Wednesday, April 25, 2007

SL - 289/5…Just a few mins away from the start of the NZ Innings

The decision to retain Tharanga pays off. Asantha de Mel once again shows his decision was the right one. On a day where the whole country (including myself) wished he (Tharanga) shouldn’t be playing, he turned the tables, broke the shackles and converted the Giga Pascals of pressure to scores. He was very unfortunate to be dismissed while en route to a brilliant hundred after having done all the hard work. Mahela the maestro puts up an innings what can only be described as one of the best innings in the history of the World Cup. From the very first ball he faced, the plan was right on schedule in his mind to build a truly majestic inning. Bond came up back from the injury with tons expected of him. He failed to deliver the goods and picked a solitary wicket of Chamara Silva which was one of the two poor decisions given by the umpires today. Dilshan hit a run-a-ball cameo but was again wrongfully adjudged lbw by the best umpire in the world. Jayasuriya and Sanga failed to make much impression, but it didn’t bother the SL total. It’s just few mins away to the start of the NZ innings, so I’m gonna shut this thing off and crank on to Channel Eye. Well...hope this sleepless night would be for a better cause...We'll see...

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