ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 20th match, Group A

Sri Lanka v Australia

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8.1

Johnson to Jayawardene, no run, goes wide and across Mahela with a short of a length ball with his slinging action

8.2

Johnson to Jayawardene, no run, and Mahela almost gives it to them, goes driving at a fuller one from the crease, that was not far from the edge, Haddin knows it

8.3

Johnson to Jayawardene, no run, a touch shorter and Mahela sees it early, and decides to leave it

8.4

Johnson to Jayawardene, 1 wide, Mitch's turn to check out the bounce on this pitch, gives it the full shoulder, and that takes it high over Mahela, too high in fact

8.4

Johnson to Jayawardene, 2 runs, Mahela turns this straight one on the stumps towards midwicket, Johnson goes after it, and concedes an overthrow as he has a go at the non-striker's end

8.5

Johnson to Jayawardene, no run, squares him up with one bowled at that uncomfortable angle and bounce, he manages to push it away to backward point

8.6

Johnson to Jayawardene, no run, wider outside off stump this time, Mahela has had enough adventure for the over, and leaves it alone

Sri Lanka 45/2   MG Johnson 1-0-3-0

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   MG Johnson 2-0-8-0

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

12.2

Johnson to Jayawardene, 1 run, pushed away in front of midwicket and they take on Clarke who scores a direct hit but the batsman is safely home

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

12.4

Johnson to Jayawardene, 1 run, Mahela goes tall to bring down this short one in front of cover, and the duo steal yet another single from Australia

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   MG Johnson 3-0-11-0

14.1

Johnson to Jayawardene, 1 run, good length outside off stump, Mahela beats the fielder at cover with a gentle push off the front foot

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   MG Johnson 4-0-15-0

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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