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Showing posts with label Aus v SL. Show all posts

Sunday 8 March 2015

CWC 2015 LIVE - Australia Overcome Spirited Sri Lanka

#Aus v #SriLanka, #SCG

In a fantastic run chase spearheaded by a record breaking #KumarSangakarra century and cameos from #Dilshan, #Chandimal and #Mathews kept them in that chase for a long time. But the run pressure was too high and they fell short by 64 runs.

For Australia, it was #MitchelStarc once again to their rescue with a lion hearted bowling performance. He was supported well by #JamesFaulkner with his speed changes to keep things tight.

Overall, a tight game for both teams to learn from before they head into the quarterfinals. Looks like SL will take on South Africa in that quarter final. Australia may face Pak or WI or Ireland (i.e 3rd placed team in Pool B)

Aus: 376 for 8
Maxwell - 102, Watson - 67, Clarke - 68, Smith - 72
Malinga and Perera - 2 wickets each

SL: 312 for 9 (Dinesh Chandimal - retired hurt)
Sangakarra - 104, Dilshan - 62, Chandimal - 52*, Mathews - 35
Faulkner - 3 wickets, Starc and Johnson - 2 wickets each

Man of the Match: #GlennMaxwell

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CWC 2015 LIVE - Sanga Goes But Heroic Chase Is On

#Aus v #SL, #SCG
8th Mar 2015

The #Sanga masterclass has ended but he has inspired the middle order to take this chase head on.

Sangakarra scored a brilliant century earlier in the innings.
The first batsman to score three consecutive centuries in #CWC.
His innings was pure delight of touch and artistic batsmanship.

#Live #Score
Sri Lanka: 261 for 4, 39 overs
#DineshChandimal - 37* 
#AngeloMathews - 29*


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CWC 2015 LIVE - Dilshan Blitz Gets Sri Lanka Going vs Australia

#Australia v #SriLanka, #SCG

#TilakratneDilshan has exploded at the #SCG.
The Sri Lankans have decided to take the Aussies ON in their chase of huge target of 376.

Dilshan has smashed 6 fours in one over off #MitchellJohnson

This shot play rubbed on #KumaraSangakarra as well.
He's opened up and hit a few boundaries as well. 

The onslaught caught the Aussies off-guard and they got back to their "gamesmanship" ways of "talking ot the batsmen" :). Dilshan gave it back to them. Umpires intervening to cool things down.

Chase on...

#LIVE #Score
Sri Lanka 69 for 1, 10 overs
Dilshan - 42*
Sangakarra - 26*

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CWC 2015 LIVE - Australia Setup A Massive 376 vs Sri Lanka

#Australia v #SriLanka, #SCG

Wow ... Australia have piled it on big time against Sri Lanka in a Pool A game at #CWC15

In the midstages, it looked like 300 would be a good score but a #GlennMaxwell blinder followed by #ShaneWatson blitze ensured they really drove it in and reached 376 for 9 in 50 overs.

#StevenSmith and #MichaelClarke steadied the innings after an even start in the first 10 overs. Sri Lankans looked like they had plans for the Aussies and scalped two danger wickets (Warner and Finch).

But, once the Smith-Clarke steadied things, Maxwell and Watson took it over and skyrocketed the Australian innings to an amazing level.

Sri Lankan bowlers pummelled into oblivion.
#Malinga, the only bright spot in that bowling line up. 

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CWC 2015 LIVE – Maxwell Blinder Pushes Australia Ahead Vs Sri Lanka

#Aus v #SL, #SCG

Australia seemed to be pulling away with the contest through a superb stand between #MichaelClarke and #StevenSmith. Just when they seemed to really pile it on, Sri Lanka has a double strike.
Clarke, trying to up the ante, was cleaned up by a Malinga #yorker. Timber broken. Smith who looked fluent tried to smash #TillaktratneDilshan out of the ground but skied one to long off. Excellent catch by #ThisaraPerera.

But, strokemakers, #ShaneWatson and #GlennMaxwell, have unleashed mayhem in SL ranks. #LasithMalinga and co have their work cut out.
#LIVE #Score
Australia: 253 for 4, 40 overs

Maxwell going helter-skelter ....

CWC 2015 LIVE - Even Steven After First Poweplay - Aus Batting v SL

#Aus v #SL, #SCG
8th March 2015

Australia won the toss and elected to bat at the SCG.

The first 10 overs have seen a very even contest between the two sides.
Sri Lanka used spin at one end to start proceedings on this dry pitch and cut off pace on deliveries. It was also a ploy to curb #DavidWarner and #AaronFinch to smash deliveries coming on to the bat.

It was #LasithMalinga, the Slinga, who came up with a breakthrough though.
A brilliant change of pace and the dangerous Warner was foxed into spooning a simple catch to cover. Lankans over the moon.

#SeekugePrasanna, brought in as replacement for #RanganaHerath, then bowled a beauty to beat in the air. Finch trying to dominate him, danced down the track and was beaten down the leg side. #KumarSangakarra did the rest, flicking the bails. Finch yards out of his crease.

The two best batsmen at the crease for Australia now. 
#MichaelClarke and #StevenSmith

#LIVE #Cricket #Score
Australia: 82 for 2, 18 overs
Clarke - 16*
Smith - 32*

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CWC 2015 LIVE - Aus v SL - Position 2 For Grabs In Pool A

#Aus vs #SL, #SCG
8th Mar 2015

Australia have won the toss and elected to bat on dry SCG pitch vs Sri Lanka.

In a battle of position in Pool A, these two teams will jostle to finish second in that group.
A 2nd position in a group would mean they will play 3rd placed team in Pool B (probably Pakistan or West Indies or Ireland)

Interesting one this ...

Let the game begin! 

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