ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 11th match, Group C

New Zealand v Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)

0.4

Vaas to McCullum, no run, huge shout for lbw. McCullum takes a step or two and tries to whip a length delivery on the off and middle line across the line and is rapped on the pads. It would have crashed into the off stump.

0.5

Vaas to McCullum, 2 runs, almost caught by the point fielder running back. Offcutter this time, on the middle and off, McCullum again tries to whip across the line - can we play straight please? - and gets a leading edge over point. Dilshan ran back and stretched his hand out, gets a finger to it but cant' hold on

0.6

Vaas to McCullum, no run

New Zealand 3/0   BB McCullum 2* (3b)

1.2

Fernando to McCullum, 1 run, on the off stump line, leans forward to steer it to point

1.4

Fernando to McCullum, 2 runs, Dropped by Jayasuriya at short fine leg. Banged in short, on the left shoulder, McCullum short-arm pulls it to Jayasuriya who got two hands to the ball climbing over him to his right but can't hold on to it.

1.5

Fernando to McCullum, no run, beaten. Fuller in length, in the zone outside off stump, McCullum tries to drive on the up but misses the line completely

1.6

Fernando to McCullum, 1 run, driven through the off side for a single

New Zealand 11/0   BB McCullum 6* (7b)

2.1

Vaas to McCullum, 1 run, Vincent takes a step forward, Vass hurls a offcutter on the off and middle, McCullum is squared-up, gets a leading edge to third man

2.4

Vaas to McCullum, no run, on the off stump line, on a length ,pushed to cover

2.5

Vaas to McCullum, 1 run, slower one, off cutter on the off stump line, pushed to cover

New Zealand 18/0   BB McCullum 8* (10b)

3.5

Fernando to McCullum, 2 runs, Full in length, on the off stump line, McCullum checks his drive and gets a leading edge over cover point

3.6

Fernando to McCullum, OUT, Short and rising, McCullum pulls it straight to long leg. McCullum was dropped twice and Sri Lank have been third time lucky

BB McCullum c Malinga b Fernando 10 (16m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 83.33

New Zealand 22/1   BB McCullum 10 (12b)
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Photos

Sep 15, 2007

Mahela Jayawardene dazzled with his unbeaten 35, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, Group C, Johannesburg, September 15, 2007

Mahela Jayawardene dazzled with his unbeaten 35

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Sep 15, 2007

The grassy embankments at the Wanderers make the perfect setting for a family outing, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, Group C, Johannesburg, September 15, 2007

The grassy embankments at the Wanderers make the perfect setting for a family outing

© S Rajesh

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