ICC World Cup, 43rd Match, Super Eights: Australia v Sri Lanka at St George's, Apr 16, 2007
ICC World Cup - 43rd match, Super Eights
Australia won by 7 wickets (with 44 balls remaining)
16 April 2007 (50-over match)
  Sri Lanka innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal WU Tharanga c Hayden b Bracken 6 33 22 0 0 27.27
6.4 edged and gone! Set him up with a couple inswingers, this time he fires it full and gets it to seam away as Tharanga pushes forward, and the edge is snapped up by Hayden at first slip, taking it very low even as Ponting from second dives in front of him! 27/3
View dismissal ST Jayasuriya lbw b Bracken 12 21 12 2 0 100.00
4.3 gone! Good length outside off stump, moving in, Jayasuriya stands rooted and gets caught on the front leg pretty much in front of about leg stump, and after a couple seconds umpire Doctrove raises the finger! The dangerous Jayasuriya goes to Bracken! 26/1
View dismissal KC Sangakkara lbw b McGrath 0 6 4 0 0 0.00
5.3 gone! Tough call - pitches on a good length just outside off stump, moves in, Sangakkara stands behind the line and defends, misses, the ball shaves in hits him on the knee roll, everyone appeals and after a while Aleem Dar raises the finger! I have doubts over the height of that ball, looked like it may have gone over the stumps, but for now Sangakkara has to go! 27/2
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene* st †Gilchrist b Hogg 72 133 88 5 1 81.81
39.4 well bowled, well stumped! Hogg tosses up a beauty on a great length, Jayawardene lunges forward, plays for turn, is beaten in the flight and all Gilchrist has to do it whip off the bails as the back leg's in the air, neatly done, and Hogg gets another key batsman 174/5
View dismissal LPC Silva c Clarke b Hogg 64 119 107 6 0 59.81
37.2 goddim! Tossed up on middle and leg, now he prefers the more orthodox sweep, but mistimes it and the top-edge is easily gobbled up by Clarke at short fine leg, success for Hogg 167/4
View dismissal TM Dilshan c Hodge b Tait 7 13 12 0 0 58.33
40.6 banged in short outside off stump, Dilshan hooks, awfully mistimed, and the ball just bobs up for Hodge to pouch a dolly at square leg 178/6
View dismissal RP Arnold b Tait 3 15 10 0 0 30.00
42.4 bowled 'em with another short one! Quick, too bouncy for Arnold, who stands rooted and gets cramped on the swipe, all tangled up, and the result is an inside-edge back onto the stumps 183/7
View dismissal MF Maharoof c Symonds b Bracken 25 40 22 4 0 113.63
49.4 all over, Bracken finishes the innings with a slower one that Maharoof just chips in the air down to Symonds at long-on 226/10
View dismissal KMDN Kulasekara c Hayden b Bracken 1 5 5 0 0 20.00
43.3 edged and gone! Bracken maintains his probing, moving line outside off stump, shaping one across Kulasekara to drive on the up, and the thick edge is snapped up very well by Hayden at a deep lone slip, down near his ankles, his second beauty of the day 184/8
View dismissal HMCM Bandara c Hogg b McGrath 17 23 19 0 2 89.47
48.6 he ends his spell with another, banging in a long-hop, Bandara pulls and can only balloon it up to Hogg at midwicket for a comfortable take 218/9
CRD Fernando not out 0 4 0 0 0 -
Extras (lb 5, w 11, nb 3) 19
  Total (all out; 49.4 overs; 208 mins) 226 (4.55 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets NW Bracken 9.4 3 19 4 1.96 49 3 0 (1w)
4.3 to Jayasuriya, gone! Good length outside off stump, moving in, Jayasuriya stands rooted and gets caught on the front leg pretty much in front of about leg stump, and after a couple seconds umpire Doctrove raises the finger! The dangerous Jayasuriya goes to Bracken! 26/1
6.4 to Tharanga, edged and gone! Set him up with a couple inswingers, this time he fires it full and gets it to seam away as Tharanga pushes forward, and the edge is snapped up by Hayden at first slip, taking it very low even as Ponting from second dives in front of him! 27/3
43.3 to Kulasekara, edged and gone! Bracken maintains his probing, moving line outside off stump, shaping one across Kulasekara to drive on the up, and the thick edge is snapped up very well by Hayden at a deep lone slip, down near his ankles, his second beauty of the day 184/8
49.4 to Maharoof, all over, Bracken finishes the innings with a slower one that Maharoof just chips in the air down to Symonds at long-on 226/10
View wickets SW Tait 10 0 68 2 6.80 29 5 1 (1nb, 6w)
40.6 to Dilshan, banged in short outside off stump, Dilshan hooks, awfully mistimed, and the ball just bobs up for Hodge to pouch a dolly at square leg 178/6
42.4 to Arnold, bowled 'em with another short one! Quick, too bouncy for Arnold, who stands rooted and gets cramped on the swipe, all tangled up, and the result is an inside-edge back onto the stumps 183/7
View wickets GD McGrath 9 1 48 2 5.33 34 7 1 (1nb)
5.3 to Sangakkara, gone! Tough call - pitches on a good length just outside off stump, moves in, Sangakkara stands behind the line and defends, misses, the ball shaves in hits him on the knee roll, everyone appeals and after a while Aleem Dar raises the finger! I have doubts over the height of that ball, looked like it may have gone over the stumps, but for now Sangakkara has to go! 27/2
48.6 to Bandara, he ends his spell with another, banging in a long-hop, Bandara pulls and can only balloon it up to Hogg at midwicket for a comfortable take 218/9
View wickets GB Hogg 10 0 35 2 3.50 34 1 0
37.2 to Silva, goddim! Tossed up on middle and leg, now he prefers the more orthodox sweep, but mistimes it and the top-edge is easily gobbled up by Clarke at short fine leg, success for Hogg 167/4
39.4 to Jayawardene, well bowled, well stumped! Hogg tosses up a beauty on a great length, Jayawardene lunges forward, plays for turn, is beaten in the flight and all Gilchrist has to do it whip off the bails as the back leg's in the air, neatly done, and Hogg gets another key batsman 174/5
  A Symonds 3 0 15 0 5.00 9 1 0 (1nb)
  MJ Clarke 8 0 36 0 4.50 24 0 1
  Australia innings (target: 227 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AC Gilchrist lbw b Arnold 30 65 49 4 0 61.22
13.3 gone, Arnold, and in the Powerplays! Fires one quicker outside off stump, Gilchrist thrusts the pad forward, the bat is late, gets hit in line of middle and off, every man in blue in the ring goes up, and Aleem Dar has little hesitation in raising the finger! 79/2
View dismissal ML Hayden c Dilshan b Arnold 41 56 30 5 2 136.66
11.5 gone this time, and the bowling change pays off! Arnold tosses it up flat on off stump, Hayden gets down, eyeing the inviting gap over long-on, but swipes it to Dilshan at midwicket instead. Crucial breakthrough for Sri Lanka 76/1
RT Ponting* not out 66 116 80 4 1 82.50
View dismissal MJ Clarke c Dilshan b Bandara 23 38 31 4 0 74.19
23.1 good catch! Bandara hustles in, loops one up, Clarke uses the feet well, drives hard to extra cover, but fails to keep it down, and Dilshan gets forward and clings on to it an inch before the ground. Clarke isnt convinced, stands his ground. Bandara knows its out. Both umpires confer and yes, it was taken cleanly, they agree, so Clarke walks off, shaking his head. 126/3
A Symonds not out 63 66 71 5 2 88.73
Extras (w 4, nb 5) 9
  Total (3 wickets; 42.4 overs; 173 mins) 232 (5.43 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  CRD Fernando 6 1 36 0 6.00 28 6 0 (3nb, 3w)
  MF Maharoof 7 0 52 0 7.42 19 5 1 (1nb)
  KMDN Kulasekara 4 0 20 0 5.00 16 3 0 (1nb)
View wickets RP Arnold 4 0 20 2 5.00 12 0 1 (1w)
11.5 to Hayden, gone this time, and the bowling change pays off! Arnold tosses it up flat on off stump, Hayden gets down, eyeing the inviting gap over long-on, but swipes it to Dilshan at midwicket instead. Crucial breakthrough for Sri Lanka 76/1
13.3 to Gilchrist, gone, Arnold, and in the Powerplays! Fires one quicker outside off stump, Gilchrist thrusts the pad forward, the bat is late, gets hit in line of middle and off, every man in blue in the ring goes up, and Aleem Dar has little hesitation in raising the finger! 79/2
View wicket HMCM Bandara 9.4 0 53 1 5.48 31 6 1
23.1 to Clarke, good catch! Bandara hustles in, loops one up, Clarke uses the feet well, drives hard to extra cover, but fails to keep it down, and Dilshan gets forward and clings on to it an inch before the ground. Clarke isnt convinced, stands his ground. Bandara knows its out. Both umpires confer and yes, it was taken cleanly, they agree, so Clarke walks off, shaking his head. 126/3
  ST Jayasuriya 6 0 32 0 5.33 19 1 2
  TM Dilshan 6 0 19 0 3.16 22 1 0

