Sri Lanka once against Showed their class in this World Cup making a lot of records in this match. They reached quite a high total today and bowled magnificently.
Sri Lanka’s innings today started with an early wicket. Thirimane was out after scoring only 4 runs but after that it was all Sangakara and Dilshan. While Dilshan picked up his 2nd hundred in this world cup and showed that he can still give a lot to cricket, Sangakara just made a world record. Players like Tendulkar and Ponting could not score 4 back to back 100’s in world cup but Sangakara on his last world showed that feat. He scored 124 from only 95 balls with a strike rate of 130+. He is also the highest run getter in the world cup at the moment. After these two were down, Mathews played a small camio to take Sri Lanka in 300+ score which later ended as 363/9 in 50 overs. Scotland’s bowlers did well in the last 10 overs. Otherwise even 400 seemed possible in this match. For Scotland Davey took 3 wickets and was the most successful bowler of Scotland.
On the other hand, Scotland showed sign of putting up some resistance in this match. But Sri Lanka got a flying start due to Malinga who got the first breakthrough on the very 2nd ball of the match. After that Scotland had 3 outs by 44 runs. from Their Mommsen and Coleman put up a good fight and both got their 50. After a big partnership of 118 runs, the 4th batsman to get out was Mommsen. At one point their scorecard looked like 200/6. But from that point they lost 4 wickets before they could even add 15 more runs to the scoreboard. Chameera and Kulasekra took 3 wickets each and was the most successful bowler for Sri Lanka.
Match Information –
Match of – Sri Lanka VS Scotland
Winner – Sri lanka
Won by – 148 runs
man of the match – Kumar Sangakara