ICC World Cup - 43rd match, Super Eights

Australia v Sri Lanka

Australia won by 7 wickets (with 44 balls remaining)

6.5

Bracken to Silva, 1 wide, wide down leg stump, Gilchrist collects

6.5

Bracken to Silva, no run, wow! Full outside off stump, pitches and swing in very close to off as Silva shoulders arms

6.6

Bracken to Silva, 1 leg bye, inswinger moving down leg stump, he looks to flicks and manages one off the pad to short fine leg as Gilchrist does the fielding himself

Sri Lanka 29/3   LPC Silva 0* (2b)

7.1

McGrath to Silva, no run, back of a length outside off stump, he gets behind the line and defends back down the track

7.2

McGrath to Silva, no run, back of a length outside off stump, nudged off the back foot to point

7.3

McGrath to Silva, no run, back of a length outside off stump again, he gets over it and defends to cover

7.4

McGrath to Silva, no run, bounced down leg stump, down goes Silva to let it pass him

7.5

McGrath to Silva, no run, good length outside off stump, Silva comes onto the front foot and defends compactly

7.6

McGrath to Silva, no run, back of a length outside off stump, he goes forward then back and pushes to cover, great over from McGrath

Sri Lanka 29/3   LPC Silva 0* (8b)

9.1

McGrath to Silva, no run, short of a length outside off stump, sits up, Silva chases it and gets beaten

9.2

McGrath to Silva, no run, down leg stump, he tries to tickle it fine but the ball clips the pad

9.3

McGrath to Silva, no run, short of length, pitches outside off stump and really sits up, forcing Silva back and thats the bouncer for the over, say the umpires

9.4

McGrath to Silva, FOUR, shot! Fractionally overpitched this time, Silva gets forward and drives the half-volley past mid-off for four

9.5

McGrath to Silva, no run, back of a length outside off stump, moves sharply down leg and catches him defending

9.6

McGrath to Silva, no run, good length outside off stump, he thrusts himself forward to smother any movement McGrath's aiming at, and defends it down to point

Sri Lanka 33/3   LPC Silva 4* (14b 1x4)

10.3

Bracken to Silva, no run, a tad fuller, good length, moves past Silva's tame attempt at a forward prod

10.4

Bracken to Silva, no run, full and angled across the stumps, tempting him to fish or drive at it, but Tharanga is wise to the task and shoulders arms with a stride forward

10.5

Bracken to Silva, no run, again angled past him and he gets a look in at it and shoulders arms

10.6

Bracken to Silva, no run, good length on off stump, drawing him forward, theres a thick edge all along the ground to gulley this time

Sri Lanka 34/3   LPC Silva 4* (18b 1x4)

12.1

Tait to Silva, no run, drifts down leg stump, he gets well forward flicks across the line but cant beat square leg

12.2

Tait to Silva, FOUR, short of a length outside off stump, kicks off the surface, Silva's feet go nowhere as he flashes at it, surprised by the bounce, and the thick edge fairly speeds over slip for four

12.3

Tait to Silva, no run, really short of length on middle and off stump, he gets forward and ducks down

12.4

Tait to Silva, FOUR, another short one outside off stump, but this time Silva gets right over it, spanking an excellent square cut smack in the gap at point

12.5

Tait to Silva, 1 wide, surprise, surprise, a frustrated Tait bounces him outside leg stump and a wide is called

12.5

Tait to Silva, no run, much better, full in the blockhole, Silva gets over it and flicks to mid-on

12.6

Tait to Silva, no run, short-pitched outside off stump, he swivels on the pull and connects with air, stare from Tait

Sri Lanka 51/3   LPC Silva 12* (24b 3x4)

13.2

McGrath to Silva, no run, fuller outside off stump this time, Silva gets over it and defends to the off side, telling his captain to stay put

13.3

McGrath to Silva, no run, good length outside off stump, he covers off and shoulders arms

13.4

McGrath to Silva, 1 run, good length outside off stump, he lunges forward and defends, the ball runs along the ground to third man

Sri Lanka 53/3   LPC Silva 13* (27b 3x4)

14.1

Tait to Silva, no run, overpitched on leg stump, flicked straight to midwicket

14.2

Tait to Silva, 1 run, fuller this time on off stump, pushed down the ground, balls slows up and they pinch a quick single

14.6

Tait to Silva, 1 run, full on off stump, he gets forward and jams it down

Sri Lanka 59/3   LPC Silva 15* (30b 3x4)

15.1

Hogg to Silva, 1 run, tossed up down leg stump, Silva sweeps past square leg

15.3

Hogg to Silva, no run, tossed up on the stumps, spins in, Silva goes back and defends it solidly

15.4

Hogg to Silva, no run, looped up on off stump, defended back

15.5

Hogg to Silva, no run, quicker and fuller on off stump, turned to square leg

15.6

Hogg to Silva, no run, fizzed up just outside off stump, defended

Sri Lanka 61/3   LPC Silva 16* (35b 3x4)

