ICC World Twenty20 - 1st semi final

England v Sri Lanka

England won by 7 wickets (with 24 balls remaining)

4.2

Broad to Mathews, no run, good from Broad again, locates the right line and length, Mathews defends from the crease

4.3

Broad to Mathews, no run, slightly shorter this time, Mathews stands perfectly still again and heaves the ball straight to mid on

4.4

Broad to Mathews, no run, banged in this time, finding a touch of pace and carry in the wicket, Mathews didn't look very happy there, skipping back and fending into the midwicket region

4.5

Broad to Mathews, no run, tight line on off stump, touch of bounce, Mathews stands up and defends into the covers

4.6

Broad to Mathews, FOUR, welcome respite for Mathews and Sri Lanka, Broad gets his line all wrong, arrowing a shortish ball down the leg side, and with fine leg up in the circle, it's buffet, Mathews, helps himself to four, angling it past the man up

Sri Lanka 30/3   AD Mathews 4* (5b 1x4)

5.4

Bresnan to Mathews, 1 run, Bresnan maintains his into-the-ribs approach, Mathews turns it into midwicket for a single

5.6

Bresnan to Mathews, 1 run, Mathews happy to work singles at the moment, this is arrowed a fraction too far down leg, and turned away for one down to deep square

Sri Lanka 38/3   AD Mathews 6* (7b 1x4)

6.1

Swann to Mathews, no run, flighted up outside off invitingly, Mathews resists, popping forward and defending

6.2

Swann to Mathews, 1 run, nicely bowled again, thrown up outside off, but Mathews plays it well, carefully turning his wrists over the ball and guiding it behind square on the leg side for one

Sri Lanka 39/3   AD Mathews 7* (9b 1x4)

7.1

Yardy to Mathews, no run, starts well enough, slung in at off stump, Mathews defends

7.2

Yardy to Mathews, 1 run, carefully played by Mathews, pushing this to midwicket for a single

Sri Lanka 40/3   AD Mathews 8* (11b 1x4)

8.2

Swann to Mathews, 1 run, Swann in total command here, drifting it away and spinning it into Mathews, who pushes it very carefully into the covers

8.4

Swann to Mathews, no run, quicker ball from Swann, Mathews looking for a big shot on the leg side, but misses, Swann has a quiet appeal

8.5

Swann to Mathews, 1 run, nicely played from Mathews, took it from well outside off stump and whipped it to midwicket for one

Sri Lanka 47/3   AD Mathews 10* (14b 1x4)

9.3

Yardy to Mathews, 1 run, Mathews has played this innings well so far, just working the ball around, and collects one here down towards deep midwicket

9.5

Yardy to Mathews, FOUR, too short and too wide, Mathews accepts a rare gift by cutting firmly down to point for four

9.6

Yardy to Mathews, 1 run, top fielding this by Yardy, Mathews pushed it into the leg side with soft hands, no fielder was posted so Yardy sprinted and dived and saved the second run

Sri Lanka 55/4   AD Mathews 16* (17b 2x4)

10.1

Swann to Mathews, 1 run, touch short this from Swann, Mathews gets back and pulls without much timing down the ground for one

10.4

Swann to Mathews, 2 runs, nicely played here from Mathews, cut down to point firmly, he comes back for a risky second, and replays show him just in when Kieswetter whips the bails off

10.5

Swann to Mathews, 1 run, good from Mathews again, looking more confident, gets forward and picks a gap behind square on the leg side for one

Sri Lanka 60/4   AD Mathews 20* (20b 2x4)

11.2

Yardy to Mathews, 2 runs, much quicker ball here, looked like it had beaten Mathews for pace a touch, but it was wide enough outside off for him to get a cut shot away and collect a couple

11.3

Yardy to Mathews, no run, slower and looped up this time, Mathews reaches for his defensive stroke

11.4

Yardy to Mathews, no run, proper dart this time, fired in, Mathews had no time to do anything other than defend

11.5

Yardy to Mathews, 1 run, mixing up his pace well, this one is a fraction slower, Mathews guides it into the off side for one

Sri Lanka 65/4   AD Mathews 23* (24b 2x4)

12.1

Swann to Mathews, SIX, Mathews has nailed this one! Finally the big shot comes off. Looped up, Mathews strolls down the pitch and drives it stylishly over cow corner for six

12.2

Swann to Mathews, 1 run, good on Swann, responds to the six with another loopy flighted delivery, this time Mathews pushes it into the off side for one

12.4

Swann to Mathews, no run, good ball from Swann, slightly quicker, giving Mathews nothing to work with, and it's pushed into the off side

12.5

Swann to Mathews, 1 run, this time it's worked away off the front foot into the midwicket region for one

