ICC World Cup, 39th Match, Super Eights: New Zealand v Sri Lanka at St George's, Apr 12, 2007
ICC World Cup - 39th match, Super Eights
Sri Lanka won by 6 wickets (with 29 balls remaining)
12 April 2007 (50-over match)
  New Zealand innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal PG Fulton c Silva b Vaas 28 92 54 4 0 51.85
19.5 Goddim! Fullish, on the middle and leg, swung straight to Chamara at deep square-leg. Vaas is thrilled to bits. And why not. 71/3
View dismissal SP Fleming* lbw b Vaas 0 3 4 0 0 0.00
0.5 Fleming's disastrous run against SL continues. Lands outside off stump, on a length, Fleming leans forward and is struck just outside the line. It was hitting off but the point of impact was just outside off and he was playing a shot. But Asad Rauf raises the finger. It was pretty close. It looked as if he was hit in front of off but the replays suggested he was outside. 1/1
View dismissal LRPL Taylor c †Sangakkara b Vaas 0 7 2 0 0 0.00
2.1 Stunner from Sangakkara. Full in length, landed on the off and middle and slanted away. Taylor has a stab at it, gets a outside edge and it flies low to the right of Sangakkara who dived full-length and plucked it inches off the turf. Fab effort. Double strike from Vaas has NZ reeling. What a start for SL. 4/2
SB Styris not out 111 198 157 8 0 70.70
View dismissal CD McMillan c Silva b Muralitharan 1 11 7 0 0 14.28
22.2 Murali removes McMillan. Tossed-up, on the middle stump line, on a length, McMillan tries to sweep, the ball turns in and bounces, gets a top-edge and bobs away to the left of short fine-leg fielder. Sri Lanka are on top here. And this is Murali's second over. Eight more to tackle. NZ in big trouble. 77/4
View dismissal JDP Oram c Maharoof b Dilshan 31 52 45 0 1 68.88
37.3 Dilshan has the revenge. Oram falls. He came down the track, Dilshan dragged back the length, Oram went through with his lofted drive, but the bottom-hand came off the handle and the ball went high up in the air towards long-on. It hung in the air for a long time and then swirled down, Maharoof went forward, then to his left, then to his right as the ball kept swirling and lunged to his left to hold on to it. Mahela is first to rush across to give Mahroof a big hug. 141/5
View dismissal BB McCullum lbw b Muralitharan 1 4 2 0 0 50.00
38.2 McCullum goes cheaply. From round the stumps, it landed on the middle and leg stump line, turns in slightly, McCullum pushes at it, the bat comes outside the line, the ball thuds into the pad. Murali turns around and appeals. No luck. The ball bobs off the pad to left of silly-point where Arnold grabs it. They appeal for a catch and it's given. McCullum is unhappy. As he walks past Rauf, he asks him something and shakes his head at the response. Confirmation comes from the umpire that it was given LBW He was struck in front of leg and middle. 145/6
View dismissal DL Vettori c Silva b Muralitharan 5 8 7 0 0 71.42
40.5 Another fatal sweep. A flighted-delivery on the middle stump line, Vettori went for a sweep and swung it straight to deep midwicket. 155/7
JEC Franklin not out 25 37 27 0 1 92.59
Extras (b 2, lb 2, w 8, nb 5) 17
  Total (7 wickets; 50 overs; 208 mins) 219 (4.38 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets WPUJC Vaas 9 2 33 3 3.66 41 4 0 (1w)
0.5 to Fleming, Fleming's disastrous run against SL continues. Lands outside off stump, on a length, Fleming leans forward and is struck just outside the line. It was hitting off but the point of impact was just outside off and he was playing a shot. But Asad Rauf raises the finger. It was pretty close. It looked as if he was hit in front of off but the replays suggested he was outside. 1/1
2.1 to Taylor, Stunner from Sangakkara. Full in length, landed on the off and middle and slanted away. Taylor has a stab at it, gets a outside edge and it flies low to the right of Sangakkara who dived full-length and plucked it inches off the turf. Fab effort. Double strike from Vaas has NZ reeling. What a start for SL. 4/2
19.5 to Fulton, Goddim! Fullish, on the middle and leg, swung straight to Chamara at deep square-leg. Vaas is thrilled to bits. And why not. 71/3
  CRD Fernando 7 2 31 0 4.42 28 3 0 (3nb, 1w)
  MF Maharoof 6 0 31 0 5.16 24 5 0 (1nb)
View wickets M Muralitharan 10 0 32 3 3.20 34 0 0 (1nb, 2w)
22.2 to McMillan, Murali removes McMillan. Tossed-up, on the middle stump line, on a length, McMillan tries to sweep, the ball turns in and bounces, gets a top-edge and bobs away to the left of short fine-leg fielder. Sri Lanka are on top here. And this is Murali's second over. Eight more to tackle. NZ in big trouble. 77/4
