ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 8th match, Group C

Kenya v Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka won by 172 runs

0.1

Odoyo to Tharanga, 1 run, starts off with one on the legs, flicked past square leg for a single. That brings the dangerous Jayasuriya on strike.

0.3

Odoyo to Tharanga, 1 leg bye, Fullish, on the legs, Tharanga fails to connect with his flick shot and it runs off the pad. Three balls, all on the legs, he has to be really careful with the line. Else, it could disappear over the boundary

Sri Lanka 3/0   WU Tharanga 1* (2b)

1.1

Ongondo to Tharanga, 2 runs, from round the stumps, short in length, outside the off stump, the ball holds up a touch and Tharanga is forced to wait on his cut shot and ends up swatting it between cover and mid-off

1.2

Ongondo to Tharanga, 2 runs, short and wide, cut over cover point. Mistimed though. The outfield looks pretty slow as well.

1.3

Ongondo to Tharanga, no run, swing and a miss. Full, outside off, hint of movement away and Tharanga freed his arms, had a huge swish but no luck

1.4

Ongondo to Tharanga, 1 run, nips in with the angle, towards middle and leg, cramping Tharanga who takes the bottom-hand off the handle and jabs it away

Sri Lanka 9/0   WU Tharanga 6* (6b)

2.1

Odoyo to Tharanga, no run, on a length, on the middle stump line, strengthens on the middle, defended to the on side

2.2

Odoyo to Tharanga, 1 leg bye, short in length, on the leg and middle, Tharanga shapes to pull but ends up getting in a tangle - cramped up and the ball runs off the pad

2.4

Odoyo to Tharanga, no run, fullish, on the middle and leg, worked to the left of mid-on for a single

2.5

Odoyo to Tharanga, FOUR, Tharanga breaks free with a pull short. Short and on the middle stump line, Tharanga pulls it through wide mid-on

2.6

Odoyo to Tharanga, OUT, The middle stump has been pegged back. Revenge for Odoyo. Fuller in length, on the middle stump line, straightens a touch and Tharanga went for an ambitious pull shot, missed it completely and heard the death knell. The previous delivery was much shorter and he could unfurl the pull but this was bad shot selection

WU Tharanga b Odoyo 10 (12m 11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 90.90

Sri Lanka 19/1   WU Tharanga 10 (11b 1x4)
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Photos

Sep 14, 2007

Lasith Malinga sports a new hairstyle, Kenya v Sri Lanka, ICC World Twenty20, Group C, Johannesburg, September 14, 2007

Lasith Malinga sports a new hairstyle

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Sep 14, 2007

The electronic scoreboard displays Sri Lanka's record total, Kenya v Sri Lanka, Group C, ICC World Twenty20, Johannesburg, September 14, 2007

The electronic scoreboard displays Sri Lanka's record total

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