ICC World Cup - 43rd match, Super Eights

Australia v Sri Lanka

Australia won by 7 wickets (with 44 balls remaining)

5.4

McGrath to Jayawardene, no run, oh ho ho, a bouncer to welcome him! McGrath drags one short, gets good carry to Jayawardene, who thinks about the pull but gets in tangle as it sails past hime

5.5

McGrath to Jayawardene, no run, back of a length outside off stump, moves in very close to off as Jayawardene leaves it be

5.6

McGrath to Jayawardene, no run, back of a length outside off stump again, left alone

Sri Lanka 27/2   DPMD Jayawardene 0* (3b)

8.1

Bracken to Jayawardene, no run, good length outside off stump, he plants the front leg forward and leaves it be

8.2

Bracken to Jayawardene, no run, straighter one on about middle and off stump, he gets over it and flicks gently to mid-on, thinks about the call but resists

8.3

Bracken to Jayawardene, no run, good length outside off stump, a lot of movement away as the batsman leaves it alone

8.4

Bracken to Jayawardene, no run, good length outside off stump, presents the full face of the bat and drives to mid-off

8.5

Bracken to Jayawardene, no run, full on about middle and off stump, flicked straight to midwicket, cant beat the man there

8.6

Bracken to Jayawardene, no run, full on off stump, looking for movement, Jayawardene gets well over it and turns to the on side, Bracken fields it himself

Sri Lanka 29/3   DPMD Jayawardene 0* (9b)

10.1

Bracken to Jayawardene, no run, good ball, slower and back of a length outside off stump, angles past Jayawardene and then straightens, forcing him to hold back on his shot

10.2

Bracken to Jayawardene, 1 run, back of a length again, this time there's no movement and Jayawardene pushes it off the back foot with soft hands, the ball runs to gulley

Sri Lanka 34/3   DPMD Jayawardene 1* (11b)

11.1

McGrath to Jayawardene, no run, back of a length outside off stump, Jayawardene gets up and defends down into the ground outside off

11.2

McGrath to Jayawardene, no run, back of a length outside off stump as usual, again he gets up and defends to point with a firm 'No, wait!" to Silva

11.3

McGrath to Jayawardene, FOUR, yowza! McGrath opts for a long-hop on off stump, and in a flash Jayawardene gets over it, pulling powerfully past square leg for four

11.4

McGrath to Jayawardene, no run, as expected, fuller outside off stump and he comes forward and pushes into the covers confidently

11.5

McGrath to Jayawardene, FOUR, there's another attempted bouncer down leg stump, moves down, Jayawardene chases with the pull, doesnt connect well and its wide of Gilchrist for four more

11.6

McGrath to Jayawardene, no run, fuller outside off stump, moves in, he gets over it and defends back down the track

Sri Lanka 42/3   DPMD Jayawardene 9* (17b 2x4)

13.1

McGrath to Jayawardene, 1 run, fraction short and wide, Jayawardene rolls the wrists and cuts it down in the gap at gulley for one to third man

13.5

McGrath to Jayawardene, no run, back of a length just outside off stump, Jayawardene eyes it up and leaves it be close to his body

13.6

McGrath to Jayawardene, no run, even closer to off stump, on a length, he covers off and shoulders arms once more

Sri Lanka 53/3   DPMD Jayawardene 10* (20b 2x4)

14.3

Tait to Jayawardene, no run, short of a length outside off stump, chopped to point

14.4

Tait to Jayawardene, 1 wide, full and wide down leg stump, wide called

14.4

Tait to Jayawardene, 2 runs, fullish outside off stump, he gets forward and pushes into the gap between cover and point and runs hard for two

14.5

Tait to Jayawardene, 1 run, overpitched on off stump again, nicely driven back down the ground, mid-off moves across and keeps them to one

Sri Lanka 58/3   DPMD Jayawardene 13* (23b 2x4)

15.2

Hogg to Jayawardene, 1 run, quicker and flatter outside off stump, driven to cover

Sri Lanka 61/3   DPMD Jayawardene 14* (24b 2x4)

16.1

Symonds to Jayawardene, 1 run, back of a length on off stump, turned to square leg

16.3

Symonds to Jayawardene, no run, beaten by one that lands on a good length outside off stump and moves just a little

16.4

Symonds to Jayawardene, 1 run, good length on off stump, turned with the wrists to Clarke at square leg for the single

Sri Lanka 64/3   DPMD Jayawardene 16* (27b 2x4)

17.1

Hogg to Jayawardene, 1 run, short on off stump, no spin, he gets down and pulls past square leg

Sri Lanka 67/3   DPMD Jayawardene 17* (28b 2x4)

18.1

Symonds to Jayawardene, no run, good one, straighter on the stumps, pushed to mid-off