38.2 to McCullum, McCullum goes cheaply. From round the stumps, it landed on the middle and leg stump line, turns in slightly, McCullum pushes at it, the bat comes outside the line, the ball thuds into the pad. Murali turns around and appeals. No luck. The ball bobs off the pad to left of silly-point where Arnold grabs it. They appeal for a catch and it's given. McCullum is unhappy. As he walks past Rauf, he asks him something and shakes his head at the response. Confirmation comes from the umpire that it was given LBW He was struck in front of leg and middle. 145/6
40.5 to Vettori, Another fatal sweep. A flighted-delivery on the middle stump line, Vettori went for a sweep and swung it straight to deep midwicket. 155/7
  ST Jayasuriya 10 0 44 0 4.40 24 0 0
View wicket TM Dilshan 8 1 44 1 5.50 18 0 2
37.3 to Oram, Dilshan has the revenge. Oram falls. He came down the track, Dilshan dragged back the length, Oram went through with his lofted drive, but the bottom-hand came off the handle and the ball went high up in the air towards long-on. It hung in the air for a long time and then swirled down, Maharoof went forward, then to his left, then to his right as the ball kept swirling and lunged to his left to hold on to it. Mahela is first to rush across to give Mahroof a big hug. 141/5
  Sri Lanka innings (target: 220 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal WU Tharanga c Bond b Franklin 11 20 21 1 0 52.38
4.4 What a stunner from Bond. At third man. It was short and outside off, Tharanga gave it the full treatment. It screamed towards Bond, who was a few yards inside the rope. He back-pedals and dives backward to take the catch. 30/1
View dismissal ST Jayasuriya c †McCullum b Oram 64 111 80 5 1 80.00
25.3 Jayasuriya falls. McCullum can finally smile. Landed on a length, well outside off stump, Jayasuriya tries to chop it down to third man, gets a bottom-edge and McCullum does well to snap it up. Good knock from Jayasuriya; he has laid a nice platform for the other batsmen. 130/2
KC Sangakkara not out 69 184 104 3 0 66.34
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene* c sub (HJH Marshall) b Vettori 15 21 16 2 0 93.75
30.3 short and on the stumps, Jayawardene sees it a touch late and decides to climb into the pull shot anyway, it's hit reasonably hard but not hard enough or high enough to get past the substitute fielder Hamish Marshall at midwicket. He doesn't drop those and Jaywardene kicks himself all the way back to the pavilion for giving his wicket away so softly just when Sri Lanka were coasting along. Big wicket for New Zealand this! 152/3
View dismissal LPC Silva c Bond b Vettori 23 33 34 4 0 67.64
37.5 Done in the flight. Vettori tossed it up, slow in the air, Silva came down the track and is made to wait a touch and he lofts it straight to long-off. Sangakkara says something to him as he walks past. Maybe he was admonishing him or may be he was asking for some special item to be ordered for dinner. I think it was something about the rash stroke. 180/4
TM Dilshan not out 14 33 24 0 0 58.33
Extras (b 4, lb 7, w 7, nb 8) 26
  Total (4 wickets; 45.1 overs; 204 mins) 222 (4.91 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket JEC Franklin 8 0 49 1 6.12 26 5 0 (1nb, 2w)
4.4 to Tharanga, What a stunner from Bond. At third man. It was short and outside off, Tharanga gave it the full treatment. It screamed towards Bond, who was a few yards inside the rope. He back-pedals and dives backward to take the catch. 30/1
  SE Bond 8 0 26 0 3.25 34 3 0
  MR Gillespie 6.1 1 42 0 6.81 20 4 1 (4nb)
View wickets DL Vettori 10 0 35 2 3.50 30 0 0 (1nb, 1w)
30.3 to Jayawardene, short and on the stumps, Jayawardene sees it a touch late and decides to climb into the pull shot anyway, it's hit reasonably hard but not hard enough or high enough to get past the substitute fielder Hamish Marshall at midwicket. He doesn't drop those and Jaywardene kicks himself all the way back to the pavilion for giving his wicket away so softly just when Sri Lanka were coasting along. Big wicket for New Zealand this! 152/3
37.5 to Silva, Done in the flight. Vettori tossed it up, slow in the air, Silva came down the track and is made to wait a touch and he lofts it straight to long-off. Sangakkara says something to him as he walks past. Maybe he was admonishing him or may be he was asking for some special item to be ordered for dinner. I think it was something about the rash stroke. 180/4
  SB Styris 7 1 28 0 4.00 23 2 0
View wicket JDP Oram 6 0 31 1 5.16 12 1 0 (2nb)
25.3 to Jayasuriya, Jayasuriya falls. McCullum can finally smile. Landed on a length, well outside off stump, Jayasuriya tries to chop it down to third man, gets a bottom-edge and McCullum does well to snap it up. Good knock from Jayasuriya; he has laid a nice platform for the other batsmen. 130/2

