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)

0.4

Lee to Sangakkara, 1 run, just back of a length, straight as an arrow again. Sangakkara defends off the back foot and legs it for a single

0.6

Lee to Sangakkara, FOUR, width this time, and Sangakkara fences outside off stump - not much conviction in the stroke, but he threads it through the gap at gully, past a diving Clarke at point

Sri Lanka 7/1   KC Sangakkara 5* (2b 1x4)

2.2

Lee to Sangakkara, no run, full and straight, and driven down to long-off

2.3

Lee to Sangakkara, 1 run, streaky again, full length and outside off, and Sangakkara is late on an attempted drive. He chinese-cuts it down to fine leg, and jogs through

Sri Lanka 11/2   KC Sangakkara 6* (4b 1x4)

3.1

Bracken to Sangakkara, no run, on a good length outside off stump and shaping away. Defended with a vertical bat

3.2

Bracken to Sangakkara, 1 run, dropped - that was an easy chance that Hodge made into a tough opportunity with a mistimed leap at cover. Another careless shot though, Sangakkara was driving at a ball that wasn't there for the shot

3.4

Bracken to Sangakkara, no run, a massive swipe across the line. Sri Lanka are losing their heads now

3.5

Bracken to Sangakkara, 2 runs, outside off, and a more sensible choice of stroke this time, a delicate dab down to third man

3.6

Bracken to Sangakkara, no run, that's just horrible. Three steps down the track and an almighty slog over the infield. Except he doesn't make contact at all. Australia are bossing this contest

Sri Lanka 15/3   KC Sangakkara 9* (9b 1x4)

4.6

Johnson to Sangakkara, no run, shorter and straighter, tucked off the ribs but can't beat the field

Sri Lanka 21/3   KC Sangakkara 9* (10b 1x4)

5.4

Clark to Sangakkara, FOUR, width, and that's Sri Lanka's best shot of the day - a full-flowing cover-drive that no-one can intercept

5.5

Clark to Sangakkara, 1 run, straighter this time, and nudged for a single

Sri Lanka 26/4   KC Sangakkara 14* (12b 2x4)

6.1

Johnson to Sangakkara, no run, full and straight, turned into the leg side

6.2

Johnson to Sangakkara, no run, clipped off the toes, but straight to midwicket

6.3

Johnson to Sangakkara, no run, backing away - the batsman's curse in this tournament - and Johnson finds just enough swing to evade a slashing drive

6.4

Johnson to Sangakkara, 1 run, straighter and fuller, and played with a vertical bat for a change

6.6

Johnson to Sangakkara, no run, extra nip off the pitch, and Sangakkara's scything cut finds only thin air

Sri Lanka 28/4   KC Sangakkara 15* (17b 2x4)

8.1

Johnson to Sangakkara, 1 run, a touch leg-sided, clipped firmly but straight to backward square

8.4

Johnson to Sangakkara, 1 run, good-looking drive off a fuller length. Very straight, but not perfectly timed as long-on sweeps round to intercept

8.6

Johnson to Sangakkara, 1 run, driven up to long-on. Another over rolls by

Sri Lanka 39/5   KC Sangakkara 18* (20b 2x4)

9.1

Clark to Sangakkara, no run, straight and full, and tucked down to third man

9.2

Clark to Sangakkara, FOUR, thumped, and effectively so. A little shimmy down the pitch, and Clark - who had come off a short run - is made to pay

9.3

Clark to Sangakkara, OUT, short but straight, Sangakkara tried to make room to free his arms but couldn't keep it down. His attempted cut was wafted straight to backward point, and Sri Lanka are in freefall now

KC Sangakkara c Clarke b Clark 22 (38m 23b 3x4 0x6) SR: 95.65

Sri Lanka 43/6   KC Sangakkara 22 (23b 3x4)
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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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