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)

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

Sri Lanka 4/1   ST Jayasuriya 4* (2b 1x4)   WB Rankin 0.4-0-4-1

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

Sri Lanka 18/2   ST Jayasuriya 10* (10b 2x4)   WB Rankin 2.1-0-13-1

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

Sri Lanka 24/2   ST Jayasuriya 14* (13b 3x4)   WB Rankin 2.5-0-18-1

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!

Sri Lanka 34/2   DPMD Jayawardene 10* (12b 1x4)   DT Johnston 3.1-1-10-1

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

Sri Lanka 41/2   ST Jayasuriya 19* (20b 4x4)   DT Johnston 3.5-1-17-1

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

Sri Lanka 47/2   DPMD Jayawardene 17* (16b 2x4)   RM West 1.2-0-7-0

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

Sri Lanka 55/2   DPMD Jayawardene 25* (19b 3x4)   RM West 1.5-0-15-0

McCallan to Jayasuriya, FOUR, full on his legs, swept backward of square

Sri Lanka 63/2   ST Jayasuriya 26* (24b 5x4)   WK McCallan 0.3-0-6-0

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

Sri Lanka 78/2   DPMD Jayawardene 42* (30b 4x4 1x6)   WK McCallan 1.2-0-14-0

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

Sri Lanka 87/3   DPMD Jayawardene 50* (33b 5x4 1x6)   KJ O'Brien 0.1-0-4-0

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

Sri Lanka 91/3   DPMD Jayawardene 54* (34b 6x4 1x6)   KJ O'Brien 0.2-0-8-0

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)   WK McCallan 4-0-33-2

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

Sri Lanka 120/4   DPMD Jayawardene 73* (50b 8x4 1x6)   RM West 3.5-0-30-0

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)   RM West 4-0-34-0

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

Sri Lanka 136/7   AD Mathews 7* (4b 1x4)   WB Rankin 3.5-0-26-2

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   BAW Mendis 4* (1b 1x4)   AR Cusack 3-0-18-4





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