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)

8.1

Wijekoon to Fulton, 1 run, full ball on off stump, driven powerfully off the front foot towards mid-off where Mubarak dives to his right and fields

8.2

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

8.3

Wijekoon to Fulton, 1 run, pushed into the covers 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   G Wijekoon 1-0-15-0

10.1

Wijekoon to Fulton, 1 run, on the middle and off, mistimes a drive to right of midwicket

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

10.5

Wijekoon to Fulton, OUT, full and outside off stump, sliced straight to sweeper cover.

PG Fulton c Malinga b Wijekoon 25 (27m 19b 1x4 2x6) SR: 131.57

10.6

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

New Zealand 95/3   G Wijekoon 2-0-30-1

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

15.4

Wijekoon to Oram, 1 run, full-toss outside the off stump, driven powerfully down to long-off but attacking fielding keeps the batsmen down to one run

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   G Wijekoon 3-0-40-1

19.1

Wijekoon to Vettori, 1 run, full and outside the off, driven back past the bowler to mid-off

19.2

Wijekoon to Oram, no run, full and on the stumps, a hint of swing, driven hard but straight back to the bowler

19.3

Wijekoon to Oram, SIX, fullish, outside the off, a bit of room from the batsman backing away to leg and that is clouted over point

19.4

Wijekoon to Oram, 1 run, hit over the off side for another run. attempted big shot but doesn't quite connect

19.5

Wijekoon to Vettori, 1 run

19.6

Wijekoon to Oram, 1 run, OUT, very full, straight, driven hard down to long-on, the batsmen run hard, coming back for the second but the throw is good and an easy run out ends the innings

DL Vettori run out 3 (4m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

New Zealand 164/7   G Wijekoon 4-0-50-1
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India won by 5 runs
Australia v India at Durban - Sep 22, 2007
India won by 15 runs
New Zealand v Pakistan at Cape Town - Sep 22, 2007
Pakistan won by 6 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
South Africa v India at Durban - Sep 20, 2007
India won by 37 runs
Bangladesh v Pakistan at Cape Town - Sep 20, 2007
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Australia v Sri Lanka at Cape Town - Sep 20, 2007
Australia won by 10 wickets (with 58 balls remaining)
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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

© AFP

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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