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)

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   ST Jayasuriya 4* (3b 1x4)   NW Bracken 1-0-5-0

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

Sri Lanka 20/0   ST Jayasuriya 9* (7b 2x4)   SW Tait 1.1-0-13-0

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

Sri Lanka 33/3   LPC Silva 4* (12b 1x4)   GD McGrath 2.4-1-5-1

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

Sri Lanka 38/3   DPMD Jayawardene 5* (14b 1x4)   GD McGrath 3.3-1-9-1

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

Sri Lanka 42/3   DPMD Jayawardene 9* (16b 2x4)   GD McGrath 3.5-1-13-1

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

Sri Lanka 46/3   LPC Silva 8* (20b 2x4)   SW Tait 2.2-0-22-0

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

Sri Lanka 50/3   LPC Silva 12* (22b 3x4)   SW Tait 2.4-0-26-0

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

Sri Lanka 76/3   LPC Silva 26* (51b 4x4)   A Symonds 2.1-0-12-0

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

Sri Lanka 96/3   LPC Silva 36* (68b 5x4)   GB Hogg 5.4-0-17-0

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   DPMD Jayawardene 35* (55b 3x4)   GD McGrath 6-1-22-1

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

Sri Lanka 113/3   LPC Silva 46* (79b 6x4)   SW Tait 4.2-0-37-0

McGrath to Jayawardene, FOUR, full on leg stump, down he goes, paddling it around the corner, no fine leg, and thats four

Sri Lanka 119/3   DPMD Jayawardene 40* (59b 4x4)   GD McGrath 6.5-1-28-1

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

Sri Lanka 124/3   DPMD Jayawardene 44* (62b 5x4)   SW Tait 5.3-0-42-0

McGrath to Maharoof, FOUR, right up there, full on middle and leg, and Maharoof times a perfect drive back down the ground for four

Sri Lanka 210/8   MF Maharoof 11* (14b 1x4)   GD McGrath 8.1-1-40-1

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

Sri Lanka 215/8   MF Maharoof 15* (16b 2x4)   GD McGrath 8.2-1-45-1

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

Sri Lanka 222/9   MF Maharoof 21* (19b 3x4)   NW Bracken 9.1-3-15-3

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

Sri Lanka 226/9   MF Maharoof 25* (21b 4x4)   NW Bracken 9.3-3-19-3





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