ICC World Cup, 2006/07 / Wicket commentary

ICC World Cup - 43rd match, Super Eights

Australia v Sri Lanka

Australia won by 7 wickets (with 44 balls remaining)

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

Sri Lanka 26/1   WU Tharanga 5* (16b)   NW Bracken 2.3-0-6-1

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

Sri Lanka 27/2   WU Tharanga 6* (18b)   GD McGrath 0.3-0-1-1

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

Sri Lanka 27/3   DPMD Jayawardene 0* (3b)   NW Bracken 3.4-1-6-2

37.2

Hogg to Silva, OUT, goddim! Tossed up on middle and leg, now he prefers the more orthodox sweep, but mistimes it and the top-edge is easily gobbled up by Clarke at short fine leg, success for Hogg

LPC Silva c Clarke b Hogg 64 (119m 107b 6x4 0x6) SR: 59.81

Sri Lanka 167/4   DPMD Jayawardene 69* (81b 5x4 1x6)   GB Hogg 8.2-0-32-1

39.4

Hogg to Jayawardene, OUT, well bowled, well stumped! Hogg tosses up a beauty on a great length, Jayawardene lunges forward, plays for turn, is beaten in the flight and all Gilchrist has to do it whip off the bails as the back leg's in the air, neatly done, and Hogg gets another key batsman

DPMD Jayawardene st †Gilchrist b Hogg 72 (133m 88b 5x4 1x6) SR: 81.81

Sri Lanka 174/5   TM Dilshan 4* (7b)   GB Hogg 9.4-0-35-2

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   RP Arnold 1* (3b)   SW Tait 8-0-61-1

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

Sri Lanka 183/7   MF Maharoof 2* (3b)   SW Tait 8.4-0-64-2

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

Sri Lanka 184/8   MF Maharoof 2* (3b)   NW Bracken 7.3-2-9-3

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   MF Maharoof 17* (18b 2x4)   GD McGrath 9-1-48-2

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   CRD Fernando 0* (0b)   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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