Thursday, June 11, 2009

Lankans reign supreme, beat West Indies

Trent Bridge, Nottingham, Wednesday - A grand stand of 124 in 12.3 overs by Sanath Jayasuriya 81 and Tillakaratne Dilshan 74 took Sri Lanka to a 15 run victory over the West Indies in theIr Group C match of ICC World Cup Twenty20 game here, today.

Jayasuriya and Dilshan set up victory
Sanath Jayasuriya may be turning 40 at the end of the month but his demolition of the West Indian attack, which paved the way for Sri Lanka's 15-run victory at Trent Bridge, was as violent as any innings played during his heydays. In the absence of Chris Gayle, Jayasuriya ensured that the crowd had its fill of massive hits, blitzing 81 off only 47 balls, and his occupation of centre stage was so complete that Tillakaratne Dilshan's second half-century of the tournament was largely overshadowed until after his dismissal.

Jayasuriya rolls back the years for Sri Lanka
IT is a shame Sanath Jayasuriya is not ten years younger because there are few batsmen better to watch in Twenty20 cricket when in full flight.
Long before the shortest form of the game was invented, Jayasuriya was carving a reputation as one of the world's most destructive players.
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India, Sri Lanka prove Twenty20 cricket pedigree
NOTTINGHAM (AFP) — Reigning champions India and fellow favourites Sri Lanka wrapped up their World Twenty20 first round assignments with convincing wins at Trent Bridge on Wednesday.
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