharanga's liking

Sri Lanka 23/1   WU Tharanga 4* (14b)

5.2

Watson to Tharanga, 1 run, fuller from Watto, and he is coming on to the front foot and driving it wide of mid off, what a difference a few yards of pace make

Sri Lanka 25/1   WU Tharanga 5* (15b)

6.1

Lee to Tharanga, 1 run, Tharanga gets away, he was very late in bringing an angled bat down on a length ball around off stump, and got an inside edge on to pad that rolled away on the off side

6.3

Lee to Tharanga, no run, short one on leg stump, he goes outside the line and tries to turn it past a very short short fine leg, but he puts in the dive to stop a certain boundary

6.4

Lee to Tharanga, OUT, what a take! Tharanga cannot believe it, it was that short and wide delivery that he likes to take toll of, but it bounced a shade too much for his comfort, tand he cut it in the air past point, or thought he had, but Steve Smith there pulled off a stunner, timing his leap at full stretch to perfection, taking it one handed, he juggled with it somewhat before taking it cleanly in the end, that ball was really traveling like a bullet, if not a 'tracer' bullet

WU Tharanga c Smith b Lee 6 (32m 18b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Sri Lanka 31/2   WU Tharanga 6 (18b)

Photos

Mar 5, 2011

Persistent rain in Colombo led to the game being called off after 32.5 overs, Sri Lanka v Australia, Group A, World Cup 2011, Colombo, March 5, 2011

Persistent rain in Colombo led to the game being called off after 32.5 overs

© Manoj Ridimahaliyadda

Mar 5, 2011

Fans take refuge from the rain, Sri Lanka v Australia, Group A, World Cup 2011, Colombo, March 5, 2011

Fans take refuge from the rain

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