ICC World Cup - 43rd match, Super Eights

Australia v Sri Lanka

Australia won by 7 wickets (with 44 balls remaining)

0.1

Bracken to Tharanga, no run, good start, right up there and moving in from outside off stump, looking for some inswing, Tharanga shuffles across and gets behind the ball in defence

0.2

Bracken to Tharanga, no run, there's the movement he wants, full and swinging away off a great length outside off stump, suckering Tharanga into a play and miss

0.3

Bracken to Tharanga, 1 run, fullish again outside off stump, Tharanga gets half-forward, opening the face of the bat and nudging it down to third man for one

Sri Lanka 1/0   WU Tharanga 1* (3b)

1.1

Tait to Tharanga, no run, short of a length outside off stump, bang on target, Tharanga hops up and defends it down in front of point

1.2

Tait to Tharanga, 1 no ball, short of a length outside off stump, he oversteps looking for movement and bounce, Tharanga shuffles across and leaves it be

1.2

Tait to Tharanga, 5 wides, banged in really short down leg stump, very wide in fact, and the ball is so wide that it deviates way past Gilchrist

1.2

Tait to Tharanga, 1 run, good length, fuller on off stump, Tharanga turns it to square for one

1.4

Tait to Tharanga, no run, overpitched outside off stump, he gets forward and square-drives, but cant beat Clarke at backward point

1.5

Tait to Tharanga, 1 run, good length outside off stump, he gets to the pitch and pushes gently to Hussey at mid-off and chances his arm, which is off anyways, so thats an easy run

Sri Lanka 14/0   WU Tharanga 3* (8b)

2.1

Bracken to Tharanga, no run, good length on off stump, Tharanga gets over it to counter the swing and turns it uneasily to square leg

2.2

Bracken to Tharanga, no run, good length outside off stump, pitches and moves away as Tharanga gets a good stride in and shoulders arms

2.3

Bracken to Tharanga, 1 run, good length just outside off stump, he comes forward and defends, and gets an inside-edge to short fine leg, Hogg moves well and keeps them down to just the single

2.5

Bracken to Tharanga, no run, back of a length outside off stump, asking him to drive, but he shoulders arms

2.6

Bracken to Tharanga, no run, back of a length, moving into off stump, Tharanga gets behind it and defends, turning the face of the bat as the ball rolls in front of midwicket

Sri Lanka 16/0   WU Tharanga 4* (13b)

3.5

Tait to Tharanga, no run, short of a length on middle and leg, he gets behind the ball and taps it down into the ground outside leg

3.6

Tait to Tharanga, 1 run, full outside off stump, he pokes at it tamely and gets an inside-edge to square leg

Sri Lanka 25/0   WU Tharanga 5* (15b)

4.1

Bracken to Tharanga, 1 leg bye, drifts down leg stump, just tickles the pad as he tries to flick, Gilchirst fumbles and they call for the sharp single, well run

Sri Lanka 26/0   WU Tharanga 5* (16b)

5.1

McGrath to Tharanga, no run, outside off stump on a good length, he gets forward and raises the bat to let is pass

5.2

McGrath to Tharanga, 1 run, short of a length, he stands and flashes the extravagant flash, theres a thick edge but no gulley, and gets one to third man

Sri Lanka 27/1   WU Tharanga 6* (18b)

6.1

Bracken to Tharanga, no run, full, swinging, outside off stump, Tharanga drives loosely and gets beaten

6.2

Bracken to Tharanga, no run, back of a length outside off stump, moves in, Tharanga defends into the covers

6.3

Bracken to Tharanga, no run, lovely! Bowling! Full again, moving in, Tharanga lunges at it and misses as it beats the bat

6.4

Bracken to Tharanga, OUT, 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!

WU Tharanga c Hayden b Bracken 6 (33m 22b 0x4 0x6) SR: 27.27

Sri Lanka 27/3   WU Tharanga 6 (22b)
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Photos

Apr 16, 2007

A fan dressed in a green and gold Spiderman outfit cheers for Australia, Australia v Sri Lanka, Super Eights, Grenada, April 16, 2007

A fan dressed in a green and gold Spiderman outfit cheers for Australia

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Apr 16, 2007

Ricky Ponting cuts during yet another power-packed knock, Australia v Sri Lanka, Super Eights, Grenada, April 16, 2007

Ricky Ponting cuts during yet another power-packed knock

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