ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 20th match, Group A

Sri Lanka v Australia

No result

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

23.4

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

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   SPD Smith 1-0-3-0

25.1

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

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

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   SPD Smith 2-0-6-0

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

27.3

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

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   SPD Smith 3-0-9-0

31.1

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

31.2

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

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

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   SPD Smith 4-0-17-0

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

© AFP

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