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    2.5 Kula gets the second wicket, this might be an early finish at this rate, Gunasekara stay is over, plants his front foot forward and cracks that towards cover, a low catch clasped by the fielder who barely had to move, Canada have lost their openers 8/2
    1.1 Perera starts with a beauty, Davison is gone for a first-baller, a short of length ball that moves in a touch, not sure whether there was an inside-edge on that, Davison looking to push the ball towards mid-off, the ball ends up crashing into the stumps, Perera is a wicket-taker, he was Sri Lanka's leading wicket-taker in one-dayers last year, first ball wicket in the World Cup for him 0/1
    3.6 Perera gets his second, Canada's collapsing here, a length ball that strikes Surkari on the pads in front of middle, that was going on to hit, no doubt about it, the umpire didn't have any, he raises the finger, and Canada are three down 12/3
    17.5 Murali couldn't get a wicket, neither could Mendis or Dilshan, but Samaraweera ,their fourth choice spinner, can, he has Hansra out stumped as the batsman looking to force the ball through covers, he had dragged his back leg out of the crease, couldn't get it back in before Sanga took the bails off, Sanga was very confident that was out even before the third umpire was called for, sanada lose their fourth, it was the arm ball from Samaraweera that brought about the dismissal, he had started out as a specialist offpsinner remember 42/4
    21.3 Murali has the doosra, but Thisara has the theesra. Fast length ball outside off, Bagai flashes at it without moving the feet. Thin edge, safely through to Sanga. 53/5
    31.3 aha, you can hit Murali for a couple of sixes, but you can't get away from him can you? Murali foxes Cheema out with another doosra, Cheema did not pick it as it broke away from the like of off stump. Cheema was playing for off spin and looking to launch it straight, it took the outside edge and ended in short third man's hand 103/8
    24.3 this is dream bowling from Kula. Superb offcutter, landed on the seam and reared up like a monster as it moved away. Tyson was squared up big time there. In fact he became (Tyson)^2. Ended taking the outside edge as he desperately tried to get bat on it. Sanga gobbles it behind the stumps. 68/6
    26.2 Kula delivers a surprisingly pacy bouncer and Chohan is taken aback as he shapes to pull in haste. That either took top edge or shoulder before ballooning up and Sanga pouched it as he tumbled forward. Cleanly taken, so the umpires are checking what that hit. Replays say it went off the glove, so Chohan is on the way back. He's a little confused, he seemed to suggest it hit the shoulder 74/7
    not out
    33.2 and that's that. Tossed up on middle and leg, Balaji sweeps again without any intention of keeping it down. Catching practice for the man at deep backward square leg. Baidwan hangs around, waiting for Osinde to come out. 111/9
    36.5 and that's the end of that, the crowd roars, at least the portion of the crowd that stayed behind, loads left realising what a one-sided encounter was in store, the batsman looks to swing that to the leg side, it was a googly, clips the off bail, Canada have folded for 122 122/10
    13 (lb 8, nb 1, w 4)
    122 all out (36.5 Overs, RR: 3.31)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (JM Davison, 1.1 ov), 2-8 (R Gunasekera, 2.5 ov), 3-12 (ZE Surkari, 3.6 ov), 4-42 (AS Hansra, 17.5 ov), 5-53 (A Bagai, 21.3 ov), 6-68 (TG Gordon, 24.3 ov), 7-74 (Khurram Chohan, 26.2 ov), 8-103 (Rizwan Cheema, 31.3 ov), 9-111 (WD Balaji Rao, 33.2 ov), 10-122 (H Osinde, 36.5 ov)
    KMDN Kulasekara6.021632.66262000
    NLTC Perera7.002433.42303000
    BAW Mendis7.531812.29372010
    M Muralitharan9.003824.22372231
    TM Dilshan5.001402.80170000
    TT Samaraweera2.00412.0080000

Match Details



Sri Lanka , elected to bat first

Player of the match

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Hours of play (local time)

14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00, Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15

Match days

20 February 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)

ODI debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee


Sri Lanka 2, Canada 0

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