ICC World Twenty20, 22nd Match, Group F: Australia v Sri Lanka at Cape Town, Sep 20, 2007
ICC World Twenty20 - 22nd match, Group F
Australia won by 10 wickets (with 58 balls remaining)
Played at Newlands, Cape Town (neutral venue)
20 September 2007 (20-over match)

Bracken to Tharanga, no run, swinging delivery, a foot outside off, and Tharanga leaves well alone


Bracken to Tharanga, no run, fuller and straighter, and defended into the covers. A brief thought of a single, but with three Aussies hurtling in to field, Sangakkara has other ideas


Bracken to Tharanga, 2 runs, a slog, straight through the line of the ball and over the covers. Not perfectly timed and the ball plugs in the outfield


Bracken to Tharanga, no run, lovely response, nipping past a limp outside edge. Well pitched up, and a hint of movement off the track


Bracken to Tharanga, no run, that's a filthy mow - Tharanga makes room and is well beaten as the ball whistles over leg stump


Bracken to Tharanga, OUT, that dismissal was somewhat telegraphed. He was dancing around at the crease and, in attempting to whip to leg, found only a leading edge. Brett Lee at deep point swallows a looping chance, and Sri Lanka are in deep trouble now

WU Tharanga c Lee b Bracken 4 (10m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Sri Lanka 9/2   NW Bracken 1-0-2-1

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


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


Bracken to Silva, 1 run, dabbed out to cover, tip-and-run stuff, and a direct hit from Symonds would have had him gone for all money. Reckless stuff


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


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


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   NW Bracken 2-0-6-1

Bracken to Mubarak, FOUR, leg-side rubbish, a low full toss, helped on its way quickly through a fine fine leg


Bracken to Mubarak, no run, better - Bracken immediately back on it with a regulation line-and-length delivery


Bracken to Mubarak, 1 run, on a length again, but Mubarak is quick to rush the ball back out to mid-off with a smooth drive


Bracken to Vaas, no run, driven out to cover


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


Bracken to Mubarak, 1 run, driven forward for a strike-stealing single

Sri Lanka 72/7   NW Bracken 3-0-13-1

Bracken to Malinga, 1 run, nothing to write home about, but as it must be written about, a full toss outside off greeted by an almighty - but completely mistimed - heave to mid-off which hardly makes it even there


Bracken to Fernando, no run, poked forward


Bracken to Fernando, OUT, a poor shot - indicative of Sri Lanka's day - to finish. A slower ball from Bracken, and the batsman pops up a bottom edge back towards the bowler who has a second to think about before taking confidently

CRD Fernando c & b Bracken 0 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Sri Lanka 101/10   NW Bracken 3.3-0-14-2





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