ICC World Twenty20, 2nd Semi-Final: Sri Lanka v West Indies at The Oval, Jun 19, 2009
ICC World Twenty20 - 2nd semi final
Sri Lanka won by 57 runs
Played at Kennington Oval, London (neutral venue)
19 June 2009 - day/night match (20-over match)
0.1

Sammy to Dilshan, 1 run, good length first up, Dilshan has a go at it and gets an inside edge on the leg side

0.5

Sammy to Dilshan, 1 run, Dilshan drives and picks up a less risky single

Sri Lanka 3/0   TM Dilshan 2* (2b)
1.1

Taylor to Dilshan, 1 run, short of a length on middle and leg, Dilshan tucks the ball towards square leg

1.5

Taylor to Dilshan, 1 run, bowled Jerome! Full ball slanting into the block hole again, Dilshan leans across and keeps it out

Sri Lanka 6/0   TM Dilshan 4* (4b)
2.1

Sammy to Dilshan, 1 run, He was going to play the scoop there, he was! Dilshan moved across, got into position, and then realised he wasn't going to be able to do it. He ended up defending the ball

Sri Lanka 7/0   TM Dilshan 5* (5b)
3.5

Taylor to Dilshan, FOUR, now what was that? Taylor bowled a slower short ball, Dilshan was shaping up to pull but realised that he was early on the shot, he waited for the ball and tipped it over the keeper's head for four

3.6

Taylor to Dilshan, SIX, low full toss from Taylor, Dilshan moves across, bends down low and paddles the ball towards fine leg, the ball bounces on the boundary line and it's the first six of the match! Not quite the scoop but every bit as effective, he picked that up from middle stump

Sri Lanka 23/0   TM Dilshan 15* (7b 1x4 1x6)
4.2

Bravo to Dilshan, no run, Bravo pitches one in the block hole, Dilshan stays in his crease and defends on the off side

4.3

Bravo to Dilshan, FOUR, full ball outside off stump, Dilshan winds up and slashes hard, sending the ball flying over point, it speeds to the boundary

4.4

Bravo to Dilshan, FOUR, and again! This time it's slower but Dilshan waits before cutting in the air but just wide of the fielder at point, Bravo thinks he had a chance there

4.5

Bravo to Dilshan, no run, played towards the leg side

4.6

Bravo to Dilshan, FOUR, bang! Dilshan's drilled a full ball down the ground, he's up and away already, Sri Lanka need Sanath to join him

Sri Lanka 36/0   TM Dilshan 27* (12b 4x4 1x6)
5.3

Benn to Dilshan, no run, sun's out for a moment ... Dilshan pushes a fast ball towards point

5.4

Benn to Dilshan, 1 run, pushed off the front foot towards long on for one

5.6

Benn to Dilshan, 1 run, Dilshan moves back in his crease and nudges the ball on the leg side

Sri Lanka 44/0   TM Dilshan 29* (15b 4x4 1x6)
6.1

Gayle to Dilshan, 1 leg bye, he gets the ball to turn into the right-hander, Dilshan misses it and gets hit on the pad

6.5

Gayle to Dilshan, 2 runs, Dilshan cuts towards third man for two, he placed that wide of the fielder

6.6

Gayle to Dilshan, no run, Gayle finishes with a dot ball, Dilshan tried to cut late but was beaten

Sri Lanka 48/0   TM Dilshan 31* (18b 4x4 1x6)
7.5

Benn to Dilshan, 1 run, Dilshan cuts the ball towards point to bring up the 50 partnership

Sri Lanka 50/0   TM Dilshan 32* (19b 4x4 1x6)
8.1

Gayle to Dilshan, FOUR, Dilshan waits and waits before nudging the ball fine past short third man, he used the pace beautifully, he's in lovely touch

8.2

Gayle to Dilshan, SIX, gone gone gone! Dilshan launches the ball over midwicket, he's connected with the slog sweep superbly and cleared the boundary

8.3

Gayle to Dilshan, 1 run, played to short fine leg

Sri Lanka 61/0   TM Dilshan 43* (22b 5x4 2x6)
9.3

Benn to Dilshan, 2 runs, Dilshan backs away to cut and hits it firmly, Simmons fumbles at point and concedes a second

9.4

Benn to Dilshan, 1 run, played off the back foot towards long on for a single

Sri Lanka 72/0   TM Dilshan 46* (24b 5x4 2x6)
10.1

Bravo to Dilshan, no run, Dilshan drives the first one towards cover

10.2

Bravo to Dilshan, 1 leg bye, Dilshan fishes out the reverse sweep but doesn't make proper contact

Sri Lanka 73/0   TM Dilshan 46* (26b 5x4 2x6)
11.2

Pollard to Dilshan, 1 run, Dilshan flicks a full ball from middle stump through midwicket

