Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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
CO 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
CO 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
CO 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
CO 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 (2 runs required from 31.2 overs, RR: 7.83, RRR: 0.06)

  • Upul Tharanga63 (57b)
  • Kumar Sangakkara26 (22b)
  • Shem Ngoche4-0-39-0
  • Collins 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.
17.4
4
Ngoche to Tharanga, FOUR runs, Tharanga is hurrying away now, he's past 50 and looking to end the agony. Prances down the track and scythes on the up through the covers for four more
17.3
2
Ngoche to Tharanga, 2 runs, and a cheeky couple this time, played very softly into the covers and they are off for one more as the fielder converges slowly on it.
17.2
4
Ngoche to Tharanga, FOUR runs, Tharanga dumps one down the ground, runs down the pitch, gets to the flight of the ball and tees off high and handsome for four.
17.1
1
Ngoche to Sangakkara, 1 run, tossed up on leg stump, swept square for a single

END OF OVER:
17 | 8 Runs | SL: 122/1 (21 runs required from 31.2 overs, RR: 7.17, RRR: 0.63)

  • Kumar Sangakkara25 (21b)
  • Upul Tharanga45 (52b)
  • Collins Obuya1-0-8-0
  • Shem Ngoche3-0-20-0
16.6
1
CO Obuya to Sangakkara, 1 run, on the pads, worked off the pads to midwicket for one
16.5
0
CO Obuya to Sangakkara, no run, over-pitched on off stump, too close to the batsman for him to get timing into the shot
16.4
1
CO Obuya to Tharanga, 1 run, fuller on the leg stump, worked off the toes quietly to square leg for one
16.3
0
CO Obuya to Tharanga, no run, straighter one outside off, Tharanga doesn't pick it, and plays inside the line
16.2
1
CO Obuya to Sangakkara, 1 run, lands this one, and in the right area, Sanga stays back and looks to force through the leg side
16.2
4
CO Obuya to Sangakkara, FOUR runs, well, I can see why he's stopped bowling. A nonsense full toss, that's a lolly-pop and a dolly rolled in one, with chocolate sauce dripping from it, Sanga smacks it through midwicket.
16.1
1w
CO Obuya to Sangakkara, 1 wide, slips the first one down the leg side.

Aha, a slice of 2003. Collins Obuya comes on.

END OF OVER:
16 | 4 Runs | SL: 114/1 (29 runs required from 31.2 overs, RR: 7.12, RRR: 0.85)

  • Upul Tharanga44 (50b)
  • Kumar Sangakkara19 (17b)
  • Shem Ngoche3-0-20-0
  • Elijah Otieno4-0-26-1
15.6
0
Ngoche to Tharanga, no run, ooh, huge appeal for caught behind turned down, and they decide not to review. Short of a length outside off, he goes for the cut and misses. They went up very confidently, but decided not to review it.