ICC World Cup, 1st Semi-Final: New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Kingston, Apr 24, 2007
ICC World Cup - 1st semi final
Sri Lanka won by 81 runs
Played at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica (neutral venue)
24 April 2007 (50-over match)
45.2

Oram to Arnold, 1 run, worked away to the leg side for a single, short of a good length and flicked away

45.5

Oram to Arnold, no run, full ball, driven back to the bowler, Oram uses his reach and stops it well

45.6

Oram to Arnold, 1 no ball, slower ball but he over-steps, outside off and Arnold can't make contact while going for the cut.

45.6

Oram to Arnold, no run, short of a length, straight ball, Arnold tries to deflect it towards point but it's straight to the cover fielder

Sri Lanka 240/5   RP Arnold 1* (4b)
46.2

Franklin to Arnold, 1 run, slower ball, full on off, driven through cover for a single

46.4

Franklin to Arnold, 2 wides, speared down leg side, wide called. Good take by McCullum, though, standing up.

Sri Lanka 245/5   RP Arnold 2* (5b)
47.1

Bond to Arnold, 1 run, full and outside off, dug out and a single to off

47.3

Bond to Arnold, FOUR, full and too straight, fine leg up and all Arnold has to do is turn those wrists and beat the fielder. Bond coming apart at the slog, Sri Lanka surging.

47.4

Bond to Arnold, no run, slower ball, full and wide, Arnold tries to glide it towards third man but misses. The ball reaches the keeper on the first bounce.

47.5

Bond to Arnold, no run, slightly slower ball again, Arnold seems to have decided to pat it to the off side but can't adjust to the line in the last minute, pushes it back to the bowler

47.6

Bond to Arnold, 1 run, full again outside off, driven to long-off for a single

Sri Lanka 260/5   RP Arnold 8* (10b 1x4)
48.1

Oram to Arnold, no run, Arnold trying to be a bit too cute here, short ball outside off and he tries to glide it to third man, can't get to the ball

48.2

Oram to Arnold, 1 run, full and on middle stump, Arnold digs it out and pushes it to long-on, Taylor cleans up well and restricts them to a single

Sri Lanka 261/5   RP Arnold 9* (12b 1x4)
49.5

Bond to Arnold, FOUR, it's raining fours now, Arnold flicks it past short fine leg, can't bowl length at this time and what on earth is fine leg doing in the circle? Four all the way

49.6

Bond to Arnold, 1 run, low full toss, chipped away to extra cover for a single. That's the end of the innings and they end on an imposing 289

Sri Lanka 289/5   RP Arnold 14* (14b 2x4)
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