16.2

Symonds to Silva, 1 run, fuller on middle and leg, nicely flicked into midwicket for one

16.5

Symonds to Silva, 2 runs, strays straighter on middle and leg, and Silva works it behind square out to McGrath in the deep, who fires in a throw over Gilchrist's head and nobody backs up, so a second is given up

16.6

Symonds to Silva, no run, fuller on off stump, defended back to Symonds

Sri Lanka 66/3   LPC Silva 19* (38b 3x4)

17.2

Hogg to Silva, no run, tossed up on off stump, Silva sweeps but cant beat Clarke at short fine leg

17.3

Hogg to Silva, no run, shorter, spinning into the ribs, he shuffles and looks to pick one in front of Clarke, but Jayawardene wisely says no

17.4

Hogg to Silva, no run, nicely looped up on middle and off, the wrong 'un, defended back by Silva

17.5

Hogg to Silva, no run, quicker on middle and off, he uses the feet and drives to mid-on

17.6

Hogg to Silva, no run, tossed up on a nice length just outside off stump, forcing Silva to get well forward and defend

Sri Lanka 67/3   LPC Silva 19* (43b 3x4)

18.3

Symonds to Silva, 2 runs, strays down leg stump, Silva clips it around the corner and old Pidgeon has some flying to do down at fine leg...and lo and behold, he uses the boot to save four

18.4

Symonds to Silva, no run, good length outside off stump, he comes forward and defends

18.5

Symonds to Silva, no run, good length again on off stump, played softly in front of point

18.6

Symonds to Silva, no run, steams in, locks swaying in the wind, bends his back, grunts, its full and Silva square-drives to backward point

Sri Lanka 70/3   LPC Silva 21* (47b 3x4)

19.4

Hogg to Silva, no run, dances out, Hogg sees him and fires it wide and quick, Silva reaches out and chops to backward point

19.5

Hogg to Silva, no run, loops up the wrong 'un out the back of the hand, well picked and driven to cover

19.6

Hogg to Silva, 1 run, straighter on the stumps, picked and flicked to square leg for one

Sri Lanka 72/3   LPC Silva 22* (50b 3x4)

20.1

Symonds to Silva, FOUR, nicely done, strays down the wrong line and Silva helps it on its way with a good little deflection to fine leg

20.2

Symonds to Silva, 1 run, too straight again and Silva works it fine for a single

20.6

Symonds to Silva, no run, quicker, by Symonds standard anyways, and Silva comes forward and defends back down the track

Sri Lanka 79/3   LPC Silva 27* (53b 4x4)

22.1

Clarke to Silva, 2 runs, on a length, spins in, Silva makes room and cuts through point for an easy couple

22.2

Clarke to Silva, 2 runs, tossed up, comes out a high full toss outside off stump, he smashes it to short third man, who fumbles and allows two

22.3

Clarke to Silva, no run, fizzed up on off stump, defended

22.4

Clarke to Silva, no run, tossed up invitingly again, but he defends

22.5

Clarke to Silva, no run, a tad shorter, spins in, and Silva's saved by the inside-edge back onto the pads, well bowled

22.6

Clarke to Silva, no run, quicker and fuller on middle and leg, turned in front of short square leg

Sri Lanka 85/3   LPC Silva 31* (59b 4x4)

23.4

Hogg to Silva, 1 run, tossed up full on leg stump, swept down to fine leg for one

23.6

Hogg to Silva, no run, tossed up on off stump, pushed to backward point, no chance of a run there

Sri Lanka 90/3   LPC Silva 32* (61b 4x4)

24.3

Clarke to Silva, no run, slower, he waits for it and then opens the face of the bat, steering to backward point

24.4

Clarke to Silva, no run, flatter trajectory, he rocks back and cuts to Hogg at short third man

24.5

Clarke to Silva, no run, quicker on middle and off, he goes back and works it to square leg

24.6

Clarke to Silva, no run, tossed up on off stump, defended, and a very good over comes to an end

Sri Lanka 91/3   LPC Silva 32* (65b 4x4)

25.2

Hogg to Silva, no run, comes out, Hogg sees him, fires it quicker and Silva has to defend it back

25.3

Hogg to Silva, no run, nicely done, tossed up on off stump, Silva defends it

25.4

Hogg to Silva, FOUR, well struck, tossed up on middle and off, down he goes, sweeping hard in the gap behind square for four

25.5

Hogg to Silva, no run, looped up on off stump, played back to Hogg

25.6

Hogg to Silva, 1 run, tossed up again on off stump, he sweeps past square leg for one

Sri Lanka 97/3   LPC Silva 37* (70b 5x4)

26.1

Clarke to Silva, no run, tossed up outside off stump, he pushes to cover

26.2

Clarke to Silva, 1 run, tossed up again, down he goes, getting the front leg out and sweeping with the spin to square leg

26.4

Clarke to Silva, 2 runs, again looped up, and Silva brings up the 100 for Sri Lanka with a deft sweep down to McGrath at fine leg

