ICC World Twenty20, 20th Match, Group F: Australia v Sri Lanka at Bridgetown, May 9, 2010
ICC World Twenty20 - 20th match, Group F
Australia won by 81 runs
Played at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados (neutral venue)
9 May 2010 (20-over match)

Angelo Mathews will kick things off for Sri Lanka. A tall, well-built medium-pacer who's also a very handy batsman in the middle order. We are set to go. One slip in place.

The Sri Lankans are huddled up, waiting for the Australian openers to make their way. Watson and Warner, the two Ws, delivered an excellent start for Australia in their previous game against India, helping post a score that proved well beyond their opponents' reach. It's Watson to take strike.

1.54pm local time The game is due to begin in another six minutes. The teams have lined up for the anthems. It's Advance Australia Fair followed by Sri Lanka Matha.

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Time for the toss: Australia have won the toss and will bat. They are unchanged. Sangakkara says he would have batted first. Three changes for Sri Lanka. Dinesh Chandimal, Chanaka Welegedera and Suraj Randiv come in. No Kulasekara or Perera, and of course no Murali, for he's gone back home after aggravating his groin injury.

Hello and welcome to Cricinfo's coverage of the Group F game between Australia and Sri Lanka at the Kensington Oval. We've just witnessed the hosts upstaging India by 14 runs, to send them to the brink of elimination. A Sri Lankan win today will knock India out.

0.1

Mathews to Watson, no run, Dilshan into the act, short and wide and it's cut hard but Dilshan throws himself to his right at point and saves a certain four

0.2

Mathews to Watson, 1 run, He used that pull shot to good effect against India and he's repeated it here, but there is a deep square leg in place, just a single this time

An upset Gareth sends us this: "The fact that here in Australia, we are robbed of Cricket Radio is a travesty. It makes me cry..."

0.3

Mathews to Warner, 1 run, short on middle, knocked down into the leg side and steals a quick single

The slip comes off

0.4

Mathews to Watson, no run, a slower one this time, pushed it fuller just outside off, dragged towards midwicket

0.5

Mathews to Watson, OUT, bowled'im! Played it on, lands on a good length just outside off stump and there is a hint of inward movement, Watson got forward, tried to defend it into the off side, got an inside edge to rattle the stumps

SR Watson b Mathews 1 (3m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

One half of a dangerous opening combination has been taken care of. A tidy over, this. Haddin has been sent up the order

0.6

Mathews to Haddin, no run, short of a good length on the off, pushed off the back foot to point

End of over 1 (2 runs) Australia 2/1 (RR: 2.00)

    • BJ Haddin 0 (1b)
    • DA Warner 1 (1b)
    • AD Mathews 1-0-2-1

The left-arm seamer Welegedera to share the new ball. A widish slip in place

1.1

Welegedara to Warner, 1 wide, slides it down the leg side to begin with, Warner fails to make contact, called a wide

1.1

Welegedara to Warner, 1 run, full on middle, it's flicked uppishly through the vacant midwicket region into the deep for a single

1.2

Welegedara to Haddin, no run, short, teasing the right hander there, got it to move away after pitching, Haddin was tempted to cut but went loosely at it and missed

1.3

Welegedara to Haddin, (no ball) 2 runs, the cardinal error in a limited-overs game, a front foot no-ball, charges down the track and slaps it past a diving mid-on

Freehit time

1.3

Welegedara to Haddin, FOUR, gets the treatment, just what Haddin wanted, Welegedera doles out a length ball on the off stump, Haddin gets his left foot out of the way and clears mid-off

1.4

Welegedara to Haddin, FOUR, follows that up with a meaty delivery on the legs, flicks it away over mid-on for another four, easily done, effortless

1.5

Welegedara to Haddin, no run, drives that on the up, bowls it on a good length outside off, cracked straight to extra cover

1.6

Welegedara to Haddin, 1 run, shortish on middle, jabs it into the leg side through midwicket for a single

End of over 2 (14 runs) Australia 16/1 (RR: 8.00)

