ICC World Twenty20 - 2nd semi final

Sri Lanka v West Indies

Sri Lanka won by 57 runs

1.1

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

1.2

Taylor to Jayasuriya, no run, full and straight, block hole stuff from Taylor, Jayasuriya can't do much about that and plays it to the bowler

1.3

Taylor to Jayasuriya, no run, driven firmly off the front foot but Jayasuriya doesn't beat the infield

1.4

Taylor to Jayasuriya, 1 run, short ball angles into the left-hander from round the wicket, Jayasuriya gets cramped for room while pulling but manages to get a single after hitting the ball on to his body

1.5

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

1.6

Taylor to Jayasuriya, no run, superb finish to a superb over, Jayasuriya blocks another yorker towards the bowler

Sri Lanka 6/0   JE Taylor 1-0-3-0

3.1

Taylor to Jayasuriya, no run, more slow stuff from the West Indian bowlers, Taylor slants a short slow ball towards the left-hander from round the wicket, Jayasuriya misses the pull, he's not happy with his bat and has called for a replacement

3.2

Taylor to Jayasuriya, no run, he's nearly been caught! Jayasuriya tried to pull again, was cramped for room again, and lobbed the ball tamely on the leg side, both bowler and keeper went for it but neither could reach it

3.3

Taylor to Jayasuriya, no run, Jayasuriya backs away towards leg side, Taylor sees him go and bowls the ball as far outside off as he can without it being a wide, Jayasuriya can't reach it, he's getting restless out there

3.4

Taylor to Jayasuriya, 1 leg bye, played off the pads behind square for one

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   JE Taylor 2-0-13-0

15.1

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

15.2

Taylor to Silva, 1 run, good inswinging yorker, right at the base of the stumps and Silva can only punch it out to cover to bring up the 100

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   JE Taylor 3-0-23-0

18.1

Taylor to Mubarak, no run, Mubarak walks down the pitch but has to duck out of the way of a short ball from Taylor

18.2

Taylor to Mubarak, 2 runs, full and wide outside off stump, Mubarak drives it through point, they'll get two

18.3

Taylor to Mubarak, OUT, that's some catch! Mubarak pulled the short ball high in the air towards deep midwicket, Sammy misjudged it initially but recovered in time, he sprinted in, covering lots of ground with his long strides before diving forward at full length to catch the ball inches off the ground

J Mubarak c Sammy b Taylor 7 (5m 5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 140.00

18.4

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

18.5

Taylor to Mathews, 1 run, slower ball outside off stump, pushed to cover for one

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   JE Taylor 4-0-31-1
Tournament Results
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Pakistan won by 8 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)
Sri Lanka v West Indies at The Oval - Jun 19, 2009
Sri Lanka won by 57 runs
Pakistan v South Africa at Nottingham - Jun 18, 2009
Pakistan won by 7 runs
India v South Africa at Nottingham - Jun 16, 2009
South Africa won by 12 runs
New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Nottingham - Jun 16, 2009
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Photos

Jun 19, 2009

A dejected Chris Gayle walks off as Sri Lanka celebrate the win, Sri Lanka v West Indies, ICC World Twenty20, 2nd semi-final, The Oval, June 19, 2009

A dejected Chris Gayle walks off as Sri Lanka celebrate the win

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Jun 19, 2009

Sri Lankan fans had plenty to cheer, Sri Lanka v West Indies, ICC World Twenty20, 2nd semi-final, The Oval, June 19, 2009

Sri Lankan fans had plenty to cheer

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