ICC World Cup, 43rd Match, Super Eights: Australia v Sri Lanka at St George's, Apr 16, 2007
ICC World Cup - 43rd match, Super Eights
Australia won by 7 wickets (with 44 balls remaining)
16 April 2007 (50-over match)
5.1

McGrath to Tharanga, no run, outside off stump on a good length, he gets forward and raises the bat to let is pass

5.2

McGrath to Tharanga, 1 run, short of a length, he stands and flashes the extravagant flash, theres a thick edge but no gulley, and gets one to third man

5.3

McGrath to Sangakkara, OUT, gone! Tough call - pitches on a good length just outside off stump, moves in, Sangakkara stands behind the line and defends, misses, the ball shaves in hits him on the knee roll, everyone appeals and after a while Aleem Dar raises the finger! I have doubts over the height of that ball, looked like it may have gone over the stumps, but for now Sangakkara has to go!

KC Sangakkara lbw b McGrath 0 (6m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

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   GD McGrath 1-0-1-1
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   GD McGrath 2-1-1-1
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   GD McGrath 3-1-5-1
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   GD McGrath 4-1-13-1
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

13.2

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

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   GD McGrath 5-1-15-1
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

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   GD McGrath 6-1-22-1
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

29.4

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

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   GD McGrath 7-1-28-1
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

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   GD McGrath 8-1-36-1
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

48.4

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

48.5

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

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   GD McGrath 9-1-48-2
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