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)

Kulasekara to Ouma, OUT, Kula strikes with his second delivery! that inward movement from a length, he was pushing forward outside the line, was struck on the knee roll in front of the stumps, umpire gave him out right away, Ouma goes for the review, but that is hitting middle of middle, and Kenya's troubles continue

MA Ouma lbw b Kulasekara 1 (7m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28

Kenya 4/1   SR Waters 2* (2b)   KMDN Kulasekara 0.2-0-1-1

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

Kenya 8/2   CO Obuya 3* (3b)   SL Malinga 1.1-0-3-1

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

Kenya 102/3   DO Obuya 38* (81b 3x4)   SL Malinga 4.4-0-21-2

Mathews to Tikolo, OUT, Dilshan plucks a rocket out of the air, and is mighty pleased with it, it was short and wide, Angelo is lucky to get that one, it was bashed off the back foot hard and scorched its way to Dilshan at point. who took it cleanly around chest height, Angelo smiles, Tikolo walks back

SO Tikolo c Dilshan b Mathews 7 (20m 17b 1x4 0x6) SR: 41.17

Kenya 120/4   DO Obuya 45* (92b 3x4)   AD Mathews 6.2-0-19-1

Muralitharan to DO Obuya, OUT, Murali jogs in, and bowls a flighted one from round the stumps, he goes down for the slog sweep, and picks out the man at deep midwicket with precision, looped away high in the air and came down in his hands nicely, Obuya is gone

DO Obuya c Samaraweera b Muralitharan 51 (158m 106b 3x4 0x6) SR: 48.11

Kenya 127/5   T Mishra 0* (9b)   M Muralitharan 7.1-0-23-1

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

Kenya 128/6   T Mishra 0* (12b)   SL Malinga 6.1-0-25-2

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   NN Odhiambo 8* (4b 2x4)   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

Kenya 137/8   NN Odhiambo 8* (10b 2x4)   SL Malinga 7.1-0-33-4

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

Kenya 137/9   NN Odhiambo 8* (10b 2x4)   SL Malinga 7.2-0-33-5

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   NN Odhiambo 8* (10b 2x4)   SL Malinga 7.4-0-38-6





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