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)

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

12.2

Malinga to McMillan, 1 run, another yorker, once again there's little the batsman can do but dig the ball out for a single towards point

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

12.4

Malinga to McMillan, no run, quick ball just short of a driving length, swing and a miss with no footwork and the ball just misses the stumps. Good ball that

12.5

Malinga to McMillan, OUT, fuller and on the stumps, the ball is punched to cover, the batsman head off for a single, McMillan isn't too quick, the throw comes to the bowler, Malinga catches the ball and breaks the stumps. The decision is referred to the third umpire ... and gone!

CD McMillan run out 2 (6m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

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   SL Malinga 1-0-4-0

14.1

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

14.2

Malinga to Oram, 1 run, very full and on the off stump, good yorker, all Oram can do is dab the ball to off and pick up a 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

14.4

Malinga to Oram, 1 run, very very full and outside the off, steered through cover 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

14.6

Malinga to Oram, no run, slower ball, excellent deception, swing and a miss, the ball just misses the stumps. After all those searing yorkers the slower ball, clever bowling

New Zealand 118/5   SL Malinga 2-0-10-0

16.1

Malinga to Oram, 1 run

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

16.4

Malinga to Oram, SIX, Oram does his thing! Malinga striving for the yorker. Oram gives himself some room and clatters the ball back down the ground, over Malinga's head for maximum

16.5

Malinga to Oram, 1 run, short of a length and outside the off, steered down towards third-man for a single

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   SL Malinga 3-0-22-0

18.1

Malinga to Oram, no run, very fast, inswinging, well-directed yorker. There's not much any batsman can do with that but dig it out. Superb death bowling

18.2

Malinga to Oram, FOUR, slightly short this time and outside the off, Oram doesn't get to the pitch of this slower ball but swats it over the infield one-handed and the ball just trickles away

18.3

Malinga to Oram, no run, fullish and outside the off, huge pull played, miss, through to the keeper

18.4

Malinga to Oram, 1 run, very full and outside the off, hit inside out to the man on the ropes at cover

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

18.6

Malinga to Vettori, 1 run, fullish and on the stumps, played to the off side for a single

New Zealand 154/6   SL Malinga 4-0-28-1
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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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