ICC World Cup - 1st semi final

New Zealand v Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka won by 81 runs

0.1

Franklin to Tharanga, no run, back of a length well outside off stump, left alone by Tharanga

0.2

Franklin to Tharanga, 1 run, straighter one, drifting in a tad, and its nicely tucked just wide of square leg for one to get off the mark, Patel gives chase

0.3

Franklin to Jayasuriya, no run, back of a length well outside off stump, low carry through to the 'keeper as Jayasuriya shuffles and leaves it be

0.4

Franklin to Jayasuriya, no run, fuller this time, and he gets well forward and defend into the covers, compact defence there

0.5

Franklin to Jayasuriya, 1 run, back of a length outside off stump, he shuffles hurriedly and uses soft hands to push in front of point for a very risky single

0.6

Franklin to Tharanga, 1 wide, too full and angling down leg stump, wide called

0.6

Franklin to Tharanga, 1 run, overpitched outside off stump, he square-drives uneasily and manages to find the gap where gulley could be, runs it down to third man for one

Sri Lanka 4/0   JEC Franklin 1-0-4-0

2.1

Franklin to Jayasuriya, no run, good length on off stump, he gets forward and defends it to point

2.2

Franklin to Jayasuriya, no run, back of a length on off stump, he shuffles and turns it straight to square leg

2.3

Franklin to Jayasuriya, OUT, cleaned 'em up! Full outside off stump, swings in enough to lure Jayasuriya forward and flick across the line, only to miss it all ends up and hear the death rattle behind him! Franklin roars out his delight! Thats a big, big wicket early

ST Jayasuriya b Franklin 1 (11m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

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

2.6

Franklin to Tharanga, no run, wide of off stump, theres that low carry again as he shoulders arms to it

Sri Lanka 16/1   JEC Franklin 2-0-7-1

4.1

Franklin to Tharanga, 1 leg bye, strays to leg stump, worked behind square leg for a single

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

4.6

Franklin to Tharanga, FOUR, fullish outside off stump, he gets forward and plays it late, pushing in the gap at point and picking up four, positive shot

Sri Lanka 26/1   JEC Franklin 3-0-13-1

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 Tharanga, (no ball) 1 run, oversteps, the ball's short of a length outside off stump, plays it with an open face and picks up one to third man

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   JEC Franklin 4-0-16-1

11.1

Franklin to Tharanga, no run, full, slower outside off stump, he shuffles across and drives, only to get beaten by the little bit of swing

11.2

Franklin to Tharanga, no run, back of a length outside off stump, works it to the on side via the inside-edge

11.3

Franklin to Tharanga, FOUR, short of a length outside off stump, there are no slips in place, so he stands leaden-footed and flashes the bat at it, and the ball flies away for four

11.4

Franklin to Tharanga, 2 runs, fuller on off stump, he drives back down the ground, beating the bowler's left hand and mid-on and mid-off have to give chase

11.5

Franklin to Tharanga, FOUR, fullish outside off stump, he stands and drives at it, in no control of that shot whatsoever, driving on the up, but hes got enough on it to time it over Vettori at mid-off

11.6

Franklin to Tharanga, no run, and the reply is a quick, shorter one outside off stump, which he flashes at and misses

Sri Lanka 62/1   JEC Franklin 5-0-26-1

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

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   JEC Franklin 6-1-26-2

15.1

Franklin to Tharanga, 1 leg bye, Franklin from around the wicket, straight and full, Tharanga tries to work away to the leg side and is rapped on the pads, huge appeal for lbw but Taufel says no. Batsmen scamper a leg bye and replays show that Tharanga is very lucky there. That was probably going on to hit the top of middle

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

15.5

Franklin to Tharanga, no run, driven confidently to mid-off, full and pushed cleanly. Tharanga seems to have found his groove, despite having a forgettable World Cup so far

15.6

Franklin to Tharanga, FOUR, slightly wide, not that short but Tharanga latches on. Flashes that with timing and gets it past the diving point for a rasping four. He's stylish, he's confident and these are great signs for Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka 75/2   JEC Franklin 7-1-31-2

17.1

Franklin to Tharanga, 1 run, Franklin drifting onto the pads this time and Tharanga, with those gifted wrists, turns it away elegantly for a single. They think of two but don't take the chance

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   JEC Franklin 8-1-33-2

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

46.2

Franklin to Arnold, 1 run, slower ball, full on off, driven through cover for a 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 Arnold, 2 wides, speared down leg side, wide called. Good take by McCullum, though, standing up.

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   JEC Franklin 9-1-46-2
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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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