Lasith Malinga's doing stuff that makes us happy

Yay. Fast bowling's not dead yet. Sri Lanka have absolutely walloped New Zealand in a one-dayer in Auckland. Lasith Malinga took 3-14. Chaminda Vaas took 3-10, but Malinga's the future. The future, you hear!

This is also good news for England in a seeing-what-you-want-to kind of a way. Sri Lanka absolutely battered England in the one-dayers over the summer. If Sri Lanka are THIS much better than New Zealand, maybe England aren't all that bad...

Benevolent Uncle Sanath got Sri Lanka off to a flyer like it was 1996 all over again, hitting 70 off 44 balls, which is just ludicrous really. He hit five sixes, which is quite a lot when you think about it. Sri Lanka made 262-6.

Then the fun REALLY started as New Zealand were bowled out for just 73 with only two players reaching double figures. We haven't seen a single ball of it, but we imagine Lasith Malinga looked serious and New Zealand's batsmen looked around pleading for help, but no-one answered their calls.

Bizarrely, Lasith Malinga has opted to have his hair cut like mum's was in 1983. Always ahead of her time, mum.

Murali took 2-7. It was a good match all round.

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Wednesday, May 02, 2012

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Anonymous Mahinda said...

To be fair, it is just 2-2 after four games, with the decider to come. By this point, England were 0-4 down.

I just don't understand how England can be so RUBBISH at the one-day game and then play Test cricket as though they only had 50 overs for each innings.

I never thought I'd see the day that I longed for a bit of Boycott-style "you shall not pass" defensive batting.

11:15 pm  
Blogger omar said...

you didn't post anything about this series! the tests were a 1-1 draw, the twenty20 games were also 1-1 and the ODI's were 2-2.

History will look at it as a draw, though, i think everyone knows Malinga won in the end

4:53 am  

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