18.2

Symonds to Jayawardene, 1 run, back of a length outside off stump, he waits for it and opens the face to run it down to third man

Sri Lanka 68/3   DPMD Jayawardene 18* (30b 2x4)

19.1

Hogg to Jayawardene, no run, tossed up, driven to mid-off off the front foot

19.2

Hogg to Jayawardene, no run, tossed up, and again he gets forward and drives to the man at mid-off

19.3

Hogg to Jayawardene, 1 run, this one's shorter and quicker on middle and leg, awkwardly played past a diving Clarke at square leg

Sri Lanka 71/3   DPMD Jayawardene 19* (33b 2x4)

20.3

Symonds to Jayawardene, no run, better line, more off stumpish, Jayawardene shufles and flicks to square leg

20.4

Symonds to Jayawardene, 1 no ball, oversteps this time, the balls on off stump and he works it to square leg

20.4

Symonds to Jayawardene, no run, good length on off stump, flicked in the air to midwicket but its safe

20.5

Symonds to Jayawardene, 1 run, drifts down leg stump and its paddled away in the air behind square

Sri Lanka 79/3   DPMD Jayawardene 20* (37b 2x4)

21.1

Hogg to Jayawardene, no run, tossed up on middle and off, turned to Clarke at square leg

21.2

Hogg to Jayawardene, no run, tossed up on middle and leg, turns down as he looks to tickle it

21.3

Hogg to Jayawardene, no run, quicker, comes down and spins in, Jayawardene gets it off the pad and it hits his back leg, he then deflects it as it rolls towards leg stump

21.4

Hogg to Jayawardene, no run, tossed up on a length, defended

21.5

Hogg to Jayawardene, no run, quicker on off stump, pushed into the covers

21.6

Hogg to Jayawardene, 2 runs, short and wide, and he cuts nicely out to deep point

Sri Lanka 81/3   DPMD Jayawardene 22* (43b 2x4)

23.1

Hogg to Jayawardene, no run, tossed up on the stumps, he flicks to Symonds at mid-on

23.2

Hogg to Jayawardene, 2 runs, just a fraction shorter, spins in, but he goes back and pulls past mid-on for a brace

23.3

Hogg to Jayawardene, 1 run, nicely done, spins in off a length, very close to off stump, but he goes back and plays it right in front of Gilchrist's gloves for one

23.5

Hogg to Jayawardene, 1 run, tossed up on off stump, Jayawardene gets down onto one knee and sweeps through square, Hussey in the deep moves quickly and keeps them to just one

Sri Lanka 90/3   DPMD Jayawardene 26* (47b 2x4)

24.1

Clarke to Jayawardene, no run, tossed up just outside off stump, he comes forward and pushes at it gently, and the inside-edge roll past leg stump

24.2

Clarke to Jayawardene, 1 run, fuller and faster on off stump, he gets down and sweeps in front of the stumps for one, with the spin

Sri Lanka 91/3   DPMD Jayawardene 27* (49b 2x4)

25.1

Hogg to Jayawardene, 1 run, tossed up, he uses the feet well and flicks out to Tait at deep midwicket

Sri Lanka 92/3   DPMD Jayawardene 28* (50b 2x4)

26.3

Clarke to Jayawardene, 1 run, quicker outside off stump, chopped to point

26.6

Clarke to Jayawardene, no run, tossed up, he uses the feet and drives in the air towards mid-off, but it lands safely

Sri Lanka 102/3   DPMD Jayawardene 29* (52b 2x4)

27.4

McGrath to Jayawardene, 2 runs, close, very close! Dragged in somewhat short, comes in, Jayawardene pulls just over short midwicket's head

27.5

McGrath to Jayawardene, no run, back of a length, opens the face and runs it fine, but has to contend with an athletic Hayden at short third man

27.6

McGrath to Jayawardene, FOUR, positive shot, came down a step, picked up a good length delivery and hammered it over mid-off, one bounce and four

Sri Lanka 109/3   DPMD Jayawardene 35* (55b 3x4)

29.1

McGrath to Jayawardene, no run, good length outside off stump, shapes to sweep, but has to change his shot to steer to backward point

29.2

McGrath to Jayawardene, no run, short, he pulls across the line but cant beat Hussey at short midwicket

29.3

McGrath to Jayawardene, 1 run, short of a length on off stump, he stands up and works it around the corner for one, well played

29.5

McGrath to Jayawardene, FOUR, full on leg stump, down he goes, paddling it around the corner, no fine leg, and thats four

29.6

McGrath to Jayawardene, no run, back of a length on off stump, an aggressive on-drive this time but straight to mid-on

Sri Lanka 119/3   DPMD Jayawardene 40* (60b 4x4)

