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)

0.3

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

Sri Lanka 1/1   WU Tharanga 1* (1b)   B Lee 0.3-0-1-1

1.6

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   KC Sangakkara 5* (2b 1x4)   NW Bracken 1-0-2-1

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

Sri Lanka 11/3   KC Sangakkara 6* (4b 1x4)   B Lee 1.4-0-9-2

5.3

Clark to Silva, OUT, he frees his arms this time, but to absolutely no avail - a massive windmill of a wind-up, but a ball that was intended to vanish over the covers instead spirals down to Brett Lee on the third man boundary. Credit to Clark, he built the pressure and Silva cracked

LPC Silva c Lee b Clark 6 (12m 11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 54.54

Sri Lanka 21/4   KC Sangakkara 9* (10b 1x4)   SR Clark 0.3-0-0-1

7.3

Clark to Dilshan, OUT, that wasn't very clever. Dilshan tries to improvise, he steps outside off and tries to sweep off a good length, but instead pats a simple chance straight into Gilchrist's gloves as he hops to the leg-side. Another one bites the dust, and with the exception of Jayasuriya, they've all been tame dismissals

TM Dilshan c †Gilchrist b Clark 3 (7m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

Sri Lanka 30/5   KC Sangakkara 15* (17b 2x4)   SR Clark 1.3-0-7-2

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   J Mubarak 6* (6b 1x4)   SR Clark 2.3-0-15-3

9.5

Clark to Maharoof, OUT, good grief, another one falls. Too straight to take any liberties, but that's exactly what Maharoof did - he made to mow through the covers, but Michael Clarke at point pulls off a blinder, one-handed to his right, an inch off the ground!

MF Maharoof c Clarke b Clark 0 (1m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Sri Lanka 43/7   J Mubarak 6* (6b 1x4)   SR Clark 2.5-0-15-4

16.2

Watson to Mubarak, OUT, slower delivery, the offspinner and the pressure told on Mubarak, trying to clear extra cover with a drive off one knee but Symonds makes no mistake, stepping back and clasping to take Sri Lanka into further trouble

J Mubarak c Symonds b Watson 28 (33m 26b 3x4 0x6) SR: 107.69

Sri Lanka 83/8   WPUJC Vaas 16* (21b 1x4)   SR Watson 2.2-0-11-1

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   SL Malinga 10* (8b 1x6)   A Symonds 0.3-0-1-1

19.3

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   SL Malinga 12* (10b 1x6)   NW Bracken 3.3-0-14-2
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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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