26.5

Clarke to Silva, 1 run, quicker through the air outside off stumo, pushed into the covers

Sri Lanka 102/3   LPC Silva 41* (74b 5x4)

27.1

McGrath to Silva, no run, begins with a bouncer just outside off stump, Silva ducks down as it sails over his helmet

27.2

McGrath to Silva, no run, short of a length outside off stump, gets over it and chops wide of Clarke at backward point, who moves quickly and cuts it off

27.3

McGrath to Silva, 1 run, fuller on off stump, shuffles and flicks into midwicket, where Hodge does the fielding and flicks in a throw back to the stumps but misses

Sri Lanka 103/3   LPC Silva 42* (77b 5x4)

28.1

Tait to Silva, no run, fullish on off stump, shuffles and drives straight to Bracken at mid-on

28.2

Tait to Silva, FOUR, lovely shot, overpitched outside off stump, Silva gets down and executes a cover drive in the gap at cover, and Tait continues to bleed runs

28.3

Tait to Silva, no run, shorter one now, on about off stump, but instead of pulling over midwicket he hits it into the ground in front of square leg

28.4

Tait to Silva, no run, too full on leg stump, and this time Silva cant put it away, just finding short midwicket

28.5

Tait to Silva, no run, good yorker-length ball on leg stump, dug out back down the track to Tait

28.6

Tait to Silva, no run, back of a length outside off stump, he hops across and pushes it down to backward point

Sri Lanka 113/3   LPC Silva 46* (83b 6x4)

29.4

McGrath to Silva, 1 run, shortish again, not enough to pull but he does so anyway, almost falling over, ends up hitting it into the ground wide of square leg

Sri Lanka 115/3   LPC Silva 47* (84b 6x4)

30.1

Tait to Silva, 1 run, good length outside off stump, driven to Hayden at point, who initially moves right and then dives back to his left to save runs

Sri Lanka 120/3   LPC Silva 48* (85b 6x4)

31.1

Bracken to Silva, no run, good start, shaping one across him, he plays and misses

31.2

Bracken to Silva, no run, slower one, beats him again with the angle, sits up a little too, well bowled

31.3

Bracken to Silva, no run, quicker one off an excellent length, squares up Silva as he plays for the turn

31.4

Bracken to Silva, no run, good length on off stump, Silva hurries to defend it to point

31.5

Bracken to Silva, 1 run, back of a length, slower ball, enough room for him to open the face and place it wide of Clarke at backward point

Sri Lanka 134/3   LPC Silva 49* (90b 6x4)

32.1

Tait to Silva, 1 run, full on off stump, he just nudges it to mid-off to raise his fifth ODI half-century, and fourth in this tournament, well played, sir

32.3

Tait to Silva, 1 run, overpitched well wide of off stump again, now Silva flashes an airy square-drive in the gap out to Hussey near the ropes

32.5

Tait to Silva, 1 run, half-volley outside off stump, driven square of the wicket for an easy single

Sri Lanka 139/3   LPC Silva 52* (93b 6x4)

33.1

Hogg to Silva, 1 run, flat on middle and leg, he shuffles and works it out to McGrath at deep backward square leg

33.4

Hogg to Silva, 1 run, tossed up on middle and leg, swept out to deep square again

33.6

Hogg to Silva, 1 run, looped up on off stump, and Silva gently pats it back down the track past Hogg

Sri Lanka 148/3   LPC Silva 55* (96b 6x4)

34.1

Clarke to Silva, no run, Silva advances, drives hard but finds the fielder at short cover

34.2

Clarke to Silva, 3 runs, a bit of width outside off, Silva cuts hard and Hussey dives at third man to save a certain boundary

34.4

Clarke to Silva, 1 run, Silva gets down on his knees and sweeps it hard, square of the wicket

34.6

Clarke to Silva, 2 runs, tossed up on the pads, Silva waits on it and sweeps it fine

Sri Lanka 156/3   LPC Silva 61* (100b 6x4)

35.2

Hogg to Silva, 1 run, Silva gets forward and steers it to Tait at point, takes off immediately

35.4

Hogg to Silva, no run, reverse sweep but not well placed, Tait picks it up at point

35.5

Hogg to Silva, 1 run, turned to the on side, they are picking the runs easily here

Sri Lanka 160/3   LPC Silva 63* (103b 6x4)

36.2

Clarke to Silva, no run, swept but straight to short fine leg

36.3

Clarke to Silva, 1 run, swept again but just a little wide of short fine leg, takes the single

Sri Lanka 165/3   LPC Silva 64* (105b 6x4)

37.1

Hogg to Silva, no run, tossed up on middle and leg, he gets adventurous with a reverse sweep but makes a hash of it

37.2

Hogg to Silva, OUT, 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

LPC Silva c Clarke b Hogg 64 (119m 107b 6x4 0x6) SR: 59.81

Sri Lanka 167/4   LPC Silva 64 (107b 6x4)
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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

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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