ICC World Cup - 43rd match, Super Eights

Australia v Sri Lanka

Australia won by 7 wickets (with 44 balls remaining)

43.4

Bracken to Bandara, no run, oh ho ho, beats him too with one pushed across the stumps

43.5

Bracken to Bandara, no run, fuller on off stump, he gets over it and pushes to cover

43.6

Bracken to Bandara, no run, full and wide again, moving across the stumps, and this time he leaves it be

Sri Lanka 184/8   HMCM Bandara 0* (3b)

44.3

Tait to Bandara, no run, good ball on a much fuller length, middle and offish, defended to midwicket

44.4

Tait to Bandara, 2 runs, overpitched looking for another yorker, Bandara drives very neatly to Symonds moving around at mid-off

44.5

Tait to Bandara, no run, bounces him again with one over off stump, Bandara sways out of the way like an accomplished batsman

44.6

Tait to Bandara, no run, fuller this time on off stump, well played out to cover

Sri Lanka 187/8   HMCM Bandara 2* (7b)

45.3

Bracken to Bandara, no run, full, moving gently past the bat as Bandara chases it, Gilchrist whips off the bails

45.4

Bracken to Bandara, 1 run, fraction shorter and wider, Bandara reaches for it and punches into the covers for one

Sri Lanka 189/8   HMCM Bandara 3* (9b)

46.1

McGrath to Bandara, no run, back of a length outside off stump, he whirls a cut but fails to beat Clarke at backward point

46.2

McGrath to Bandara, no run, full outside off stump, driven right to Symonds at mid-off

46.3

McGrath to Bandara, SIX, hello, baby! McGrath opts to rattle him with a long-hop outside off stump, but Bandara, cool as a pickle, stands and slams it over midwicket for half a dozen

46.4

McGrath to Bandara, no run, overpitched outside off stump, and he square-drives to Clarke

46.5

McGrath to Bandara, 1 run, yorker on about leg stump, pushed to mid-on

Sri Lanka 196/8   HMCM Bandara 10* (14b 1x6)

47.2

Clarke to Bandara, no run, flatter, pushed to cover

47.3

Clarke to Bandara, SIX, comes out, using the feet well, and connecting well for his second six, this time swung away over wide long-on

47.4

Clarke to Bandara, 1 leg bye, quicker, flatter, spinning down leg stump, Bandara sweeps, misses, and scampers a leg bye to the off side

Sri Lanka 205/8   HMCM Bandara 16* (17b 2x6)

48.4

McGrath to Bandara, 1 run, well bowled, yorker on off stump, Bandara backs away and just manages to get bat on it, chopping to point for the single

48.6

McGrath to Bandara, OUT, 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

HMCM Bandara c Hogg b McGrath 17 (23m 19b 0x4 2x6) SR: 89.47

Sri Lanka 218/9   HMCM Bandara 17 (19b 2x6)
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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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