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)

4.1

Johnson to Silva, FOUR, on leg stump and clipped fine. A welcome boundary

4.2

Johnson to Silva, no run, an attempted cut, but too late on the stroke

4.3

Johnson to Silva, no run, half an appeal as Johnson jags one off the seam but that was missing leg, and too high as well. Good ball all the same

4.4

Johnson to Silva, 1 wide, not such a good ball. Pitches outside leg and stays that way

4.4

Johnson to Silva, no run, width outside off stump, but Silva misses out with a cut shot. Too eager to cash in?

4.5

Johnson to Silva, 1 run, fuller and shaping back into the right-hander, clipped off leg stump and a scurried single

4.6

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

Sri Lanka 21/3   MG Johnson 1-0-6-0

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

6.5

Johnson to Dilshan, 1 run, banged in, and balloons off the glove as Dilshan is beaten for pace. An attempted pull lands behind square, but safe

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   MG Johnson 2-0-8-0

8.1

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

8.2

Johnson to Mubarak, no run, straighter, and extra lift off the track. Defended into the leg side

8.3

Johnson to Mubarak, 1 run, on leg-stump again, and clipped again. Another single. They all count

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

8.5

Johnson to Mubarak, 1 run, strays onto leg stump again, but deep midwicket restricts the runs

8.6

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

Sri Lanka 39/5   MG Johnson 3-0-13-0

15.1

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

15.2

Johnson to Mubarak, 1 run, half-volley, driven back out straight towards long-off

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

15.5

Johnson to Mubarak, 1 run, a hint of swing away, the batsman waits and cuts through the gully

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   MG Johnson 4-0-18-0
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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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