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.

0.2

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.

0.3

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

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   TM Odoyo 1-0-3-0

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

2.3

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

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   TM Odoyo 2-0-8-1

4.1

Odoyo to Sangakkara, no run, shuffles across to the off stump and misses a length delivery shaving past the leg stump. It must have brushed the thigh pad en route to the 'keeper

4.2

Odoyo to Sangakkara, no run, Full and outside off, Sanga is beatenm, going for a airy drive

4.3

Odoyo to Sangakkara, 1 run, continues to struggle with his timing. Length delivery, on the off stump line, the bat-face shuts as he goes for a drive and the ball rolls to the left of mid-off

4.4

Odoyo to Jayasuriya, 1 run

4.5

Odoyo to Sangakkara, FOUR, jumps out again, Odoyo hurls it down the leg side and Sangakkara gets a tickle with his attempted pick-up shot and it runs down to the fine leg boundary

4.6

Odoyo to Sangakkara, no run, What was that? He jumps to a length delivery outside the off stump and tries to heave it across the line. No contact.

Sri Lanka 40/1   TM Odoyo 3-0-14-1
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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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