Match details


Toss - New Zealand, who chose to bat
Points - Sri Lanka 2, New Zealand 0
Player of the match - WPUJC Vaas (Sri Lanka)
Umpires - Asad Rauf (Pakistan) and BR Doctrove
TV umpire - Aleem Dar (Pakistan)
Match referee - MJ Procter (South Africa)
Reserve umpire - MR Benson (England)

Match Notes


    • New Zealand innings
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
    • New Zealand: 50 runs in 15.3 overs (95 balls), Extras 2
    • Drinks: New Zealand - 52/2 in 16.0 overs (PG Fulton 20, SB Styris 30)
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 86 balls (PG Fulton 18, SB Styris 30, Ex 2)
    • SB Styris: 50 off 82 balls (6 x 4)
    • New Zealand: 100 runs in 27.6 overs (173 balls), Extras 5
    • Drinks: New Zealand - 123/4 in 34.0 overs (SB Styris 69, JDP Oram 18)
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 77 balls (SB Styris 27, JDP Oram 20, Ex 3)
    • New Zealand: 150 runs in 39.2 overs (242 balls), Extras 9
    • New Zealand: 200 runs in 48.4 overs (300 balls), Extras 12
    • SB Styris: 100 off 152 balls (7 x 4)
    • 8th Wicket: 50 runs in 52 balls (SB Styris 23, JEC Franklin 24, Ex 3)
    • Sri Lanka innings
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 8.1 overs (51 balls), Extras 15
    • Lunch: Sri Lanka - 0/0
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 52 balls (ST Jayasuriya 31, KC Sangakkara 15, Ex 4)
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 17.6 overs (113 balls), Extras 19
    • ST Jayasuriya: 50 off 65 balls (3 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 128 balls (ST Jayasuriya 59, KC Sangakkara 35, Ex 6)
    • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 29.6 overs (186 balls), Extras 20
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 152/3 in 30.3 overs (KC Sangakkara 41)
    • Power Play 2: Overs 32.1 - 37.0
    • KC Sangakkara: 50 off 86 balls (1 x 4)
    • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 41.2 overs (258 balls), Extras 25
    • Power Play 3: Overs 45.1 - 50.0
    • Official Attendance - 5,748
 
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