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)
13.2

Franklin to Jayawardene, no run, good length on the stumps, gets over it and defends to point

13.3

Franklin to Jayawardene, no run, angled across him on a length, he gets his eye in and shoulders arms

13.4

Franklin to Jayawardene, no run, good length on off stump, he gets behind the line and defends it back to Franklin

13.5

Franklin to Jayawardene, no run, good length on off stump, just gets forward and defends

13.6

Franklin to Jayawardene, no run, back of a length on the stumps, he gets behind the line and taps it to the on side

Sri Lanka 67/2   DPMD Jayawardene 0* (5b)
14.5

Oram to Jayawardene, no run, good length on the stumps, and he defends to point

14.6

Oram to Jayawardene, no run, good length outside off stump, defended to point

Sri Lanka 69/2   DPMD Jayawardene 0* (7b)
15.2

Franklin to Jayawardene, no run, full and on off, defended confidently to the on side. Jayawardene can be a shaky starter, once set he is a delight to watch

15.3

Franklin to Jayawardene, no run, pushed to the off side again, Franklin whips the bails off with his left foot (while following through)

15.4

Franklin to Jayawardene, 1 run, off the mark with a single, tapped away to the point region and completes a quick single

Sri Lanka 71/2   DPMD Jayawardene 1* (10b)
16.1

Oram to Jayawardene, no run, slightly slower ball from Oram, straight and full. Jayawardene pats it to the on side tamely. The policy seems to be: wait for the loose ones

16.2

Oram to Jayawardene, no run, solid defence again, Jayawardene gets behind the line and gets his head over the ball well.

16.3

Oram to Jayawardene, no run, tapped to the off side solidly, not taking any chances with Oram's nagging length.

16.4

Oram to Jayawardene, 1 run, slightly wide and Jayawardene cuts it cutely behind point for a single

16.6

Oram to Jayawardene, no run, worked away confidently again. Jaywardene doing it just right, it seems

Sri Lanka 77/2   DPMD Jayawardene 2* (15b)
17.2

Franklin to Jayawardene, no run, angled away from the left-hander. 135kph that time and Jayawardene, in this present mood, has nothing to do with it. Even while shouldering arms, there is a bit of style with Mahela

17.3

Franklin to Jayawardene, no run, short ball, quicker and well directed, Jayawardene goes for the pull but it beats him for pace and rattles the bat on the splice. Tamely trickles to the leg side

17.4

Franklin to Jayawardene, no run, full and wide, Jayawardene thinks about throwing his bat at it but backs away in the last moment. Taufel thinks about calling a wide but those arms don't signal anything

17.5

Franklin to Jayawardene, no run, pushed to the off side, straight to the cover fielder. Full and wide again and Jayawardene seems angry with himself for not putting it away

17.6

Franklin to Jayawardene, 1 run, slightly short, slightly wide, bat out, flash, down to third man for a single. The game seems to be entering a slightly lazy period. Time for some fizz

Sri Lanka 79/2   DPMD Jayawardene 3* (20b)
18.1

Oram to Jayawardene, 1 run, good length ball, angling into his pads and that's chipped away wide of mid-on for a single. In the air for a bit but drops well short

18.3

Oram to Jayawardene, 2 runs, on the pads again and Jayawardene ticks it past square leg for a brace. Well placed, well run

18.4

Oram to Jayawardene, no run, that's a better length, good length on and outside off, Jayawardene pushes forward and gets it off the meat of the bat, straight to cover

18.5

Oram to Jayawardene, no run, similar delivery, similar result. Jayawardene's tactics matching well with the sleepy atmosphere at Sabina Park. This is the World Cup semi-final and nobody seems to have woken up yet

18.6

Oram to Jayawardene, no run, blocked to the off, one way of getting your eye in. Oram keeping it tight and New Zealand keeping the game in control

Sri Lanka 83/2   DPMD Jayawardene 6* (25b)
19.6

Vettori to Jayawardene, no run, continues to keep it flat and quick and Jayawardene continues to block confidently

Sri Lanka 84/2   DPMD Jayawardene 6* (26b)
20.2

Patel to Jayawardene, no run, flighted outside off, not much turn for either spinner yet but they've begun well. Jayawardene taps it to the off side and registers yet another dot ball.

20.3

Patel to Jayawardene, 1 run, short and Jayawardene is onto it quickly, pulls it square for a single

20.5

Patel to Jayawardene, no run, quicker one, Mahela comes down the track but Patel reads him well. He can only drop it close to his body

20.6

Patel to Jayawardene, no run, Oh, thrown up, flight, arrived slowly and gripped and spun as well. Jayawardene gets his foot forward and tries to flick it to the on side but can't do so. He's one of the best players of spin but Patel and Vettori giving nothing away.

