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)
25.2

Vettori to Silva, 1 run, quicker ball again, slightly short, cut away for a single. Off the mark, he's not one to hang around

25.4

Vettori to Silva, no run

25.5

Vettori to Silva, 1 run, slower ball, draws Silva forward. He turns it away behind square on the leg for a quick single

Sri Lanka 114/3   LPC Silva 2* (3b)
26.4

Patel to Silva, no run, slightly wide of the crease, over the wicket, flighted up deliciously, turns after pitching, Silva can't read it accurately and pushes tentatively to the off

26.5

Patel to Silva, 1 run, this time he pulls out the sweep, sees the full ball on off and times it well to pouch a single behind square

Sri Lanka 117/3   LPC Silva 3* (5b)
27.2

Vettori to Silva, 1 run, Silva turns his bat smartly, he plays these middle overs very well, scampers a single, Patel is quick but Jayawardene gets in just in time. He is trying his best to push these fielders and none are hitting the stumps. Wake up NZ!

27.5

Vettori to Silva, 1 run, over-pitched, that seems to have slipped out of his hand, Silva pushes the full toss to long-off for a single

Sri Lanka 122/3   LPC Silva 5* (7b)
28.1

Patel to Silva, 1 run, full outside off, swept away for a single

28.3

Patel to Silva, 1 run, Patel anticipates another sweep and sends that well outside off, Silva is upto the challenge and drives it through the covers for a single. A good cat-and-mouse battle here. Patel is holding his nerve well

28.5

Patel to Silva, no run, turned to the off side, straight to the fielder, Fleming prowling

28.6

Patel to Silva, 1 run, flatter, quicker, turned away to the leg side for a single, Silva knows the gaps, Patel knows his intentions

Sri Lanka 127/3   LPC Silva 8* (11b)
29.1

Vettori to Silva, no run, quicker, batsman pushes forward, half an lbw appeal goes up but they stop after realising that there was some bat there

29.2

Vettori to Silva, no run

29.3

Vettori to Silva, 1 wide, too wide, well outside off and wide called.

29.3

Vettori to Silva, no run, better line, straighter and quicker, tapped to the on side

29.4

Vettori to Silva, 1 run, busy, busy, outside off and tapped away. Silva is always looking for a run and manages it this time easily. He's such a valuable player to have in these overs

Sri Lanka 129/3   LPC Silva 9* (15b)
30.1

Styris to Silva, 1 wide, drifts down leg stump, McCullum whips off the bails, all safe, just a wide

30.1

Styris to Silva, 1 run, back of a length on the stumps, shuffles and punches down to deep mid-on

30.4

Styris to Silva, no run, back of a length on off stump, driven to mid-on

30.5

Styris to Silva, no run, good length on off stump, goes back and turns it to midwicket

30.6

Styris to Silva, 1 run, short again, sits up and he pulls uneasily into the ground just wide of midwicket

Sri Lanka 137/3   LPC Silva 11* (19b)
31.1

Vettori to Silva, no run, short and flat on leg, turned right to square leg

31.2

Vettori to Silva, no run, tossed up outside off stump, driven right to point this time

31.3

Vettori to Silva, no run, tossed up teasingly on the stumps, he lunges forward and defends

31.4

Vettori to Silva, 1 run, tossed up, holds it back in the air, lunges forward and drives in the air, pops up and falls tantalisingly in front of a diving cover

Sri Lanka 138/3   LPC Silva 12* (23b)
32.3

Bond to Silva, 1 run, good length outside off stump, he lunges forward and drives, and the thick edge scoots past backward point

32.5

Bond to Silva, no run, well bowled, full in the zone, dug out to cover

32.6

Bond to Silva, no run, good length outside off stump, driven off the front foot to point

Sri Lanka 142/3   LPC Silva 13* (26b)
33.2

Vettori to Silva, no run, comes out, he sees him and fires it quick and flat, and Silva defends

33.3

Vettori to Silva, SIX, big hit! Tossed up outside off stump, he plants the leg out in front of the line, and heaves it away with awesome wrist power, up onto the second floor behind deep midwicket

33.4

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

33.6

Vettori to Silva, 1 run, tossed up, Silva waits for it and then rocks back to cut out past point

Sri Lanka 152/3   LPC Silva 21* (30b 1x6)
34.1

Bond to Silva, no run, short and wide outside off stump, ducks under it to let it pass

34.2

Bond to Silva, no run, short of a length outside off stump, stands and chases it, and gets beaten

34.3

Bond to Silva, OUT, unlucky! Bond switches to a fuller length, gets it to angle in from outside off stump, Silva gets stuck deep in the crease, jabs the bat down onto it, gets a relatively thick inside-edge back onto the pads - an awkward noise, if ever there was one - and after a couple of seconds Koertzen raises the finger. Unfortunate decision for Silva

LPC Silva lbw b Bond 21 (36m 33b 0x4 1x6) SR: 63.63

Sri Lanka 152/4   LPC Silva 21 (33b 1x6)
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