    • BJ Haddin 11 (7b 2x4)
    • DA Warner 2 (2b)
    • UWMBCA Welegedara 1-0-14-0
    • AD Mathews 1-0-2-1

Mathews bowls with the keeper standing up

2.1

Mathews to Haddin, FOUR, short and wide and gets the treatment, the third man is up and Haddin finds the gap between him and point, a delightful cut

2.2

Mathews to Haddin, no run, pushed off the front foot to extra cover

2.3

Mathews to Haddin, OUT, that was unneccessary, change of pace this time, a slower one bowled on a length on the off stump, Haddin was targeting the deep midwicket boundary, was early into the shot, ended up getting a leading edge and the ball landed safely into the palms of the only MP playing international cricket

BJ Haddin c Jayasuriya b Mathews 15 (7m 10b 3x4 0x6) SR: 150.00

2.4

Mathews to Warner, no run, slides it on the pads, Warner tries to tickle it fine, it clips the pads on the way to the keeper

2.5

Mathews to Warner, no run, appeal for lbw, appeared to pitch a hint outside leg stump, it did, nipped back in to rap him on the pads as he tried to whip it square

2.6

Mathews to Warner, 1 leg bye, short of a good length outside leg stump, tries to nudge it fine, is struck on the thigh pad

End of over 3 (5 runs) Australia 21/2 (RR: 7.00)

    • DA Warner 2 (5b)
    • MJ Clarke 0 (0b)
    • AD Mathews 2-0-6-2
    • UWMBCA Welegedara 1-0-14-0
3.1

Welegedara to Warner, FOUR, the third man is up, Welegedera pushed it on a good length, Warner tried to smack him through the line, got a thick outside edge past the keeper and short third man for a streaky boundary

3.2

Welegedara to Warner, 2 runs, and again, the slower one this time, tries to repeat the shot does Warner, gets a thick edge and it lands just behind Jayasuriya at short third

3.3

Welegedara to Warner, 1 leg bye, drifting on the pads and Warner misses out while trying to drive it through midwicket, is hit on the pads and he sneaks a leg bye

Clarke to face

3.4

Welegedara to Clarke, no run, short of a good length on the off, nips away, guides it past the keeper but there is a widish slip in place

3.5

Welegedara to Clarke, 1 run, slower one bowled short outside off, runs it past Dilshan and races through for a single

3.6

Welegedara to Warner, 1 run, slower one bowled full on the off, crunched to mid-off for a single to keep strike

End of over 4 (9 runs) Australia 30/2 (RR: 7.50)

    • DA Warner 9 (9b 1x4)
    • MJ Clarke 1 (2b)
    • UWMBCA Welegedara 2-0-22-0
    • AD Mathews 2-0-6-2

A slip for the offspinner Randiv

4.1

Randiv to Warner, no run, loops it in towards middle and leg from round the wicket, defended cautiously back to the bowler

4.2

Randiv to Warner, no run, flatter on middle, comes down the track and pushes it to extra cover

4.3

Randiv to Warner, OUT, brilliantly taken! Excellent reflexes from Jayawardene at slip, it's tossed up a hint this time and Warner's eyes lit up, tried to blaze it through the off side, the ball turned away to take the outside edge and Jayawardene, among the best slip fielders in the game, reacted superbly to snap it moving to his right

DA Warner c Jayawardene b Randiv 9 (24m 12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

David Hussey comes in

4.4

Randiv to DJ Hussey, OUT, another one goes! Randiv's on a hat-trick. Failed to pick the straighter one, flighted outside off stump, Hussey turned the face to play it through midwicket, stepped out of the crease, missed and Sangakkara did the rest

DJ Hussey st †Sangakkara b Randiv 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

A dream start for Randiv this World Twenty20. Cameron White in the hot seat

4.5

Randiv to White, no run, negotiates it well, short of a good length, some extra bounce as it turns in, gets on the back foot and knocks it down into the off side

4.6

Randiv to White, 1 run, gets a stride forward this time, defends it into the leg side for a single

Randiv is Murali's replacement for this game, and has filled in with the best possible results in his first over. Lovely variations in that over. Malinga to bowl now

