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)

5.4

Fernando to Taylor, 1 run, slower one on the off and middle stump line, checks his drive and the ball goes in the air towards mid-on

New Zealand 34/2   LRPL Taylor 1* (1b)

6.1

Vaas to Taylor, 1 run, full in length, slanting away from the off stump, pushed to cover point for a single

6.3

Vaas to Taylor, no run, on a length, on the middle and leg, nudged to the on side

6.4

Vaas to Taylor, FOUR, fullish, outside the off stump, tries to whip it across the line, gets a outside edge to third man

6.5

Vaas to Taylor, 1 run, yorker length, on the leg and middle line, turned past square leg

New Zealand 45/2   LRPL Taylor 7* (5b 1x4)

7.1

Jayasuriya to Taylor, 1 run, bowled flat on middle stump, pushed through midwicket for a single

7.3

Jayasuriya to Taylor, 1 run, swept to long leg for one more

7.6

Jayasuriya to Taylor, FOUR, flighted delivery on middle stump, Taylor gets down on one knee and sweeps powerfully to the square leg boundary

New Zealand 59/2   LRPL Taylor 13* (8b 2x4)

8.2

Wijekoon to Taylor, 1 run, full toss pulled to wide long-on for a single

8.4

Wijekoon to Taylor, 2 runs, full ball on middle stump, the batsman moves across his stumps and chips the ball over short fine leg's head

8.5

Wijekoon to Taylor, 3 wides, full and wide outside off stump

8.5

Wijekoon to Taylor, SIX, low full toss, right in the slot, swung over midwicket

8.6

Wijekoon to Taylor, 1 run, yorker length, on the off and middle, squeezed out to backward point

New Zealand 74/2   LRPL Taylor 23* (12b 2x4 1x6)

9.1

Jayasuriya to Taylor, 2 runs, floated outside off, shuffled right across and fetches it from outside off and swings to long-on

9.2

Jayasuriya to Taylor, 1 run, slower through the air, lovely change of pace, on the off stump, the batsman was made to wait an eternity, no pace to work with and he ended up chopping it to the backward point

9.5

Jayasuriya to Taylor, 1 leg bye, fullish, just outside leg stump, the yorker length beats the intended swing to the leg side and the ball runs off the pad to the off side

New Zealand 79/2   LRPL Taylor 26* (15b 2x4 1x6)

10.2

Wijekoon to Taylor, 5 wides, slips down the leg side, he doesn't connect with the intended flick shot, the bat touches the ground and Sangakkara can't gather

10.2

Wijekoon to Taylor, 2 runs, on the middle and leg, hit past midwicket

10.3

Wijekoon to Taylor, SIX, low full-toss, on the middle stump line, whacked over deep midwicket.

10.4

Wijekoon to Taylor, 1 run, dipping low full toss, on the middle, played to the on side

10.6

Wijekoon to Taylor, no run, slower one, outside off stump, tries to late cut it and is beaten

New Zealand 95/3   LRPL Taylor 35* (19b 2x4 2x6)

11.5

Jayasuriya to Taylor, 1 run

New Zealand 99/4   LRPL Taylor 36* (20b 2x4 2x6)

12.1

Malinga to Taylor, 1 run, very full and outside the off, Malinga searching for the yorker, dug out to the off side for a single that brings up the hundred

12.3

Malinga to Taylor, 1 run, overpitched and outside the off, driven inside-out and through cover but there's a fielder on the ropes

12.6

Malinga to Taylor, 1 run, very full and on the off, tailing inswing here, clipped away to the leg side

New Zealand 103/5   LRPL Taylor 39* (23b 2x4 2x6)

13.1

Jayasuriya to Taylor, 1 run, fullish and outside the off, swung away to the leg side, one bounce to Jehan Mubarak on the ropes

13.3

Jayasuriya to Taylor, 1 run, again flat, full and straight, driven down to long-on for a single

13.5

Jayasuriya to Taylor, 1 run, slightly slower, little shorter and a bit of width, cut but there's cover on the fence

New Zealand 108/5   LRPL Taylor 42* (26b 2x4 2x6)

14.1

Malinga to Taylor, 1 run, full and outside the off, driven well through cover, but once again just the single

14.3

Malinga to Taylor, 1 wide, down the leg side and very full, flick played and missed, a bit of a sound, that may have hit pad, but the umpire gives it wide

14.3

Malinga to Taylor, 1 run, short of a good length and on the stumps, slower ball, defended to the on side for a single

14.5

Malinga to Taylor, 1 run, another yorker, Malinga has an endless supply of these, excellent bowling, dug out to the off side

New Zealand 118/5   LRPL Taylor 45* (29b 2x4 2x6)

15.1

Wijekoon to Taylor, SIX, Smack! Ross Taylor gets down on one knee, picks the line of the ball and crashes it over midwicket. That's a strong hit

15.2

Wijekoon to Taylor, no run, fuller this time and slanted away from the bat from over the stumps, played at and missed, Sangakkara collects standing up

15.3

Wijekoon to Taylor, 1 run, slower ball, slipping down leg, swung away but it's fielded well on the ropes

15.5

Wijekoon to Taylor, no run, back of a length and outside the off, Taylor heaves to the leg side and misses

15.6

Wijekoon to Taylor, 2 runs, this time there's a second as the ball is helped along to the leg side

New Zealand 128/5   LRPL Taylor 54* (34b 2x4 3x6)

16.2

Malinga to Taylor, no run, fullish and outside the off stump, played at and missed, through to the keeper

16.3

Malinga to Taylor, 1 leg bye, slower ball, very full, drifting onto the pads, swing and a miss, rapped on the pad

16.6

Malinga to Taylor, FOUR, fullish and outside the off stump, clattered over the infield and that will run away to the fence

New Zealand 141/5   LRPL Taylor 58* (37b 3x4 3x6)

17.3

Fernando to Taylor, 2 runs, full and on the stump, good yorker swinging in, dug out and there's enough on the ball for the batsmen to come back for a second

17.4

Fernando to Taylor, no run, short of a length and outside the off, ugly swipe across the line, through to the keeper

17.5

Fernando to Taylor, no run, another one outside the off, another swing and completely missed. That was the slower ball and the batsman didn't pick it at all

17.6

Fernando to Taylor, 2 runs, full and on the stumps, dug out to the off side

New Zealand 148/5   LRPL Taylor 62* (41b 3x4 3x6)

18.5

Malinga to Taylor, OUT, very full, very straight, Taylor opens the face of the bat and tries to run the ball down to third-man. All he manages is a simple catch straight into Sangakkara's hands. End of a cracking innings from Taylor

LRPL Taylor c †Sangakkara b Malinga 62 (59m 43b 3x4 3x6) SR: 144.18

New Zealand 153/6   LRPL Taylor 62 (42b 3x4 3x6)
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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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