Sri Lanka 87/2   DPMD Jayawardene 7* (30b)
22.1

Patel to Jayawardene, 1 run, driven to mid-on, misfield allows them to complete a single

22.5

Patel to Jayawardene, 1 run, flatter on off, Jayawardene taps it to point and scampers a single

Sri Lanka 104/2   DPMD Jayawardene 9* (32b)
23.6

Vettori to Jayawardene, no run, huge appeal, that drifted into the right-hander beautifully and Jayawardene couldn't get his bat onto it as he went for the forward defensive. Big appeal but Taufel says "No". Maybe he was too far forward. Just maybe

Sri Lanka 110/2   DPMD Jayawardene 9* (33b)
25.3

Vettori to Jayawardene, 1 run, turned behind square on the leg side and scampers a single. Fielder goes for the direct hit but misses, that would have also been close. Jayawardene living dangerously

25.6

Vettori to Jayawardene, 1 run, slower, flightier, driven to long-off for an easy single

Sri Lanka 115/3   DPMD Jayawardene 11* (35b)
26.1

Patel to Jayawardene, no run, swept away to short fine but Fleming is waiting there and doesn't allow them to take any risks. Patel is mixing them up superbly here.

26.2

Patel to Jayawardene, no run, flight and turn, keeps Jayawardene on the back foot, tucked away to the on side cautiously

26.3

Patel to Jayawardene, 1 run, throws it up again, this is good offspin bowling, draws Mahela onto to the front foot and sees him drive crisply to long-on for a single

26.6

Patel to Jayawardene, 1 run, faster one this time, turned away for a single behind square

Sri Lanka 118/3   DPMD Jayawardene 13* (39b)
27.1

Vettori to Jayawardene, 1 run, slightly short outside off, tapped away for a single

27.3

Vettori to Jayawardene, no run

27.4

Vettori to Jayawardene, 1 run, full on middle, driven well to long-off for a single

27.6

Vettori to Jayawardene, no run, tapped to the off side, more defence from Jayawardene

Sri Lanka 122/3   DPMD Jayawardene 15* (43b)
28.2

Patel to Jayawardene, 1 run, the sweep seems to be the preferred option now. Jayawardene also goes for it and gets it to fine leg for a single

28.4

Patel to Jayawardene, 1 run, flighted outside off, some turn into the right-hander, sweep attempted but can't connect, padded away, deceived, manages a single, though

Sri Lanka 126/3   DPMD Jayawardene 17* (45b)
29.5

Vettori to Jayawardene, no run, pushed back to the bowler

29.6

Vettori to Jayawardene, no run, pushed to the off side and that ends a tight over from Vettori

Sri Lanka 129/3   DPMD Jayawardene 17* (47b)
30.2

Styris to Jayawardene, FOUR, short on off stump, and in a flash he whips into position and pulls behind square leg for four, lovely shot

30.3

Styris to Jayawardene, 1 run, back of a length outside off stump, whipped with supple wrists past square leg and they jog an easy single

Sri Lanka 136/3   DPMD Jayawardene 22* (49b 1x4)
31.5

Vettori to Jayawardene, no run, flatter now, pushed back down the track

31.6

Vettori to Jayawardene, 1 run, tossed up, plants the front foot forward and defends, then turns it late to square leg

Sri Lanka 139/3   DPMD Jayawardene 23* (51b 1x4)
32.1

Bond to Jayawardene, no run, low full toss on the stumps, driven to mid-on for one

32.2

Bond to Jayawardene, 1 run, back of a length outside off stump, plants the leg out and drives wide of point for one out to the deep

32.4

Bond to Jayawardene, 1 run, overpitched, slow outside off stump, he squeezes it to point, who fumbles and allows one

Sri Lanka 142/3   DPMD Jayawardene 25* (54b 1x4)
33.1

Vettori to Jayawardene, 1 run, short and wide, cut out to the deep cover-point fielder

33.5

Vettori to Jayawardene, 1 run, short and flat, cut off the back foot into the covers

Sri Lanka 151/3   DPMD Jayawardene 27* (56b 1x4)
34.6

Bond to Jayawardene, 1 run, back of a length outside off stump, gets back and opens the face to steal one down to third man

Sri Lanka 154/4   DPMD Jayawardene 28* (57b 1x4)
35.1

Vettori to Jayawardene, no run, tossed up on off stump, he gets forward and just defends