Match details


Toss - Sri Lanka, who chose to bat
Points - Australia 2, Sri Lanka 0
Player of the match - NW Bracken (Australia)
Umpires - Aleem Dar (Pakistan) and BR Doctrove
TV umpire - MR Benson (England)
Match referee - MJ Procter (South Africa)
Reserve umpire - DJ Harper (Australia)

Match Notes


    • Sri Lanka innings
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 12.4 overs (80 balls), Extras 11
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 59/3 in 15.0 overs (DPMD Jayawardene 13, LPC Silva 15)
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 85 balls (DPMD Jayawardene 19, LPC Silva 27, Ex 4)
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 26.4 overs (167 balls), Extras 14
    • Power Play 3: Overs 27.1 - 32.0
    • DPMD Jayawardene: 50 off 64 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • 4th Wicket: 100 runs in 150 balls (DPMD Jayawardene 50, LPC Silva 48, Ex 6)
    • LPC Silva: 50 off 91 balls (6 x 4)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 148/3 in 34.0 overs (DPMD Jayawardene 59, LPC Silva 55)
    • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 34.2 overs (214 balls), Extras 16
    • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 47.3 overs (294 balls), Extras 17
    • Australia innings
    • Australia: 50 runs in 9.2 overs (62 balls), Extras 6
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 62 balls (AC Gilchrist 25, ML Hayden 21, Ex 6)
    • Lunch: Australia - 0/0
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • Drinks: Australia - 79/2 in 13.3 overs (RT Ponting 2)
    • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
    • Australia: 100 runs in 18.4 overs (119 balls), Extras 7
    • Australia: 150 runs in 28.2 overs (178 balls), Extras 8
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 56 balls (RT Ponting 17, A Symonds 34, Ex 1)
    • Drinks: Australia - 182/3 in 33.0 overs (RT Ponting 42, A Symonds 38)
    • RT Ponting: 50 off 67 balls (3 x 4)
    • Australia: 200 runs in 37.1 overs (232 balls), Extras 9
    • A Symonds: 50 off 56 balls (4 x 4, 2 x 6)
    • 4th Wicket: 100 runs in 113 balls (RT Ponting 35, A Symonds 63, Ex 2)
    • Official Attendance - 10,663
 
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