End of over 5 (1 run) Australia 31/4 (RR: 6.20)

    • CL White 1 (2b)
    • MJ Clarke 1 (2b)
    • S Randiv 1-0-1-2
    • UWMBCA Welegedara 2-0-22-0
5.1

Malinga to White, no run, defended off the back foot towards cover

5.2

Malinga to White, 1 run, short of a good length outside off, dabs it past point into the deep for a single

5.3

Malinga to Clarke, no run, shortish on the off, gets forward and defends it to extra cover

5.4

Malinga to Clarke, no run, slower offcutter, Clarke gets forward and plays it back with a straight bat

5.5

Malinga to Clarke, no run, fuller, on a driving length outside off, pushed firmly to extra cover

5.6

Malinga to Clarke, 1 run, short of a good length outside off, run down to third man for a single

End of over 6 (2 runs) Australia 33/4 (RR: 5.50)

    • MJ Clarke 2 (6b)
    • CL White 2 (4b)
    • SL Malinga 1-0-2-0
    • S Randiv 1-0-1-2

Randiv walks to the crease to the deliver

6.1

Randiv to Clarke, 1 run, flighted on the off stump, driven towards long-on for a single

6.2

Randiv to White, FOUR, had eyed his spot, slightly short, White walked well across, bent low and swept it hard behind square for welcome boundary for Australia

6.3

Randiv to White, 1 run, turning in from outside off, nudged in front of square leg for a single

6.4

Randiv to Clarke, 3 runs, went on straight, the right amount of bounce for Clarke to make a bit of room and dab it wide of short third man for three runs

6.5

Randiv to White, 1 run, played inside the line to that one, tried to push it straight, got an outside edge in front of point for another single

6.6

Randiv to Clarke, 1 run, short on the off, waits for it to turn in and punches it towards deep cover for one more

End of over 7 (11 runs) Australia 44/4 (RR: 6.28)

    • MJ Clarke 7 (9b)
    • CL White 8 (7b 1x4)
    • S Randiv 2-0-12-2
    • SL Malinga 1-0-2-0

Rajat: "Srilanka do this very well..Introduction of new comers rather than sticking with the same old 11..One or two players which opposition has never tasted before can really test them..Mendis did this to India when he first came..Malinga had some surprises..Now Randiv"

Mendis to bowl now

7.1

Mendis to Clarke, 1 run, lands on a good length on the off, no spin on sight, defended towards point

7.2

Mendis to White, no run, the legspinner, didn't turn much, pushed firmly to short extra cover

A slip in place

7.3

Mendis to White, no run, the offspinner there, turned in sharply to strike him on the pads

7.4

Mendis to White, SIX, pitched up and White senses an opportunity, swings it hard over wide long-on and clears the ropes comfortably

7.5

Mendis to White, 1 run, leans forward and punches it towards long-off for a single

7.6

Mendis to Clarke, 2 runs, a long hop and Clarke will be disappointed he didn't smash that away, mistimes a pull wide of deep square leg but still gets a couple

End of over 8 (10 runs) Australia 54/4 (RR: 6.75)

    • MJ Clarke 10 (11b)
    • CL White 15 (11b 1x4 1x6)
    • BAW Mendis 1-0-10-0
    • S Randiv 2-0-12-2
8.1

Randiv to White, no run, driven firmly to extra cover

8.2

Randiv to White, no run, on the pads, White defends awkwardly after leaning across

8.3

Randiv to White, no run, is that a missed stumping? down the leg side, White was down the track when he misses the ball, Sangakkara can't collect and it rolls to short fine leg, perhaps there was a deflection off the pads as it wasn't called a wide

8.4

Randiv to White, 1 run

8.5

Randiv to Clarke, 1 run, poked towards point for a quick single

8.6

Randiv to White, FOUR, rocks back to make room, and takes toll of the short ball served up, crunches it powerfully past point for four

End of over 9 (6 runs) Australia 60/4 (RR: 6.66)

    • CL White 20 (16b 2x4 1x6)
    • MJ Clarke 11 (12b)
    • S Randiv 3-0-18-2
    • BAW Mendis 1-0-10-0
9.1

