ICC World Twenty20, 19th Match, Group F: Ireland v Sri Lanka at Lord's, Jun 14, 2009
ICC World Twenty20 - 19th match, Group F
Sri Lanka won by 9 runs
Played at Lord's, London (neutral venue)
14 June 2009 (20-over match)
0.1

Rankin to Dilshan, no run, starts with one down the leg side which is turned to square leg - who misfields. Poor start by Ireland - they really must be on top of their game

0.2

Rankin to Dilshan, OUT, got him! Rankin strikes! A good, straight bouncer which Dilshan tried to pull but top edged it to O'Brien's left, who jogged a few metres to swallow an easier skier. Massive wicket!

TM Dilshan c †NJ O'Brien b Rankin 0 (1m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

0.3

Rankin to Jayasuriya, no run, good first ball just outside off, punched out to the off side

0.4

Rankin to Jayasuriya, FOUR, horrid ball - do not bowl there. Short, wide and it sat up and audibly begged to be hit. Jayasuriya cuts it with tremendous power square of the wicket for the day's first four

0.5

Rankin to Jayasuriya, no run, much better, cutting back on the left-hander who's back and defending on the tips of his toes

0.6

Rankin to Jayasuriya, no run, very good line and length, defended out to the off side

Sri Lanka 4/1   WB Rankin 1-0-4-1
2.1

Rankin to Jayasuriya, 1 run, lucky, very lucky! Short ball on leg, he pulls it but mistimes it and it only just beats short fine-leg

2.2

Rankin to Sangakkara, no run, defended on the back foot. Better line this time, just outside off

2.3

Rankin to Sangakkara, no run, good length, cuts back into him and jags nastily into his midriff. In fact, he got an inside edge into his midriff, and very nearly into his family jewels

2.4

Rankin to Sangakkara, 1 run, clipped with greater authority to backward square leg

2.5

Rankin to Jayasuriya, 1 wide, a waste down the leg side

2.5

Rankin to Jayasuriya, 1 run, again not in control, but pushes it out to the off side

2.6

Rankin to Sangakkara, 1 run, flicked down to fine-leg

Sri Lanka 12/1   WB Rankin 2-0-9-1
4.1

Rankin to Jayasuriya, FOUR, bang. Uppishly driven with huge amounts of bottom hand, but he placed it in the gap. Three foot either side and he might be back in the pavilion

4.2

Rankin to Jayasuriya, no run, crunched out to the off side

4.3

Rankin to Jayasuriya, 1 leg bye, a single is stolen to the leg side, as he works it off his pads. Encouraging bounce but tennis-ball bounce really; it's not the quickest of pitches

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

4.5

Rankin to Jayasuriya, FOUR, brilliant. Skips down the pitch and outside leg, before slashing and slapping square of the wicket.

4.6

Rankin to Jayasuriya, no run, good comeback by Rankin, on off stump and it's defended

Sri Lanka 24/2   WB Rankin 3-0-18-1
18.1

Rankin to Mathews, 1 run, a leading edge from Mathews as he tries to work into the leg side but it flies safely through the gap at cover

18.2

Rankin to Kulasekara, 1 wide, down the leg side, not the line from Rankin, means an extra ball for Sri Lanka

18.2

Rankin to Kulasekara, 1 run, driven hard into the pitch and bounces high enough to elude even the huge reach of Rankin, but it's just a single down the ground

18.3

Rankin to Mathews, 1 run, low full toss, aiming for the yorker, slammed back at the bowler who deflects it into the off side

18.4

Rankin to Kulasekara, OUT, and another! Kulasekara drives in the air to long off where John Mooney runs in to take a fine low catch

KMDN Kulasekara c Mooney b Rankin 1 (4m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

18.5

Rankin to Mathews, FOUR, hoicked away through the leg side, through cow corner and beats long on for a valuable boundary

18.6

Rankin to Mathews, 1 run, full on leg stump, thick inside towards short fine-leg to end the over

Sri Lanka 137/7   WB Rankin 4-0-27-2
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