ICC World Twenty20 - 1st semi final

England v Sri Lanka

England won by 7 wickets (with 24 balls remaining)

9.1

Yardy to Kapugedera, no run, Yardy flighting it up again, not much that can be done but defend at this stage

9.2

Yardy to Kapugedera, 1 run, nicely played by Kapugedera, stroked into the covers, not expansive, but he can't really afford to be at this stage

9.4

Yardy to Kapugedera, 1 run, Kapugedera follows the lead, pushing into space and collecting one

Sri Lanka 50/4   CK Kapugedera 2* (3b)

10.2

Swann to Kapugedera, no run, lovely ball this, very full, drifting away, Kapugedera watches it come down, eventually, and defends

10.3

Swann to Kapugedera, 1 run, touch fuller, Kapugedera clips it firmly to mid on and steals a single

10.6

Swann to Kapugedera, 1 run, Kapugedera replicates the shot, not that England will mind, Sri Lanka need to find a few more than singles soon

Sri Lanka 61/4   CK Kapugedera 4* (6b)

11.1

Yardy to Kapugedera, 1 run, slightly quicker ball from Yardy, Kapugedera hurries back and shoves it down to mid on, off the back foot

11.6

Yardy to Kapugedera, no run, another dart to finish up, Kapugedera had barely taken guard before this arrived and he can only dab it away tamely on the leg side

Sri Lanka 65/4   CK Kapugedera 5* (8b)

12.3

Swann to Kapugedera, 1 run, Kapugedera plays this well, working it away for a single

12.6

Swann to Kapugedera, 1 leg bye, good ball to finish an excellent spell, Kapugedera comes forward and misses his dab, it runs off the pads for a single

Sri Lanka 75/4   CK Kapugedera 6* (10b)

13.1

Yardy to Kapugedera, no run, tidy from Yardy, on and around off stump, defended from the crease

13.2

Yardy to Kapugedera, no run, another low-slung dart, it's shortish but really skids on, cramping Kapugedera, who defends hurriedly

13.3

Yardy to Kapugedera, no run, well, good again, Kapugedera can't get him away, pushed into the off stump

13.4

Yardy to Kapugedera, no run, another dart into the legs, Kapugedera turns it straight to short fine leg and again, no run

13.5

Yardy to Kapugedera, FOUR, well, that's Yardy's reward for giving it some air, Kapugedera skips down the wicket and drives powerfully for four down the ground

13.6

Yardy to Kapugedera, 1 run, back to the darts, fired in, Kapugedera hurries back and prods into the midwicket region for one

Sri Lanka 80/4   CK Kapugedera 11* (16b 1x4)

14.1

Broad to Kapugedera, 1 run, slower ball to start with from Broad, but bang on a line and length, Kapugedera opens the face and glides it down to third man

14.5

Broad to Kapugedera, 1 no ball, Broad is thoroughly displeased with this, another slower ball, another bouncer, it creeps over a crouching Kapugedera, and the umpires decide it was a second bouncer for the over and therefore a no ball

14.5

Broad to Kapugedera, no run, nothing quick from Broad, outside off, Kapugedera swipes and misses, good bowling this

14.6

Broad to Kapugedera, no run, a touch quicker, outside off, Kapugedera has an enormous flay at fresh air

Sri Lanka 86/4   CK Kapugedera 12* (20b 1x4)

15.2

Sidebottom to Kapugedera, no run, slower ball outside off, a touch short, Kapugedera misreads it and swipes at nothing, gets in a terrible tangle

15.3

Sidebottom to Kapugedera, no run, this is bizarre, it's like watching in slow motion, short ball bouncer and eventually passes by another hideous hoik from Kapugedera

15.4

Sidebottom to Kapugedera, 1 wide, too short this time, and a touch too far down the leg side, Kapugedera again swinging wildly at nothing, comical viewing this

15.4

Sidebottom to Kapugedera, no run, oh dear! That pretty much sums things up. Slower ball bouncer, Kapugedera clueless, swipes himself off his feet, the bat flies out of his hands and almost knocks the square leg umpire out, predictably the ball passes harmlessly, slowly through to the keeper

15.5

Sidebottom to Kapugedera, FOUR, finally Kapugedera connects, swishing it down to deep square where, Lumb dives forward looking for the catch, but can't reach it, ends up clutching at nothing and it goes for four. Sidebottom knocks down the fielder with the palm of his eye, thunderous look

15.6

Sidebottom to Kapugedera, no run, nicely bowled and defended once more, very good over that

Sri Lanka 92/4   CK Kapugedera 16* (25b 2x4)

16.2

Broad to Kapugedera, no run, good ball here, shortish, Kapugedera really struggling with this attack, can't get it away, pressure really building on him

16.3

Broad to Kapugedera, OUT, well that was coming. A touch fuller, Kapugedera cleared his front leg away and mowed at the ball, couldn't get much of it and it goes straight to Bresnan at mid off

CK Kapugedera c Bresnan b Broad 16 (30m 27b 2x4 0x6) SR: 59.25

Sri Lanka 93/5   CK Kapugedera 16 (27b 2x4)
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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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