ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 8th match, Group C

Kenya v Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka won by 172 runs

9.4

Kamande to Jayawardene, no run, full and on the middle stump line, Jayawardene leans forward to work it to midwicket

9.5

Kamande to Jayawardene, SIX, full and on the stumps, Mahela goes down on his front knee and swings it high over long leg.

9.6

Kamande to Jayawardene, 1 run, drives through the on side for a single

Sri Lanka 101/2   DPMD Jayawardene 7* (3b 1x6)

10.1

Onyango to Jayawardene, 1 run, on the off and middle, wristed through midwicket

10.3

Onyango to Jayawardene, 2 runs

10.4

Onyango to Jayawardene, 1 run, length delivery outside off stump, Mahela walks across and tries to lap it square from there and mistimes the shot towards square leg

Sri Lanka 106/2   DPMD Jayawardene 11* (6b 1x6)

11.1

Kamande to Jayawardene, SIX, full and on the off stump line, swung over midwicket

11.2

Kamande to Jayawardene, FOUR, slower off cutter, on the middle and off, swept through backward square leg

11.3

Kamande to Jayawardene, 3 runs, Dropped by Odoyo and Onyango at deep square leg region. Loopy delivery on the off stump line and Mahela went down on his front knee to lob it high towards deep square leg. Both Odoyo and Onyango rush towards the ball, which meant they were rushing towards each other and collided with each other.

Sri Lanka 127/2   DPMD Jayawardene 24* (9b 1x4 2x6)

12.1

Tikolo to Jayawardene, 1 run, full, yorker length, jabbed away to midwicket .

12.6

Tikolo to Jayawardene, 4 wides, full and outside leg, went for a reverse sweep, misses and that beats the 'keeper

Sri Lanka 156/2   DPMD Jayawardene 25* (10b 1x4 2x6)

13.1

Kamande to Jayawardene, 1 wide, full and down the legside, Mahela lets it go through

13.1

Kamande to Jayawardene, FOUR, short in length, outside off, cut through backward point. This is getting rather monotonous!

13.2

Kamande to Jayawardene, FOUR, Guess what? Another boundary. Takes it on the full and swings it over midwicket

13.3

Kamande to Jayawardene, FOUR, Yawn... another boundary! Backs to the legside and drives inside-out over extra cover

13.4

Kamande to Jayawardene, 1 run, fullish, driven to long-on

13.6

Kamande to Jayawardene, FOUR, backs to the leg-side and drills a full-pitched delivery to extra cover boundary. what a run-fest this has been. Sri Lanka are having a party out there. Wonder whether the song Surangani Surangani .is blaring in Colombo now!

Sri Lanka 175/2   DPMD Jayawardene 42* (15b 5x4 2x6)

14.3

Odhiambo to Jayawardene, no run, full, straight, driven back to the bowler who stretches his right hand out to make a fine stop

14.4

Odhiambo to Jayawardene, 2 runs

14.5

Odhiambo to Jayawardene, 1 run, full-pitched, on the off and middle, driven to extra cover

Sri Lanka 184/3   DPMD Jayawardene 45* (18b 5x4 2x6)

15.1

Onyango to Jayawardene, FOUR, Innovative. Walks across to the off stump and laps a full toss over short fine leg

15.2

Onyango to Jayawardene, no run, He doesn't get it though. Fullish, on the off stump line, driven straight to short extra cover

15.3

Onyango to Jayawardene, 1 run, Gets the second fastest fifty. slower one, top edges a lap shot to right of short fine leg fielder

Sri Lanka 189/3   DPMD Jayawardene 50* (21b 6x4 2x6)

16.1

Odhiambo to Jayawardene, FOUR, Meanwhile, Mahela continues to have a blast. He backs to the leg-side and drills a full-pitched delivery to the extra cover boundary

16.2

Odhiambo to Jayawardene, 1 wide, very high bouncer outside off stump, Mahela hops up, tries to upper cut but can't reach it

16.2

Odhiambo to Jayawardene, FOUR, again he backs to the leg-side and whacks a fullish delivery to wide long-off

16.3

Odhiambo to Jayawardene, FOUR, Three in a row. This is quite an assault from Mahela. HE picks up a slower one early and pulls it wide of deep midwicket

16.4

Odhiambo to Jayawardene, 1 run, full-pitched, outside off, square driven to deep point

16.6

Odhiambo to Jayawardene, 2 runs, the slogathon continues. He fetches a full-pitches delivery from outside off and swings it across the line to wide long-on

Sri Lanka 211/4   DPMD Jayawardene 65* (26b 9x4 2x6)

17.2

Kamande to Jayawardene, OUT, Mahela falls after a whirlwind knock. Full and straight, Mahela fails to connect with his sweep shot and is trapped in front. He hit his second ball for a six and continued to escalate the violence

DPMD Jayawardene lbw b Kamande 65 (37m 27b 9x4 2x6) SR: 240.74

Sri Lanka 212/5   DPMD Jayawardene 65 (27b 9x4 2x6)
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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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