ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 22nd match, Group F

Australia v Sri Lanka

Australia won by 10 wickets (with 58 balls remaining)

9.6

Clark to Vaas, no run, defended. As well it might be

Sri Lanka 43/7   WPUJC Vaas 0* (1b)

10.2

Lee to Vaas, FOUR, a thick edge flies safely on the way to third man

10.3

Lee to Vaas, 1 run, low full delivery, driven out to mid-off

Sri Lanka 49/7   WPUJC Vaas 5* (3b 1x4)

11.1

Clark to Vaas, no run, straight, and watched all the way on to the bat - good practice - for a froward defensive

11.2

Clark to Vaas, 1 run, shorter delivery and Vaas is surprised by it, so fails to capitalise fully in his timing of the pull

11.4

Clark to Vaas, (no ball) 1 run, a no-ball for overstepping, so here comes the free hit

11.5

Clark to Vaas, no run, on middle-and-off, staying over to the left hander by the way, who defends solidly

11.6

Clark to Vaas, no run, another tidy delivery, full of superb line and equally good length

Sri Lanka 60/7   WPUJC Vaas 7* (8b 1x4)

12.2

Watson to Vaas, 1 run, pushes him on the back foot and he waits patiently, before presenting a very straight bat in defence

12.4

Watson to Vaas, no run, slanted slightly across the left hander, with a touch of room outside off. The batsman jumps back and is quick to defend on the back foot

12.5

Watson to Vaas, 1 run, a full toss heading down off is driven out square on the off-side

Sri Lanka 64/7   WPUJC Vaas 9* (11b 1x4)

13.4

Bracken to Vaas, no run, driven out to cover

13.5

Bracken to Vaas, 1 run, driven out to a deepish mid-off (not quite long-off)

Sri Lanka 71/7   WPUJC Vaas 10* (13b 1x4)

14.2

Watson to Vaas, 1 no ball, no-ball on height reasons - therefore it's not a free hit

14.2

Watson to Vaas, 1 run, waits and driven out to cover

14.5

Watson to Vaas, 1 run, outside off, cut to deep point

Sri Lanka 77/7   WPUJC Vaas 12* (16b 1x4)

15.1

Johnson to Vaas, 1 run, outside off, played down to third man

15.3

Johnson to Vaas, no run, tight line again, and a good length; can only be driven out to the fielder at cover

15.4

Johnson to Vaas, 1 run, slower ball, picked, and driven out in front of midwicket for a comfortable single

15.6

Johnson to Vaas, 1 run, a touch of width outside off, driven out to mid-off and that rounds off another tidy spell

Sri Lanka 82/7   WPUJC Vaas 15* (20b 1x4)

16.1

Watson to Vaas, 1 run, not the prettiest of slog-sweeps in front of square, but at least it was controlled

16.3

Watson to Vaas, 1 run, driven out to cover

16.6

Watson to Vaas, 1 run, on leg, turned fine off the knees

Sri Lanka 86/8   WPUJC Vaas 18* (23b 1x4)

17.1

Lee to Vaas, 1 run, the batsman likes the pace coming onto the bat; he presents the face and the ball runs out to mid-off

17.3

Lee to Vaas, 1 run, short, on leg - a long hop - and Vaas wrists the ball up and towards Hayden at deep square... but he can't quite meet it before it pitches

17.5

Lee to Vaas, 1 run, outside off, too full, Vaas drives it hard down the ground but doesn't quite time it and it's collected inside the straight long-off boundary

Sri Lanka 91/8   WPUJC Vaas 21* (26b 1x4)

18.4

Symonds to Vaas, no run, slower delivery - like a kipper, the batsman completely fails to connect

18.5

Symonds to Vaas, OUT, a big - but ultimately ineffectual - swing, Vaas down the track and picks out Lee at deep midwicket, five yards in from the rope, who does well stretching out to his right

WPUJC Vaas c Lee b Symonds 21 (34m 28b 1x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

Sri Lanka 99/9   WPUJC Vaas 21 (28b 1x4)
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Sep 20, 2007

Shane Watson bowls shortly before hurting his hamstring, Australia v Sri Lanka, Group F, ICC World Twenty20, Cape Town, September 20, 2007

Shane Watson bowls shortly before hurting his hamstring

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Sep 20, 2007

Adam Gilchrist clips a shot off his legs, Australia v Sri Lanka, Group F, ICC World Twenty20, Cape Town, September 20, 2007

Adam Gilchrist clips a shot off his legs

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