ICC Cricket World Cup, 20th Match, Group A: Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (RPS), Mar 5, 2011
ICC Cricket World Cup - 20th match, Group A
No result
5 March 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)
16.4

Krejza to Samaraweera, no run, Krejza slants the ball across the right-hander from round the wicket and zips it back into him from outside off. Lots of turn there. Murali, are you watching? Samaraweera lets it go

16.5

Krejza to Samaraweera, no run, the offbreak outside off, Samaraweera defends

16.6

Krejza to Samaraweera, 1 run, played off the pads behind square for a single ... Ponting had brought a silly point in for that final ball

Sri Lanka 78/3   TT Samaraweera 1* (3b)
17.1

Watson to Samaraweera, 1 run, short of a length angling into the right-hander, tucked off the body towards long leg

17.3

Watson to Samaraweera, no run, played off the back foot towards cover

17.4

Watson to Samaraweera, no run, Watson nips the ball from a good length outside off into the right-hander, cramping Samaraweera for room

17.5

Watson to Samaraweera, no run, Watson unleashes the bouncer, but it's a slower one. Samaraweera played the pull too early and didn't make contact

17.6

Watson to Samaraweera, 1 run, short of a length delivery angling into the rib cage, Samaraweera moves across and plays it behind square

Sri Lanka 81/3   TT Samaraweera 3* (8b)
18.1

Krejza to Samaraweera, no run, Samaraweera tries to drive through the off but the turn into him from around the wicket causes an inside edge on the leg side

18.2

Krejza to Samaraweera, 1 wide, Krejza spun the ball down leg and Samaraweera had come a long way forward and was beaten. He got his foot just behind the line before Haddin took off the bails

18.2

Krejza to Samaraweera, 1 run, that kept low as well, pulled off the back foot

Sri Lanka 83/3   TT Samaraweera 4* (10b)
19.1

Watson to Samaraweera, 1 run, that's a fine yorker and Samaraweera does well to dig it out through square leg

19.5

Watson to Samaraweera, 1 run, tucked off the hips towards square leg

Sri Lanka 86/3   TT Samaraweera 6* (12b)
20.2

Krejza to Samaraweera, 1 run, Samaraweera strides forward and nudges the ball off his pads towards square. Haddin sprints to do the fielding

20.4

Krejza to Samaraweera, 1 run, Samaraweera goes deep into his crease and budges the ball behind square

Sri Lanka 91/3   TT Samaraweera 8* (14b)
21.5

Watson to Samaraweera, no run, an appeal from Watson as Samaraweera strides forward and gets hit on the front pad by a good length delivery that nips into the right-hander. Did it strike the pad just outside off? It did, just about. Australia's review against the not-out decision is unsuccessful.

21.6

Watson to Samaraweera, no run, Watson pitches the ball on a good length outside off and nips it back into Samaraweera, who stays in his crease and defends this time

Sri Lanka 97/3   TT Samaraweera 8* (16b)
22.2

Krejza to Samaraweera, no run, Samaraweera goes deep into his crease and plays the ball on the on side

22.3

Krejza to Samaraweera, 1 run, Samaraweera moves forward and drives a full ball towards long-on

Sri Lanka 99/3   TT Samaraweera 9* (18b)
23.1

Smith to Samaraweera, no run, defended on the front foot with bat and pad close together

23.2

Smith to Samaraweera, no run, that drifted in a touch and turned away from Samaraweera, who let the ball go. Lots of flight

23.3

Smith to Samaraweera, 1 run, Sri Lanka reach hundred with a cover drive from Samaraweera through the in field

23.6

Smith to Samaraweera, 1 run, tossed up wide outside off, Samaraweera reaches out for it and drives towards the fielder on the sweeper boundary

Sri Lanka 102/3   TT Samaraweera 11* (22b)
24.1

Krejza to Samaraweera, FOUR, dangerous shot with a slip in place. Samaraweera backs away to make room and cuts an offbreak past the fielder at first slip

