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)

The anthems are underway now. They've now finished - a particularly jazzy version of Ireland's entertained a reasonable crowd. It'll likely be heaving for India - England later. Boyd Rankin, who has returned for this match after his inexplicable resting in their last game, has the new ball. Can he do a Gul and reverse it?

Afzaal has the feeling. "I have the feeling," he says, "that Ireland will win this match." Well there you go.

Richard Young has sent us an email. "I think that the Irish will need all their renowned sense of humour today," he says, with sweeping generalisation, "but haven't they done well?" They have, Brucey. Before he shuffles off this mortal coil, someone simply has to get Bruce Forsyth commentating on the cricket.

If you're not sure who's favourite, read the preview. We have about 25 minutes until the start, so charge your glasses and keep your eyes peeled.

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Toss news...Sri Lanka have won the toss and will bat.

A very warm and summery good afternoon to you all. Will Luke here, possibly (and this is the best bit) for the entire day. Two classic matches for you today, kicking off with Ireland against Sri Lanka. Admittedly, this first one lacks the pizazz and potential of spat that India-England offers later, but it's still worth keeping the beadiest of eyes on. Toss news shortly.


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


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

That is a terrific start for Ireland, and the crowd let him know it.


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


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


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

Rankin's not the quickest, but is sharp enough and as tall as a mountain


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

Well well, what a start for Ireland!

End of over 1 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 4/1 (RR: 4.00)

    • ST Jayasuriya 4 (4b 1x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 0 (0b)
    • WB Rankin 1-0-4-1

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


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


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


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


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


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


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

End of over 2 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 7/1 (RR: 3.50)

    • ST Jayasuriya 4 (7b 1x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 1 (3b)
    • DT Johnston 1-0-2-0
    • WB Rankin 1-0-4-1

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


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


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


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


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

"I've seen a lot of Warwickshire this season and Rankin hasn't been able to get into the one day attack that haven't taken any wickets all season," says Michael Lister, "and he just removes the leading batsman of the tournament. Brilliant. I love this great game!" It is rather good


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


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

End of over 3 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 12/1 (RR: 4.00)

    • KC Sangakkara 3 (7b)
    • ST Jayasuriya 6 (9b 1x4)
    • WB Rankin 2-0-9-1
    • DT Johnston 1-0-2-0

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


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!


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

This is massive.


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

Johnston is really enjoying himself this year. He looks a bowler re-energised - he's loving his cricket and bowling very well indeed.


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


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

End of over 4 (2 runs, wicket maiden) Sri Lanka 14/2 (RR: 3.50)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 0 (3b)
    • ST Jayasuriya 6 (9b 1x4)
    • DT Johnston 2-1-2-1
    • WB Rankin 2-0-9-1

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


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


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


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


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

Slip moves to backward point


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

End of over 5 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 24/2 (RR: 4.80)

    • ST Jayasuriya 14 (14b 3x4)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 1 (4b)
    • WB Rankin 3-0-18-1
    • DT Johnston 2-1-2-1

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


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


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


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


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


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

End of over 6 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 28/2 (RR: 4.66)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 5 (10b)
    • ST Jayasuriya 14 (14b 3x4)
    • DT Johnston 3-1-6-1
    • WB Rankin 3-0-18-1

This is Sri Lanka's worst start of the tournament, for your information. Regan West, who is built like an absolute tank, will be bowling left-arm spin. He's also a seamer, and is built as such, but today they need some spin. Over the wicket


West to Jayasuriya, no run, defended on middle


West to Jayasuriya, no run, good, flat delivery on the off stump, nudged to leg


West to Jayasuriya, no run, outside off, turning back sharply and it's blocked out to the off side


West to Jayasuriya, 1 run, squeezed out to the off side - to backward point in fact. Great stop by Johnston

Around the wicket


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

Keeper yells his demands to the fielder. "Come on, come on". They're well up for it today


West to Jayasuriya, no run, flicked to leg where Porterfield, the captain, makes a good and urgent diving stop

End of over 7 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 30/2 (RR: 4.28)

    • ST Jayasuriya 15 (19b 3x4)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 6 (11b)
    • RM West 1-0-2-0
    • DT Johnston 3-1-6-1

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!


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


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


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


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


Johnston to Jayasuriya, 1 run, flogged to leg

There ends Johnston's excellent spell

End of over 8 (12 runs) Sri Lanka 42/2 (RR: 5.25)

    • ST Jayasuriya 20 (21b 4x4)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 13 (15b 1x4)
    • DT Johnston 4-1-18-1
    • RM West 1-0-2-0

West to Jayasuriya, 1 run, too straight by West and swept past short fine-leg, who parries it to a wider fine-leg

O'Brien's bossing it out there. He's furious


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

Around the wicket


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

Greater urgency being showed by Sri Lanka now


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

And the fifty's up now


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


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

End of over 9 (15 runs) Sri Lanka 57/2 (RR: 6.33)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 27 (20b 3x4)
    • ST Jayasuriya 21 (22b 4x4)
    • RM West 2-0-17-0
    • DT Johnston 4-1-18-1

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


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


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


McCallan to Jayasuriya, 1 run, again pulled to leg

37 balls for their fifty. 37! It's really crept up on Ireland


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


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

End of over 10 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 67/2 (RR: 6.70)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 31 (23b 3x4)
    • ST Jayasuriya 27 (25b 5x4)
    • WK McCallan 1-0-10-0
    • RM West 2-0-17-0

And now, for the first time this tournament, it'll be Andrew McGlashan to see if Sri Lanka can speed things along...Hello folks, good stand forming here. Alex Cusack comes into the attack


