Live Cricket Update: Sri Lanka In A Hurry

By Tias, Gaea News Network
Sunday, August 22, 2010

DAMBULLA ( Sri Lanka got off to a blazing against India in the crucial tie between the two teams in the Tri series in Dambulla. Considering that the hosts have been set a paltry target of 104 in the 50 overs, the present run rate will see the Sri Lankans through with the match in less than 20 overs. Cricket, however, is unpredictable as evident from the batting display by the Indians in the first innings. The cricket match is being broadcast live on Ten Sports.

Choosing to bat first in the difficult conditions, the Indian batsmen failed to capitalize on the slow star provided by the openers Virender Sehwag and Dinesh Karthik. The Delhi Daredevils duo fell to the extraordinary swing bowling of the Sri Lankans from the very first over. The inexperience of Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina became evident when they crumbled against the disciplined Sri Lankan pace attack.

In spite of Suraj Randiv missing from the attack due to the match one imposed for the last match’s actions, the Sri Lankan attack looked perfectly organized and strategical. Kumar Sangakkara ensured that the Indian batsmen played from their creases from the very beginning by standing up for the fast bowlers as well. Yuvraj Singh tried to resist the inevitable collapse and played a subdued knock of 38 before falling prey to Lasith malinga. Lasith Malinga, the Mumbai Indians’ star has emerged as one of the deadliest fast bowlers in cricket with his sling arm action and the Indians made their discomfort against his pace evident in the game. For more updates on the game, the fans can tune in to Ten Sports and follow the rest of the Sri Lankan batting live.

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