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)

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

Sri Lanka 13/1   WU Tharanga 10* (9b 2x4)   JEC Franklin 1.3-0-4-1

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   WU Tharanga 40* (34b 7x4)   JEC Franklin 5.1-0-26-2

Vettori to Tharanga, OUT, Around his legs! Cleaned him up. Vettori fires it quick and flat and on middle and leg. Tharanga chooses the wrong shot, trying to sweep past short fine, and goes way across his stumps, exposing the middle and leg. The ball is too quick for him and goes around his pads to rattle middle. Huge wicket, Dan the Man strikes

WU Tharanga b Vettori 73 (112m 74b 9x4 1x6) SR: 98.64

Sri Lanka 111/3   DPMD Jayawardene 9* (33b)   DL Vettori 3.1-0-18-1

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   DPMD Jayawardene 27* (56b 1x4)   SE Bond 5.3-1-21-1

Oram to Dilshan, OUT, yet another unlucky decision, this time from Taufel. Full and drifting down the legs, Dilshan tries to paddle it past short fine but can't make contact. The ball strikes his back leg and is swinging away all the time. It might have gone on to clatter into the fifth stump (on the leg side) but Taufel raises his finger. Not again, Dilshan seems to be saying.

TM Dilshan lbw b Oram 30 (42m 27b 3x4 0x6) SR: 111.11

Sri Lanka 233/5   DPMD Jayawardene 77* (93b 4x4 2x6)   JDP Oram 8.1-0-41-1





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