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)

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   L Vincent 12* (12b 1x4)   CRD Fernando 2-0-11-1

5.1

Fernando to Vincent, OUT, Low full toss - waist-high - on the off and middle, Vincent goes for a slash down the ground, ends up scooping it between mid-off and mid-on and both nearly collide but Chamara Silva takes the catch

L Vincent c Silva b Fernando 14 (21m 16b 1x4 0x6) SR: 87.50

New Zealand 25/2   PG Fulton 1* (3b)   CRD Fernando 2.1-0-11-2

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

New Zealand 95/3   LRPL Taylor 35* (18b 2x4 2x6)   G Wijekoon 1.5-0-30-1

11.3

Jayasuriya to Styris, OUT, trapped in front. Full and on the middle and off stump, Styris shapes to play a reverse sweep, misses and that proves fatal. Hawk eye suggests it would have missed the off stump.

SB Styris lbw b Jayasuriya 2 (3m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

New Zealand 97/4   LRPL Taylor 35* (19b 2x4 2x6)   ST Jayasuriya 2.3-0-14-1

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

New Zealand 102/5   LRPL Taylor 38* (22b 2x4 2x6)   SL Malinga 0.5-0-3-0

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   JDP Oram 25* (16b 2x4 1x6)   SL Malinga 3.5-0-27-1

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   JDP Oram 33* (20b 2x4 2x6)   G Wijekoon 4-0-50-1
Tournament Results
India v Pakistan at Johannesburg - Sep 24, 2007
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
Pakistan won by 4 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
Australia v Sri Lanka at Cape Town - Sep 20, 2007
Australia won by 10 wickets (with 58 balls remaining)
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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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