Mendis to Clarke, 1 run, fullish and pitching just outside off, driven towards mid-on

9.2

Mendis to White, 1 run, shorter this time and wider, prodded towards cover for a single

9.3

Mendis to Clarke, no run, gets well forward and defends to the off side

9.4

Mendis to Clarke, no run, bat and pad close together as he blocks cautiously again

9.5

Mendis to Clarke, 1 run, driven along the ground towards long-off for a single

9.6

Mendis to White, 2 runs, pre-meditated paddle towards short fine from outside off by White

End of over 10 (5 runs) Australia 65/4 (RR: 6.50)

    • CL White 23 (18b 2x4 1x6)
    • MJ Clarke 13 (16b)
    • BAW Mendis 2-0-15-0
    • S Randiv 3-0-18-2
10.1

Randiv to Clarke, no run, length ball on legstump, tucked towards midwicket

10.2

Randiv to Clarke, 1 run, again on the pads, this time it is nudged to square leg for a single

10.3

Randiv to White, no run, angling towards off this time, played towards mid-off

10.4

Randiv to White, 1 run, Dropped by Mendis, should have been taken though it was a bit tough, White top-edges a sweep which lobs to the left of Mendis, who can't hang on after making good ground, the bowler lets him have an earful

10.5

Randiv to Clarke, no run, used his feet, defended to covers

10.6

Randiv to Clarke, OUT, Randiv's super day continues, Clarke makes room to cut, he misses and the off bail is on the floor, there's some confusion whether the ball hit stumps or whether it was the keeper's gloves that dislodged the bail, replays show the ball hit the top of offstump, and Clarke has to go

MJ Clarke b Randiv 14 (31m 20b 0x4 0x6) SR: 70.00

End of over 11 (2 runs) Australia 67/5 (RR: 6.09)

    • CL White 24 (20b 2x4 1x6)
    • S Randiv 4-0-20-3
    • BAW Mendis 2-0-15-0

Mathews is back

11.1

Mathews to White, 2 runs, starts with a slow bouncer, swung towards deep square leg where Jayasuriya races across to field

11.2

Mathews to White, FOUR, streaky four, short of length and outside off, comes in a touch after pitching, gets the outside edge past the keeper and too fine for short third

11.3

Mathews to White, 1 run, much fuller, driven down to long-off for a comfortable single

11.4

Mathews to MEK Hussey, no run, length ball heading for off, gets forward and pushes towards extra cover

11.5

Mathews to MEK Hussey, 1 run, length ball and just outside off, driven down to long-off this time

11.6

Mathews to White, 1 run, length ball outside off, gets on the front foot and pushes it towards extra cover

End of over 12 (9 runs) Australia 76/5 (RR: 6.33)

    • CL White 32 (24b 3x4 1x6)
    • MEK Hussey 1 (2b)
    • AD Mathews 3-0-15-2
    • S Randiv 4-0-20-3
12.1

Welegedara to White, 1 run, defended towards short midwicket, a sharp single is taken, a direct hit from Chandimal would have sent back White

12.2

Welegedara to MEK Hussey, no run, short of length, Hussey looks to swing to the leg side, he misses and the ball sails to the keeper

12.3

Welegedara to MEK Hussey, no run, pitched up and outside off, punched towards short cover

12.4

Welegedara to MEK Hussey, no run, length ball outside off, Hussey is content to leave it to the keeper

12.5

Welegedara to MEK Hussey, no run, another dot ball, length delivery on off, turned towards mid-on but straight at the fielder

12.6

Welegedara to MEK Hussey, 1 run, gets the single this time, driving down to long-off and ambles through

End of over 13 (2 runs) Australia 78/5 (RR: 6.00)

    • MEK Hussey 2 (7b)
    • CL White 33 (25b 3x4 1x6)
    • UWMBCA Welegedara 3-0-24-0
    • AD Mathews 3-0-15-2
13.1

Mathews to MEK Hussey, 1 run, short of length and outside off, gets an outside edge, the ball is in the air for a touch as it goes towards third man

