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)
1.1

Johnston to Sangakkara, 1 wide, poor start - a leg-side wide

1.1

Johnston to Sangakkara, no run, on the off stump, Sangakkara comes tentatively forward, shuffling into a defensive

1.2

Johnston to Sangakkara, no run, very good delivery, on off stump with just a hint of shape back into the left-hander. It's defended again to mid-off

1.3

Johnston to Sangakkara, 1 run, uppercut - but he's placed it nicely, and it drops short of third man

1.4

Johnston to Jayasuriya, no run, blocked off the back foot

1.5

Johnston to Jayasuriya, no run, on leg stump, coming onto the left-hander on the angle, and he chops down on it defensively

1.6

Johnston to Jayasuriya, 1 leg bye, not a convincing stroke. A fuller delivery on leg-stump which he works off his pads, but only at the last moment

Sri Lanka 7/1   DT Johnston 1-0-2-0
3.1

Johnston to Sangakkara, no run, squeezed out to the off side, but another good line from Johnston

3.2

Johnston to Sangakkara, 2 leg byes, a huge shout by Johnston as he pitches this on middle, Sangakkara playing across the line and the ball squirts out to the off side. That was deadly close!

3.3

Johnston to Sangakkara, OUT, got him now! A brilliant catch by O'Brien standing up to the stumps, Sangakkara beaten by extra bounce and getting a thin edge to the keeper. And he walks!

KC Sangakkara c †NJ O'Brien b Johnston 3 (13m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 30.00

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   DT Johnston 2-1-2-1
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   DT Johnston 3-1-6-1
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

7.5

Johnston to Jayasuriya, FOUR, a loopy, slow full toss and the left-hander nearly stepped across to reveal (and lose) his leg-stump! But it's tickled for four to the vacant fine leg

7.6

Johnston to Jayasuriya, 1 run, flogged to leg

Sri Lanka 42/2   DT Johnston 4-1-18-1
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