Sri Lanka 77/2   TM Dilshan 47* (27b 5x4 2x6)
12.1

Sammy to Dilshan, 2 runs, cut off the back foot towards deep point

12.2

Sammy to Dilshan, no run, played towards point once again, can't find the gap

12.3

Sammy to Dilshan, 1 run, wide ball outside off stump, Dilshan cuts towards deep point to bring up his fifty

Sri Lanka 80/3   TM Dilshan 50* (30b 5x4 2x6)
13.1

Pollard to Dilshan, 2 runs, full ball angling into the right-hander, pushed towards long on for one, they run a quick second in the end

13.2

Pollard to Dilshan, no run, played back to the bowler, terrific ball in the block hole

13.3

Pollard to Dilshan, FOUR, full toss and Dilshan pulls it into the gap on the deep midwicket boundary, lovely placement, he's got to do it for Sri Lanka

13.4

Pollard to Dilshan, FOUR, and again, another loose full toss on leg stump and Dilshan chips it wide of the fielder at short fine leg

13.5

Pollard to Dilshan, no run, driven off the front foot to cover

13.6

Pollard to Dilshan, 1 run, nudged off the pads towards square leg

Sri Lanka 91/3   TM Dilshan 61* (36b 7x4 2x6)
14.1

Sammy to Dilshan, no run, Sammy hits the blockhole and not even Dilshan can get that one away

14.2

Sammy to Dilshan, no run, another yorker, another dot ball, Dilshan does well to keep it out

14.3

Sammy to Dilshan, 1 run, driven to long on for one

14.6

Sammy to Dilshan, 1 run, another ball in the blockhole, Dilshan plays towards long off for one

Sri Lanka 98/3   TM Dilshan 63* (40b 7x4 2x6)
15.1

Taylor to Dilshan, 1 run, tries to swing it through the leg side but can only managed a bottom edge to midwicket

15.3

Taylor to Dilshan, no run, gets away with this one as Taylor drags it down short outside off, but Dilshan flashes hard and misses his connection

15.4

Taylor to Dilshan, FOUR, a valuable boundary, it was a low full toss at the stumps and Dilshan managed to open the face and drive hard through backward point with real power and placement

15.5

Taylor to Dilshan, 2 runs, gets underneath this one and hoicks it away over square leg, doesn't place it wide enough of the fielder but can scamper back for a second

15.6

Taylor to Dilshan, 2 runs, another top shot, driven hard through the covers but an excellent save on the cover boundary by Marshall prevents the four...West Indies need to keep their standards high

Sri Lanka 108/3   TM Dilshan 72* (45b 8x4 2x6)
16.2

Bravo to Dilshan, FOUR, slash! Four! The Dilshan juggernaut rolls on, he picks up the length early and throws his bat at a full and wide ball, slicing it over point

16.3

Bravo to Dilshan, FOUR, and how he plays the slog sweep, fine leg can't run around in time, the ball beats his desperate dive, another boundary!

16.4

Bravo to Dilshan, FOUR, terrible ball! Dilshan keeps Sri Lanka going but pulling a full toss to the square leg boundary, what an effort from the dynamo, can he get 100?

16.5

Bravo to Dilshan, 1 run, yorker, and Dilshan plays it on the off side

Sri Lanka 122/3   TM Dilshan 85* (49b 11x4 2x6)
17.1

Benn to Dilshan, 1 run, Dilshan backs away, Benn follows him, Dilshan cuts to point to bring up the 50 partnership

17.5

Benn to Dilshan, no run, fast ball outside off, Dilshan cuts but is beaten

17.6

Benn to Dilshan, no run, close call! Ramdin whips off the bails after Dilshan misses another quicker ball but the back foot is grounded, sharp work from the keeper

Sri Lanka 132/4   TM Dilshan 86* (52b 11x4 2x6)
18.4

Taylor to Dilshan, 1 run, Dilshan swings but gets an inside edge behind square

18.6

Taylor to Dilshan, FOUR, Dilshan moves into the 90s! He gets a full ball and simply swings the bat hard to dispatch it towards the backward square leg boundary

Sri Lanka 140/5   TM Dilshan 91* (54b 12x4 2x6)
19.1

Gayle to Dilshan, 2 runs, fast ball on leg stump, Dilshan swings towards short fine leg, he won't get more than a single ...oh but he does! The throw to Gayle is poor and Dilshan sprints back

19.2

Gayle to Dilshan, 1 run, pulled to deep midwicket, only one this time, the throw is accurate

19.6

Gayle to Dilshan, 2 runs, He goes for it! Charging down the track to hit the ball towards wide long on, he hasn't got enough elevation though and gets only two, fantastic innings, a complete one-man show

Sri Lanka 158/5   TM Dilshan 96* (57b 12x4 2x6)
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