4th Match, Group B, Port of Spain, Mar 15 2007, ICC World Cup
(24.4/50 ov, target 322)78
Sri Lanka won by 243 runs
player of the match

So, a huge win for Sri Lanka in their Group B opener, 243 runs. They earlier blasted their way to 321-6 after electing to bat first, with captain Jayawardene, Sangakkara and World Cup debutant Chamara Silva each racking up half-centuries. It was always going to be a total out of Bermuda's reach. No batsman, bar the cavalier Lionell Cann, got going. Vaas and Malinga struck early, and Maharoof joined in with two in his first over to reduce the minnows to 39 for 7. Muralitharan was given a chance, and he too joined the fun with 2 for 28. Maharoof finished with the best figures, 4 for 23.

Thats all we have for you today/tonight, folks. Do join us for two matches tomorrow, February 16, a Group A clash between the Netherlands and South Africa at Warner Park in St Kitts, and Group C rivals England versus New Zealand at St Lucia's Beausejour Stadium. Both games will begin at 13:30 GMT.

This is Jamie Alter signing off with a hearty cheers!

Murali to Leverock, OUT

all over! Murali spins one in faster outside off stump, and it spins in to catch a clueless Leverock going back, he's rapped in front of middle and leg and Howell says yes, thats out, sir!

Dwayne Leverock lbw b Muralitharan 1 (5m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 12.5
Murali to Leverock, no run

tossed up again outside off stump, Leverock defends and they all go up in appeal, but umpire Howell says nope

Murali to Leverock, no run

tossed up again, now he gets behind the line and defends back to Murali

Murali to Leverock, no run

tossed up, he comes forward and defends

end of over 245 runs • 1 wicket
BMUDA: 78/9CRR: 3.25 RRR: 9.38 • Need 244 runs from 26 overs
Dwayne Leverock1 (4)
Kevin Hurdle6 (3)
Farveez Maharoof7-1-23-4
Muttiah Muralitharan6-0-28-1
Maharoof to Leverock, 1 run

and the crowd erupts in cheer as Leverock works a wide one past point to get off the mark

Maharoof to Leverock, no run
Maharoof to Leverock, no run

good length delivery outside off stump, Leverock plays it to cover point

Maharoof to Leverock, no run

angling down the leg, Leverock turns it to square leg

Here's the last man, Leverock

Maharoof to Cann, OUT

much shorter and wider this time outside off stump, an impetuous Cann cant resist flaying the bat out at it, he has too go a little too far outside off stump and gets a thin under-edge through to Sangakkara...the fun ends for him!

Lionel Cann c †Sangakkara b Maharoof 28 (49m 32b 3x4 1x6) SR: 87.5
Maharoof to Cann, FOUR runs

Cann's having a ball! Maharoof drags one in very short and Cann pulls it from outside off stump over midwicket for four

end of over 239 runs
BMUDA: 73/8CRR: 3.17 RRR: 9.22 • Need 249 runs from 27 overs
Kevin Hurdle6 (3)
Lionel Cann24 (30)
Muttiah Muralitharan6-0-28-1
Farveez Maharoof6-1-18-3
Murali to Hurdle, SIX runs

hello dollie! Hurdle gets inventive, spinning and slamming a low full toss over deep fine leg for six, I bet he loved that one!

Murali to Hurdle, no run

tossed up, Hurdle comes forward and defends to silly point

Murali to Cann, 1 run

fired in on middle and leg, he heaves it away through square leg for one more

Murali to Cann, 2 leg byes
Murali to Cann, no run
Murali to Cann, no run