ICC World Twenty20 - 19th match, Group F

Ireland v Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka won by 9 runs

3.4

Johnston to Jayawardene, no run, outside off - wide enough

3.5

Johnston to Jayawardene, no run, wide of the off stump, and fortunate not to be wided - prodigious swing away from the right-hander

3.6

Johnston to Jayawardene, no run, cuts and swings away from the right-hander arm-shouldering. Good, testy delivery and a fine over

Sri Lanka 14/2   DPMD Jayawardene 0* (3b)

4.4

Rankin to Jayawardene, 1 run, nicely played by Jayawardene, nudging it to mid-on and immediately calling a single. Good intent by mid-on, though, attempting a shy at the stumps

Sri Lanka 20/2   DPMD Jayawardene 1* (4b)

5.1

Johnston to Jayawardene, no run, poor ball but he's spared major punishment by the short fine-leg

5.2

Johnston to Jayawardene, 4 runs, lofted over midwicket for four. Not quite timed - in fact they only pick up three. Make that four after all! Johnston is apoplectic at the fielding and throw. I shan't say his words, but they were of a four-letter variety; a raging F bomb by the big man

5.3

Johnston to Jayawardene, no run, swing and a miss to an outswinger. Good, full length and he plays and misses

5.4

Johnston to Jayawardene, no run, follows it with a fine outswinger! That's a beautiful delivery

5.5

Johnston to Jayawardene, no run, and another - that's a fantastic delivery. Wide of the crease, angling into off stump and it holds its line, beating Jayawardene's rather imbalanced drive, attempting to loft it over long-on

5.6

Johnston to Jayawardene, no run, just about leaves it alone, but only at the last moment. That's such a fine over from Johnston

Sri Lanka 28/2   DPMD Jayawardene 5* (10b)

6.5

West to Jayawardene, 1 run, smashed out to deep extra cover

Sri Lanka 30/2   DPMD Jayawardene 6* (11b)

7.1

Johnston to Jayawardene, FOUR, short and pulled through midwicket. Rankin gives chase from square leg but, oh dear. Oh dear. Fielding fail from the big man - he lets through a horror!

7.2

Johnston to Jayawardene, 2 runs, oh what a stroke - the most classical cover-drive you could wish to see

7.3

Johnston to Jayawardene, no run, slower ball and Jayawardene is forced into a change of shot - fine bowling. Jabbed back just short of the bowler

7.4

Johnston to Jayawardene, 1 run, good line but just short enough to be dabbed behind square. But hang on - this'll be tight! Porterfield gets in quick but his throw misses the stumps. That would've been curtains for Jayasuriya! He was miles short

Sri Lanka 37/2   DPMD Jayawardene 13* (15b 1x4)

8.2

West to Jayawardene, FOUR, crashed over cover for four. Fine shot

8.3

West to Jayawardene, 2 runs, driven across the turf out to the off side

8.4

West to Jayawardene, 2 runs, tossed up on his legs, he gives himself room and comfortably works it out to deep extra cover

8.5

West to Jayawardene, FOUR, well wide of the off stump. Poor bowling, really, for such a leg-side field. Hammered square of the wicket

8.6

West to Jayawardene, 2 runs, leg-side this time, but he's paced his little nudge and placed it well too, for two

Sri Lanka 57/2   DPMD Jayawardene 27* (20b 3x4)

9.2

McCallan to Jayawardene, 1 run, outside off, dabbed to short fine leg. Great hands

9.5

McCallan to Jayawardene, 2 runs, reverse sweep - or was it a switch? Just a reverse, I think, and he had all the time in the world to get himself into position, so slow are these offies

9.6

McCallan to Jayawardene, 1 run, tucked to leg for just a single

Sri Lanka 67/2   DPMD Jayawardene 31* (23b 3x4)

10.1

Cusack to Jayawardene, no run, beats Jayawardene outside off as he tries to cut this square

10.2

Cusack to Jayawardene, no run, pushed into the covers and excellent fielding from Porterfield prevents any runs...good stuff from Ireland

10.3

Cusack to Jayawardene, SIX, first six of the day, Jayawardene comes across his crease and sweeps the ball high over deep square-leg...not brute force in that shot, just timing

10.4

Cusack to Jayawardene, no run, fired wide of the off stump as the batsmen gives himself a touch of room, O'Brien whips off the bails but Jayawardene is safe

10.5

Cusack to Jayawardene, 1 run, driven out to the cover sweeper

Sri Lanka 74/2   DPMD Jayawardene 38* (28b 3x4 1x6)

11.1

McCallan to Jayawardene, no run, round the wicket, Jayawardene goes way to the off side and then misses his sweep..half an appeal, but not out

