ICC World Cup - 1st semi final

New Zealand v Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka won by 81 runs

1.1

Bond to Tharanga, 1 wide, poor ball to start off with, quite wide down leg stump, work for McCullum

1.1

Bond to Tharanga, no run, back of a length, pitching on middle and off and angling well away as Tharanga leaves it alone

1.2

Bond to Tharanga, FOUR, drifts down leg stump, and Tharanga neatly tickles it off the hips and picks up an easy four to fine leg, no swing whatsoever for Bond

1.3

Bond to Tharanga, no run, looking for the yorker, he overpitches on leg stump and it swings away, theres a noise as Tharanga shuffles across and bends down, late movement there, no signal from the umpire

1.4

Bond to Tharanga, FOUR, again he strays down leg stump and again Tharanga tickles it fine, Franklin runs across and dives on the ropes but cant stop it, four more

1.5

Bond to Tharanga, no run, better, on the stumps, he gets behind the line and defends it back to Bond

1.6

Bond to Tharanga, no run, well bowled! Lands it on a great length and gets it to slant past Tharanga, who stands rooted and plays forward, only to see the ball shave past his bat

Sri Lanka 13/0   SE Bond 1-0-9-0

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

3.3

Bond to Tharanga, no run, back of a length moving across from off stump, he gets behind the line and defends to point

3.4

Bond to Tharanga, no run, bouncer! Drops it in short and quick and forces Tharanga down onto his haunches

3.5

Bond to Tharanga, no run, back of a length on off stump, he drives with zero footwork and Taylor dives full length at point to save runs

3.6

Bond to Tharanga, 1 wide, too full outside leg stump again

3.6

Bond to Tharanga, 1 run, overpitched outside off stump, he square-drives in the gap behind point for one to third man

Sri Lanka 19/1   SE Bond 2-0-12-0

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

5.6

Bond to Tharanga, FOUR, short of a length outside off stump again, his feet go nowhere as he plays at it away from his body, the ball speeds down to third man and beats the fielder's dive

Sri Lanka 32/1   SE Bond 3-0-18-0

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   SE Bond 4-1-18-0

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

32.3

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

32.4

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

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   SE Bond 5-1-21-0

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

34.4

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

34.5

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

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   SE Bond 6-1-23-1

39.1

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

39.2

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

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

39.6

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

Sri Lanka 187/4   SE Bond 7-1-30-1

41.1

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

41.2

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

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

41.4

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?

41.5

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

41.6

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

Sri Lanka 199/4   SE Bond 8-1-35-1

47.1

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

47.2

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

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   SE Bond 9-1-42-1

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

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   SE Bond 10-1-59-1
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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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