July 14, 2011

It's Lasith Malinga's day.....

First match of the Tri-Nation Tournament between Srilanka and Ireland was abandoned. Second match  of the Tri-Nation Tournament was played between Ireland and Scotland. Scotland won the match by 5 wickets.

Today, Srilanka and Scotland played the 3rd ODI match of the Tri-Nation Tournament at Raeburn Place, Edinburgh - Scotland. The toss was won by Scotland and they chose to field first. It's already known that Srilankan's are the better side as they are one of the strongest teams in the world. It is very much clear that Srilanka will be the winner of the day.

Srilanka opened the innings with a good start. The run rate was about average and they were not belting the bowlers though. They played pretty decently and the first wicket partnership resulted in 101 runs. Both the openers made their half centuries. After their fall, there was pretty good contributions from others as well. When the 7th wicket fell, Lasith Malinga came in to bat and he played magnificently and scored 32 runs in just 15 deliveries with 2 fours and 2 sixes. This helped Srilanka to end up with a total score of 284 runs on board.

The total looked huge for the Scottish to bear. The start was poor and they could not score at an average pace right from the start. In 5th over itself they started to loose wicket. It was Lasith Malinga who started to spoil Scotland's batting line up. He took 3 quick wickets which made a huge difference. After this Dammika Prasad took few wickets and finally it was Lasith Malinga who removed the last 2 wickets. Scotland ended up scoring 101 runs only and lost all 10 wickets. Malinga took 5 wickets.

Srilanka won the match by 193 runs. Man of the match was Lasith Malinga for his awesome performance with both bat and ball.

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