13.2

Mathews to White, 1 run, low full toss on offstump, bunted down to long-off for a single

13.3

Mathews to MEK Hussey, 1 run, short of length and angling just outside off, nicely steered towards third man off the back foot

13.4

Mathews to White, FOUR, slugs that slow bouncer from well outside off to wide long-on, pure power from White

13.5

Mathews to White, 1 run, length ball heading for off, muscled back down the track, hits the bowler's ankle as he is in his follow-through and then rolls towards cover

13.6

Mathews to MEK Hussey, 1 run, a slow delivery from Mathews, Hussey carves it towards backward point, where Dilshan collects and fires it to the bowler's end, Mathews breaks the stumps but Hussey's full-length dive makes sure he's safe, third umpire is called to make the decision though, one replay is enough to confirm Hussey's not out

End of over 14 (9 runs) Australia 87/5 (RR: 6.21)

    • MEK Hussey 5 (10b)
    • CL White 39 (28b 4x4 1x6)
    • AD Mathews 4-0-24-2
    • UWMBCA Welegedara 3-0-24-0
14.1

Mendis to MEK Hussey, no run, length ball sliding down leg, turned to short fine

14.2

Mendis to MEK Hussey, 1 run, misses out on the full toss on legstump, could have whacked it where he wanted, but only manages to get it to deep backward square

14.3

Mendis to White, FOUR, shortish ball outside off, White makes room to free his arms, swings at the ball but gets a thick edge which takes the ball over backward point for four

14.4

Mendis to White, SIX, this is a beautiful hit, again makes room and carves it inside-out over deep extra cover for six, lovely

14.5

Mendis to White, no run, blocked back to the bowler this time

14.6

Mendis to White, 1 run, shuffles towards the offstump and clips the ball in front of square leg to et the single which brings up a fifty he can be proud of

End of over 15 (12 runs) Australia 99/5 (RR: 6.60)

    • CL White 50 (32b 5x4 2x6)
    • MEK Hussey 6 (12b)
    • BAW Mendis 3-0-27-0
    • AD Mathews 4-0-24-2

Malinga is back

15.1

Malinga to White, FOUR, full and down the leg side, White gets a fine tickle on it, Sangakkara dives and manages to get a hand on it but can't take off enough pace to stop it from going for four

15.2

Malinga to White, 1 run, Malinga shows us his yorker-on-demand ability, squeezed out towards point

15.3

Malinga to MEK Hussey, 1 run, yorker on offstump, dug out in front of point for a single

15.4

Malinga to White, no run, guess what? another yorker, on middle this time, blocked back to the bowler

Who's betting on a slow bouncer next up?

15.5

Malinga to White, no run, nope, sticks to the pinpoint yorker routine, on offstump, defended down the pitch

15.6

Malinga to White, 1 run, shortish this time for variety, on offstump, White pushes it towards extra cover and takes the single to keep strike

End of over 16 (7 runs) Australia 106/5 (RR: 6.62)

    • CL White 56 (37b 6x4 2x6)
    • MEK Hussey 7 (13b)
    • SL Malinga 2-0-9-0
    • BAW Mendis 3-0-27-0
16.1

Welegedara to White, 1 run, Welegedara picks up the yorkers thread from Malinga, he starts with one heading for middle stump, prodded towards cover

16.2

Welegedara to MEK Hussey, 1 run, full and wide, Hussey mistimes a punch to cover

16.3

Welegedara to White, 1 run, a low full toss on legstump, eased down to long-on for a single

16.4

Welegedara to MEK Hussey, 1 run, low full toss just outside off, super stuff from Welegedara, Hussey whips it in front of square leg for a single

16.5

Welegedara to White, SIX, not so super this time as his full toss on middle stump isn't low enough, White gets under it and absolutely powers it to the sightscreen, brutal from White

16.6

Welegedara to White, SIX, undoes all the good work at the start of the over with another hit-me ball, on legstump this time, White gets his front leg out of the way and dismisses it over wide long-on, did I mention White's a powerful batsmen?

