ICC World Cup - 20th match, Group B

India v Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka won by 69 runs

23.4

Ganguly to Silva, no run, fullish and outside the off stump, just a hint of away movement, left alone to the keeper

23.5

Ganguly to Silva, 1 run, fuller and on the off stump, Chamara Silva punches this nicely to long-off to get off the mark

Sri Lanka 93/3   LPC Silva 1* (2b)

24.1

Harbhajan Singh to Silva, 1 run, well flighted and outside the off, a hint of turn, easily played through point for a single

24.3

Harbhajan Singh to Silva, 1 run, flat and on the off stump, restrictive but not particularly threatening, Chamara Silva walks across his stumps and flicks to on

24.6

Harbhajan Singh to Silva, no run, fuller and outside the off, this is the one that goes straight on. Played and missed, through to the keeper

Sri Lanka 97/3   LPC Silva 3* (5b)

25.3

Ganguly to Silva, 2 runs, too full and a touch too straightt, easily stroked away through midwicket for a single

25.4

Ganguly to Silva, 1 run, fullish and outside the off stump, driven at, thick edge goes down to third-man

25.6

Ganguly to Silva, no run, full and on the stumps, clipped to the on side

Sri Lanka 106/3   LPC Silva 6* (8b)

26.4

Patel to Silva, 1 run, short of a good length and on the pads, played down to the on side.

26.6

Patel to Silva, no run, eased away through point for a single to end the over

Sri Lanka 111/3   LPC Silva 7* (10b)

27.3

Ganguly to Silva, no run, full and outside the off, Chamara Silva opens the face of the bat a touch and knocks the ball away towards cover

27.4

Ganguly to Silva, FOUR, full, outside the off, Silva is tempted into driving and can only manage a thick edge. There's no-one at slip and the ball bounds down towards the third-man fence. Zaheer Khan dives and gets a hand to it but can't hold onto the ball

27.5

Ganguly to Silva, no run, overpitched and on the stumps, punched to cover

27.6

Ganguly to Silva, no run, floated a bit wider and pushed through a bit full, left well alone to the keeper

Sri Lanka 116/3   LPC Silva 11* (14b 1x4)

28.4

Patel to Silva, no run, great ball! this one pitches just outside the off and shapes away really late. A bit of extra bounce as well. Played and missed, lucky not to edge, through to the keeper

28.5

Patel to Silva, no run, very full and on the stumps, defended back down the pitch

28.6

Patel to Silva, no run, another good ball, on the off, coming in a touch, defended with bat held close to pad, end of a tidy over from Munaf

Sri Lanka 117/3   LPC Silva 11* (17b 1x4)

29.2

Harbhajan Singh to Silva, no run, flat and on the off, it's the doosra, defended watchfully to the off side with a straight bat

29.3

Harbhajan Singh to Silva, 2 runs, down the leg side, tickled away fine for a couple, Robin Uthappa fields

29.4

Harbhajan Singh to Silva, no run, flat and fast, on the off, defended

29.5

Harbhajan Singh to Silva, 2 runs, tossed up and on the stumps, swept hard, Munaf runs around on the boundary and fields

29.6

Harbhajan Singh to Silva, 1 run

Sri Lanka 124/3   LPC Silva 16* (22b 1x4)

30.1

Tendulkar to Silva, 1 run, overpitched outside off, driven to sweeper cover

30.1

Tendulkar to Silva, 1 run

30.4

Tendulkar to Silva, no run, bit of drift in, full and on the middle stump line, defended back down the track

30.5

Tendulkar to Silva, 1 no ball, lovely swing away. Seam-up, it went towards off stump before shaping further away and Silva is beaten in the forward prod

30.5

Tendulkar to Silva, no run, And again. It is curving away nicely for Tendulkar. He is bowling seam-up stuff, not legbreaks.

30.6

Tendulkar to Silva, no run, lands on the off stump line, moved away a touch, pushed to cover

Sri Lanka 128/3   LPC Silva 17* (27b 1x4)

31.3

Harbhajan Singh to Silva, 1 run, nicely flighted on the off stump line, turns in, Silva works it to Tendulkar at short fine leg and rushes across for a quick single. Tendulkar has a shy at non-striker's end but Silva makes it

Sri Lanka 130/3   LPC Silva 18* (28b 1x4)

32.4

Tendulkar to Silva, 1 run, leg-cutter that moved away from the off stump line and Silva waits for the movement, opens the bat-face and runs it down to third man region. Well bowled and very well played.

