Player of the Match
Player of the Match

The Malinga show. Hat-trick, six wickets, all fire and fury, all deadly precision. Kenya were 102 for 2 at some stage, when was that, seems another era. They did well to come out of the twin setbacks early on, but could not do anything about Lasith. Sri Lanka have an easy chase on hand. Join us in a while for that. You could use our Player Rater function till then to tell us what you think of the performances so far today. And if you are on the move, even if you are not, make sure you check out our smartphone apps.

43.4
W
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

43.3
0
Malinga to Otieno, no run, goes for another one of those crunching deliveries, but this one pitches full and he manages to push it past the bowler
43.3
5w
Malinga to Otieno, 5 wides, goes for four in four, but for once, he does not get the yorker on target, its a full toss way down the leg side
43.2
W
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

43.1
W
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

END OF OVER:
43 | (maiden) | KENYA: 137/7 | RR: 3.18

  • Nehemiah Odhiambo8 (10b)
  • Peter Ongondo0 (0b)
  • Ajantha Mendis9-2-23-0
  • Lasith Malinga7-0-33-3
42.6
0
Mendis to Odhiambo, no run, super stuff from Ajantha, too good for Odhiambo, flight and turn from off stump, he pushes forward and misses, the ball misses off stump, Sanga grimaces
42.5
0
Mendis to Odhiambo, no run, the googly again, he goes back and tries to cut it past short third man, but cannot
42.4
0
Mendis to Odhiambo, no run, this one hurries straight on from a length, and he pushes hard at it, but the ball lands safely on the off side
42.3
0
Mendis to Odhiambo, no run, Sanga gathers another one as the batsman cannot fathom what Ajantha is upto
42.2
0
Mendis to Odhiambo, no run, the tossed up wrong 'un, he does not pick it, and pushes it away in the end
42.1
0
Mendis to Odhiambo, no run, follows this one as it goes away from outside off stump, Sanga collects it

END OF OVER:
42 | 9 Runs 2 Wkts | KENYA: 137/7 | RR: 3.26

  • Nehemiah Odhiambo8 (4b)
  • Lasith Malinga7-0-33-3
  • Muttiah Muralitharan8-0-24-1
41.6
W
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

41.5
1lb
Malinga to Odhiambo, 1 leg bye, another full toss, this one is down the leg side, and bounds away off the pads behind square
41.4
4
Malinga to Odhiambo, FOUR runs, now he goes down on a knee and looks to go over cow corner, the outside edge takes it very fine on the off side, no chance for any man, not even third man
41.3
4
Malinga to Odhiambo, FOUR runs, low full toss at 143.3 kph, he gets some bat on it, and it runs away wide of mid off, for a boundary, just seemed a prod
41.2
0
Malinga to Odhiambo, no run, another yorker length ball but this time wide outside off stump, and pushes it out to point
41.1
W
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 (Silva) 1 (4m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Vijay: "There is a mini moral-victory in the offing here for Kenya, against all the main teams, if they play their Powerplay overs well." Lasith is back

END OF OVER:
41 | 1 Run 1 Wkt | KENYA: 128/5 | RR: 3.12

  • Tanmay Mishra0 (12b)
  • Jimmy Kamande1 (2b)
  • Muttiah Muralitharan8-0-24-1
  • Nuwan Kulasekara9-1-18-1
40.6
0
Muralitharan to Mishra, no run, rides the bounce and turn on this one to play it backward of square leg
40.5
0
Muralitharan to Mishra, no run, more defence from Mishra, that's what he is doing at the moment