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

Last four overs have brought 44 runs, good batting from these two...especially Jayawardene who needed time in the middle

End of over 11 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 74/2 (RR: 6.72)

    • ST Jayasuriya 27 (26b 5x4)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 38 (28b 3x4 1x6)
    • AR Cusack 1-0-7-0
    • WK McCallan 1-0-10-0

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


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


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


McCallan to Jayasuriya, OUT, gone! There's the breakthrough for Ireland, Jayasuriya goes for the sweep and is taken on the inside of the front pad...big appeal from McCallan and Tony Hill raises his finger. Jayasuriya isn't happy and that breaks an important stand

ST Jayasuriya lbw b McCallan 27 (50m 27b 5x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Jayasuriya is back in the dug-out and is clearly not pleased with the decision, but replays show it was hitting


McCallan to Silva, 1 run, driven down the ground to get off the mark


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

Sri Lanka were just setting a base to cut loose before that wicket

End of over 12 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 83/3 (RR: 6.91)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 46 (32b 4x4 1x6)
    • LPC Silva 1 (1b)
    • WK McCallan 2-0-19-1
    • AR Cusack 1-0-7-0

Kevin O'Brien comes into the attack


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


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


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


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

Important now that Jayawardene bats through the innings...he's in and is seeing the ball well


KJ O'Brien to Silva, no run, cut away to backward point, O'Brien lucky to get away with that


KJ O'Brien to Silva, no run, better line, on off stump and pushed back to the bowler

End of over 13 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 92/3 (RR: 7.07)

    • LPC Silva 1 (3b)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 55 (36b 6x4 1x6)
    • KJ O'Brien 1-0-9-0
    • WK McCallan 2-0-19-1

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


McCallan to Silva, 2 runs, conventional sweep from Silva, well placed out to deep square-leg


McCallan to Silva, 1 run, middles this sweep as well, goes straight to the man on the boundary


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


McCallan to Silva, OUT, another goes, this time the sweep proves the downfall as a top edge goes straight down Rankin's throat at deep square-leg. Silva couldn't have picked out the fielder any better

LPC Silva c Rankin b McCallan 4 (9m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Another useful wicket for McCallan and Ireland are managing to keep a lid on the innings

Jehan Mubarak the new batsman, he has the power to clear the ropes


McCallan to Mubarak, no run, good finish to the over, on off stump and pushed back down the pitch

End of over 14 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 97/4 (RR: 6.92)

    • J Mubarak 0 (1b)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 56 (38b 6x4 1x6)
    • WK McCallan 3-0-23-2
    • KJ O'Brien 1-0-9-0

Regan West back into the attack...was expensive earlier


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


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


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


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


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


West to Mubarak, 1 run, swept from outside off in front of square out to deep midwicket


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

End of over 15 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 101/4 (RR: 6.73)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 58 (43b 6x4 1x6)
    • J Mubarak 1 (2b)
    • RM West 3-0-21-0
    • WK McCallan 3-0-23-2

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


McCallan to Mubarak, 1 run, stifled appeal from McCallan as Mubarak gets an inside edge onto his pad and they manage to scamper a quick single into the off side


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


McCallan to Mubarak, 1 run, bunted down the ground to long-on

When will Sri Lanka open up?


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


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

Ends a decent spell from McCallan with two important wickets

End of over 16 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 111/4 (RR: 6.93)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 66 (47b 7x4 1x6)
    • J Mubarak 3 (4b)
    • WK McCallan 4-0-33-2
    • RM West 3-0-21-0

West to Mubarak, 1 run, full outside off, squeezed into the off side


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

Jayawardene wanted a drink before this over but the 12th man was sent away by the umpire


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


West to Mubarak, 1 run, uses his feet and drives out to deep cover


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


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

Now he gets a drink, and some tablets by the looks of it, so maybe he isn't feeling 100%

End of over 17 (13 runs) Sri Lanka 124/4 (RR: 7.29)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 77 (51b 9x4 1x6)
    • J Mubarak 5 (6b)
    • RM West 4-0-34-0
    • WK McCallan 4-0-33-2

Alex Cusack back into the attack...three overs to go and Sri Lanka need to cut loose now


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

Each time Sri Lanka have looked to open up and dominate, Ireland have grabbed a wicket...the total hasn't got away from them, which is a fine effort


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

A fine innings from Jayawardene, but a brilliant over from Cusack that has given Ireland a real lift...Sri Lanka will struggle to get 150 here

End of over 18 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 128/6 (RR: 7.11)

    • AD Mathews 1 (1b)
    • AR Cusack 2-0-11-2
    • RM West 4-0-34-0

Here's Rankin for the penultimate over


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

Sri Lanka desperate for some boundaries here, but two new batsman in


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


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


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


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

Ireland's fielding has held up well and this innings is fading away


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


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

Just six balls to go, can Sri Lanka reach 150?

End of over 19 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 137/7 (RR: 7.21)

    • AD Mathews 8 (5b 1x4)
    • M Muralitharan 0 (0b)
    • WB Rankin 4-0-27-2
    • 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

Three wickets in six balls for Cusack, what an effort


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

One ball left and here's Mendis


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

A great finish to the innings by Ireland, and especially Cusack, as they restrict Sri Lanka to 144 in their 20 overs. They have a chance to claim another major scalp here, but the key will be how they handle Sri Lanka's spinners. Join Will in a few minutes for the run chase. It should be fun.

End of over 20 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 144/9

    • BAW Mendis 4 (1b 1x4)
    • SL Malinga 1 (2b)
    • AR Cusack 3-0-18-4
    • WB Rankin 4-0-27-2





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