Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

CO Obuya
52(100) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %60%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 2 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1
WU Tharanga
67(59) 12x4 - 0x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 16 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
0 0 2 0 1 0 4 14

Best performances - Bowlers

E Otieno
O4.0
M0
R26
W1
Eco6.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SL Malinga
O7.4
M0
R38
W6
Eco4.95
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Right then, that winds up our coverage of this mismatch. Join us tomorrow for England v Ireland. On behalf of Abhishek and the rest of the gang, this is Nitin Sundar signing off. Here is Sid R's match bulletin. Cheers and be good!

Malinga is the Man of the Match: I am sorry, I can't translate the Sinhalese exchange between Russel Arnold and Malinga, but the smiles seem to suggest both of them are quite chuffed!

Sangakkara: "It was important to come back from Saturday. We showed we are mentally strong and finished it off today. We were trying for early wickets, and they were looking to play 50 overs. Lasith, the champion did it again for us."

Kamande: "We were looking for 230, but things did not work out. We were in a good position for 35 overs, but then the damage happened. If the Obuyas could have been there till the end, things could have been different. We have seen Malinga before, he's a world-class bowler - congrats to him. Now Malinga is out of the way, we have to concentrate on what's coming."

Dilshan: "Unfortunately I got out again in 40s and 50s, want to make a 100 in the next couple of game. Malinga is a great attacking bowler, its great to have him back. Good track this for one-day cricket. We needed this win, it is good preparation ahead of the Aussies on Saturday."

18.4
4
Obuya to Tharanga, FOUR runs, SL have exacted crushing revenge for 2003, and symbolically it is sealed off the bowling of the hero of that upset - Collins Obuya. Flighted outside off, Tharanga swung with freedom over the covers and easily got it to go all the way.
18.3
0
Obuya to Tharanga, no run, full-pitched on the pads, Tharanga tries to swipe across the line, but misses. Huge appeal, turned down and not reviewed.
18.2
1
Obuya to Sangakkara, 1 run, now he gets the single, worked to the off side and it is over to Tharanga to end the game.
18.1
0
Obuya to Sangakkara, no run, on Sanga's pads, he dinks it along to square leg but can't get the single.

Two to win. Some thumping this.

END OF OVER:
18 | 19 Runs | SL: 141/1

  • WU Tharanga63 (57b)
  • KC Sangakkara26 (22b)
  • SO Ngoche4-0-39-0
  • CO Obuya1-0-8-0

Amit: "Wonder why did the ICC planned warm up matches when they had teams like Kenya,Ireland, Canada in the competition. ...this World cup just seems streched like an already chewed bubble-gum ..."

17.6
4
Ngoche to Tharanga, FOUR runs, another hat-trick. This time of fours. Tharanga jumps out to a wide of off stump delivery and lofts it cleanly over the infield. The man running back from covers put in the slide and ended up in a mess along the ropes.
17.5
4
Ngoche to Tharanga, FOUR runs, and now a short ball, Tharanga is cashing in on the freebies, stays beside the line and cracks it square.

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

CO Obuya
52(100) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %60%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 2 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1
WU Tharanga
67(59) 12x4 - 0x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 16 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
0 0 2 0 1 0 4 14

Best performances - Bowlers

E Otieno
O4.0
M0
R26
W1
Eco6.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SL Malinga
O7.4
M0
R38
W6
Eco4.95
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

ICC Cricket World Cup

Pool A
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
NZ660012.0002.564
AUS64109.0002.257
SL64208.0000.371
BDESH63207.0000.136
ENG62404.000-0.754
AFG61502.000-1.853
SCOT60600.000-2.218
Pool B
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
INDIA660012.0001.827
SA64208.0001.707
PAK64208.000-0.085
WI63306.000-0.053
IRE63306.000-0.932
ZIM61502.000-0.527
UAE60600.000-2.032