Player of the Match
Player of the Match

This was considered by some as a grudge match. Definitely by Mark Boucher. Boucher was captain and was heavily criticised when SA quit the series mid-way and returned home following a bomb in the Colombo. "We were called 'chicken' and various other things, which was unfair and uncalled for," Boucher had said on the eve of this game. "We have nothing against the any of the players, but the press in Sri Lanka were out of order. I am definitely one of those treating this game as a grudge match."

This group is now open to all sorts of permutations and combinations. For Sri Lanka to go through, Pakistan have to win all their matches and then the net run rate will come into the picture.

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39.1
W
Kemp to Fernando, OUT, South Africa have scripted a wonderful come-from-behind victory. The final nail in the coffin was delivered by Kemp. Low dipping yorker catches Fernando in front, leaving Vaas stranded and Sri Lanka perilously close to being ousted from the tournament

CRD Fernando lbw b Kemp 4 (13m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 57.14

END OF OVER:
39 | 8 Runs | SL: 141/9 (79 runs required from 10.5 overs, RR: 3.61, RRR: 7.18)

  • Chaminda Vaas29 (34b)
  • Dilhara Fernando4 (6b)
  • Makhaya Ntini9-1-24-2
  • Andre Nel9-1-41-3
38.6
2
Ntini to Vaas, 2 runs, short and Vaas rocks back to pull it over midwicket.
38.5
4
Ntini to Vaas, FOUR runs, drilled straight down the ground. Half-volley on the middle and off stump line, muscled past the bowler
38.4
0
Ntini to Vaas, no run,
38.3
2
Ntini to Vaas, 2 runs, short and pulled over midwicket. Kemp makes a good diving stop near the ropes. Its been tremendous fielding display from both teams today. Both Jonty Rhodes and Trevor Penny would be pretty happy with their boys.
38.2
0
Ntini to Vaas, no run, leans forward to push a fullish delivery to mid-off
38.1
0
Ntini to Vaas, no run, driven straight. too straight as it cleans up the sticks at the other end.

END OF OVER:
38 | 5 Runs | SL: 133/9 (87 runs required from 10.5 overs, RR: 3.50, RRR: 7.25)

  • Dilhara Fernando4 (6b)
  • Chaminda Vaas21 (28b)
  • Andre Nel9-1-41-3
  • Makhaya Ntini8-1-16-2
37.6
4
Nel to Fernando, FOUR runs, spanked past mid-on. Short of length delivery, outside the off, swatted away
37.5
0
Nel to Fernando, no run, bouncer and Fernando ducks under. Flies over the head.
37.4
0
Nel to Fernando, no run, almost game over. Fernando pokes at a fullish delivery but doesn't get a nick
37.3
0
Nel to Fernando, no run, short of length, outside the off, steered to point
37.2
1
Nel to Vaas, 1 run, short of length, on the middle, pulled to mid-on
37.1
0
Nel to Vaas, no run, length delivery on the off, driven to point

END OF OVER:
37 | 1 Run 1 Wkt | SL: 128/9 (92 runs required from 10.5 overs, RR: 3.45, RRR: 7.07)

  • Dilhara Fernando0 (2b)
  • Chaminda Vaas20 (26b)
  • Makhaya Ntini8-1-16-2
  • Andre Nel8-1-36-3
36.6
0
Ntini to Fernando, no run,
36.5
0
Ntini to Fernando, no run, hit the deck short of length, outside the off, Fernando pushes at it inside the line
36.4
1
Ntini to Vaas, 1 run, delivered from wide of the crease, landed on the leg and angling across, punched past point
36.3
0
Ntini to Vaas, no run, length delivery on the middle, pushed to off side
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Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st9ST JayasuriyaWU Tharanga
2nd12DPMD JayawardeneWU Tharanga
3rd2DPMD JayawardeneKC Sangakkara
4th11MS AtapattuDPMD Jayawardene
5th44DPMD JayawardeneTM Dilshan
6th13TM DilshanMF Maharoof
7th23WPUJC VaasTM Dilshan
8th10WPUJC VaasSL Malinga
9th3M MuralitharanWPUJC Vaas
10th14WPUJC VaasCRD Fernando

ICC Champions Trophy (ICC KnockOut)

Group A
TeamMWLPTNRR
AUS32140.529
WI32140.009
INDIA31220.482
ENG3122-1.044
Group B
TeamMWLPTNRR
SA32140.767
NZ32140.572
SL3122-0.195
PAK3122-1.107
Qualifying Group
TeamMWLPTNRR
SL33062.672
WI32140.404
BDESH31220.019
ZIM3030-2.927