11.2

McCallan to Jayawardene, FOUR, full toss this time and easily helped over short fine-leg, that's easy pickings for a batsman of Jayawardene's class

11.3

McCallan to Jayawardene, 3 runs, carved away off a thick outer half of the bat through backward point, and excellent running from Jayasuriya (who is nearly 40) makes it into three

11.6

McCallan to Jayawardene, 1 run, worked to long on to end a successful over for McCallan

Sri Lanka 83/3   DPMD Jayawardene 46* (32b 4x4 1x6)

12.1

KJ O'Brien to Jayawardene, FOUR, drops a little short and wide first ball, cut away between short third man and backward point to bring up Jayawardene's fifty off 33 balls...a classy innings, and an important one for Sri Lanka

12.2

KJ O'Brien to Jayawardene, FOUR, that's wonderful batting, opens the face and guides this fine past short third man...all in the wrists from Jayawardene as he picks the gap

12.3

KJ O'Brien to Jayawardene, no run, plays and misses as he goes to drive through the covers

12.4

KJ O'Brien to Jayawardene, 1 run, pushed down to long off

Sri Lanka 92/3   DPMD Jayawardene 55* (36b 6x4 1x6)

13.1

McCallan to Jayawardene, 1 leg bye, goes for an extravagant reverse sweep but gets into a tangle and the ball bobbles off the pad to short fine-leg

13.4

McCallan to Jayawardene, 1 run, very full, slog-swept out to deep midwicket and goes one bounce to Cusack who is patrolling the boundary

Sri Lanka 97/3   DPMD Jayawardene 56* (38b 6x4 1x6)

14.1

West to Jayawardene, no run, over the wicket, offers some width but Jayawardene cuts straight to point

14.2

West to Jayawardene, 1 wide, fired down the leg side, wrong line from West

14.2

West to Jayawardene, no run, that's better, a yorker that Jayawardene digs out into the off side

14.3

West to Jayawardene, no run, picks out backward point with another cut, just missing the placement in that shot

14.4

West to Jayawardene, 1 run, tucked off the toes to short fine-leg, non-striker makes a quick call and hustles through

14.6

West to Jayawardene, 1 run, driven down to long off, a decent comeback from West

Sri Lanka 101/4   DPMD Jayawardene 58* (43b 6x4 1x6)

15.1

McCallan to Jayawardene, 1 run, worked through square leg, a slightly wild throw from West but it doesn't cost anything

15.3

McCallan to Jayawardene, 1 run, cut away through the off side

15.5

McCallan to Jayawardene, 2 runs, well placed through the leg side, picks the gap between midwicket and deep square-leg

15.6

McCallan to Jayawardene, FOUR, moves across outside off and sweeps this over short fine-leg...he's played that a few times with excellent timing and placement

Sri Lanka 111/4   DPMD Jayawardene 66* (47b 7x4 1x6)

16.2

West to Jayawardene, 2 runs, gives himself and drives through the off side, real sense of urgency as Jayawardene sprints back for a second

16.3

West to Jayawardene, 1 run, driven elegantly up to long off

16.5

West to Jayawardene, FOUR, top shot, backs away outside leg stump which allows him to drive inside-out over extra cover...he beats the cover sweeper, that was Jayawardene at his best

16.6

West to Jayawardene, FOUR, well placed sweep this time as West loses his line on leg stump, paddled round the corner and beats short fine-leg...this is a top innings

Sri Lanka 124/4   DPMD Jayawardene 77* (51b 9x4 1x6)

17.4

Cusack to Jayawardene, 1 run, good yorker on leg stump, all Jayawardene can do is squeeze it out into the off side

17.6

Cusack to Jayawardene, OUT, gone! Cusack strikes again and this is the big one. Jayawardene gives himself room to go through the off side, but he misses and Cusack hits.

DPMD Jayawardene b Cusack 78 (60m 53b 9x4 1x6) SR: 147.16

Sri Lanka 128/6   DPMD Jayawardene 78 (53b 9x4 1x6)
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Pakistan v South Africa at Nottingham - Jun 18, 2009
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India v South Africa at Nottingham - Jun 16, 2009
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Photos

Jun 14, 2009

Trent Johnston is squared up by a Lasith Malinga yorker, Ireland v Sri Lanka, ICC World Twenty20, Lord's, June 14, 2009

Trent Johnston is squared up by a Lasith Malinga yorker

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Jun 14, 2009

Niall O'Brien tries to flog one over midwicket, Ireland v Sri Lanka, ICC World Twenty20, Lord's, June 14, 2009

Niall O'Brien tries to flog one over midwicket

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