Mpofu to Jayawardene,
wow, this man is in seriously awesome form! Back of good length outside off, Mahela steps out and drives elegantly high and handsome over long off for a six. Who said shots from the book are not useful in this format!
Price to Jayawardene,
Seeya later! Drifts on to his pads again, Mahela pulls out the slog sweep, and is aided by the wind. A couple of seconds later, the ball landed a few rows behind deep square leg
Chigumbura to Jayawardene,
Mahela does it again! Down the track, driven on the up, inside out for a big six over extra cover. The pitch is slow, the ball is not coming on to the bat etc., but Mahela is batting on a different planet altogether.
Lamb to Perera,
Perera breaks the strangle hold, he jumps out, gets close to the pitch and lofts it high and just over long on on the ropes. Mpofu tried to pull it in, but it was just beyond him.
Lamb to Perera,
Whack! Flighted on Perera's pads and he has shown a liking for that particular line. Hittable length too and he obliged, freed his arms and sent it sailing high over long on for seemingly the biggest six of the day.
Utseya to Chandimal,
Chandi-mauled! Jumps out of the crease and drives it high and straight for a huge six. Golf swing that one was.
Cremer to Jayawardene,
seeya later! Flighted outside off, Mahela puts his front foot across and swings his bat a few degrees to send the ball flying high over long on.
Mpofu to Kapugedera,
another attempted yorker gone awry, knee high full toss on leg stump, swung away happily by Kapugedera over long leg.
Price to Kapugedera,
negative line, but positive shot! Left armer spinning it from over the wicket, outside leg stump, but Kapu is down the track and gets to the pitch to convert it into hittable length. Lofts it very high and it goes straight into the sight screen