ICC World Cup - 43rd match, Super Eights

Australia v Sri Lanka

Australia won by 7 wickets (with 44 balls remaining)

41.1

Clarke to Maharoof, no run, tossed up on off stump, defended down the track

41.2

Clarke to Maharoof, 1 run, tossed up again, lunged at and the inside-edge gets him a quick single to midwicket

Sri Lanka 179/6   MF Maharoof 1* (2b)

42.3

Tait to Maharoof, 1 wide, too full down leg stump, the yorker going wrong

42.3

Tait to Maharoof, 1 run, very well bowled this time, yorker on leg stump, he jams the bat down and manages an inside-edge to leg

Sri Lanka 183/6   MF Maharoof 2* (3b)

44.1

Tait to Maharoof, no run, bounces him over the top of off stump, Maharoof arches the back to get out of harm's way, the ball brushes the shirt and Gilchrist appeals

44.2

Tait to Maharoof, 1 run, short of a length outside off stump, he stands rooted and opens the face of the bat to run it down to third man, well played

Sri Lanka 185/8   MF Maharoof 3* (5b)

45.1

Bracken to Maharoof, no run, full outside off stump, driven off the front foot to point

45.2

Bracken to Maharoof, 1 run, full outside off stump, driven loosely into the covers for a quick single

45.5

Bracken to Maharoof, no run, good length, moving past Maharoof who stands leaden-footed and misses it

45.6

Bracken to Maharoof, no run, fullish length, Maharoof drives to short cover, no chance of a run

Sri Lanka 189/8   MF Maharoof 4* (9b)

46.6

McGrath to Maharoof, 1 run, another yorker going down leg stump and now Maharoof has work to do, fast, and he doesnt do it badly either

Sri Lanka 197/8   MF Maharoof 5* (10b)

47.1

Clarke to Maharoof, 1 run, tossed up outside off stump, pushed to mid-off

47.5

Clarke to Maharoof, no run, tossed up on a length, he makes room to cut but ends up hitting into the ground

47.6

Clarke to Maharoof, 1 run, tossed up, uses the feet to drive into the covers

Sri Lanka 206/8   MF Maharoof 7* (13b)

48.1

McGrath to Maharoof, FOUR, right up there, full on middle and leg, and Maharoof times a perfect drive back down the ground for four

48.2

McGrath to Maharoof, 1 no ball, oversteps, bowls it outside off, just, and Maharoof heaves and misses

48.2

McGrath to Maharoof, FOUR, full outside off stump, he swings again and this time gets a genuine french cut and with fine leg up, thats four all the way...McGrath isnt happy at all

48.3

McGrath to Maharoof, 1 run, overpitched on off stump, now he gets down and swings it away through midwicket out to the sweeper for one

48.5

McGrath to Maharoof, 1 run, full toss, which is swung out past Hogg at midwicket for one more

Sri Lanka 218/8   MF Maharoof 17* (18b 2x4)

49.1

Bracken to Maharoof, FOUR, up there, Maharoof has a free hit and connects well, slamming it down to long-off

49.2

Bracken to Maharoof, no run, beaten this time, just standing and swinging across the line

49.3

Bracken to Maharoof, FOUR, edged away for four, Maharoof thrashes at it, and the ball flies wide of Hayden at slip, good runs these for Sri Lanka

49.4

Bracken to Maharoof, OUT, all over, Bracken finishes the innings with a slower one that Maharoof just chips in the air down to Symonds at long-on

MF Maharoof c Symonds b Bracken 25 (40m 22b 4x4 0x6) SR: 113.63

Sri Lanka 226/10   MF Maharoof 25 (22b 4x4)
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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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