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)

Bond to Dilshan, no run, full outside off stump, gets well forward, waits, and opens the face to steer it wide but not past point


Bond to Dilshan, 1 run, back of a length on off stump, he gets airborn and rolls the wrists over it, manufacturing one past short fine leg

Sri Lanka 153/4   TM Dilshan 1* (2b)

Vettori to Dilshan, no run, tossed up, he leans into it and drives to the man at cover


Vettori to Dilshan, 1 run, quicker, spins into him, he makes room and then hurries to cut past point

Sri Lanka 156/4   TM Dilshan 2* (4b)

Patel to Dilshan, FOUR, tossed up, quick and flat, he comes out of the box and cashes in on the width with a hard drive through the covers


Patel to Dilshan, 1 run, tossed up on the stumps, plays with the spin, walking into it and picking up one to midwicket


Patel to Dilshan, 1 run, tossed up, he makes room and cuts for one

Sri Lanka 163/4   TM Dilshan 8* (7b 1x4)

Vettori to Dilshan, 1 run, tossed up, Dilshan uses the feet well and drives to long-off


Vettori to Dilshan, 1 run, short and wide, cuts hard but straight to cover

Sri Lanka 172/4   TM Dilshan 10* (9b 1x4)

Patel to Dilshan, no run, quicker one, spins back into him as he defends


Patel to Dilshan, FOUR, spins into him off a length, makes room and late cuts with enough on it to send it speeding down to third man


Patel to Dilshan, no run, tossed up, he comes out but cant connect on the drive and the ball rolls back to Patel


Patel to Dilshan, 1 run, arm ball, flat on the stumps, worked around the corner for one

Sri Lanka 179/4   TM Dilshan 15* (13b 2x4)

Bond to Dilshan, 1 run, dropped short outside off stump, he's surprised by it but goes through with the pull, getting it past short fine leg and scampering


Bond to Dilshan, no run, back of a length outside off stump, poked to point

Sri Lanka 187/4   TM Dilshan 16* (15b 2x4)

Patel to Dilshan, 1 run, down the track and gets it on the full, Dilshan is an aggressor in these overs. Can't time it as Patel pushes it through quicker and they only manage a single

Sri Lanka 193/4   TM Dilshan 17* (16b 2x4)

Bond to Dilshan, 1 run, short and on off, cut away powerfully to the off side


Bond to Dilshan, no run, cut away to point and they go for a quick single, Oram picks it up above hs head but again, yet again, a New Zealand fielder can't get a direct hit. Almost another overthrow. They've not been at their accurate best today. WIll it cost them?


Bond to Dilshan, 1 run, tapped away to the off side, the length has been on the shorter side and the batsmen finding the gaps square of the wicket

Sri Lanka 198/4   TM Dilshan 19* (19b 2x4)

Patel to Dilshan, 1 run, full again and driven for another single. Boundary done and the batsmen concentrating on the singles. Sensible


Patel to Dilshan, 2 runs, cut away savagely, that was a tad too short. The ball races away towards the third man fence but James Franklin cuts it off and keeps them down to a couple. Their ground fielding has been OK but it's been the inability to crack the direct hits that may cost them

Sri Lanka 208/4   TM Dilshan 22* (21b 2x4)

Oram to Dilshan, 1 run, Dilshan backs away and whacks it to the off side for another single. He has this baseball technique that can unnerve bowlers


Oram to Dilshan, 1 run, good length and slightly wide, cut away to point where Fleming misfields and allows a single. The wheels seem to be coming off now

Sri Lanka 212/4   TM Dilshan 24* (23b 2x4)

Patel to Dilshan, 1 run, tapped to cover and Hamish Marshall goes for the direct hit. Had he hit Dilshan would have been running all the way back to the pavilion but no New Zealander has managed the direct hit today and Marshall joins the list


Patel to Dilshan, FOUR, that's deft, very deft. Full and on off, Dilshan angles his bat beautifully and gets it past short third man for another four. Pump up the volume!


Patel to Dilshan, 1 run, pushed down the ground to long-off for a single, yet another ocassion when a four is followed by a single. Best policy that - the aussies seem to do it always.

Sri Lanka 233/4   TM Dilshan 30* (26b 3x4)

Oram to Dilshan, OUT, yet another unlucky decision, this time from Taufel. Full and drifting down the legs, Dilshan tries to paddle it past short fine but can't make contact. The ball strikes his back leg and is swinging away all the time. It might have gone on to clatter into the fifth stump (on the leg side) but Taufel raises his finger. Not again, Dilshan seems to be saying.

TM Dilshan lbw b Oram 30 (42m 27b 3x4 0x6) SR: 111.11

Sri Lanka 233/5   TM Dilshan 30 (27b 3x4)





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