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)
1.5

Tait to Sangakkara, 1 run, full and coming in to the batsman, Sanga goes tentatively half forward and gets it towards midwicket to get off strike, wise move

Sri Lanka 7/1   KC Sangakkara 1* (1b)
2.1

Lee to Sangakkara, 3 runs, Sanga gets going, drives Lee with minimum of effort through cover, it was just short of a length and he eased it in to the gap, just the man Sri Lanka need right now

2.4

Lee to Sangakkara, no run, dug in short of a length, sitting up on this track, punched away nicely to extra cover

2.5

Lee to Sangakkara, FOUR, Sanga comes right forward to meet this one coming in from a length outside off, shows the full face of the bat, and holds the pose as the ball races past mid on

2.6

Lee to Sangakkara, 3 runs, Sanga is looking good, uses the angle from round the stumps to whip this length delivery wide of mid on, Lee has yet to find his radar

Sri Lanka 19/1   KC Sangakkara 11* (5b 1x4)
3.1

Tait to Sangakkara, 1 run, stands in the crease as this short of a length ball comes off lazily off the pitch, and punches it wide of mid off

3.5

Tait to Sangakkara, 1 run, Sanga wanted to send this length ball through cover, he bent the knee and went for the drive, but got an inside edge that flew past the stumps to fine leg

Sri Lanka 22/1   KC Sangakkara 13* (7b 1x4)
4.1

Lee to Sangakkara, no run, Lee starts off well in this over, just short of a length into Sanga who brings it down close to the stumps

4.2

Lee to Sangakkara, no run, late decision to guide this one, he was rooted to the crease, saw this one going across him, and at the last instant brought down the bat to play it away to point

4.3

Lee to Sangakkara, no run, 144.6 kph and hurrying on to Sanga who pushes too hard at it, and it travels fast to mid off, and Tharanga has to rush back in to his crease

4.4

Lee to Sangakkara, no run, no room to make use of the pace, Sanga tries to guide it past point but cannot

4.5

Lee to Sangakkara, 1 run, Sanga pushes this one softer to mid off than the one earlier this over, and goes scurrying across for the single, Ponting fires in the throw, Sanga was home with the clumsy dive in the end

Sri Lanka 23/1   KC Sangakkara 14* (12b 1x4)
5.1

Watson to Sangakkara, 1 run, the friendlier pace is to the batsman's liking, he can get the front foot out, and guides it wide of point

5.3

Watson to Sangakkara, FOUR, shot! Sanga has had enough of being pegged on the back foot, comes forward and stylishly slams this full delivery in the tiniest of gaps past cover

5.4

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, whoa, pushes this one and takes off at the same time, Watson got to the ball, and Sanga had to go back hastily

5.5

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, goes for another carve through covers but checks the shot at the last moment, short cover and short extra cover are playing on his mind

5.6

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, length ball pushed down the ground to mid off

Sri Lanka 29/1   KC Sangakkara 19* (17b 2x4)
6.2

Lee to Sangakkara, 1 run, just short of a length, enough for Sanga to work it past square leg

Sri Lanka 31/1   KC Sangakkara 20* (18b 2x4)
7.1

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, played down the ground to mid off

7.2

Watson to Sangakkara, 2 runs, flicked off the pads to fine leg

7.3

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, Sanga caught in two minds, if not more, went across and in the end pushed outside the line of one going across him, was he looking to run it to third man, was he looking to leave it, survives nevertheless

7.4

Watson to Sangakkara, FOUR, Watsone gets the outside edge, but it flies through a vacant slip cordon and wide of third man to the boundary, it was a length ball going across Sanga and he went for the drive off the front foot

7.5

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, played away on the off side

7.6

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, in the channel outside off stump, now he leaves with a flourish

Sri Lanka 42/2   KC Sangakkara 26* (24b 3x4)
9.1

Watson to Sangakkara, 1 run, length ball on middle, Sanga goes forward and turns it to midwicket who lets it slip away

Sri Lanka 46/2   KC Sangakkara 27* (25b 3x4)
10.1

Johnson to Sangakkara, 1 wide, goes full and wide down the leg side with the angle from over the wicket

10.1

Johnson to Sangakkara, no run, meets this full delivery with a confident forward push and the ball goes towards short midwicket

10.2

Johnson to Sangakkara, no run, tries to dab this shortish one away wide of point but cannot get the placement right

10.3

Johnson to Sangakkara, FOUR, lovely push-drive from Sanga, how good is that for timing, it was a length delivery some way outside off, Sanga brought the bat down nice and straight, bisected the gap between mid off and mid on, both of whom gave up the chase early

10.4

Johnson to Sangakkara, no run, turned away to mid on off the front foot, looking for that push-drive again

10.5

Johnson to Sangakkara, no run, played out towards covers

10.6

Johnson to Sangakkara, no run, he is so quick to get on that front foot, spots the length quickly and pushes it back to the bowler

Sri Lanka 57/2   KC Sangakkara 31* (31b 4x4)
11.2

Tait to Sangakkara, no run, 144.8 kph bouncer that makes Sanga go underneath it, it dies on its way to the keeper

