ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 38th match, Group A

New Zealand v Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka won by 112 runs

0.1

Southee to Tharanga, 1 wide, Some movement all right. It seamed away from the stumps and veered down the leg side. Wide of course but it should be interesting if he can start it around the off stump line

0.1

Southee to Tharanga, 2 leg byes, again swinging towards the pads, McCullum goes flying to make a half-stop

0.2

Southee to Tharanga, no run, pushes this across the batsman, around the off, defended to the off side. He is sure to go for that inswinger (to the lefty) again. Can he get the line right?

0.3

Southee to Tharanga, 1 run, tries the inswinger but again on the pads, rolls away to square-leg region. Well, now a right-handed batsman on strike. here we go

Sri Lanka 4/0   WU Tharanga 1* (3b)

1.1

Oram to Tharanga, 1 run, probing delivery around the off stump line, stabbed of the inner edge past the stumps

Sri Lanka 5/0   WU Tharanga 2* (4b)

2.1

Southee to Tharanga, no run, full in length around off stump, driven to mid-off

2.2

Southee to Tharanga, no run, full in length, on the middle, turned out to the leg side. So far two ball straight with the angle. Will he try to curve in the next ball?

2.3

Southee to Tharanga, 1 run, short in length and just outside off, cut down to third man for a single.

Sri Lanka 8/0   WU Tharanga 3* (7b)

Photos

Mar 18, 2011

Nuwan Kulasekara walks back after dropping a catch, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, Group A, World Cup 2011, Mumbai, March 18, 2011

Nuwan Kulasekara walks back after dropping a catch

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Mar 18, 2011

Jacob Oram and Muttiah Muralitharan shake hands, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, Group A, World Cup 2011, Mumbai, March 18, 2011

Jacob Oram and Muttiah Muralitharan shake hands

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