ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 8th match, Group C

Kenya v Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka won by 172 runs

0.2

Odoyo to Jayasuriya, 1 run, quite similar to the first delivery, nudged past square leg and they initially think about two but Obanda rushes in from long leg to prevent the second run.

0.4

Odoyo to Jayasuriya, 1 wide, further down the leg side

0.4

Odoyo to Jayasuriya, no run, better, much better from Odoyo. In the temptation zone outside off, Jayasuriya has a tentative poke and is beaten

0.5

Odoyo to Jayasuriya, no run, around that off stump again, dabbed to the off side

0.6

Odoyo to Jayasuriya, no run, fullish, hint of movement in, on the middle and off, Jayasuriya leans forward to offer the full face of the bat in defense

Sri Lanka 4/0   ST Jayasuriya 1* (4b)

1.5

Ongondo to Jayasuriya, FOUR, short and drifting towards the leg stump, Jayasuriya needs no further invitation and swivels off the front foot to pull it to long leg boundary

1.6

Ongondo to Jayasuriya, no run, beaten Full and outside off stump, Jayasuriya has a big swing at it but no wood on leather.

Sri Lanka 13/0   ST Jayasuriya 5* (6b 1x4)

2.3

Odoyo to Jayasuriya, 1 run, short in length again, on the middle and leg, limply pulled towards midwicket

Sri Lanka 15/0   ST Jayasuriya 6* (7b 1x4)

3.1

Ongondo to Jayasuriya, 1 run, from round the stumps, short in length, pulled uppishly to long leg

3.3

Ongondo to Jayasuriya, FOUR, short in length, outside the off stump and Jayasuriya latches on to it with a fiesty square cut

3.4

Ongondo to Jayasuriya, (no ball) 2 runs, bangs it in short, it rises chest-high on the middle stump line, it stops a touch on Jayasuriya who helps it towards long leg

3.4

Ongondo to Jayasuriya, FOUR, Free hit, courtesy the no-ball last delivery and Jayasuriya makes use of it. He backs to the leg-side and thrashes a fullish delivery over mid-on

3.5

Ongondo to Jayasuriya, 1 run, moves outside leg-side again and chops a short-of-length delivery on the middle stump line to thirdman. One bounce to the fielder.

Sri Lanka 33/1   ST Jayasuriya 18* (12b 3x4)

4.4

Odoyo to Jayasuriya, 1 run

Sri Lanka 36/1   ST Jayasuriya 19* (13b 3x4)

5.1

Ongondo to Jayasuriya, no run, Sri Lanka are struggling here. They are trying to slog everything and obviously, missing quite a few. These high-class batsmen don't need to do that. Or do they? Anyway, this one was a length delivery, on the stumps and Jayasuriya jumped out, tried to heave across the line and is beaten

5.2

Ongondo to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, short again but this time Jayasuriya stays back to pull it over midwicket

5.3

Ongondo to Jayasuriya, FOUR, poor delivery; drifting to the leg side and Jayasuriya helps it to fine leg boundary

5.4

Ongondo to Jayasuriya, no run, very good delivery; yorker from round the stumps, stabbed away

5.5

Ongondo to Jayasuriya, SIX, six over backward point. It was a length delivery on the stumps but Jayasuriya gave himself room by moving to leg-side and clubbed it over backward point. Ah! here we go..

5.6

Ongondo to Jayasuriya, 1 run, retains the strike with a push towards mid-off

Sri Lanka 53/1   ST Jayasuriya 32* (19b 4x4 1x6)

6.1

Odhiambo to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, fullish, on the middle and leg side, Jayasuriya whips it to long-leg, the fielder gets across in time to stop the ball with his boot

6.2

Odhiambo to Jayasuriya, FOUR, overpitched outside off stump, whacked through covers

6.3

Odhiambo to Jayasuriya, 1 run, short in length and on the stumps, pulled weakly and uppishly towards mid-on but the man is deeper at long-on and can only watch it land safely way in front of him

