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

18.1

Styris to Jayawardene, 1 run, floated full on the off, eased down to long-on. 50 partnership up.

18.2

Styris to Sangakkara, no run, nudges this to short mid-on region. Styris will bowl a lot of off cutters

18.3

Styris to Sangakkara, no run, fullish around off, squirted out to backward point

18.4

Styris to Sangakkara, 1 run, wafts this past square-leg for a single

18.5

Styris to Jayawardene, 1 run, taps this to point for a single

18.6

Styris to Sangakkara, 1 run, leans forward to drive to long-off for a single

Sri Lanka 72/2   SB Styris 1-0-4-0

20.1

Styris to Sangakkara, no run, around the off stump line, dabbed to midwicket

20.2

Styris to Sangakkara, 1 run, on the leg stump line, nurdled around the corner for a single

20.3

Styris to Jayawardene, no run, fullish , just outside off, driven back to Styris

20.4

Styris to Jayawardene, no run, slightly slower, drifts away from the off stump line and Sanga checks his shot and it stops on him and the ball is in the air but wide of the bowler

20.5

Styris to Jayawardene, 1 run, fuller and straighter, driven to long-on

20.6

Styris to Sangakkara, 1 run, full delivery around off stump line, eased to long-off

Sri Lanka 78/2   SB Styris 2-0-7-0

22.1

Styris to Sangakkara, 1 run

22.2

Styris to Jayawardene, 1 run, flicks it from the off stump line where Ryder makes a mess and they get an extra run.

22.3

Styris to Sangakkara, no run, stays back to drive to cover

22.4

Styris to Sangakkara, no run, again punches but can't beat Taylor at covers

22.5

Styris to Sangakkara, 1 run, floats this fuller and slower and wider outside off, slashed away to sweeper cover

22.6

Styris to Jayawardene, 1 run, full and straight on the middle, on driven for a single

Sri Lanka 85/2   SB Styris 3-0-11-0

24.1

Styris to Sangakkara, 1 run, short in length outside off, punched away to long-off

24.2

Styris to Jayawardene, 1 run, on the middle and off, turned behind square-leg

24.3

Styris to Sangakkara, no run, leans forward to nudge it back to the bowler

24.4

Styris to Sangakkara, no run, leans forward to drive to short extra cover

24.5

Styris to Sangakkara, 1 run, stays back to punch it to long-on

24.6

Styris to Jayawardene, FOUR, lovely shot, just outside off and Mahela opens the bat-face to glide it late to third man boundary

Sri Lanka 100/2   SB Styris 4-0-18-0

26.1

Styris to Jayawardene, no run, leans forward to drive to the on side and Styris intercepts

26.2

Styris to Jayawardene, 2 runs, Lovely paddle shot. The ball runs to the fine-leg boundary where Hamish Bennett makes a fine diving save.

26.3

Styris to Jayawardene, 1 run, short in length outside off, dabbed to short third man region

26.4

Styris to Sangakkara, 1 run, width outside off, slahed away to sweeper cover. Fifty up for Sanga. 62nd ODI fifty. Mahela gets across to congratulate him

26.5

Styris to Jayawardene, no run, almost yorker length on the middle and leg, dug out to the leg side

26.6

Styris to Jayawardene, 1 run, low full toss, punched down to long-on

Sri Lanka 109/2   SB Styris 5-0-23-0

34.1

Styris to Sangakkara, 1 run, on the middle stump line, sluggish track, punched down to long-on

34.2

Styris to Jayawardene, 1 run, short in length around off, Mahela laps it around the corner, behind square-leg

34.3

Styris to Sangakkara, SIX, Top shot! Treat to watch. It was a full delivery on the middle stump line, Sanga cleared his front leg, held his balance and lifted it to the straight boundary

34.4

Styris to Sangakkara, 1 run, slower off cutter, driven past Mahela for a single

34.5

Styris to Jayawardene, FOUR, That late cut again! Awww. he backed away, waited for the cutter to move towards the off stump before he opened the bat-face and steered it to third man boundary

34.6

Styris to Jayawardene, 1 run, works this past midwicket for a single

Sri Lanka 155/2   SB Styris 6-0-37-0

42.1

Styris to Mathews, 1 run, in the zone outside off, steered through point

42.2

Styris to Samaraweera, 1 run, short in length around off stump line, dabbed to short fine-leg

42.3

Styris to Mathews, no run, full in length on the middle, dabbed to midwicket

42.4

Styris to Mathews, 1 run, on the pads, turned around the corner for a single. Guptill fires a direct hit at the non-striker's end from short fine-leg position

42.5

Styris to Samaraweera, no run, full in length and outside off, Thilan tries to square drive of the front foot but no luck

42.6

Styris to Samaraweera, 1 run, on the middle stump line, squeezed through point

Sri Lanka 214/4   SB Styris 7-0-41-0

44.1

Styris to Samaraweera, OUT, Samaraweera tries to back away and cut but gets a thick edge and Baz does well to take the catch. He was standing up to the stumps, moved his hands quickly to right to pouch that

TT Samaraweera c †BB McCullum b Styris 5 (8m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 62.50

44.2

Styris to Silva, 1 run, gets forward to push this to cover for a single

44.3

Styris to Mathews, no run, full and drifting on to the pads, Angelo fails to take the opportunity. the ball rolls away of the pad

44.4

Styris to Mathews, no run, yorker length on the middle and leg, dug out to the leg side

44.5

Styris to Mathews, 1 run, drives this to long-on for a single

44.6

Styris to Silva, 1 run, stays back to punch this to long-on for a single

Sri Lanka 222/5   SB Styris 8-0-44-1

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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