• BATSMEN
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    5.2 pitches on leg and this time Malinga strikes! Clever bowling, kept it up to the batsman and there wasn't much movement of the feet, in fact hardly any at all. The finger goes up immediately, and there wasn't really much doubt at all, HawkEye confirming it would have gone on to clip leg stick 11/2
    2.2 early strike and that's strangled down leg, Sangakkara snapping up a tidy catch, standing up there and Bowden took his time to deliver the crooked finger 1/1
    25.2 on leg and that's driven straight, Jayasuriya appealing for a flick on to the stumps - was Bell out of his crease at the non-striker's end? His bat's in the air, did Jayasuriya get a hand on it? A million replays are needed, each of them looking tantalizingly close and in the end the third umpire thinks he can build all the pieces together to give it out - and that's a good decision 101/3
    30.5 gone! that could be the defining moment, Pietersen tries to work a doosra through the on side and gets a leading edge back to Murali, who gobbles it up in his follow through...how many times have we seen that and game tilts back to Sri Lanka 126/4
    33.3 gone! and that almost certainly seals the deal...Collingwood is trapped on the crease as Fernando slips a quicker one through his defence. That was taking out middle half way up, no doubt about it...what a spell from Sri Lanka, who are showing why they are many people's favourites to win the World Cup 133/6
    33.1 gone! brilliant bowling from Fernando, completely deceived by the slower ball, tries to go over mid on but only gets it as far as Malinga on the edge of the circle and that puts Sri Lanka firmly in the driving seat 133/5
    49.6 bowled him! Neck and crop! What a brilliant delivery; just back of a length, the perfect wicket-to-wicket delivery to clip the top of off. Great finish, well done Sri Lanka, well done Fernando. Great stuff! 233/8
    48.5 that must be the final blow, you'd expect. Big, big wicket that - Nixon went to smack that high over extra cover, but there just wasn't the room to bunt it that far, and that's a great effort from him 220/7
    not out
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    100.00
    Extras
    6 (b 1, lb 1, nb 2, w 2)
    TOTAL
    233/8 (50 Overs, RR: 4.66)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    WPUJC Vaas8.014515.62305100
    SL Malinga10.015025.00305002
    CRD Fernando9.004134.55314000
    ST Jayasuriya8.003103.87200000
    TM Dilshan5.011603.20160010
    M Muralitharan10.014814.80344110
    Fall of wickets:1-1 (MP Vaughan, 2.2 ov), 2-11 (EC Joyce, 5.2 ov), 3-101 (IR Bell, 25.2 ov), 4-126 (KP Pietersen, 30.5 ov), 5-133 (A Flintoff, 33.1 ov), 6-133 (PD Collingwood, 33.3 ov), 7-220 (PA Nixon, 48.5 ov), 8-233 (RS Bopara, 49.6 ov)

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