6.6

Odhiambo to Jayasuriya, no run, full in length, on the off stump line, Jayasuriya goes for one mighty slog across the line and the ball brushes the pad to the 'keeper

Sri Lanka 65/1   ST Jayasuriya 39* (23b 5x4 1x6)

7.5

Onyango to Jayasuriya, no run, full in length, slanting across Jayasuriya who tires to slog it over midwicket but makes no contact

7.6

Onyango to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, short in length, on the hips, short-arm pulled it to left of long leg

Sri Lanka 74/1   ST Jayasuriya 41* (25b 5x4 1x6)

8.2

Odhiambo to Jayasuriya, SIX, stunning hit. Full-pitched, just outside off stump, Jayasuriya stands still and unfurls a awesome short-arm jab across the line. The ball flew flat and hard over midwicket. Just over the ropes. It was refered upstairs and the confirmation came.

8.3

Odhiambo to Jayasuriya, 1 run

Sri Lanka 83/1   ST Jayasuriya 48* (27b 5x4 2x6)

9.1

Kamande to Jayasuriya, no run, lands outside leg stump, on a length, moves towards leg and middle and the ball beats the intended defensive prod and thuds into the pad

9.2

Kamande to Jayasuriya, 1 run, on a length, on the legs, flicked to short fine leg

Sri Lanka 94/1   ST Jayasuriya 49* (29b 5x4 2x6)

10.2

Onyango to Jayasuriya, 1 run, slower one, full and outside off stump, pushed to right of cover. This is Jayasuriya's second Twenty20 fifty.

10.5

Onyango to Jayasuriya, FOUR

10.6

Onyango to Jayasuriya, FOUR, length delivery, on the stumps, swung right across the line to long leg where Tanmay Mishra makes a mess of a regulation stop

Sri Lanka 114/2   ST Jayasuriya 58* (32b 7x4 2x6)

11.4

Kamande to Jayasuriya, no run

11.5

Kamande to Jayasuriya, FOUR, on the leg stump line, paddled away to fine leg boundary

11.6

Kamande to Jayasuriya, no run, tries to repeat the stroke but makes no contact and the ball rolls off the pad

Sri Lanka 131/2   ST Jayasuriya 62* (35b 8x4 2x6)

12.2

Tikolo to Jayasuriya, SIX, fullish, on the leg stump line, swung high and hard towards long leg where the fielder juggled with it - he was dangerously close to the ropes- and pushed it back but his feet had gone over the ropes

12.3

Tikolo to Jayasuriya, (no ball) FOUR, lemon cut . Inside edge between the legs to the fine-leg boundary. He went for a swipe across the line to a full-pitched delivery

12.3

Tikolo to Jayasuriya, FOUR, Free hit and Jayasuriya gets another boundary. Fullish, on the leg and middle, slog-swept past long leg

12.4

Tikolo to Jayasuriya, FOUR, jumped down the track and short-arm jabbed a pull over square leg. The run-orgy continues

12.5

Tikolo to Jayasuriya, 1 run

12.6

Tikolo to Jayasuriya, no run, full and on the middle and leg, tickled to fine leg

Sri Lanka 156/2   ST Jayasuriya 81* (41b 11x4 3x6)

13.5

Kamande to Jayasuriya, 1 run, lands outside leg stump, turns in, swept to long leg

Sri Lanka 171/2   ST Jayasuriya 82* (42b 11x4 3x6)

14.1

Odhiambo to Jayasuriya, SIX, Ah! Jayasuriya is bored with fours and hits a six. In the slot, full and straight, swung high and hard over midwicket

14.2

Odhiambo to Jayasuriya, OUT, Done in by the slower one. Full and on the middle and leg, Jayasuriya tried to pull it over square leg but instead edges a skier towards mid-on. It has been a brutal knock from Jayasuriya.

ST Jayasuriya c sub (AO Suji) b Odhiambo 88 (65m 44b 11x4 4x6) SR: 200.00

Sri Lanka 181/3   ST Jayasuriya 88 (44b 11x4 4x6)
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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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