24.2

Krejza to Samaraweera, 1 run, nudged off the pads towards midwicket for a single

24.5

Krejza to Samaraweera, 1 run, nudged off the pads behind square for a single

Sri Lanka 109/3   TT Samaraweera 17* (25b 1x4)
25.2

Smith to Samaraweera, no run, driven inside out from the crease towards cover

25.3

Smith to Samaraweera, 1 run, flighted ball on off stump, driven off the front foot towards long off

Sri Lanka 112/3   TT Samaraweera 18* (27b 1x4)
26.4

Krejza to Samaraweera, no run, tossed up slowly on off and middle, Samaraweera came forward, waited for a bit, and then defended

26.5

Krejza to Samaraweera, 1 run, played with the turn from the crease through the leg side

Sri Lanka 115/3   TT Samaraweera 19* (29b 1x4)
27.1

Smith to Samaraweera, no run, smith tosses the ball up outside off and spins it away, Samaraweera lets it go

27.2

Smith to Samaraweera, 1 run, this time he cuts towards deep point for a single

27.5

Smith to Samaraweera, no run, Samaraweera goes back in his crease and cuts the ball towards backward point

27.6

Smith to Samaraweera, 1 run, he goes back again and cuts harder, towards the fielder on the sweeper boundary

Sri Lanka 118/3   TT Samaraweera 21* (33b 1x4)
28.1

Tait to Samaraweera, no run, good length ball but a touch wide outside off, Samaraweera plays the ball towards point

28.2

Tait to Samaraweera, 1 run, the yorker but Samaraweera is up for it and digs it out on the off side for a quick single

28.5

Tait to Samaraweera, FOUR, this time he strays on to Samaraweera's pads and the batsman closes the face so late to nudge the ball past Haddin towards the boundary

28.6

Tait to Samaraweera, no run, better line, around off stump, Samaraweera defends on the back foot towards the off side

Sri Lanka 124/3   TT Samaraweera 26* (37b 2x4)
29.2

Lee to Samaraweera, no run, Lee tails the ball from a good length into the right-hander, Samaraweera punches the ball towards Lee off the front foot

29.3

Lee to Samaraweera, 2 runs, a nice friendly full toss on middle stump, Samaraweera flicks the ball towards deep square

29.4

Lee to Samaraweera, 2 runs, that kept rather low and it was headed for middle stump before Samaraweera clipped it behind square

29.5

Lee to Samaraweera, no run, short of a length outside off, played awkwardly off the back foot towards point

29.6

Lee to Samaraweera, no run, good length and very straight, Samaraweera moves back and across and pushes towards the leg side

Sri Lanka 129/3   TT Samaraweera 30* (42b 2x4)
30.6

Krejza to Samaraweera, 1 run, flighted outside off stump, he pushed forward tentatively and picks up a single as the ball rolls away towards cover

Sri Lanka 131/3   TT Samaraweera 31* (43b 2x4)
31.1

Smith to Samaraweera, 1 run, drive with the turn wide of point

31.3

Smith to Samaraweera, no run, tossed up very full, he stays beside the line and drives inside out to extra cover, good player of spin, Thilan

31.4

Smith to Samaraweera, 1 run, follows this wide delivery that turns away a long way, manages to dab it away fine on the off side

Sri Lanka 134/3   TT Samaraweera 33* (46b 2x4)
32.2

Krejza to Samaraweera, 1 run, goes forward to a flighted ball, and Sri Lanka get away with another mix-up, Thilan hurries back in to his crease

32.5

Krejza to Samaraweera, no run, goes for the forward defensive, was it pad first, was it bat, Krejza asks the question in hope, Ponting seems more confident, goes for the review right away as the appeal is turned down, replays show the ball was going to miss leg stump with all that turn on offer, Australia lose their last review

Sri Lanka 146/3   TT Samaraweera 34* (48b 2x4)
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