11.3

Tait to Sangakkara, 1 run, back of a length just outside off stump, and he stays in the crease to push it past cover

Sri Lanka 59/2   KC Sangakkara 32* (33b 4x4)
12.1

Johnson to Sangakkara, 1 leg bye, rolls away fine off the pads, Haddin puts in the dive to collect it, Mahela wills Sanga in to the run

12.3

Johnson to Sangakkara, 1 run, good running, pushed in front of mid off and now Sanga takes on the throw, easily gets it in the end

12.5

Johnson to Sangakkara, no run, 131.6 short delivery, comes in sharply off the wicket to strike him on the shoulder, Sanga looks surprised, did it hit a crack? was it the off cutter? hard to tell, maybe bit of both

12.6

Johnson to Sangakkara, no run, pushed away to point off the back foot

Sri Lanka 67/2   KC Sangakkara 33* (37b 4x4)
13.5

Tait to Sangakkara, no run, bangs it in short of a length, not a very good idea on this wicket, he defends easily

13.6

Tait to Sangakkara, no run, waits for this one to come on outside off stump and guides it to point

Sri Lanka 70/2   KC Sangakkara 33* (39b 4x4)
14.2

Johnson to Sangakkara, no run, good length and straight from Johnson, Sangakkara gets behind the line and drives towards mid-on

14.3

Johnson to Sangakkara, no run, Sangakkara is taking a bit of a risk, moving across his stumps to clip a good length ball from middle stump towards midwicket

14.4

Johnson to Sangakkara, 2 runs, and again, Sangakkara walks across his stumps and flicks a good length ball from middle towards deep square ... if he misses ...

14.5

Johnson to Sangakkara, no run, and again, the step across the stumps and the flick towards midwicket

14.6

Johnson to Sangakkara, 1 run, outside off stump from Johnson this time, so Sangakkara waits in his crease and opens the face to steer the ball towards third man

Sri Lanka 74/2   KC Sangakkara 36* (44b 4x4)
15.1

Watson to Sangakkara, 1 run, good length, angling across the left-hander. Sangakkara dabs the ball towards third man

15.3

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, played on the leg side

15.4

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, Sangakkara stays in his crease and blocks

15.5

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, played towards cover

15.6

Watson to Sangakkara, 1 run, Sangakkara moves a touch towards the off and cuts towards third man

Sri Lanka 76/3   KC Sangakkara 38* (49b 4x4)
16.1

Krejza to Sangakkara, no run, tossed up on middle and off from round the wicket, dabbed from the crease towards point

16.2

Krejza to Sangakkara, no run, Krejza turns the ball away from Sangakkara after pitching on off, played off the back foot on the off side

16.3

Krejza to Sangakkara, 1 run, a touch shorter outside off and Sangakkara goes back to cut the ball hard and in the air through cover point

Sri Lanka 77/3   KC Sangakkara 39* (52b 4x4)
17.2

Watson to Sangakkara, 1 run, good length outside off, dabbed towards third man from the crease

Sri Lanka 80/3   KC Sangakkara 40* (53b 4x4)
18.3

Krejza to Sangakkara, no run, Sangakkara strides forward and defends

18.4

Krejza to Sangakkara, no run, short ball around off stump, cut off the back foot towards cover

18.5

Krejza to Sangakkara, no run, pushed off the front foot towards cover

18.6

Krejza to Sangakkara, no run, Krejza pitches outside off and turns it away from Sanga who gets on to the front foot and plays no shot

Sri Lanka 83/3   KC Sangakkara 40* (57b 4x4)
19.2

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, Sanga tries to use the width outside off to cut towards third man but gets beaten. Haddin completes a sharp take.

19.3

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, good length delivery from over the wicket, angling across the left-hander. Sangakkara defends from off stump towards cover

19.4

Watson to Sangakkara, 1 run, a touch shorter and Sangakkara cuts off the back foot towards deep point. They were going back for the second when Samaraweera slipped and had to turn back and scramble

19.6

Watson to Sangakkara, 1 run, full ball outside off stump, driven off the front foot towards long off

Sri Lanka 87/3   KC Sangakkara 42* (61b 4x4)
20.1

Krejza to Sangakkara, 1 run, flight from Krejza, bowling round the wicket, pitching on middle. Sangakkara leans forward and clips the ball towards midwicket

20.3

Krejza to Sangakkara, 1 run, lots of flight outside off stump, driven off the front foot towards long off

20.5

Krejza to Sangakkara, FOUR, shot! A boundary after a while. Sangakkara got down on one knee, waited for the flighted ball to pitch around off, and swatted it with power into the gap at deep midwicket

20.6

Krejza to Sangakkara, 1 run, played towards long off for a single

Sri Lanka 96/3   KC Sangakkara 49* (65b 5x4)
21.1

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, played from the crease towards mid off, tight line and length from Watson

21.2

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, a good length delivery pitching in line with the stumps and angling just outside off, Sangakkara stays in his crease and blocks

21.3

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, identical ball to the previous one, Sangakkara tries to dab it behind point but doesn't find the gap

21.4

Watson to Sangakkara, 1 run, a bit straighter from Watson and Sangakkara nudges it behind square and takes the single to reach fifty. The Premadasa crowd gives him a huge cheer. They want him to score a century. He hasn't scored one since 2008.

