ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 1st semi final

Sri Lanka v New Zealand

Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)

24.1

Dilshan to Taylor, 1 run, starts with a very loopy one on middle, driven down to long-on

24.2

Dilshan to Styris, no run, tossed up wide of off, Styris drives well but straight to the cover fielder

24.3

Dilshan to Styris, no run, another good-looking shot, this time it's intercepted at midwicket however

24.4

Dilshan to Styris, 1 run, just a little too full from Dilshan, and Styris is able to pick up one down to long-on

24.5

Dilshan to Taylor, 1 run, flighted once again, Taylor whips across the front pad at the last moment to pick up one through square leg

24.6

Dilshan to Styris, no run, slapped back to the bowler, and a dot ball to finish

New Zealand 93/3   TM Dilshan 1-0-3-0

26.1

Dilshan to Taylor, 3 wides, Dilshan slips one down the leg side, that's wide

26.1

Dilshan to Taylor, no run, much better line, tossed up outside off and Taylor leans forward to defend

26.2

Dilshan to Taylor, no run, defend turn for Dilshan when he flights it, this one breaks from off stump and takes Taylor on the pad, rolling into the leg side. No lbw shout, was definitely slipping down leg

26.3

Dilshan to Taylor, 2 runs, nice little paddle-sweep from Taylor, and they take two before the fielder can run round and hurl the ball back in

26.4

Dilshan to Taylor, no run, worked with a wristy bottom hand to midwicket, straight to the fielder

26.5

Dilshan to Taylor, 1 run, slightly too straight from Dilshan, Taylor is able to flick through square leg

26.6

Dilshan to Styris, 1 run, speared in slightly flatter, Styris nudges into the leg side to the right of the midwicket fielder, creating an opportunity for a single

New Zealand 109/3   TM Dilshan 2-0-10-0

28.1

Dilshan to Styris, 1 run, worked easily down to long-on

28.2

Dilshan to Taylor, 1 run, drop-and-run as Taylor just places the ball to backward point and they take off

28.3

Dilshan to Styris, no run, flat on off stump, Styris defends

28.4

Dilshan to Styris, 1 run, Styris steps back and pushes to long-on for another single

28.5

Dilshan to Taylor, 1 run, tapped gently into space in the covers, another single

28.6

Dilshan to Styris, 1 run, Styris flicks across the front pad, the ball goes to the left of the short fine leg fielder and they sprint through

New Zealand 118/3   TM Dilshan 3-0-15-0

36.1

Dilshan to Styris, 1 run, no problems for Styris, who hops down the wicket and pushes a milked single to long-on

36.2

Dilshan to Taylor, no run, smart diving work from Dilshan off his own bowling saves the single

36.3

Dilshan to Taylor, 1 run, this time Taylor beats the bowler by pushing wide of him and jogging through

36.4

Dilshan to Styris, 1 run, classic middle-over batting as Styris stands tall to punch a single to long-on

36.5

Dilshan to Taylor, 1 run, Taylor tries to steer a delicate cut behind point but instead finds the man. Manages to scoot through for a single anyway

36.6

Dilshan to Styris, no run, Styris fails to beat the bowler so Dilshan's two dot balls makes it a good over for Sri Lanka

New Zealand 153/3   TM Dilshan 4-0-19-0

47.1

Dilshan to Oram, 1 run, this is pushed away carefully, New Zealand desperately in need of a crescendo

47.2

Dilshan to Vettori, 1 run, Vettori gets low and sweeps awkwardly for a tight single

47.3

Dilshan to Oram, no run, Oram picks out point with firm cut shot. The net is closing around Oram

47.4

Dilshan to Oram, OUT, gone this time! Oram had to try something, ended up heaving high towards long-on who jogged in a few yards off the rope, steadied himself and held the chance. New Zealand's chances of posting something competitive are sliding away

JDP Oram c Jayawardene b Dilshan 7 (14m 9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 77.77

47.5

Dilshan to Vettori, 1 run, Vettori works to the leg side to bring Southee, who really can hit a long ball, onto strike. Trouble is New Zealand are in danger of being bowled out

47.6

Dilshan to Southee, no run, what an excellent over from Dilshan, just three runs and a wicket. 12 balls to go...

New Zealand 216/8   TM Dilshan 5-0-22-1

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Mar 29, 2011

Thilan Samaraweera and Mahela Jayawardene are ecstatic after the victory, Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 1st semi-final, World Cup 2011, Colombo, March 29, 2011

Thilan Samaraweera and Mahela Jayawardene are ecstatic after the victory

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Mar 29, 2011

Muttiah Muralitharan waves to an adoring Colombo crowd, Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 1st semi-final, World Cup 2011, Colombo, March 29, 2011

Muttiah Muralitharan waves to an adoring Colombo crowd

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