result
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
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• The Bulletin by Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

Sri Lanka storm to 243-run win

A clinical performance by Lasith Malinga and Farveez Maharoof sent Bermuda crashing to 78 in their World Cup opener at Port-of-Spain, guiding Sri Lanka to a massive 243-run win

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Scorecard summary
Sri Lanka321/6(50 overs)
Bermuda78/10(24.4 overs)

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!

24.4
W
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
24.3
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

24.2
Murali to Leverock, no run

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

24.1
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 from 26 overs
Dwayne Leverock1 (4)
Kevin Hurdle6 (3)
Farveez Maharoof7-1-23-4
Muttiah Muralitharan6-0-28-1
23.6
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

23.5
Maharoof to Leverock, no run
23.4
Maharoof to Leverock, no run

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

23.3
Maharoof to Leverock, no run

angling down the leg, Leverock turns it to square leg

Here's the last man, Leverock

23.2
W
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
23.1
4
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 from 27 overs
Kevin Hurdle6 (3)
Lionel Cann24 (30)
Muttiah Muralitharan6-0-28-1
Farveez Maharoof6-1-18-3
22.6
6
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!

22.5
Murali to Hurdle, no run

tossed up, Hurdle comes forward and defends to silly point

22.4
1
Murali to Cann, 1 run

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

22.3
2lb
Murali to Cann, 2 leg byes
22.2
Murali to Cann, no run
22.1
Murali to Cann, no run
end of over 225 runs • 1 wicket
BMUDA: 64/8CRR: 2.90 RRR: 9.21 • Need 258 from 28 overs
Kevin Hurdle0 (1)
Lionel Cann23 (26)
Farveez Maharoof6-1-18-3
Muttiah Muralitharan5-0-21-1
21.6
Maharoof to Hurdle, no run
21.5
W
Maharoof to Borden, OUT

gone! A slower delivery, pitched up, and Borden just chips it straight to Kulasekera at mid-off!

Delyone Borden c sub (KMDN Kulasekara) b Maharoof 6 (28m 25b 1x4 0x6) SR: 24
21.4
Maharoof to Borden, no run

a low full toss, Borden makes room and plays it to silly point

21.3
1
Maharoof to Cann, 1 run

pitched up on middle and leg, Cann drives it to fine leg for one

Best performances - batsmen
Mahela Jayawardene portrait
DPMD Jayawardene
85 runs (90)
6 fours
2 sixes
Control95%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
23 runs
2 fours
0 six
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Kumar Sangakkara portrait
KC Sangakkara
76 runs (83)
6 fours
0 six
Control88%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
18 runs
0 four
0 six
19716149416
Best performances - bowlers
Farveez Maharoof portrait
MF Maharoof
O
7
M
1
R
23
W
4
ECO
3.28
Lasith Malinga portrait
SL Malinga
O
5
M
2
R
10
W
3
ECO
2
Match details
Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad
TossSri Lanka, elected to bat first
SeriesICC World Cup
Season2006/07
Player Of The Match
Mahela Jayawardene
Mahela Jayawardene
Match numberODI no. 2534
Hours of play (local time)09.30 start, First Session 09.30-13.00. Interval 13.00-13.45, Second Session 13.45-17.15
Match days15 March 2007 - day(50-over match)
Umpires
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Daryl Harper
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Ian Howell
TV Umpire
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Aleem Dar
Reserve Umpire
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Steve Davis
Match Referee
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Jeff Crowe
PointsSri Lanka 2, Bermuda 0