30.2

Tait to Jayawardene, no run, fuller outside off stump, he gets down and guides it to backward point

30.3

Tait to Jayawardene, FOUR, shot, man! Full and moving down leg stump, woeful delivery from Tait with fine leg up, and Jayawardene flicks it away for four

30.4

Tait to Jayawardene, 1 wide, full and wide, down leg stump, and called

30.4

Tait to Jayawardene, no run, slower one good length outside off, driven to point

30.5

Tait to Jayawardene, SIX, fifty up for Jayawardene, and the 100-run stand, with an authorititative hook shot well over deep backward square leg, immense shot for half a dozen

30.6

Tait to Jayawardene, 2 runs, full on leg stump, easy pickings for him to clip it out to the man on the ropes for two

Sri Lanka 133/3   DPMD Jayawardene 52* (65b 5x4 1x6)

31.6

Bracken to Jayawardene, no run, fuller, wider, and the angle beats Jayawardene's bat too as Gilchrist whips off the bails for fun

Sri Lanka 134/3   DPMD Jayawardene 52* (66b 5x4 1x6)

32.2

Tait to Jayawardene, 1 run, overpitched outside off stump, Jayawardene square-drives out to deep point for one

32.4

Tait to Jayawardene, 1 leg bye, short one, bouncer outside off stump, he shapes to pull, misses, gets hit high on the arm and picks up a run

32.6

Tait to Jayawardene, 2 runs, looks for the yorker, comes out a low full toss on leg, nicely flicked past square leg for an easy couple

Sri Lanka 141/3   DPMD Jayawardene 55* (69b 5x4 1x6)

33.2

Hogg to Jayawardene, no run, slowly tossed up outside off stump, pushed to mid-off

33.3

Hogg to Jayawardene, 1 run, quicker and flatter on middle and leg, he looks for some sort of paddle-pull, bobbled up in the air and down to fine leg

33.5

Hogg to Jayawardene, 3 runs, short and wide, asking for trouble, he cuts hard in the air behind square, the balls travelling fast, Hayden covers a lot of ground, dives, and saves the extra run, excellent effort

Sri Lanka 147/3   DPMD Jayawardene 59* (72b 5x4 1x6)

34.3

Clarke to Jayawardene, 1 run, drifting on the legs, Jayawardene nudges it to fine leg

34.5

Clarke to Jayawardene, 1 run, pushed with soft hands to short cover and the batsmen set off for a quick single, excellent running by these two

Sri Lanka 154/3   DPMD Jayawardene 61* (74b 5x4 1x6)

35.1

Hogg to Jayawardene, 1 run, tossed up on the pads, nudged to the on side

35.3

Hogg to Jayawardene, 1 run, flatter on middle and leg, turned towards square leg for an easy single

35.6

Hogg to Jayawardene, 3 runs, delicately dabbed to third man, the balls races away towards the fence and Tait runs in from point to cut it off, good commitment in the end

Sri Lanka 163/3   DPMD Jayawardene 66* (77b 5x4 1x6)

36.1

Clarke to Jayawardene, 1 run, pushed on off stump and driven easily to long-off

36.4

Clarke to Jayawardene, 2 runs, Jayawardene steps down and lofts it towards deep extra cover

36.5

Clarke to Jayawardene, no run, pushed off the front foot to the off side

36.6

Clarke to Jayawardene, no run, turned away towards short midwicket

Sri Lanka 167/3   DPMD Jayawardene 69* (81b 5x4 1x6)

37.4

Hogg to Jayawardene, no run, well bowled, looped up on a length and Jayawardene has to defend it

37.5

Hogg to Jayawardene, no run, nicely done again, a tad flatter and he works it straight to square leg

37.6

Hogg to Jayawardene, 1 run, touch shorter and Jayawardene gets down low, pulling through square leg out to Hussey for one to keep hold of the strike

Sri Lanka 169/4   DPMD Jayawardene 70* (84b 5x4 1x6)

38.1

Clarke to Jayawardene, 1 run, tossed up outside off stump, Jayawardene comes to the pitch and drives down to long-off for one

38.4

Clarke to Jayawardene, 1 run, full and flat on middle and leg, Jayawardene turns it to short fine leg for one

38.6

Clarke to Jayawardene, no run, well bowled, flighted on middle and off and Jayawardene defends it back

Sri Lanka 173/4   DPMD Jayawardene 72* (87b 5x4 1x6)

39.4

Hogg to Jayawardene, OUT, 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

DPMD Jayawardene st †Gilchrist b Hogg 72 (133m 88b 5x4 1x6) SR: 81.81

Sri Lanka 174/5   DPMD Jayawardene 72 (88b 5x4 1x6)
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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

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