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)

0.1

Lee to Tharanga, 1 run, streaky, but off the mark. That was on leg stump, and flicked airborne in the direction of square leg. Didn't go to hand though

0.2

Lee to Jayasuriya, no run, brilliant delivery and that's a massive shout for caught-behind, lbw, call it what you will. It nipped off the pitch and flicked the top of the pad. A hint of inside edge? The umpire says no

0.3

Lee to Jayasuriya, OUT, he's gone this time, and that was another cracker - fuller, faster and angling back into the left-hander. No room to play any shot whatsoever, and up goes the finger!

ST Jayasuriya lbw b Lee 0 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

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

0.5

Lee to Tharanga, 1 run, fast and full again, nudged into the covers

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   B Lee 1-0-7-1

2.1

Lee to Jayawardene, 1 run, short of a length, and dabbed to square leg. Sri Lanka need to rebuild now

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

2.4

Lee to Jayawardene, OUT, oh dear, this is carnage. Jayawardene was in no position for that stroke - a wristy whip through midwicket that turned into a looping chance for Stuart Clark at mid-on. He did well to dive forward and scoop it off the turf, but a very loose shot from Sri Lanka's captain

DPMD Jayawardene c Clark b Lee 1 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

2.5

Lee to Silva, no run, driven back to the bowler, without much conviction

2.6

Lee to Silva, no run, another cracking over for Australia is finished off with a neat offcutter that leaps at Silva's thigh-pad and drops to the crease

Sri Lanka 11/3   B Lee 2-0-9-2

10.1

Lee to Mubarak, 1 run, width outside off, cut into the ground off the back foot

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

10.4

Lee to Mubarak, FOUR, room outside off and a classical off-drive, so nice to see and double cheers because that brings up the fifty

10.5

Lee to Mubarak, no run, hmm, not so good, the batsman misjudging outside off, fencing a prod off the back foot

10.6

Lee to Mubarak, 2 runs, width again outside off and scooped up towards deep point where Watson attempts to scoop up, misses, and allows an extra run which Sri Lanka gratefully accept

Sri Lanka 55/7   B Lee 3-0-21-2

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

17.2

Lee to Malinga, 1 run, full delivery - Lee's done well with such deliveries this tournament - and it's dug out here

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

17.4

Lee to Malinga, 1 run, dribbled out to mid-on for a quick single

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

17.6

Lee to Malinga, 1 run, good sportsmanship from Symonds, running in at mid-on - he nearly got there to take the catch with the dive forward, but tells the umpire immediately that he did take it cleanly

Sri Lanka 92/8   B Lee 4-0-27-2
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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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