ICC World Cup - 43rd match, Super Eights

Australia v Sri Lanka

Australia won by 7 wickets (with 44 balls remaining)

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   MJ Clarke 1-0-4-0

24.1

Clarke to Jayawardene, no run, tossed up just outside off stump, he comes forward and pushes at it gently, and the inside-edge roll past leg stump

24.2

Clarke to Jayawardene, 1 run, fuller and faster on off stump, he gets down and sweeps in front of the stumps for one, with the spin

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   MJ Clarke 2-0-5-0

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

26.3

Clarke to Jayawardene, 1 run, quicker outside off stump, chopped to point

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

26.6

Clarke to Jayawardene, no run, tossed up, he uses the feet and drives in the air towards mid-off, but it lands safely

Sri Lanka 102/3   MJ Clarke 3-0-10-0

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

34.3

Clarke to Jayawardene, 1 run, drifting on the legs, Jayawardene nudges it to fine leg

34.4

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

34.5

Clarke to Jayawardene, 1 run, pushed with soft hands to short cover and the batsmen set off for a quick single, excellent running by these two

34.6

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

Sri Lanka 156/3   MJ Clarke 4-0-18-0

36.1

Clarke to Jayawardene, 1 run, pushed on off stump and driven easily to long-off

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

36.4

Clarke to Jayawardene, 2 runs, Jayawardene steps down and lofts it towards deep extra cover

36.5

Clarke to Jayawardene, no run, pushed off the front foot to the off side

36.6

Clarke to Jayawardene, no run, turned away towards short midwicket

Sri Lanka 167/3   MJ Clarke 5-0-22-0

38.1

Clarke to Jayawardene, 1 run, tossed up outside off stump, Jayawardene comes to the pitch and drives down to long-off for one

38.2

Clarke to Dilshan, no run, flatter one comes into him as he goes back and pushes it to Clarke

38.3

Clarke to Dilshan, 1 run, tossed up on a length, Dilshan stands and punches to mid-off for one

38.4

Clarke to Jayawardene, 1 run, full and flat on middle and leg, Jayawardene turns it to short fine leg for one

38.5

Clarke to Dilshan, 1 run, quicker, flatter, and Dilshan cuts past point for the single

38.6

Clarke to Jayawardene, no run, well bowled, flighted on middle and off and Jayawardene defends it back

Sri Lanka 173/4   MJ Clarke 6-0-26-0

41.1

Clarke to Maharoof, no run, tossed up on off stump, defended down the track

41.2

Clarke to Maharoof, 1 run, tossed up again, lunged at and the inside-edge gets him a quick single to midwicket

41.3

Clarke to Arnold, no run, tossed up on off stump, Arnold turns it to square leg

41.4

Clarke to Arnold, no run, tossed up again, now he drives back down the track to Clarke

41.5

Clarke to Arnold, no run, well bowled, tossed up and again he just turns it to the on side

41.6

Clarke to Arnold, 1 run, quicker one outside off stump, pushed to point for a risky single

Sri Lanka 180/6   MJ Clarke 7-0-28-0

47.1

Clarke to Maharoof, 1 run, tossed up outside off stump, pushed to mid-off

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

47.5

Clarke to Maharoof, no run, tossed up on a length, he makes room to cut but ends up hitting into the ground

47.6

Clarke to Maharoof, 1 run, tossed up, uses the feet to drive into the covers

Sri Lanka 206/8   MJ Clarke 8-0-36-0
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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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