ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 20th match, Group A

Sri Lanka v Australia

No result

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

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   JJ Krejza 1-0-2-0

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

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   JJ Krejza 2-0-4-0

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

20.2

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

20.3

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

20.4

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

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   JJ Krejza 3-0-13-0

22.1

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

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

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   JJ Krejza 4-0-15-0

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

24.3

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

24.5

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

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   JJ Krejza 5-0-23-0

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

26.4

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

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   JJ Krejza 6-0-25-0

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

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   JJ Krejza 7-0-27-0

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

32.2

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

32.3

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

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   JJ Krejza 7.5-0-34-0

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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