32.6

Tendulkar to Silva, 1 run, produces the mistake but the edge takes the ball down to third man. After moving off the pitch earlier in the over, he makes this one swing in the air. Full and swinging and Silva is sucked into a loose drive.

Sri Lanka 137/4   LPC Silva 20* (30b 1x4)

33.1

Harbhajan Singh to Silva, no run, tossed-up, outside off stump, turns in and defended on the front foot

33.2

Harbhajan Singh to Silva, 1 wide, lands outside off stump and spins down leg side. Muralitharan must be licking his fingers. Wide called.

33.2

Harbhajan Singh to Silva, 3 runs, Again some sharp albeit slow turn. Silva backs away and cuts a delivery from the middle stump line, through cover. Silva is a fine batsman. Saw his century in New Zealand? Fine stroke player.

33.5

Harbhajan Singh to Silva, 1 run, tossed-up, outside off and Silva sweeps it to deep backward square-leg

Sri Lanka 143/4   LPC Silva 24* (33b 1x4)

34.3

Tendulkar to Silva, no run, appeal for lbw but it was swinging outside off stump. Full-pitched and outside off, Silva tries to sweep and misses.

34.4

Tendulkar to Silva, 1 run, full, straight, on the middle stump line, keeps a touch low, Silva drops it close on the off side and they take a very quick single.

34.6

Tendulkar to Silva, no run, some in-swing there. But starts too early in the trajectory and lands slightly short in length and the batsman gets good time to see it and jabs it away to the off side

Sri Lanka 147/4   LPC Silva 25* (36b 1x4)

35.6

Khan to Silva, FOUR, lemon cut! Full in length and in the channel, Silva lunges at it to defend, the bat comes down in an angle and he gets an inside-edge which takes the ball past the stumps and to the fine-leg boundary.

Sri Lanka 157/4   LPC Silva 29* (37b 2x4)

36.2

Tendulkar to Silva, 1 run, full, straight, on the middle stump line, dabbed to square-leg and Dhoni sets off in pursuit. Even produces a sliding stop.

Sri Lanka 159/4   LPC Silva 30* (38b 2x4)

37.1

Khan to Silva, FOUR, Another lemon-cut. Length-delivery, around the off stump, Silva pushes hard at it, bat away from the body, and gets the inside-edge down to fine leg

37.2

Khan to Silva, 1 run, on the middle and off stump, nudged to behind square-leg for a single

37.4

Khan to Silva, 1 run, hits the deck short of length, it rises almost chest-high, outside off stump, Silva hops back, pushes his bat out at the delivery, dabs it on the off side and they will take the single

37.6

Khan to Silva, 1 run, from round the wickets, short in length, angling in at the body, Silva takes the bottom-hand out of the handle, stabs at it and will get a single as it runs behind square-leg

Sri Lanka 170/4   LPC Silva 37* (42b 3x4)

38.1

Tendulkar to Silva, no run, on a length,, hint of movement in the air, outside off and Silva leans back, dabs it to point

38.2

Tendulkar to Silva, 1 run, full and swinging away, and Silva sweeps it from there, to deep square-leg.

38.4

Tendulkar to Silva, no run, beaten trying to run down a fullish delivery to third man

38.5

Tendulkar to Silva, no run, in swing this time. This man can bowl everything. The swing starts a touch early in the trajectory though and the batsman sees it and defends

38.6

Tendulkar to Silva, 1 run, bit of width outside off stump and driven to sweeper cover

Sri Lanka 173/4   LPC Silva 39* (47b 3x4)

39.1

Harbhajan Singh to Silva, 1 run, on the middle stump, it turns down and Silva goes back, turns it to square-leg for yet another single.

39.3

Harbhajan Singh to Silva, no run, appeal for lbw. Fullish, lands on the middle stump line and turns, Silva attempts to sweep and is rapped on the pads. It appeared as if it would have hit leg but umpire Harper felt it would have spun down leg side.