Sri Lanka 74/4   AD Mathews 31* (28b 2x4 1x6)

14.2

Broad to Mathews, no run, that demon slower-ball bouncer that everyone is bowling this tournament, somehow, despite looking like rubbish, it deceives Mathews, who mistimes his pull straight to mid on

14.3

Broad to Mathews, 2 runs, short ball again, this time Mathews times his pull better, it goes out to deep midwicket for a couple

14.4

Broad to Mathews, 1 wide, short ball again, touch more venom in this, Mathews, who is very tall, eventually manages to get under it, and the leg-side line is too wide for the umpire

14.4

Broad to Mathews, 1 run, another slower-ball bouncer, Mathews, completely misreads it and spoons it towards mid on for a single

Sri Lanka 85/4   AD Mathews 34* (31b 2x4 1x6)

15.1

Sidebottom to Mathews, 1 run, back of a length once more, on and around off stump, Mathews stands still and prods it to midwicket for one

Sri Lanka 87/4   AD Mathews 35* (32b 2x4 1x6)

16.1

Broad to Mathews, 1 run, I can't remember the last ball that was full pace, here is another shortish slower ball, Mathews has nothing to work with and flays it away tamely into the covers for one

16.6

Broad to Mathews, 1 run, much shorter this time, slower, Mathews waits and waits and eventually heaves it down to long on for one

Sri Lanka 96/5   AD Mathews 37* (34b 2x4 1x6)

17.1

Bresnan to Mathews, FOUR, very good this from Mathews, England have set four men on the leg side boundary, Bresnan lands another slower ball short one, Mathews skips inside the line and scythes past a diving point for four

17.2

Bresnan to Mathews, 2 runs, neatly played here, picked up the fuller ball well, and pushes it with soft hands straight of midwicket for a couple

17.3

Bresnan to Mathews, 1 wide, that will annoy Bresnan, gets this all wrong, short and miles down the leg side, bonus run for Sri Lanka

17.3

Bresnan to Mathews, 1 wide, oh dear, gets it wrong again, and England's super-discipline has momentarily lapsed, shoved down the leg side for another wide

17.3

Bresnan to Mathews, 2 runs, this is turning into a good over for Sri Lanka, shortish ball, Mathews nurdles it gently towards deep square leg, soft enough to collect a couple

17.4

Bresnan to Mathews, 1 wide, Bresnan has lost his line here, Mathews just moving around his crease enough to unsettle him, shoved down the leg side for another wide

17.4

Bresnan to Mathews, 2 runs, much better ball, full and straight, Mathews pushes it back down past the bowler, and collects a lung-busting couple

17.5

Bresnan to Mathews, 2 runs, very good from Mathews, he's played a lone hand here, fullish ball driven down the ground once more, timed well enough to collect a couple

17.6

Bresnan to Mathews, 2 runs, finally the over is done, and a very good over for Mathews and Sri Lanka, this is shorter and worked to deep square for a couple that brings up an excellent fifty

Sri Lanka 113/5   AD Mathews 51* (40b 3x4 1x6)

18.3

Broad to Mathews, 1 run, shortish ball once more, Mathews was in position early, and swiped it firmly back at Broad, smacked him in the shin and cannons away for one

18.6

Broad to Mathews, 2 runs, short ball once more, Mathews is waiting for it, slugs it down to long on, where some sharp fielding and sharper running means it's two

Sri Lanka 120/5   AD Mathews 54* (42b 3x4 1x6)

19.2

Sidebottom to Mathews, 1 run, very good from Sidebottom, held his nerve and land his slower ball full, Mathews was looking for the short ball and can only succeed in guiding this to cover

19.4

Sidebottom to Mathews, 2 runs, Mathews will be pleased with this, it was another well-directed slower ball, swiped down to deep square and comes back for a sharp second

19.5

Sidebottom to Mathews, 1 run, OUT, another good ball, no mistake yet from Sidebottom, Mathews shoves it down to long on, comes back for a second, but he looks out of gas, the throw comes in one bounce, and beats Mathews

AD Mathews run out 58 (68m 45b 3x4 1x6) SR: 128.88

Sri Lanka 126/6   AD Mathews 58 (45b 3x4 1x6)
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May 13, 2010

Sri Lanka were gracious in defeat after being outplayed by England, England v Sri Lanka, World Twenty20, 1st Semi-Final, Gros Islet, May 13, 2010

Sri Lanka were gracious in defeat after being outplayed by England

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May 13, 2010

Kevin Pietersen was in imperious mood as he led England to the finals with an unbeaten 42 from 26 balls, England v Sri Lanka, World Twenty20, 1st Semi-Final, Gros Islet, May 13, 2010

Kevin Pietersen was in imperious mood as he led England to the finals with an unbeaten 42 from 26 balls

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