Sri Lanka 97/3   KC Sangakkara 50* (69b 5x4)
22.1

Krejza to Sangakkara, 1 run, Sangakkara plays the ball towards deep point for a single

22.4

Krejza to Sangakkara, no run, Sanga dabs the ball off the front foot behind square and sets off, Haddin sprints towards the ball and Samaraweera sends Sangakkara back

22.5

Krejza to Sangakkara, no run, cut hard off the back foot towards cover

22.6

Krejza to Sangakkara, no run, defended on the front foot towards the bowler

Sri Lanka 99/3   KC Sangakkara 51* (73b 5x4)
23.4

Smith to Sangakkara, no run, big turn for Smith after he pitches just outside off and rips it into the left-hander, after slanting the ball across him. Sangakkara gets hit on the pad

23.5

Smith to Sangakkara, 1 run, played towards square leg for one

Sri Lanka 101/3   KC Sangakkara 52* (75b 5x4)
24.3

Krejza to Sangakkara, no run, defended watchfully on the front foot towards point

24.4

Krejza to Sangakkara, 1 run, punched off the back foot towards long off

24.6

Krejza to Sangakkara, 1 run, flighted delivery on off stump, Sangakara stays in his crease and punches towards extra cover. The fielder at cover tries to cut it off but ends up pushing the ball towards mid-off

Sri Lanka 110/3   KC Sangakkara 54* (78b 5x4)
25.1

Smith to Sangakkara, 1 run, nudged off the pads behind square for a single

25.4

Smith to Sangakkara, no run, tossed up outside off stump, defended on the front foot towards point

25.5

Smith to Sangakkara, no run, punched off the back foot towards long on

25.6

Smith to Sangakkara, 1 run, Sangakkara skips down the track and hits the ball flat towards wide long-on with a graceful golf-swing

Sri Lanka 113/3   KC Sangakkara 56* (82b 5x4)
26.1

Krejza to Sangakkara, no run, Sangakkara played the ball towards cover and Samaraweera set off for the run. Smith fielded the ball and Sangakkara sent Samaraweera back. but Smith fumbled and a run-out was missed

26.2

Krejza to Sangakkara, no run, beaten by the off break outside off

26.3

Krejza to Sangakkara, 1 run, played towards cover for a single

26.6

Krejza to Sangakkara, no run, Krejza drifts the ball into the left-hander and spins it away, Sangakkara pushes forward and edges towards the off

Sri Lanka 115/3   KC Sangakkara 57* (86b 5x4)
27.3

Smith to Sangakkara, no run, played towards midwicket from the crease

27.4

Smith to Sangakkara, 1 run, pushed off the front foot towards long-off

Sri Lanka 117/3   KC Sangakkara 58* (88b 5x4)
28.3

Tait to Sangakkara, no run, good length, angling into Sangakkara from round the wicket. Defended on the back foot towards the bowler with a straight bat

28.4

Tait to Sangakkara, 1 run, Tait strays on to the pads and Sangakkara glances the ball towards long leg

Sri Lanka 120/3   KC Sangakkara 59* (90b 5x4)
29.1

Lee to Sangakkara, 1 run, angles the ball into Sanga's pads from round the wicket, flicked fluently towards deep square leg and that single brings up the 50 partnership

Sri Lanka 125/3   KC Sangakkara 60* (91b 5x4)
30.1

Krejza to Sangakkara, no run, tossed up, he comes forward and pushes wide of point, there was a mix-up but the throw was late to the non-striker's end

30.2

Krejza to Sangakkara, no run, lovely flight, good turn from outside off, Sanga plays it with an open face on the off side

30.3

Krejza to Sangakkara, no run, touch shorter, looks to punch it down the ground, but mistimes it in to the ground

30.4

Krejza to Sangakkara, no run, floats it up wide outside off, it turns away sharply, he has a look at it and lets it go

30.5

Krejza to Sangakkara, 1 run, drives this fuller delivery to long off

Sri Lanka 130/3   KC Sangakkara 61* (96b 5x4)
31.2

Smith to Sangakkara, 1 run, full on the stumps, swept away to fine leg

31.5

Smith to Sangakkara, FOUR, gift, full toss around off stump, Sanga happily whacks it wide of deep midwicket

31.6

Smith to Sangakkara, 1 run, now he drops it marginally short, and is pulled away to deep square leg

Sri Lanka 139/3   KC Sangakkara 67* (99b 6x4)
32.1

Krejza to Sangakkara, 1 run, turning away from Sanga, who waits for it to go away, and cuts it away to sweeper cover

32.3

Krejza to Sangakkara, FOUR, Sanga gets one full down the leg side, and sweeps it very fine, too fine for fine leg

32.4

Krejza to Sangakkara, 1 run, shortish and turning away, cut away to sweeper cover off the back foot

Sri Lanka 146/3   KC Sangakkara 73* (102b 7x4)
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