35.2

Vettori to Jayawardene, 1 run, flatter on off stump, works it to square leg and jogs one

35.5

Vettori to Jayawardene, no run, tossed up, he goes back and then drives to cover

35.6

Vettori to Jayawardene, no run, fraction wide, he flashes a cut but cant beat the man at backward point

Sri Lanka 156/4   DPMD Jayawardene 29* (61b 1x4)
36.3

Patel to Jayawardene, 1 run, tossed up, just stays in the air a second longer and Jayawardene gets back and turns it in the air behind square

36.5

Patel to Jayawardene, no run, flatter outside off stump, shuffles out and on-drives to mid-on

36.6

Patel to Jayawardene, 1 run, tossed up again, waits for it and turns it around the corner for a quick single

Sri Lanka 164/4   DPMD Jayawardene 31* (64b 1x4)
37.1

Vettori to Jayawardene, 1 run, tossed up, he waits for it and punches wide of point

37.3

Vettori to Jayawardene, FOUR, quick and moving down leg stump, he uses the speed to nudge it around the corner and the ball speeds down to fine leg, all placement there

37.4

Vettori to Jayawardene, 1 run, tossed up on middle and off, comes forward and rolls the wrists to pick up one

37.6

Vettori to Jayawardene, 1 run, fraction short again, now Jayawardene cuts past cover for one and he'll keep strike

Sri Lanka 173/4   DPMD Jayawardene 38* (68b 2x4)
38.1

Patel to Jayawardene, 1 run, tossed up outside off stump, rolls the wrists to get one

38.6

Patel to Jayawardene, 1 run, tossed up flat, he drives one-handed out to long-on for one

Sri Lanka 180/4   DPMD Jayawardene 40* (70b 2x4)
39.1

Bond to Jayawardene, 1 run, slower ball, loosener on the stumps, flicked to square leg for one

39.3

Bond to Jayawardene, no run, full on off stump, shuffles and whips it across the line to midwicket

39.4

Bond to Jayawardene, FOUR, short on the stumps, doesnt sit up at all, Jayawardene picks it early and pulls it in the gap behind square and the outfield does the rest once more

39.5

Bond to Jayawardene, 1 run, slower ball, full on the stumps again, and now he rolls the wrists for an easy single

Sri Lanka 187/4   DPMD Jayawardene 46* (74b 3x4)
40.1

Patel to Jayawardene, 2 runs, sloppy, New Zealand have been below par on the field throughout the day. Good ball from Patel, spinning in and Jayawardene glides it towards shot third man, Bond muffs and they complete two

40.2

Patel to Jayawardene, 2 runs, crackling way to bring up a fifty, tossed up outside off and he walks across to loft it elegantly over midwicket, Fulton stops it well in the boundary and pushes the ball out of his hand before he cross the ropes. Good work, fine fifty. Jayawardene fifth half-centrury of the tournament.

40.3

Patel to Jayawardene, no run, tossed up, Patel has done this all day and kept the batsmen in two minds, pushed back to the bowler cautiously

40.4

Patel to Jayawardene, 1 run, varies his pace and length this time, pushed through full on middle, patted back down the ground for a single

40.6

Patel to Jayawardene, 1 run, solid, full face of the bat and to long-on for a single

Sri Lanka 194/4   DPMD Jayawardene 52* (79b 3x4)
41.1

Bond to Jayawardene, 1 run, pushed away to the off side for a single

41.3

Bond to Jayawardene, 1 run, slower ball, short of a length and outside off, angled to third man for a single. Bit of seam movement there and this is the 42nd over. Good sporty pitch this, something in there for everyone

41.6

Bond to Jayawardene, 1 run, full this time and driven down the ground for an easy single

Sri Lanka 199/4   DPMD Jayawardene 55* (82b 3x4)
42.1

Patel to Jayawardene, FOUR, crackling loft, tossed up and Jayawardene stands tall and flicks it exquisitely in the midwicket gap for a four. He moved well across the stumps and nailed the gap. Not timed as well as he would have liked but the placement was crucial

42.2

Patel to Jayawardene, no run, quicker, faster, batsman doesn't take any risks and pushes it back to the bowler

42.3

Patel to Jayawardene, 1 run, driven to long-on for an easy single

42.5

Patel to Jayawardene, 1 leg bye, sweeps from middle and raps him on the pads, huge appeal for lbw but Rudi Koertzen turns it down. Close but that might have missed leg. Some turn for Patel and he's varying his pace well

Sri Lanka 206/4   DPMD Jayawardene 60* (86b 4x4)
43.1

Oram to Jayawardene, 1 run, short of a length, glided away to third man for a single

