India came up with an outstanding performance to annihilate Sri Lanka a short while ago chasing down the Lankan total of 320 within just 36.4 overs. Virath Kohli slammed 133 runs off 86 balls to help the Indians gain the bonus point in order to keep their hopes alive for the best of three finals alive. Lasith Malinga was the main culprit conceding 96 runs off 7.2 overs at an economy rate of 12.52 runs an over.
India and Sri Lanka are like brothers. Both of us played well but it was India's day today. Very good game. Its good that my team won today but Sri Lanks has played much better in this entire tournament. Weather permits, we should have a good game on Friday.
Samayan Tuesday, 28 February 2012 01:47 PM
Lasith is not a cricketer but Doller seeker
swaminathan Tuesday, 28 February 2012 01:50 PM
best match after world cup final
najeeb Tuesday, 28 February 2012 02:03 PM
Lasith is a predictable bowler. He does not have variations. Sri Lankans body language seems to be very negative. 320 runs scored in 36 overs is remarkable, congrats India. This match is a carbon copy of WC 2012 Finals. We threw the game away. I definitely agree with Saman - Lasith plays best when playing for Mumbai Indians.
sp Tuesday, 28 February 2012 02:08 PM
As a spectator,I must say MJ got all wrong in this game.He didn't use his bowlers well.Field placing was like in a school match Mathews must be sent at last to bat because he only hits in the 50 th over.Don't waste overs by sending him up .Fielding was ordinary.Drop Kalpage from his post.
Malinga must now resign from one day squad and play only in the 20/20 and IPL.He scored a century not with the bat but with the ball.Losing is ok but getting smashed like this is horrible to see.If MJ couldn't defend 320 in 40 overs, that tells us the story.
Well played Dilly.You deserved this score.Finally Sanga found his rythem but is it too late?Drop LM for the next match bring in some one.Hearth was very ordinary but once again under utilized and he was the most economical.We will find it extremely difficult to forget this loss as it was a humiliation.Captain didn't know what hit him in the end.
Correct your mistakes and be focused for the next match.
Eranga Tuesday, 28 February 2012 02:00 PM
Lasith, well done, We never thought you are at that level.
Matalan Tuesday, 28 February 2012 02:39 PM
Malinga bowls only yorkers. On his day, he gets them swinging in and he's a hero. But, yorkers alone won't make a genuinely good bowler. This was proven today. Also, Mahela did not have to take the bowling power before the 40th over, within which India had to score to get the bonus pt.
Kalana Tuesday, 28 February 2012 02:47 PM
Mahela also a culprit, since he did not manage bowling side. He did not utilize Dilshan & Herath. He has weakness of changing bowling though previous matches won. This is shameful match.
Ranjan Tuesday, 28 February 2012 02:40 PM
I think this wicket is not good for fast bowlers. Also adequate fielders were not placed near the boundary lines.to prevent boundaries. Mj should put Malinga to ball in the opening overs continuously. By putting him to ball in the middle made India to hammer. I think overall our field setting failed, specially when it comes to pace bowlers. This is a match we could have won if we followed Australian's bowling and fielding pattern.
Ahamed Afker Tuesday, 28 February 2012 02:58 PM
Malinga is play better when he play for Mumbai, first he said he can not play Test and resigned.But now he can't play ODI as well.Sachithra is better option than Herath.Loosing is does not matter for us.But if we unable protect 320+ in 40 overs mean is rediculars. Today don't brouse cricinfo you will see hundred of bad comments about SL.We have mentle issue when we play with IND. Anyway all the best for the next game.
VNR Tuesday, 28 February 2012 02:58 PM
No doubt about Lasith Malinga because he taken his IPL Captain's( tendulkar) wicket, actually srilankan players loss their confidence in the initial overs, basically it is flat batting pitch, malinga tried yorkers against virat kohli(the only option left) but the result reversed,
conclusion: there is neither fault of captain Jayawardene feilding setup nor lasith malinga bowling
Finally as a sports person we appreciate batting of dilshan and virat kohli
hks Tuesday, 28 February 2012 03:04 PM
SOME MORE INDIAN SHOCKS IN THE PIPE LINE! WAIT & SEE!!
ranathunga Tuesday, 28 February 2012 02:53 PM
Senna Tuesday, 28 February 2012 03:22 PM
Good cricket played by both teams. But Mahela's strategies went wrong today , sure he learnt some lessions . It is not easy under tremendous pressure. Good luck on Friday.
saman wickramasinghe Tuesday, 28 February 2012 11:05 AM
Malinga plays best when he plays for Mumbai Indians. He may have done a favour to them !!!!
lankashantha Tuesday, 28 February 2012 11:07 AM
Lasith Malinga gave 24 runs in 34th over and Mahela called him again to ball was not a good idea.
Ravana Tuesday, 28 February 2012 10:55 AM
Our key players are OWNED by the IPL !
Asian Tuesday, 28 February 2012 11:08 AM
All credit should goes to pitch maker!
prematilleke mawella Tuesday, 28 February 2012 10:56 AM
Lasith Malinga more interested in IPL Share with his buddy Virat Kohli.
Fahim Wednesday, 29 February 2012 11:02 AM
No. Sri Lanka and indians are not brothers. Why don't you comment on an indian news site and leave us Sri Lankans alone.
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