39.4

Harbhajan Singh to Silva, 1 run

Sri Lanka 176/4   LPC Silva 41* (50b 3x4)

40.4

Tendulkar to Silva, FOUR, Wow! Suddenly, against the run of play, he charges down the track, the ball was swinging away but he has it covered and swings it to widish long on to bring up the fifty partnership. Very well played gentlemen and Sri Lanka inch towards a very competitive total

40.5

Tendulkar to Silva, no run

40.6

Tendulkar to Silva, no run, full and outside off, another attempt to sweep but doesn't make contact and is rapped on the pad.

Sri Lanka 184/4   LPC Silva 45* (53b 4x4)

41.3

Harbhajan Singh to Silva, no run, reverse sweep attempted. No wood on leather though. It spins down the leg side and Dhoni fails to gather. Silva's back foot was on the line as he went for the sweep. Could have been interesting had Dhoni gathered but one suspects that Silva would have dragged it back in time

41.4

Harbhajan Singh to Silva, no run, fuller and on the middle stump line, driven back to the bowler

41.5

Harbhajan Singh to Silva, 1 run

Sri Lanka 186/4   LPC Silva 46* (56b 4x4)

42.2

Tendulkar to Silva, 1 run, low full-toss on the off stump, Silva paddles it to short fine leg where Munaf makes a half-stop

42.4

Tendulkar to Silva, 1 run, slower one and he deceives the batsman. Silva is too early into his offdrive and gets a outside edge through backward point

42.6

Tendulkar to Silva, 1 run, in-swinger to Silva who goes back and square-drives it to deep cover

Sri Lanka 193/4   LPC Silva 49* (59b 4x4)

43.1

Harbhajan Singh to Silva, 1 run, He will get his third consecutive fifty in this World Cup and his fourth ODI fifty in a row. Reaches it with a drive to long-on. Very well played sir. What a find he has been for Sri Lanka

43.3

Harbhajan Singh to Silva, 2 runs, Tossed-up , outside off, Silva is beaten in the flight but gets a edge through the vacant slip region.

43.4

Harbhajan Singh to Silva, 1 wide, shapes to reverse-sweep and Harbhajan fires it down the leg side. Wide called.

43.4

Harbhajan Singh to Silva, 1 run, will get a single with a nudge to square-leg

43.6

Harbhajan Singh to Silva, 1 run, outside off stump and square-drive to deep cover

Sri Lanka 201/4   LPC Silva 54* (63b 4x4)

44.1

Tendulkar to Silva, 1 wide, way outside the off stump. Aleem Dar extends his arms.

44.1

Tendulkar to Silva, no run, inswinger. Full in length, on the middle stump line - that one came in from well outside off. driven to Dravid at midwicket

44.2

Tendulkar to Silva, 1 run, takes this one away and slashed down to third man. Tendulkar screams catch but it falls well short

44.5

Tendulkar to Silva, FOUR, Full and on the middle and leg, Silva sweeps it fine. Very fine. Past the short-fine leg fielder. 11 runs have come so far in the over. Very profitable for Sri Lanka.

44.6

Tendulkar to Silva, no run, Silva gets greedy. He goes for another sweep shot to a delivery outside off but misses

Sri Lanka 212/4   LPC Silva 59* (67b 5x4)

46.1

Khan to Silva, OUT, now Silva falls. Just like Dilshan did, he also walks without waiting for the umpire's call. Zaheer gets him with a slower one. An off cutter. Full and outside off and Silva is through with his off drive a touch too early. Gets a nick which is swallowed by Dhoni. Two new batsmen at the crease.

LPC Silva c †Dhoni b Khan 59 (99m 68b 5x4 0x6) SR: 86.76

Sri Lanka 216/6   LPC Silva 59 (68b 5x4)
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Mar 23, 2007

Anxious Indian players fear the inevitable, India v Sri Lanka, Group B, Trinidad, March 23, 2007

Anxious Indian players fear the inevitable

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Mar 23, 2007

A disheartened Indian fan has a message, India v Sri Lanka, Group B, Trinidad, March 23, 2007

A disheartened Indian fan has a message

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