ICC World Cup, 2006/07 / Wicket commentary

ICC World Cup - 39th match, Super Eights

New Zealand v Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka won by 6 wickets (with 29 balls remaining)

0.5

Vaas to Fleming, OUT, 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.

SP Fleming lbw b Vaas 0 (3m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

New Zealand 1/1   PG Fulton 1* (1b)   WPUJC Vaas 0.5-0-1-1

2.1

Vaas to Taylor, OUT, 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.

LRPL Taylor c †Sangakkara b Vaas 0 (7m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

New Zealand 4/2   PG Fulton 3* (7b)   WPUJC Vaas 1.1-0-1-2

19.5

Vaas to Fulton, OUT, Goddim! Fullish, on the middle and leg, swung straight to Chamara at deep square-leg. Vaas is thrilled to bits. And why not.

PG Fulton c Silva b Vaas 28 (92m 54b 4x4 0x6) SR: 51.85

New Zealand 71/3   SB Styris 39* (62b 6x4)   WPUJC Vaas 7.5-2-17-3

22.2

Muralitharan to McMillan, OUT, 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.

CD McMillan c Silva b Muralitharan 1 (11m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28

New Zealand 77/4   SB Styris 43* (70b 6x4)   M Muralitharan 1.2-0-5-1

37.3

Dilshan to Oram, OUT, 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.

JDP Oram c Maharoof b Dilshan 31 (52m 45b 0x4 1x6) SR: 68.88

New Zealand 141/5   SB Styris 73* (117b 6x4)   TM Dilshan 3.3-0-16-1

38.2

Muralitharan to McCullum, OUT, 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.

BB McCullum lbw b Muralitharan 1 (4m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

New Zealand 145/6   SB Styris 75* (120b 6x4)   M Muralitharan 6.2-0-19-2

40.5

Muralitharan to Vettori, OUT, Another fatal sweep. A flighted-delivery on the middle stump line, Vettori went for a sweep and swung it straight to deep midwicket.

DL Vettori c Silva b Muralitharan 5 (8m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

New Zealand 155/7   SB Styris 80* (128b 6x4)   M Muralitharan 7.5-0-22-3
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Apr 12, 2007

Plenty of room for latecomers ..., New Zealand v Sri Lanka, Super Eights, Grenada, April 12, 2007

Plenty of room for latecomers ...

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Apr 12, 2007

Daniel Vettori sends down a delivery, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, Super Eights, Grenada, April 12, 2007

Daniel Vettori sends down a delivery

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