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)

Tait to Dilshan, FOUR, immediately troubles Dilshan with extra pace and bounce, he went for his favourite slap-punch through the off side, got an outside edge that flew wide of second slip, and beat third man as well

Sri Lanka 6/0   TM Dilshan 4* (1b 1x4)   SW Tait 0.1-0-4-0

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

Sri Lanka 16/1   KC Sangakkara 8* (4b 1x4)   B Lee 1.5-0-11-0

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

Sri Lanka 29/1   KC Sangakkara 19* (14b 2x4)   SR Watson 0.3-0-6-0

Lee to Jayawardene, FOUR, they had removed the second slip some time ago, the edge from Mahela flies at catchable height in that direction, it was angled in from a length, and Mahela went prodding at it, getting a thick edge

Sri Lanka 36/2   DPMD Jayawardene 4* (2b 1x4)   B Lee 4-0-22-1

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

Sri Lanka 42/2   KC Sangakkara 26* (22b 3x4)   SR Watson 1.4-0-12-0

Watson to Jayawardene, FOUR, flicked away fine, it was one leg stump, Mahela went across and turned it with those lovely wrists, no chance for fine leg

Sri Lanka 50/2   DPMD Jayawardene 10* (9b 2x4)   SR Watson 2.2-0-17-0

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

Sri Lanka 57/2   KC Sangakkara 31* (28b 4x4)   MG Johnson 1.3-0-8-0

Tait to Jayawardene, FOUR, Mahela's brand of non-violence brings him a boundary, got forward to this length delivery and eased it in the gap between extra cover ad mid off, from where Lee went chasing it desperately all the way to the ropes, he even put in a dive in the end but it eluded him

Sri Lanka 63/2   DPMD Jayawardene 17* (16b 3x4)   SW Tait 2.5-0-14-1

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

Sri Lanka 95/3   KC Sangakkara 48* (64b 5x4)   JJ Krejza 2.5-0-12-0

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

Sri Lanka 106/3   TT Samaraweera 15* (23b 1x4)   JJ Krejza 4.1-0-19-0

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

Sri Lanka 124/3   TT Samaraweera 26* (36b 2x4)   SW Tait 4.5-0-23-1

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

Sri Lanka 138/3   KC Sangakkara 66* (98b 6x4)   SPD Smith 3.5-0-16-0

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

Sri Lanka 145/3   KC Sangakkara 72* (101b 7x4)   JJ Krejza 7.3-0-33-0





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