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)

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


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


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


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


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


Cusack to Jayasuriya, no run, ooh, run out chance for Ireland as Jayasuriya pushes into the off side and Jayawardene sets off before being sent back, but the throw misses at the non-striker's end

Sri Lanka 74/2   AR Cusack 1-0-7-0

Cusack to Mubarak, no run, fired across outside off, excellent take from Niall O'Brien and the umpire lets Cusack get away with it


Cusack to Mubarak, 2 runs, low full toss outside off, driven wide of deep cover which means there is time to come back for a second


Cusack to Mubarak, OUT, another wicket at a good time for Ireland, Mubarak went for a pull and gets a big top edge that loops high on the off side, Niall O'Brien calls for it and takes the catch easily

J Mubarak c †NJ O'Brien b Cusack 7 (11m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 77.77


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


Cusack to Mathews, 1 run, low full toss and Mathews can only drive it to cover who is on the edge of the circle


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   AR Cusack 2-0-11-2

Cusack to Mathews, 2 runs, thick outside edge flies over backward point towards third man, there's time to come back for a second...but it's boundaries Sri Lanka need


Cusack to Mathews, OUT, gone! The golden spell from Cusack continues as he castles Mathews, who tried to sweep this fine but missed...Cusack has just stuck to bowling straight and it has worked

AD Mathews b Cusack 10 (8m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 142.85


Cusack to Malinga, no run, excellent delivery, 77mph, full on middle and Malinga can only push it back to Cusack and there's no chance of a single


Cusack to Malinga, 1 run, swung through the leg side but without any timing, deep midwicket keeps it to a single...top stuff from Ireland


Cusack to Muralitharan, OUT, and another! Murali can only last one ball, has a big swing at a full toss, misses, and Niall O'Brien brings off another superb stumping. His glovework has been outstanding in this tournament

M Muralitharan st †NJ O'Brien b Cusack 0 (3m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00


Cusack to Mendis, FOUR, dropped so nearly a fifth wicket for Cusack as Mendis drives in the air towards long off, but Kevin O'Brien can't quite get down to the catch and can't stop the boundary either...he gave his all for the catch

Sri Lanka 144/9   AR Cusack 3-0-18-4





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