Player of the Match
Player of the Match
32.5
6
Clarke to Malinga, SIX runs, now that's a big one. Malinga's got a great eye, dancing and leaning into that one to sail it over long-on with an admirable aerial drive
28.6
4
Tait to Dilshan, FOUR runs, low full toss and that's swiped away with a deliciously timed pull through midwicket - clean shot, cool result
27.4
4
Bracken to Silva, FOUR runs, horrible delivery and help yourself - well turned off his thighs behind square, a very neat flick through fine leg
27.2
4
Bracken to Dilshan, FOUR runs, width outside off, Dilshan plants his left leg towards mid-on and opens up to give himself room to drive through cover. Great timing
26.2
6
Clarke to Silva, SIX runs, top shot, really very good indeed. A half-tracker that just hits a squidgy part of the track and sits up innocently, only to be hooked with consummate timing, flat, over midwicket
21.5
4
Hogg to Jayawardene, FOUR runs, terrific shot - a very bold stroke, in fact, sweeping it well in front of him, scooping it behind square for four
20.4
4
Watson to Jayasuriya, FOUR runs, oh, poor ball from Watson - down the leg side and he flicks it, easily, neatly, past Tait at short fine-leg for four
19.4
4
Hogg to Sangakkara, FOUR runs, hammered on the front foot through extra cover, sweetly stroked with immense timing - and placed quite beautifully, bisecting the two on the boundary
15.1
4
Tait to Sangakkara, FOUR runs, Sangakkara imparts more velocity to the projectile. Fast, full, on the off stump and Sangakkara stands tall and whips it through point. Lara would have been impressed. Game on!
14.2
4
Bracken to Sangakkara, FOUR runs, ooh. Super shot. Backs away outside leg, Bracken sends it on a length, on the off and middle, Sangakkara maintains his balance, head still and the flashing blade comes down in a hurry and he square-drives it through point.
13.6
4
McGrath to Sangakkara, FOUR runs, aha ... another one. McGrath hurls in a bumper, it rises chest-high, on the middle and leg, Sangakkara swivels nicely and pulls it behind square-leg.
13.5
4
McGrath to Sangakkara, FOUR runs, The white ball is beginning to fly everywhere. This one whistled through cover. Fullish, outside off and Sangakkara went down on his knee to cream it through the off side. McGrath is getting the treatment. Now that's a surprise.
13.4
6
McGrath to Sangakkara, SIX runs, Sangakkara's best shot of the tournament. Charges down the track like a marauder and smokes a back of length delivery over deep midwicket.
12.5
4
Watson to Jayasuriya, FOUR runs, not for nothing he is the Matera blaster. Short of length and outside off and he carves it over point. Unadulterated hitting. Classic Jayasuriya.
12.4
4
Watson to Jayasuriya, FOUR runs, short of length, on the off and middle, Jayasuriya, again, keeps the front leg outside the line and flat-bats it over the bowler's head. The runs are coming. In a hurry.
12.2
4
Watson to Jayasuriya, FOUR runs, Jayasuriya goes down town. In style. Front leg out of the line and he biffs a length-delivery over mid-on.
10.6
4
Watson to Jayasuriya, FOUR runs, short and wide outside off stump, you just cannot afford to give Jayasuriya width, he latches on to it in a flash and cuts hard past point for four
5.6
4
Tait to Jayasuriya, FOUR runs, four more and Sanath is motoring along now. Short and outside off, Jayasuriya simply carves it over the slip cordon for another four. This is what they need now, sensible whacking
5.5
4
Tait to Jayasuriya, FOUR runs, Slash, that was full and wide and Jayasuriya brings out the rapier, creaming a most brutal square drive. Rubbing salt into Watson's wounds, who mops up from third man
5.1
4
Tait to Jayasuriya, FOUR runs, Thwack from Jayasuriya and that's a four. Too full and slightly wide, that's enough for Sanath to flay it mercilessly through extra cover for a cracking four
3.1
4
Tait to Sangakkara, FOUR runs, short of a length from Tait and Sangakkara stands tall and drives it sweetly through point for a fine four. Mimimum effort and he stylishly puts it away
2.3
4
Bracken to Jayasuriya, FOUR runs, Width offered and the broad Jayasuriya blade goes for the rapacious slash, it comes off the middle of the bat and races away to cover for a sizzling four. He's standing way outside the crease to negate the swing and all he needs it some room to let the bat do the talking
0.1
4
Bracken to Tharanga, FOUR runs, What a start! Walking down the track to Bracken and slashing a wide one through the covers for a four. Start as you wish to go along.
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Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st7ST JayasuriyaWU Tharanga
2nd116ST JayasuriyaKC Sangakkara
3rd22ST JayasuriyaDPMD Jayawardene
4th11DPMD JayawardeneLPC Silva
5th32TM DilshanLPC Silva
6th2RP ArnoldLPC Silva
7th4WPUJC VaasRP Arnold
8th17WPUJC VaasSL Malinga
9th4WPUJC VaasCRD Fernando

World Cup

Super Eights
TeamMWLPTNRR
AUS770142.4
SL752101.483
NZ752100.253
SA74380.313
ENG7346-0.394
WI7254-0.566
BDESH7162-1.514
IRE7162-1.73
Group A
TeamMWLPTNRR
AUS33063.433
SA32142.403
NL3122-2.527
SCOT3030-3.793
Group B
TeamMWLPTNRR
SL33063.493
BDESH3214-1.523
INDIA31221.206
BMUDA3030-4.345
Group C
TeamMWLPTNRR
NZ33062.138
ENG32140.418
KENYA3122-1.194
CAN3030-1.389
Group D
TeamMWLPTNRR
WI33060.764
IRE3113-0.092
PAK31220.089
ZIM3021-0.886