ICC World Cup - 1st semi final

New Zealand v Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka won by 81 runs

2.4

Franklin to Sangakkara, 2 runs, full on off stump again, but Sangakkara manages to get over it and flick it well in the gap at midwicket for early runs

2.5

Franklin to Sangakkara, 1 run, short of a length outside off stump, he gets across and defends, and gets an edge along the ground wide of second slip for one out to third man

Sri Lanka 16/1   KC Sangakkara 3* (2b)

3.1

Bond to Sangakkara, no run, good length on off stump, gets some purchase off the surface to surprise Sangakarra as he shuffles across

3.2

Bond to Sangakkara, 1 run, banged in short on the stums, he gets into position and pulls along the ground in the gap in front of square

Sri Lanka 17/1   KC Sangakkara 4* (4b)

4.2

Franklin to Sangakkara, no run, good length outside off stump, he comes well forward and defends to the off

4.3

Franklin to Sangakkara, no run, back of a length outside off stump, defended into the ground

4.4

Franklin to Sangakkara, no run, back of a length again, he gets behind the line and defends

4.5

Franklin to Sangakkara, 1 no ball, oversteps, the ball is full outside off stump and left alone

4.5

Franklin to Sangakkara, 1 run, full on off stump, he drives at it and manages to just turn the wrists to pick up one between midwicket and mid-on

Sri Lanka 22/1   KC Sangakkara 5* (9b)

5.1

Bond to Sangakkara, no run, good length on the stumps, flicked straight to Patel at square leg

5.2

Bond to Sangakkara, no run, back of a length angling away outside off stump, he gets a brain freeze and has a full-blooded swish at it, only to get beaten comprehensively

5.3

Bond to Sangakkara, no run, fuller this time, pushed neatly to mid-off

5.4

Bond to Sangakkara, 1 no ball, another no-ball, good length outside off stump and he defends to cover

5.4

Bond to Sangakkara, no run, fuller and moving well across from off stump, the slower ball, and it stays low as Sangakkara leaves it be

5.5

Bond to Sangakkara, 1 run, short of a length outside off stump, he reaches for it and manages to edge it well in the gap at gulley for one to third man

Sri Lanka 28/1   KC Sangakkara 6* (15b)

6.1

Oram to Sangakkara, no run, slow one outside off stump, full, he drives and gets an inside-edge back onto the pad

6.2

Oram to Sangakkara, no run, good length outside off stump, he gets forward and defends

6.3

Oram to Sangakkara, no run, back of a length on off stump, he gets behind it and defends down the track

6.4

Oram to Sangakkara, no run, good length on off stump, neatly on-driven to mid-on

6.5

Oram to Sangakkara, no run, good length outside off stump, he gets forward and defends it to point

6.6

Oram to Sangakkara, 1 run, short of a length outside off stump, he cuts late and well over it to get one down to third man

Sri Lanka 33/1   KC Sangakkara 7* (21b)

7.1

Bond to Sangakkara, no run, back of a length outside off stump, he gets onto the backfoot and punches to cover

7.2

Bond to Sangakkara, no run, short outside off stump, he gets across and pulls hard to midwicket

7.3

Bond to Sangakkara, no run, good length angling away from off stump, he gets over it and defends to cover

7.4

Bond to Sangakkara, no run, back of a length angling away again, now he gets across and watches it through to the 'keeper

7.5

Bond to Sangakkara, no run, bends his back a bit, landing it on a good length outside off stump, Sangakkara gets a step in and lets it be

7.6

Bond to Sangakkara, no run, a gift, a full toss outside off stump, but all he can do is drive to point, missed out on a freebie

Sri Lanka 33/1   KC Sangakkara 7* (27b)

8.2

Oram to Sangakkara, FOUR, half-volley outside off stump, waits for it and just drives excellently past mid-off for four, lovely, off the middle of the bat, all timing

8.3

Oram to Sangakkara, no run, good length just outside off stump, now he comes forward and defends

8.4

Oram to Sangakkara, no run, a tad fuller, he comes onto the front foot and drives to cover

8.5

Oram to Sangakkara, 1 run, good length moving in from off stump, he looks to defend it to the on side and gets an inside-edge to square leg

Sri Lanka 41/1   KC Sangakkara 12* (31b 1x4)

9.1

Franklin to Sangakkara, no run, well bowled, full in the blockhole, he falls over but manages to squeeze it out to point

9.2

Franklin to Sangakkara, 1 run, back of a length moving in from outside off stump, tucks it into midwicket for a single

9.3

Franklin to Sangakkara, no run, good length just outside off stump, he defends it into the covers

9.4

Franklin to Sangakkara, no run, full on the stumps, he shuffles across and drives to midwicket, cant beat the gap though

9.5

Franklin to Sangakkara, no run, full on off stump again, driven back to Franklin

9.6

Franklin to Sangakkara, no run, good length outside off stump, he comes onto the front foot and defends

Sri Lanka 46/1   KC Sangakkara 13* (37b 1x4)

12.1

Oram to Sangakkara, FOUR, close! Uses the feet to come out, bowler fires it short and wide, he looks to pull out of the shot and just manages to jam bat onto it, and the inside-edge carries it to fine leg

12.2

Oram to Sangakkara, no run, short and wide, cut right to point on the bounce

12.3

Oram to Sangakkara, no run, fuller, driven to mid-off

12.4

Oram to Sangakkara, 1 run, back of a length on the stumps, shuffles and angles it to square leg

Sri Lanka 67/1   KC Sangakkara 18* (41b 2x4)

13.1

Franklin to Sangakkara, OUT, gone! Soft dismissal, comes down the track, chips it across the line and can only find Fleming, diving forward just a little, at mid-on, to end whats been a very sluggish innings

KC Sangakkara c Fleming b Franklin 18 (50m 42b 2x4 0x6) SR: 42.85

Sri Lanka 67/2   KC Sangakkara 18 (42b 2x4)
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Photos

Apr 24, 2007

Mahela Jayawardene cracks the ball through point , New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 1st semi-final, Jamaica, April 24, 2007

Mahela Jayawardene cracks the ball through point

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Apr 24, 2007

James Franklin shows his frustration, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 1st semi-final, Jamaica, April 24, 2007

James Franklin shows his frustration

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