ICC Cricket World Cup, 14th Match, Group A: Sri Lanka v Kenya at Colombo (RPS), Mar 1, 2011
ICC Cricket World Cup - 14th match, Group A
Sri Lanka won by 9 wickets (with 188 balls remaining)
1 March 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)

Malinga to Ouma, no run, on target right away, going away from the right-hander, landing outside off stump, and beating him as he came forward, not much carry though


Malinga to Ouma, no run, more away movement with that round-arm action, this time he was expecting it and leaves it alone, lot of bounce on this one


Malinga to Ouma, (no ball) 1 run, bangs it in into the body, he fends it away fine on the leg side, Malinga has conceded a free-hit


Malinga to Waters, 1 run, bowls it full and swinging away outside off stump, he slaps it away in front of cover


Malinga to Ouma, no run, bowls it wider outside off this time, consistently getting away movement, left alone


Malinga to Ouma, no run, Malinga is generating lots of bounce now, pitching back of a length outside off and whizzing away from the batsman, who shoulders arms


Malinga to Ouma, no run, now he bowls it on the stumps, on a length, he takes a step out and blocks solidly

Kenya 3/0   SL Malinga 1-0-3-0

Malinga to Waters, OUT, Waters is gone! Malinga gets one of those lethal indipping yorkers bang on target, right on the toes, Waters is hurled in the air with the impact, and goes down on all fours, no one has any doubts about where that was heading, not even Waters, who gets up and starts walking back, no review from Kenya

SR Waters lbw b Malinga 3 (12m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75.00


Malinga to DO Obuya, no run, and another one, almost, Sri Lanka scream as one in appeal, but that was headed down the leg side, it struck him outside the line of leg stump as well, but boy, is Malinga is zeroing on those toes or what


Malinga to DO Obuya, 2 no balls, goes for the magic ball again, but it ends up as a full toss down the pads, tickled away fine, it's a no-ball as well


Malinga to CO Obuya, 1 run, Collins gets this one away in to the off side to get off the strike


Malinga to DO Obuya, no run, uff, Malinga is making them smell leather now, bangs it in short and gets it close to the helmet, he just sways out of the line in the end


Malinga to DO Obuya, no run, this is testing stuff, he goes for the yorker now, it is not as full though, as he gets forward and pushes it down the track


Malinga to DO Obuya, 2 runs, Kenya have no clue about what to do with Malinga, this one was on a length and hurrying on outside off, he goes for a cut, but the edge, eludes a diving Sanga, and bounces past first slip as well

Kenya 13/2   SL Malinga 2-0-8-1

Malinga to CO Obuya, no run, almost another one, the attempted yorker, ends up as a very low full toss, and he gets down the bat in time to push it back to Malinga


Malinga to CO Obuya, no run, now the bouncer, getting big on the batsman outside off stump, who manages to get out of the way, yorker, bouncers, Kenya have no respite


Malinga to CO Obuya, FOUR, in the air, but in the gap, full outside off stump, he went pushing at it from the crease, but it went between cover and point


Malinga to CO Obuya, no run, length ball outside off for a change, it is left alone


Malinga to CO Obuya, FOUR, another one manages to survive, Malinga gets the edge, he went pushing at it from the crease, and it bounced in front of second slip, Kenya get away this time


Malinga to CO Obuya, no run, a rarity, a ball hits the middle of the bat, solidly defended towards cover from the crease

Kenya 22/2   SL Malinga 3-0-16-1

Malinga to DO Obuya, no run, confusion, but no damage, it was fended away in the air off the pads, the non-striker ran the single, half a length of the pitch two times, as David was in no mood to run


Malinga to DO Obuya, no run, super delivery, bounces from a length with that whippy action, moves away outside off stump, he tries to steer it belatedly and is beaten


Malinga to DO Obuya, no run, pushed to extra cover off the front foot


Malinga to DO Obuya, no run, gets into some tangle as this one short of a length climbs on to him, brings it down in front of the wicket


Malinga to DO Obuya, no run, another ripper from Malinga, he is doing as he pleases, and everything is on target, another one gets big on the batsman, and he has to hastily get out of harm;s way in the end


Malinga to DO Obuya, FOUR, a boundary, out of nowhere, full outside off and smashed off the front foot, mid-off dives over the ball to his left, and then escorts it to the boundary

Kenya 27/2   SL Malinga 4-0-20-1

Malinga to DO Obuya, no run, reverse swing is on display. Full yorker just deviating in from outside off, David does well to crunch it out to point


Malinga to DO Obuya, no run, the yorker goes wrong, full toss at 142 kph on middle and David can't connect with the leg side heave


Malinga to DO Obuya, 1 run, hmm, 140.2 kph and tailing in a touch, David is not picking it at all. Goes for a swipe without moving across, and gets an inside edge to square leg


Malinga to CO Obuya, OUT, that's almost the perfect yorker. Collins is on his way. The sling is in. Malinga's catapult side-arm action means it marginally tails away as it comes out of his hand before the laws of fluid dynamics take over. Around halfway down it begins to move in. Collins knows he's in trouble, he tries to cover the line. The ball tails in some more. The bat comes down. Too late, and not playing down the right line. The base of off stump takes a hammering.

