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)

Vettori to Tharanga, SIX, down the track, that was flighted outside off and he creams a most delicious lofted cover drive over extra cover for a most stylish six. Tharanga can hit them, he can time them, he can place them and does he do it with some class

Sri Lanka 93/2   WU Tharanga 57* (55b 8x4 1x6)   DL Vettori 1.3-0-7-0

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

Sri Lanka 149/3   LPC Silva 19* (28b 1x6)   DL Vettori 7.3-0-37-1

Oram to Jayawardene, SIX, Take that! Shot of the day so far. Full and Jayawardene stands and delivers a most emphatic loft, super timing, pendulum-smooth swing of the bat and no fielder can get close to that. Soars over the boundary for a mighty six

Sri Lanka 218/4   DPMD Jayawardene 68* (89b 4x4 1x6)   JDP Oram 7.5-0-40-0

Patel to Jayawardene, SIX, dropped, full toss, Jayawardene whips it across the line and Shane Bond, standing a few yards in front of the tops at third man, not only muffs the catch but also taps it over the ropes for a six. That's what's called being paid for ones mistakes, and so quickly

Sri Lanka 227/4   DPMD Jayawardene 76* (92b 4x4 2x6)   JS Patel 9.3-0-56-0

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

Sri Lanka 283/5   DPMD Jayawardene 114* (107b 10x4 3x6)   SE Bond 9.2-1-53-1





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