Result
11th Match, Johannesburg, Sep 15 2007, Group C, ICC World Twenty20
164/7
(18.5/20 ov, target 165)
168/3
Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
2y
• Dileep Premachandran

Jayasuriya stars in Sri Lankan win

A Man-of-the-Match performance from Sanath Jayasuriya helped Sri Lanka chase down New Zealand's 164 for 7 with seven wickets to spare

Match centre 
Scorecard summary
New Zealand164/7(20 overs)
Sri Lanka168/3(18.5 overs)

Sri Lanka have won both their league matches rather convincingly. The players from both camps shake hands.

Man of the Match: Sanath Jayasuriya

One more match to go tonight. Bangladesh v South Africa. For now, on behalf of Anand Vasu, my co-commentator, this is Sriram Veera signing off.

18.5
4
Gillespie to Silva, FOUR runs
Streaky edge through the vacant slip region does the trick. Full and angling across Silva who tries to flash it through cover.
18.4
Gillespie to Silva, no run
yorker length, on the middle and leg stump line, stabbed to midwicket. Chamara Silva is teasing the spectators

Seven men in the ring now

18.3
Gillespie to Silva, no run
from round the stumps, full and slanted across Chamara Silva who square drives to cover point
18.2
Gillespie to Silva, no run
bouncer, over the middle stump line, sways away
18.1
2
Gillespie to Silva, 2 runs
the scores are level. Full and outside off, driven through point
end of over 1811 runs • 1 wicket
SL: 162/3CRR: 9 • RRR: 1.50 • Need 3 from 12b
Chamara Silva3 (2)
Mahela Jayawardene35 (18)
Daniel Vettori4-0-23-2
Mark Gillespie2-0-23-0

HRG informs me that Jayasuriya has hit ten sixes in Twenty20 games.

17.6
1
Vettori to Silva, 1 run
drifting in on the middle and off, poked to the on side
17.5
2
Vettori to Silva, 2 runs
again slow and spinning away, cut to deep point
17.4
1
Vettori to Jayawardene, 1 run
slower in the air this time, spun past the off stump, Mahela cuts to deep point
17.3
w
Vettori to Jayasuriya, OUT
comes down the track again, Vettori fires it short and quick and Jayasuriya pulls it to deep midwicket
ST Jayasuriya c Fulton b Vettori 61 (44b 6x4 3x6) SR: 138.63
17.2
6
Vettori to Jayasuriya, SIX runs
jumps down the track and lofts it just over the ropes at the long-on region.
17.1
1
Vettori to Jayawardene, 1 run
on the middle stump line, fullish, worked behind square leg
end of over 174 runs
SL: 151/2CRR: 8.88 • RRR: 4.66 • Need 14 from 18b
Mahela Jayawardene33 (16)
Sanath Jayasuriya55 (42)
Mark Gillespie2-0-23-0
Jacob Oram2-0-21-0
16.6
1
Gillespie to Jayawardene, 1 run
overpitched outside off stump, drilled hard to deep point. That one sped across the turf.
16.5
1lb
Gillespie to Jayasuriya, 1 leg bye
full again, another swipe across the line doesn't connect and it runs off the pad to the off side
16.4
Gillespie to Jayasuriya, no run
low swinging full toss from round the stumps, Jayasuriya edges it to the pad again.
16.3
1
Gillespie to Jayawardene, 1 run
driven hard to mid-off, Bond fires in a throw at the non-striker's end but misses and Jayawardene survives
16.2
1
Gillespie to Jayasuriya, 1 run
just short of yorker length, homing in on the off stump, Jayasuriya opens his stance up and tries to swipe it across the line, gets an inside-edge on to the pad
16.1
Gillespie to Jayasuriya, no run
from round the stumps, yorker length on the off stump, stabbed back to the bowler
end of over 1612 runs
SL: 147/2CRR: 9.18 • RRR: 4.50 • Need 18 from 24b
Mahela Jayawardene31 (14)
Sanath Jayasuriya54 (38)
Jacob Oram2-0-21-0
Shane Bond4-0-45-0
15.6
6
Oram to Jayawardene, SIX runs
That's a biggie! Full in length, on the middle and leg, Jayawardene cleared the front foot and smoked it over deep midwicket. Effortless strike.
Best performances - batsmen
LRPL Taylor
62 runs (43)
3 fours
3 sixes
Control60%
Productive shot
leg glance
36 runs
1 fours
3 sixes
4392120626
ST Jayasuriya
61 runs (44)
6 fours
3 sixes
Control44%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
14 runs
3 fours
0 sixes
1810270843
Best performances - bowlers
DL Vettori
O
4
M
0
R
23
W
2
Eco
5.75
CRD Fernando
O
4
M
0
R
31
W
2
Eco
7.75
Match details
The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
TossNew Zealand , elected to bat first
SeriesICC World Twenty20 2007
Player Of The Match
Sanath Jayasuriya
Match numberT20I no. 30
Season2007/08
Hours of play (local time)First Session 14:00-15:20, Interval 15:20-15:40, Second Session 15:40-17:00
Match days15 September 2007 (20-over match)
Umpires
Mark Benson
Daryl Harper
TV Umpire
Nigel Llong
Reserve Umpire
Karl Hurter
Match Referee
Chris Broad
PointsSri Lanka 2, New Zealand 0