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 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

Sri Lanka 0/1   ST Jayasuriya 0* (0b)   WB Rankin 0.2-0-0-1

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

Sri Lanka 14/2   ST Jayasuriya 6* (9b 1x4)   DT Johnston 1.3-0-2-1

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

Sri Lanka 81/3   DPMD Jayawardene 45* (31b 4x4 1x6)   WK McCallan 1.4-0-17-1

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

Sri Lanka 97/4   DPMD Jayawardene 56* (38b 6x4 1x6)   WK McCallan 2.5-0-23-2

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

Sri Lanka 126/5   DPMD Jayawardene 77* (51b 9x4 1x6)   AR Cusack 1.3-0-9-1

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   AD Mathews 1* (1b)   AR Cusack 2-0-11-2

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

Sri Lanka 132/7   AD Mathews 3* (3b)   WB Rankin 3.4-0-22-2

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

Sri Lanka 139/8   M Muralitharan 0* (0b)   AR Cusack 2.2-0-13-3

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

Sri Lanka 140/9   SL Malinga 1* (2b)   AR Cusack 2.5-0-14-4





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