result
45th Match, Super Eights, St George's, Apr 18 2007, ICC World Cup
(10/50 ov, target 78)81/2
Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets (with 240 balls remaining)
player of the match
end of over 108 runs
SL: 81/2CRR: 8.10 
Mahela Jayawardene39 (27)
Sanath Jayasuriya24 (20)
Kenny Carroll1-0-8-0
Kevin O'Brien1-0-4-0

Well, that was emphatic. Sri Lanka hardly got a work-out there, having already qualified of course, and they were really the men out there.

Ireland bow out of the competition with their worst defeat. Having said that, some excellent Irish performances has lent credence to the Associates. So, Sri Lanka hardly putting a collective foot wrong and they will now be continuing their march in the semi-finals some time next week.

Thanks for joining us today. If you're keen to tune in tomorrow, it will be Bangladesh and West Indies.

"Everyone did very well," confirms a smiling Jayasuriya. Quite so.

9.6
4
Carroll to Mahela Jayawardene, FOUR runs

short, and that's driven off the back foot through point and that's the match

9.5
Carroll to Mahela Jayawardene, no run

dinked into the gully

9.4
Carroll to Mahela Jayawardene, no run

"Bowled!" - that one came out of the back of the hand and the keeper loves it. You've got to admire the enthusiasm

9.3
Carroll to Mahela Jayawardene, no run

full toss, and Jayawardene laughs after being taken by surprise, just driving that to cover

9.2
4
Carroll to Mahela Jayawardene, FOUR runs

outside off and that's driven into (and not tino, as I just mistyped, wrong teams) the covers, ah, in front of point in fact

9.1
Carroll to Mahela Jayawardene, no run
end of over 94 runs
SL: 73/2CRR: 8.11 RRR: 0.12 • Need 5 runs from 41 overs
Sanath Jayasuriya24 (20)
Mahela Jayawardene31 (21)
Kevin O'Brien1-0-4-0
Andre Botha1-0-4-0

And it's Kenny Carroll. Can he deliver? Oh go on, you liked that one

8.6
K O'Brien to Jayasuriya, no run

outside off and that's poked off the back foot into the covers

8.5
K O'Brien to Jayasuriya, no run

dragged down and that's driven into the covers

8.4
4
K O'Brien to Jayasuriya, FOUR runs

outside off, again, and this time picks the gap through the covers

8.3
K O'Brien to Jayasuriya, no run

outside off and that's driven to the covers

8.2
K O'Brien to Jayasuriya, no run

outside off, driven firmly to cover where Rankin closes on that one well, to his right

The breeze is getting up a touch, for what it's worth

8.1
K O'Brien to Jayasuriya, no run

on the money first up, right up there, and that's defended well