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)
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

7.3

Yardy to Sangakkara, no run, touch slower this from Yardy, sign of the confidence he has, Sangakkara angles it straight to midwicket

7.4

Yardy to Sangakkara, no run, quicker ball, Sangakkara advances but only manages to guide it to the midwicket fielder

7.5

Yardy to Sangakkara, 2 runs, nicely played here, Sangakkara edges down the wicket and drives handsomely down to the long on boundary, Broad runs around and pounces, not so much a dive, more a pounce at the ball, to keep it to two

7.6

Yardy to Sangakkara, 1 run, similar shot this time, but driven closer to Broad on the boundary

Sri Lanka 43/3   MH Yardy 1-0-4-0
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

9.3

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

9.4

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

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   MH Yardy 2-0-12-0
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

11.2

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

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   MH Yardy 3-0-16-0
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   MH Yardy 4-0-21-0
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