25
Apr
07

Sri Lanka in the World Cup 2007 Final!

Sri Lanka 289/5 (50 overs) // New Zealand 208/10 (41.4 overs)

SRI beat NZL by  81 runs

Hail the Sri Lanka cricketing heroes! They are in the final. Led brilliantly by Mahela Jayawardena and given 100 per cent and more by his team mates, the Lankans had New Zealand by the jogular and strangled them to defeat by 77 runs to enter the 2007 World Cup final in the semi-final at the Sabina Park in Jamaica.

Jayawardena’s superb century and unplayable spin bowling by spin sensation Muttiah Muralitharan 4 for 31, supported by Tillekeratne Dilshan 2 for 22 and Sanath Jayasuriya2 for 57 that nailed the coffin for New Zealand with the Lankans being the pall bearers.

Mahela Jayawardena was man of the match.

A magnificent unbeaten 115 by marvellous Mahela Jayawardena which was studded with 10 fours and 3 sixes in 109 balls took Sri Lanka to a massive 289 for 5 in their semi-final against New Zealand. Jayawardena started painfully and allowed the Kiwi bowling look unplayable.

But once he got into his stride there was no stopping him.

Sri Lanka lost Sanath Jayasuriya early at the unlucky figure of 13 for just 1. Jayasuriya played against the line and had his stumps shattered.Then Kumar Sangakkara came in and reconstructed the innings putting on a valuable 53 runs stand with Upul Tharanga who was going well and showing that he is indispensable. Sangakkara played a little too early and lifted a Franklin delivery to Stephen Fleming at mid on and at 61 for two the innings looked a bit shaky. Sangakkara made 18.

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2 Responses to “Sri Lanka in the World Cup 2007 Final!”


  1. 1 Venom
    April 25, 2007 at 2:19 pm

    Watching jayawardena perform one of his best innings was a great treat! I hope Srilankans follow on and win the cup this time around.

  2. April 25, 2007 at 4:33 pm

    I’m 40% with SL and 60% with SA — they deserve one WC atleast :>


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