Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    7.3 pull shot, not onto it at all, ball loops into the air, and Wickers runs around easily on mid on to take a catch in the mid wicket area 21/1
    20.4 pathetic shot, reaching to far for it, trying the cover drive, a thin edge makes its merry way into the keeper's gloves 81/4
    10.5 trying to defend outsid ethe off stump, inside edge clips the leg stump, that's the end of the pinch hitter 34/2
    19.2 leaning forward and glancing, but direct to Jayasuriya at the short fine leg, an easy throw to the bowler's end for the run out 78/3
    39.4 reverse sweep, top edge loops over his should and Kalu dives and takes the catch on the on side, stupid shot, there's a lesson to be leant there 162/8
    22.4 playing wide across the line, just a faint outside edge, Campbell isn't happy, but it's hard to tell if he's cranky with the umpire or peeved with himself 89/5
    25.5 trying to play it on the on side again, oh dear oh dear, leading edge again, but this time there *is* a slip, Ranatunga juggles the catch before diving and rolling and catching 94/6
    39.3 played to Vaas at backward point, quick fielding for the quick single, throws to Jaya at the bowler's end who gathers whilst Carlisle dives, TV called, out 162/7
    47 another reverse sweep, what a load of rubbish, are they deliberately trying to embarress themselves? easy catch to the square leg 176/9
    not out
    not out
    9 (lb 3, w 6)
    197/9 (50 Overs, RR: 3.94)
    Fall of wickets: 1-21 (NC Johnson, 7.3 ov), 2-34 (PA Strang, 10.5 ov), 3-78 (MW Goodwin, 19.2 ov), 4-81 (GW Flower, 20.4 ov), 5-89 (ADR Campbell, 22.4 ov), 6-94 (GJ Whittall, 25.5 ov), 7-162 (SV Carlisle, 39.3 ov), 8-162 (A Flower, 39.4 ov), 9-176 (HH Streak, 46.6 ov)
    WPUJC Vaas1014704.7010
    KEA Upashantha1014314.3040
    GP Wickramasinghe1013033.0000
    DPMD Jayawardene10808.0000
    M Muralitharan1022922.9010
    ST Jayasuriya702814.0000
    PA de Silva20904.5000

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