End of over 17 (16 runs) Australia 122/5 (RR: 7.17)

    • CL White 70 (41b 6x4 4x6)
    • MEK Hussey 9 (15b)
    • UWMBCA Welegedara 4-0-40-0
    • SL Malinga 2-0-9-0
17.1

Malinga to MEK Hussey, FOUR, now a delicate touch to get runs, a knee-high full toss outside off, Hussey spots that fine leg is up, he paddles it over the man for four

17.2

Malinga to MEK Hussey, 2 runs, more finesse from Hussey , provided a bit of room and the batsman carves it wide of deep backward point, where the fielder has to dive to stop another boundary

17.3

Malinga to MEK Hussey, FOUR, Australia show their resilience yet again, shortish ball, Hussey charges down the track and crunches the ball over cover and beat sweeper cover at the rope for four more, ten off the first three balls

17.4

Malinga to MEK Hussey, 1 run, full and wide, a bit of an outside edge sends the ball fizzing to third man

17.5

Malinga to White, 1 run, not quite a yorker from Malinga, very full on middle, driven back to the bowler

17.6

Malinga to MEK Hussey, FOUR, lovely shot by Hussey, full delivery just outside off, Hussey paddles it nonchalantly to the fine leg boundary, not an easy stroke to play against a bowler of Malinga's pace, but you wouldn't think that seeing Hussey play it

End of over 18 (16 runs) Australia 138/5 (RR: 7.66)

    • MEK Hussey 24 (20b 3x4)
    • CL White 71 (42b 6x4 4x6)
    • SL Malinga 3-0-25-0
    • UWMBCA Welegedara 4-0-40-0
18.1

Mendis to White, SIX, six more, Australia on the rampage here, a bit of flight from Mendis, full and outside off. more power-hitting from White, this time over long-off, flat hit for six

Dilshan is at a very, very straight mid-off

18.2

Mendis to White, no run, he comes into play first up when White drives firmly down the ground

18.3

Mendis to White, 1 no ball, free-hit coming up as Mendis oversteps by a big way, punched to extra cover

18.3

Mendis to White, no run, White powers the ball straight down the ground, Dilshan runs across to cut it off

18.4

Mendis to White, SIX, no one's cutting this one off, white dances down the track and clubs over long-off for six, nearly took out the cameraman there

18.5

Mendis to White, 1 run, between Dilshan and extra cover for a single this time

18.6

Mendis to MEK Hussey, 1 run, Hussey reverse-sweep a ball from offstump to Jayasuriya at short third for a single

End of over 19 (15 runs) Australia 153/5 (RR: 8.05)

    • MEK Hussey 25 (21b 3x4)
    • CL White 84 (48b 6x4 6x6)
    • BAW Mendis 4-0-42-0
    • SL Malinga 3-0-25-0
19.1

Malinga to MEK Hussey, SIX, it's raining sixes here, a not-so-low full toss just outside off, Hussey smacks it straight for six

19.2

Malinga to MEK Hussey, FOUR, oh dear, Sri Lanka have really lost the plot towards the end of the innings, Hussey makes room and swings the ball over mid-on for four this time

19.3

Malinga to MEK Hussey, 2 runs, a full toss well outside off, cracked towards sweeper cover for two more

19.4

Malinga to MEK Hussey, 1 run, full and just outside off, along the ground to extra cover

19.5

Malinga to White, 1 run, good delivery, a yorker on legstump, White backs away and pushes it towards mid-on to bring up the century stand

19.6

Malinga to MEK Hussey, 1 run, swung to long-on for a single, Australia finish on 168 for 5, what a comeback by Australia, similar to what they did against Bangaldesh

Wow, 91 runs from the last seven overs. Australia show again that it's not enough to get rid of their top-order, that they can fight back from really tough situations. They haven't won the game yet though, Sri Lanka's batsmen have a tough ask ahead of them though. Remains to be seen whether they opt to open with Jayasuriya or Dilshan.

End of over 20 (15 runs) Australia 168/5

    • MEK Hussey 39 (26b 4x4 1x6)
    • CL White 85 (49b 6x4 6x6)
    • SL Malinga 4-0-40-0
    • BAW Mendis 4-0-42-0
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