ICC World Cup - 43rd match, Super Eights

Australia v Sri Lanka

Australia won by 7 wickets (with 44 balls remaining)

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

1.3

Tait to Jayasuriya, 1 run, good ball, fullish on off stump, encouraging the drive, but Jayasuriya uses the soft hands to nudge it in front of mid-off and calls for the easy single

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

1.6

Tait to Jayasuriya, no run, good bouncer! Short on the stumps, forcing Jayasuriya down on his haunches as the ball sails over his right shoulder

Sri Lanka 14/0   SW Tait 1-0-9-0

3.1

Tait to Jayasuriya, FOUR, banged in short down leg stump, Jayasuriya hooks, doesnt time it well but the top-edges flies over Gilchrist down to fine leg for four

3.2

Tait to Jayasuriya, no run, now its a fuller one outside leg stump, the yorker, which he tries to flick to the on side, misses and Tait asks the question, but it clearly pitched outside leg

3.3

Tait to Jayasuriya, 1 wide, strives for the yorker again but ends up bowling it way outside leg stump

3.3

Tait to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, good length this time on off stump, Jayasuriya gets well forward and pushes softly past mid-off for an easy brace

3.4

Tait to Jayasuriya, 1 run, good length on middle and off, seaming away, but he gets behind the line and pushes down to mid-on for one

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   SW Tait 2-0-18-0

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   SW Tait 3-0-27-0

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

14.3

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

14.6

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

Sri Lanka 59/3   SW Tait 4-0-33-0

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   SW Tait 5-0-37-0

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

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   SW Tait 6-0-51-0

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

32.2

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

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

32.4

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

32.5

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

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   SW Tait 7-0-57-0

40.1

Tait to Dilshan, no run, full in the zone, he can only dig it out to Ponting at point

40.2

Tait to Dilshan, 2 runs, fullish outside off stump, Dilshan carves it out to deep cover of the back foot

40.3

Tait to Dilshan, no run, overpitched again, and this time he can only drive to the man at cover

40.4

Tait to Dilshan, 1 run, back of a length outside off stump, Dilshan drives off the back foot through point for one

40.5

Tait to Arnold, 1 run, fraction short and wide, Arnold nudges that in the air in the gap at gulley for one

40.6

Tait to Dilshan, OUT, banged in short outside off stump, Dilshan hooks, awfully mistimed, and the ball just bobs up for Hodge to pouch a dolly at square leg

TM Dilshan c Hodge b Tait 7 (13m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 58.33

Sri Lanka 178/6   SW Tait 8-0-61-1

42.1

Tait to Arnold, no run, short of a length over the top of off, he plays at it and the ball dies before Gilchrist

42.2

Tait to Arnold, 1 run, back of a length this time, and now he pushes it softly to mid-off for one

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

42.4

Tait to Arnold, OUT, bowled 'em with another short one! Quick, too bouncy for Arnold, who stands rooted and gets cramped on the swipe, all tangled up, and the result is an inside-edge back onto the stumps

RP Arnold b Tait 3 (15m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 30.00

42.5

Tait to Kulasekara, no run, full on leg stump, cant put it away

42.6

Tait to Kulasekara, 1 run, strays to leg stump, and Kulasekara turns it off the pads for one out to the man on the ropes

Sri Lanka 184/7   SW Tait 9-0-65-2

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

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   SW Tait 10-0-68-2
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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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