43.3

Oram to Jayawardene, 1 run, full and Jayawardene does what he's done so well throughout this innings, drives it solidly down the ground

43.5

Oram to Jayawardene, SIX, Take that! Shot of the day so far. Full and Jayawardene stands and delivers a most emphatic loft, super timing, pendulum-smooth swing of the bat and no fielder can get close to that. Soars over the boundary for a mighty six

43.6

Oram to Jayawardene, 1 run, cut away but straight to the square fielder

Sri Lanka 219/4   DPMD Jayawardene 69* (90b 4x4 1x6)
44.1

Patel to Jayawardene, 1 run, pushed to mid-on for a single, Patel's last over this

44.3

Patel to Jayawardene, SIX, dropped, full toss, Jayawardene whips it across the line and Shane Bond, standing a few yards in front of the tops at third man, not only muffs the catch but also taps it over the ropes for a six. That's what's called being paid for ones mistakes, and so quickly

44.4

Patel to Jayawardene, 1 run, worked away for a single, he has done this so well all day - four followed by single

Sri Lanka 228/4   DPMD Jayawardene 77* (93b 4x4 2x6)
45.3

Oram to Jayawardene, FOUR, awww! that would have got the purists purring, full and over-pitching, Mahela pushes forward and creams it wonderfully past cover for a boundary. Sweet as candy, he can strike them with class

45.4

Oram to Jayawardene, 1 run, angled away to third man for an easy single. Remember the strategy? Four first, single later

Sri Lanka 239/5   DPMD Jayawardene 82* (95b 5x4 2x6)
46.1

Franklin to Jayawardene, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, allows Jayawardene the chance to free his arms and slash it square of the wicket, sweeper mops up as they complete an easy single

46.3

Franklin to Jayawardene, 1 run, full and outside off, McCullum is standing upto the stumps now, driven crisply through covers but Patel cleans up well. Keeps them to a single

46.4

Franklin to Jayawardene, FOUR, tries for the full ball but it's just a good length ball wide of off, Jayawardene backs away and flashes and most effective flash. It's another four as the ball races away behind square

46.5

Franklin to Jayawardene, no run, full toss and that was surely above waist. Not called no-ball, though. Some sloppy umpiring going on. McCullum taken by surprise while standing up but handles it well.

46.6

Franklin to Jayawardene, FOUR, timing, glorious. Used the pace of the bowler smartly. Outside off again and Mahela back-cuts it quite gorgeously for a four square of third man. This is an outstanding shot. Class showing here, and he has oodles of it

Sri Lanka 253/5   DPMD Jayawardene 92* (100b 7x4 2x6)
47.2

Bond to Jayawardene, 1 run, tapped away past cover for another single

Sri Lanka 255/5   DPMD Jayawardene 93* (101b 7x4 2x6)
48.3

Oram to Jayawardene, FOUR, another cute shot and Mahela hurting them with silk here. Full on off and Mahela sweeps it past short fine leg for a delectable four.

48.4

Oram to Jayawardene, 2 runs, short ball and he pulls, top edge balloons over short fine for another brace. He moves on to 99. What an innings

48.5

Oram to Jayawardene, FOUR, Crack! What a way to bring it up, wide and slightly short and he cuts it smoothly past point, bisecting the fielders on the boundary. He knows that's going for four and pumps his fists and jumps up in delight. This innings has been worth its weight in gold.

48.6

Oram to Jayawardene, 1 run, driven to long-off for a single and keeps the strike. Another four followed by another single. Sensible, very sensible

Sri Lanka 272/5   DPMD Jayawardene 104* (105b 9x4 2x6)
49.1

Bond to Jayawardene, FOUR, too wide, too short and all Jayawardene needs to do is back away and flash, flash flash. Races away to the square boundary for yet another four.

49.2

Bond to Jayawardene, 1 wide, Jaywardene moves across the stumps, Bond follows him but over-compensates. Wide called

49.2

Bond to Jayawardene, SIX, Too easy for him now. That was a zingler. Full toss, waist high and Jayawardene blitzes it with another smooth swing, just clears the midwicket ropes and Patel can't get around to it. Taufel indicates six after checking with the third umpire

49.3

Bond to Jayawardene, no run, wide of the stumps here, short ball and Jayawardene can't get onto it for the pull this time.

49.4

Bond to Jayawardene, 1 run, chipped to long-on and it drops short of Taylor. They complete a single

Sri Lanka 284/5   DPMD Jayawardene 115* (109b 10x4 3x6)
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