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Monday, June 30, 2008

K. Sangkara Century helped Sri Lanka to beat Pakistan by 64 Runs

Kumar Sangkara scored a brilliant century for his team to post a challenging 302/7 on the board after put into bat by the Pakistan skipper and then their Pace bowler and spinner did a fantastic job to restrict the Pakistanis batsman for just 238/9 to register a 64 runs victory.

Chasing the huge total things didn't go well for Pakistan at any stage as Salman Butt was bowled first ball of the innings by Chaminda Vaas. Thereafter, the spin of young Ajantha Mendis and veterans Muttiah Muralitharan and Sanath Jayasuriya ensured that Pakistan were never in the chase.

The most talented and hard hitting batsman Misbah-Ul-Haq was the only fire power during Pakistan innings as he smashed 76 runs of just 70 balls with four huge sixes and three fours. But when he came out to bat the asking rate was already climbed to 8.5 runs/over.

Shoaib Mallik was another disappointed performer during Pakistan innings as he went on to pass his fifty which was slow in nature of 76 balls he thrown his wicket away to A.Mendis. He scored 52 runs of 79 balls.

Earlier Shoiab Malik won the toss and put Sri Lanka into bat but his decision was looks cruelled in most people’s eyes since after winning the toss almost each team In the tournament batted first. However his bowlers were war ward right from the word go in their line and length except Sohail Tanvir. Sohail tanvir able to picked up crucial wicket of S.Jayasurya at start.

Sangakkara scored 112, but with Sohail Tanvir getting his first five-wicket haul in ODI's, Sri Lanka ended at 302-7, possibly not as much as they would have liked, but big enough to daunt Pakistan.

After this loss Pakistan chances to making into the finals of Asia Cup is almost over. However there is an outside chance if they went on to wins their last two matches with big margins and India or Sri Lanka have to lost their remaining matches.

Now Sri Lanka will take on Bangladesh in next game of Asia Cup on 30th of June.

Match Summary

Sri Lanka– 302/7 in 50 Overs

K.Sangkara- 112 C.Silva – 46

S.Tanvir– 10-1-48-5 M.Amjad– 8-1-44-1

Pakistan– 238/9 in 50 Overs

M.Haq- 76 S.Malik – 52

A.Medis– 10-0-47-4 N.Kulasekara– 9-1-35-2

Pakistan Vs Sri Lanka Highlights


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posted by KANISH RANJAN @ 11:48 AM  
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