ICC World Twenty20, 1st Semi-Final: England v Sri Lanka at Gros Islet, May 13, 2010
ICC World Twenty20 - 1st semi final
England won by 7 wickets (with 24 balls remaining)
Played at Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia (neutral venue)
13 May 2010 (20-over match)

Broad to Jayawardene, OUT, dream start from Broad! He gets the key wicket! Jayawardene falls, just nicking a rising delivery from outside off stump through to the keeper, real Test-style dismissal there. England all over this at the moment

DPMD Jayawardene c †Kieswetter b Broad 10 (20m 9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 111.11


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


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


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


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


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   SCJ Broad 1-0-4-1

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Sri Lanka 86/4   SCJ Broad 2-0-10-1

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


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


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


Broad to Perera, 1 wide, oh dear, Broad gets this all wrong, slower ball, of course, but well down the leg side, and not even Broad could moan with the umpire's call there


Broad to Perera, no run, nicely done, slightly fuller this time, slow once more, Perera tries to inject some pace of it, but can't and it trickles into the midwicket region


Broad to Perera, 1 run, this time Perera manages to get it away into the leg side, not very far, but well enough for a single


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   SCJ Broad 3-0-14-2

Broad to Perera, 2 runs, a touch shorter, and Perera swings it away down to deep midwicket, big boundaries on this ground, and he collects a couple


Broad to Perera, 1 run, much quicker short ball this time, Perera is waiting in position to heave it into the leg side, connects well enough to send it down to Collingwood at deep midwicket for a singe


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


Broad to Perera, no run, shorter and slower this time, Perera looks to heave this all the way to Sri Lanka, head up, bat swishing, and fails to connect


Broad to Perera, 1 run, this time the leg-side swipe works well enough to collect down to midwicket


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   SCJ Broad 4-0-21-2





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