ICC World Cup - 43rd match, Super Eights

Australia v Sri Lanka

Australia won by 7 wickets (with 44 balls remaining)

0.1

Bracken to Tharanga, no run, good start, right up there and moving in from outside off stump, looking for some inswing, Tharanga shuffles across and gets behind the ball in defence

0.2

Bracken to Tharanga, no run, there's the movement he wants, full and swinging away off a great length outside off stump, suckering Tharanga into a play and miss

0.3

Bracken to Tharanga, 1 run, fullish again outside off stump, Tharanga gets half-forward, opening the face of the bat and nudging it down to third man for one

0.4

Bracken to Jayasuriya, no run, full again, swing, slow track it seems today, Jayasuriya gets forward and gently drives to mid-off

0.5

Bracken to Jayasuriya, no run, back of a length outside off stump, pitches and moves away, Jayasuriya shuffles to off and lets it pass

0.6

Bracken to Jayasuriya, FOUR, overpitched outside off stump, he moves a step forward, sees the length well, and punches in the gap at cover, no stopping that

Sri Lanka 5/0   NW Bracken 1-0-5-0

2.1

Bracken to Tharanga, no run, good length on off stump, Tharanga gets over it to counter the swing and turns it uneasily to square leg

2.2

Bracken to Tharanga, no run, good length outside off stump, pitches and moves away as Tharanga gets a good stride in and shoulders arms

2.3

Bracken to Tharanga, 1 run, good length just outside off stump, he comes forward and defends, and gets an inside-edge to short fine leg, Hogg moves well and keeps them down to just the single

2.4

Bracken to Jayasuriya, 1 leg bye, strays down leg stump, Jayasuriya doesnt time his tickle well enough and Gilchrist moves well to cut off runs

2.5

Bracken to Tharanga, no run, back of a length outside off stump, asking him to drive, but he shoulders arms

2.6

Bracken to Tharanga, no run, back of a length, moving into off stump, Tharanga gets behind it and defends, turning the face of the bat as the ball rolls in front of midwicket

Sri Lanka 16/0   NW Bracken 2-0-6-0

4.1

Bracken to Tharanga, 1 leg bye, drifts down leg stump, just tickles the pad as he tries to flick, Gilchirst fumbles and they call for the sharp single, well run

4.2

Bracken to Jayasuriya, no run, short of a length outside off stump, keeping him off the front foot, and he gets back and leaves it be for Gilchrist to collect

4.3

Bracken to Jayasuriya, OUT, gone! Good length outside off stump, moving in, Jayasuriya stands rooted and gets caught on the front leg pretty much in front of about leg stump, and after a couple seconds umpire Doctrove raises the finger! The dangerous Jayasuriya goes to Bracken!

ST Jayasuriya lbw b Bracken 12 (21m 12b 2x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

4.4

Bracken to Sangakkara, no run, good length on off stump, he gets behind the line and defends back down the track

4.5

Bracken to Sangakkara, no run, back of a length outside off stump, good swing, Sangakkara covers off and shoulders arms

4.6

Bracken to Sangakkara, no run, a tad wider of off stump, swinging away, left alone

Sri Lanka 26/1   NW Bracken 3-1-6-1

6.1

Bracken to Tharanga, no run, full, swinging, outside off stump, Tharanga drives loosely and gets beaten

6.2

Bracken to Tharanga, no run, back of a length outside off stump, moves in, Tharanga defends into the covers

6.3

Bracken to Tharanga, no run, lovely! Bowling! Full again, moving in, Tharanga lunges at it and misses as it beats the bat

6.4

Bracken to Tharanga, OUT, edged and gone! Set him up with a couple inswingers, this time he fires it full and gets it to seam away as Tharanga pushes forward, and the edge is snapped up by Hayden at first slip, taking it very low even as Ponting from second dives in front of him!

WU Tharanga c Hayden b Bracken 6 (33m 22b 0x4 0x6) SR: 27.27

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   NW Bracken 4-1-7-2

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   NW Bracken 5-2-7-2

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

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   NW Bracken 6-2-8-2

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

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   NW Bracken 7-2-9-2

43.1

Bracken to Kulasekara, no run, beaten by one angled across the stumps, excellent length and carry again for him

43.2

Bracken to Kulasekara, no run, and again, kicks off and seams past the bat off that superb length again

43.3

Bracken to Kulasekara, OUT, edged and gone! Bracken maintains his probing, moving line outside off stump, shaping one across Kulasekara to drive on the up, and the thick edge is snapped up very well by Hayden at a deep lone slip, down near his ankles, his second beauty of the day

KMDN Kulasekara c Hayden b Bracken 1 (5m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

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   NW Bracken 8-3-9-3

45.1

Bracken to Maharoof, no run, full outside off stump, driven off the front foot to point

45.2

Bracken to Maharoof, 1 run, full outside off stump, driven loosely into the covers for a quick single

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

45.5

Bracken to Maharoof, no run, good length, moving past Maharoof who stands leaden-footed and misses it

45.6

Bracken to Maharoof, no run, fullish length, Maharoof drives to short cover, no chance of a run

Sri Lanka 189/8   NW Bracken 9-3-11-3

49.1

Bracken to Maharoof, FOUR, up there, Maharoof has a free hit and connects well, slamming it down to long-off

49.2

Bracken to Maharoof, no run, beaten this time, just standing and swinging across the line

49.3

Bracken to Maharoof, FOUR, edged away for four, Maharoof thrashes at it, and the ball flies wide of Hayden at slip, good runs these for Sri Lanka

49.4

Bracken to Maharoof, OUT, all over, Bracken finishes the innings with a slower one that Maharoof just chips in the air down to Symonds at long-on

MF Maharoof c Symonds b Bracken 25 (40m 22b 4x4 0x6) SR: 113.63

Sri Lanka 226/10   NW Bracken 9.4-3-19-4
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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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