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ICC Cricket World Cup - 20th match, Group A

Sri Lanka v Australia

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1.4

Tait to Dilshan, OUT, Tait has won this short but searing battle, Dilshan was on the crease, maybe expecting a bouncer, it was that bait again, moving away from a length outside off, Dilshan threw everything at it, and the edge flew at a comfortable height to White at second slip, Tait is pumped up, really is

TM Dilshan c White b Tait 4 (7m 4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Sri Lanka 6/1   WU Tharanga 2* (6b)   SW Tait 0.4-0-4-1

6.4

Lee to Tharanga, OUT, what a take! Tharanga cannot believe it, it was that short and wide delivery that he likes to take toll of, but it bounced a shade too much for his comfort, tand he cut it in the air past point, or thought he had, but Steve Smith there pulled off a stunner, timing his leap at full stretch to perfection, taking it one handed, he juggled with it somewhat before taking it cleanly in the end, that ball was really traveling like a bullet, if not a 'tracer' bullet

WU Tharanga c Smith b Lee 6 (32m 18b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Sri Lanka 31/2   KC Sangakkara 20* (18b 2x4)   B Lee 3.4-0-17-1

15.2

Watson to Jayawardene, OUT, Smith has run out Mahela, and that is a massive moment in this match. Mahela pushed the ball towards cover point and set off for the run. He saw Steve Smith, who took that stupendous catch, swooping on the ball and hesitated a fraction. Sangakkara had responded to the run so Mahela decided to go for it. Smith picked up cleanly and let loose a throw that clipped the top of the stumps at the bowler's end. Mahela was several inches short. Sangakkara had also hesitated a touch, and Mahela was looking at the fielder as he ran, which could have reduced his speed. Silence at the Premadasa.

DPMD Jayawardene run out 23 (47m 25b 3x4 0x6) SR: 92.00

Sri Lanka 75/3   KC Sangakkara 37* (45b 4x4)   SR Watson 3.2-0-20-0

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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