CO Obuya b Malinga 52 (121m 100b 4x4 0x6) SR: 52.00


Malinga to Tikolo, 1 wide, another yorker attempted, but this one slips down the leg side.


Malinga to Tikolo, no run, 146.4 kph, Malinga is getting the ball to talk. In Sinhalese. Tikolo almost looks like Kallis, for a fleeting moment, as he spots the deviation and covers the line solidly. Defended back down the track


Malinga to Tikolo, no run, ends with one back of a length outside off, Tikolo guides it carefully into the covers

Kenya 103/3   SL Malinga 5-0-22-2

Malinga to Tikolo, no run, 140.1 kph, back of a length outside off and Tikolo punches into the covers


Malinga to Tikolo, no run, fuller this time, not much tail in the air, 142 kph and Tikolo check-drives to mid off


Malinga to Tikolo, no run, slower yorker this time, Tikolo is forced to adjust the forward defensive and play it down the track, a little uppishly


Malinga to Tikolo, 1 wide, this one slips down the leg side, and it is called wide


Malinga to Tikolo, no run, on target now, not much movement in the air, and Tikolo manages to get bat on it and he forces it to mid off


Malinga to Tikolo, 1 run, length ball, searing in from middle towards leg and it is whipped fluently by Tikolo to deep square leg


Malinga to DO Obuya, 1 run, thunders in with another yorker, follows the batsman backing away to the leg side like a charm. He manages to keep it out though, and goes to the drinks break with all his toes intact.

Kenya 110/3   SL Malinga 6-0-25-2

Malinga to Kamande, OUT, what's that? is it a plane? is it a bird? is it Rhodes? no it's Chamara Silva, a steaming yorker from Malinga, just about dug out by the batsman, but they make the mistake of attempting the single, Silva runs in from midwicket, picks up the ball, and goes flying in to stumps horizontally at the striker's end, catching the batsman way out of his ground, as the replays confirm

JK Kamande run out 1 (4m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33


Malinga to Odhiambo, no run, another yorker length ball but this time wide outside off stump, and pushes it out to point


Malinga to Odhiambo, FOUR, low full toss at 143.3 kph, he gets some bat on it, and it runs away wide of mid off, for a boundary, just seemed a prod


Malinga to Odhiambo, FOUR, now he goes down on a knee and looks to go over cow corner, the outside edge takes it very fine on the off side, no chance for any man, not even third man


Malinga to Odhiambo, 1 leg bye, another full toss, this one is down the leg side, and bounds away off the pads behind square


Malinga to Mishra, OUT, Malinga was trying this when he was firing in those full tosses, gets it right this time, the yorker crashes into the boot, too bad he could not get it out of the way, the umpire gave him the finger, but Kenya go for the review, Malinga is too tight there with the front foot, was it a no-ball, was there some part of the foot behind the landing crease, the ball then moved in late, and would have gone on to just strike leg stump, graze it as it were, the on-field call stands, it's not a no-ball, it is hitting leg, and Mishra's misery is over

T Mishra lbw b Malinga 0 (28m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Kenya 137/7   SL Malinga 7-0-33-3

Malinga to Ongondo, OUT, 144 kph yorker, make way, that is headed only one way, the middle stump is shaken out of its stupor, no chance for the batsman, this is Malinga at his lethal best, want yorker, get yorker, on demand, any time

PJ Ongondo b Malinga 0 (3m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00


Malinga to Ngoche, OUT, take a bow, Lasith Malinga, it's a hat-trick, he had got one on the last ball of his previous over, homes in on middle stump, nothing can stop it, least of all poor Shem Ngoche, who was just about expecting this, but could not do anything to stop it, it scorches its way past the gap between bat and pad, the shatterer of stumps has five

SO Ngoche b Malinga 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00


Malinga to Otieno, 5 wides, goes for four in four, but for once, he does not get the yorker on target, its a full toss way down the leg side


Malinga to Otieno, no run, goes for another one of those crunching deliveries, but this one pitches full and he manages to push it past the bowler


Malinga to Otieno, OUT, it's all over for Kenya, they have been blown away by the marauder, another one sears in on the stumps, nothing can be done about it, it's destined to knock the leg stump out of its position, and does so, the batsman is only a sideshow, everything else is a sideshow, it is only Malinga, the ball, and the stumps, six wickets for the champion, the crowd roar their lungs out, got to feel for Kenya, their only mistake was to come in the way of Malinga and his targets

E Otieno b Malinga 0 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Kenya 142/10   SL Malinga 7.4-0-38-6





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