Virat Kholi batting with so much authority, almost threw it away when Ashraful missed a straight forward catch at deep mid wicket with Kholi on 84
Sri Lanka beat Hong Kong by 90 runs in their warm up game at Hagley Park today.
Winning the toss and electing to bat first, Sri Lankan made 316/1 in 50 overs.
Sri Lanka missed a great opportunity, when Dilshan put down a sitter off Gambir, with the total on 98 which goes to prove the off focus levels of Sri Lanka in this match.
Dashing Sri Lankan opener Thilekeratne Dilshan will be taking part in the ODI encounter today to be played against India at Mirpur.
For the hosts to qualify for the finals with Sri Lanka will be a hard task. They lack penetrative bowlers to do the job for them.
Upul Tharanga and Mahela Jayewardene opened the batting for Sri Lanka. The run carnage against a hapless Bangladesh bowling attack dew or no dew was a delight. It was raining boundaries, as both batsmen toyed with the hosts bowling. The run feast was so exquisite; anyone watching would have seen a full range of strokes in one package.
Sri Lanka plagued with injuries, have decided to throw caution to the wind by resting Welegedera and Lakmal for today’s game. It is pertinent that the two fast bowlers take a breather and be fit for the remainder of the series
India started proceedings with a shocker. It all looked so normal with Shewag getting bat to ball with great velocity.
Tomorrow’s match between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will be starting at 1330hrs Sri Lankan time (1400hrs local), which is 30 minutes earlier than the scheduled start of play.
Off spinning allrounder Muthumudalige Pushpakumara will return home tomorrow along with middle order batsman Chamara Silva following an injury he sustained during the ODI encounter with India yesterday.
The side bowling second in Mirpur is certainly at a disadvantage. Bangladesh and India were victims of the deadly dew, having stated the obvious, make no mistake that Sri Lanka were the superior outfit in both their outings.
Media release of the latest points table for women’s Twenty 20 domestic tournament currently conducted by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC)
No prizes on offer as to what the captain would decide if he wins the toss at Shere Bangla stadium. Sangakkara lucky with his call today and had no hesitation in inviting India to take first lease of the pitch.
Left handed opener, Mahela Udawatte will be joining Mahela Jayawardena and Dinesh Chandimal as reinforcements to the injury hit Sri Lankan squad taking part in the IDEA cup triangular in Bangladesh.
Media release stating the departure details of the Sri Lanka Under 19 team for the forthcoming ICC Under 19 World Cup to be played in New Zealand.