RESULT
45th Match, Super Eights, St George's, April 18, 2007, ICC World Cup
(10/50 ov, T:78) 81/2

Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets (with 240 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
4/25
farveez-maharoof
Ireland Innings
Sri Lanka Innings
Match Details
Ireland  (50 ovs maximum)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Jeremy Bray c Arnold b Maharoof2029324068.96
William Porterfield c Jayasuriya b Maharoof1751791033.33
Andre Botha c †Sangakkara b Maharoof022000.00
Eoin Morgan c †Sangakkara b Maharoof011000.00
Niall O'Brien c †Sangakkara b Muralidaran428460014.28
Kevin O'Brien c Jayasuriya b Muralidaran24140050.00
Kenny Carroll  b Muralidaran021000.00
Trent Johnston (c)run out (Maharoof)045000.00
Kyle McCallan lbw b Muralidaran0910000.00
Dave Langford-Smith lbw b Vaas1821292185.71
Boyd Rankin not out 717201041.17
Extras(lb 5, nb 2, w 2)9
TOTAL27.4 Ov (RR: 2.78, 125 Mts)77
Fall of wickets: 1-28 (Jeremy Bray, 7.3 ov), 2-28 (Andre Botha, 7.5 ov), 3-28 (Eoin Morgan, 7.6 ov), 4-46 (William Porterfield, 17.6 ov), 5-48 (Niall O'Brien, 18.2 ov), 6-48 (Kenny Carroll, 18.4 ov), 7-49 (Trent Johnston, 19.4 ov), 8-49 (Kevin O'Brien, 20.1 ov), 9-54 (Kyle McCallan, 22.4 ov), 10-77 (Dave Langford-Smith, 27.4 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Chaminda Vaas5.411813.17262001
27.4 to D Langford-Smith, and he's rapped on the back pad, trying to pull it, and that's utterly, completely plumb. 77/10
Nuwan Kulasekara731001.42361000
Farveez Maharoof1032542.50482101
7.3 to JP Bray, slower ball, Bray gets a leading edge which loops into the off side and Arnold races in from cover and takes a good catch diving forward, inches from the ground. 28/1
7.5 to AC Botha, short of a length outside off, no foot movement and Sangakkara takes an oh-so-routine catch. Two balls, no runs ... the experiment of promoting Botha up the order might not be seen as a complete success .... 28/2
7.6 to EJG Morgan, the normally cynical office leap up as one at a quite brilliant one-handed catch from Sangakkara. Eion Morgan nicked the ball, Sangakkara was heading to leg, but readjusted and dived to his left, clutching the ball in the fingertips of his left hand. It was almost past him as he grabbed it. Amazing. 28/3
17.6 to WTS Porterfield, goddim. A frustrated sort of shot, skipping down the pitch and trying to flick him over midwicket. But he got a leading edge to Jayasuriya at mid-on who only had to jog back three or four metres to take a simple catch. 46/4
Muthiah Muralidaran501943.80223020
18.2 to NJ O'Brien, goddim! A beautiful delivery, albeit not very well played. On off stump, angling across the left hander and turning further away from his meek defensive poke, handing the keeper an easy catch just to his left. 48/5
18.4 to KED Carroll, gone! Oh dear. Carroll tried to sweep but lost his balance and the doosra from Murali crept beneath his bat to knock over leg stump. 48/6
20.1 to KJ O'Brien, another leading edge; another wicket. He tried to turn it to leg but the spin was too great...the ball flies to Jayasuriya at mid-on who takes a useful catch diving forward. 49/8
22.4 to WK McCallan, oh dear. He shoulders arms, attempting to pad it away and he's trapped absolutely plumb in front. Mark Benson, the umpire, raises his finger as quick as a cat...almost before Murali appealed, even. 54/9
Sri Lanka  (T: 78 runs from 50 ovs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Upul Tharanga c Porterfield b Rankin075000.00
Sanath Jayasuriya not out 24205131120.00
Kumar Sangakkara c Carroll b Langford-Smith1091510111.11
Mahela Jayawardene (c)not out 39273061144.44
Extras(nb 3, w 5)8
TOTAL10 Ov (RR: 8.10, 51 Mts)81/2
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Upul Tharanga, 0.6 ov), 2-25 (Kumar Sangakkara, 3.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Boyd Rankin403619.00132223
0.6 to WU Tharanga, short, cut to gully off the back foot and that's a very tidy catch indeed!. 1/1
Dave Langford-Smith302919.6674030
3.2 to KC Sangakkara, outside off, driven on the up and that's taken in the covers, snapped up. That was travelling and that's a marvellous catch. 25/2
Andre Botha10404.0051000
Kevin O'Brien10404.0051000
Kenny Carroll10808.0042000
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MATCH DETAILS
National Cricket Stadium, St George's, Grenada
TossSri Lanka, elected to field first
Series
Season2006/07
Player Of The Match
Sri Lanka
Farveez Maharoof
Match numberODI no. 2575
Hours of play (local time)09.30 start, First Session 09.30-13.00. Interval 13.00-13.45, Second Session 13.45-17.15
Match days18 April 2007 - day (50-over match)
Umpires
West Indies
Billy Doctrove
England
Mark Benson
TV Umpire
Australia
Daryl Harper
Reserve Umpire
Pakistan
Aleem Dar
Match Referee
England
Chris Broad
PointsSri Lanka 2, Ireland 0
MATCH NOTES
  • Ireland innings
  • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
  • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
  • Drinks: Ireland - 44/3 in 17.0 overs (WTS Porterfield 16, NJ O'Brien 3)
  • Ireland: 50 runs in 20.4 overs (127 balls), Extras 6
  • Sri Lanka innings
  • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 5.5 overs (43 balls), Extras 8
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 38 balls (ST Jayasuriya 15, DPMD Jayawardene 35, Ex 2)
  • Official Attendance - 7,335
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ICC World Cup
Super Eights
TEAMMWLPTNRR
AUS770142.400
SL752101.483
NZ752100.253
SA74380.313
ENG7346-0.394
WI7254-0.566
BAN7162-1.514
IRE7162-1.730
Group A
TEAMMWLPTNRR
AUS33063.433
SA32142.403
NED3122-2.527
SCOT3030-3.793
Group B
TEAMMWLPTNRR
SL33063.493
BAN3214-1.523
IND31221.206
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