ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 8th match, Group C

Kenya v Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka won by 172 runs

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

Sri Lanka 13/0   ST Jayasuriya 5* (5b 1x4)   PJ Ongondo 0.5-0-9-0

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

Sri Lanka 19/0   WU Tharanga 10* (10b 1x4)   TM Odoyo 1.5-0-8-0

3.3

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

Sri Lanka 25/1   ST Jayasuriya 11* (9b 2x4)   PJ Ongondo 1.3-0-15-0

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

Sri Lanka 32/1   ST Jayasuriya 17* (11b 3x4)   PJ Ongondo 1.4-0-22-0

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

Sri Lanka 40/1   KC Sangakkara 7* (6b 1x4)   TM Odoyo 2.5-0-14-1

5.3

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

Sri Lanka 46/1   ST Jayasuriya 25* (16b 4x4)   PJ Ongondo 2.3-0-30-0

6.2

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

Sri Lanka 59/1   ST Jayasuriya 38* (21b 5x4 1x6)   NN Odhiambo 0.2-0-6-0

6.4

Odhiambo to Sangakkara, FOUR, leans forward to drive a overpitched delivery through extra cover

Sri Lanka 64/1   KC Sangakkara 11* (8b 2x4)   NN Odhiambo 0.4-0-11-0

7.2

Onyango to Sangakkara, FOUR, much better from Sanga. Full-pitched again but this time Sangakkara drives all along the ground, straight past the bowler

Sri Lanka 71/1   KC Sangakkara 18* (11b 3x4)   LN Onyango 0.2-0-6-0

8.4

Odhiambo to Sangakkara, FOUR, slipping down the leg-side, flicked away to the fine-leg boundary

Sri Lanka 87/1   KC Sangakkara 24* (15b 4x4)   NN Odhiambo 1.4-0-25-0

8.6

Odhiambo to Sangakkara, FOUR, half-volley outside the off stump, drilled through extra cover

Sri Lanka 93/1   KC Sangakkara 30* (17b 5x4)   NN Odhiambo 2-0-31-0

10.5

Onyango to Jayasuriya, FOUR

Sri Lanka 110/2   ST Jayasuriya 54* (31b 6x4 2x6)   LN Onyango 1.5-0-18-0

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)   LN Onyango 2-0-22-0

11.2

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

Sri Lanka 124/2   DPMD Jayawardene 21* (8b 1x4 2x6)   JK Kamande 1.2-0-18-1

11.5

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

Sri Lanka 131/2   ST Jayasuriya 62* (34b 8x4 2x6)   JK Kamande 1.5-0-25-1

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

Sri Lanka 143/2   ST Jayasuriya 72* (37b 9x4 3x6)   SO Tikolo 0.2-0-12-0

12.3

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

Sri Lanka 147/2   ST Jayasuriya 76* (38b 10x4 3x6)   SO Tikolo 0.3-0-16-0

12.4

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

Sri Lanka 151/2   ST Jayasuriya 80* (39b 11x4 3x6)   SO Tikolo 0.4-0-20-0

13.1

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

Sri Lanka 161/2   DPMD Jayawardene 29* (11b 2x4 2x6)   JK Kamande 2.1-0-30-1

13.2

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

Sri Lanka 165/2   DPMD Jayawardene 33* (12b 3x4 2x6)   JK Kamande 2.2-0-34-1

13.3

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

Sri Lanka 169/2   DPMD Jayawardene 37* (13b 4x4 2x6)   JK Kamande 2.3-0-38-1

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)   JK Kamande 3-0-44-1

15.1

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

Sri Lanka 188/3   DPMD Jayawardene 49* (19b 6x4 2x6)   LN Onyango 2.1-0-26-0

15.5

Onyango to Silva, FOUR, Dropped at deep midwicket. Full and on the off and middle, swung to deep midwicket but the fielder rushes in too much and ends up palming it over his head

Sri Lanka 193/3   LPC Silva 4* (3b 1x4)   LN Onyango 2.5-0-31-0

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

Sri Lanka 198/4   DPMD Jayawardene 54* (22b 7x4 2x6)   NN Odhiambo 3.1-0-44-1

16.2

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

Sri Lanka 203/4   DPMD Jayawardene 58* (23b 8x4 2x6)   NN Odhiambo 3.2-0-49-1

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

Sri Lanka 207/4   DPMD Jayawardene 62* (24b 9x4 2x6)   NN Odhiambo 3.3-0-53-1

18.4

Onyango to Mubarak, FOUR, another length delivery, outside the off stump this time, murdered over extra cover

Sri Lanka 237/6   J Mubarak 24* (6b 1x4 3x6)   LN Onyango 3.4-0-54-0

19.1

Ongondo to Mubarak, FOUR, Full and on the stumps, Mubarak moves to the leg-side, gives himself room and knives it over extra cover

Sri Lanka 248/6   J Mubarak 35* (9b 2x4 4x6)   PJ Ongondo 3.1-0-41-0

19.2

Ongondo to Mubarak, FOUR, short in length, outside off stump, slapped over point

Sri Lanka 252/6   J Mubarak 39* (10b 3x4 4x6)   PJ Ongondo 3.2-0-45-0
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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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