Saturday, February 26, 2011

Murali And Sangakkara Achieved MileStones In World Cup Cricket

Although Sri Lanka lost to Pakistan in their Group A Match of the ICC World Cup Cricket Match played today Sri Lankan Off Spinner Muththaia Muralideran and Skipper Kumar Sangakkara becomes the second highest wicket taker(56 wickets) and wicket keeper with second highest dismissals(38 dismissals-30 catches and 8 stumpings) in World Cup Cricket Championships   respectively.

Sri Lanka Lost To Pakistan In Their Crucial World Cup Cricket Encounter By 11 Runs

The Co Hosts of the ICC World Cup Cricket Championships Sri Lanka was beaten by fellow Hosts Pakistan by 11 runs in their Group A Match played today at R.Premadasa International Cricket Stadium in Colombo after a nail biting finish .Pakistani Captain Shahid Afridi has won the toss and elected to bat first in the Day Night encounter began at 2.30 p.m Local Time and Pakistani Team  scored 277 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in their 50 overs.

Pakistani striker Misbah-Ul-Haq top scored with 83 runs while veteren Cricketer Younis Khan had contributed 72 runs for the total.

In reply Sri Lanka began with an opening partnership of 75 runs between Thilakarathna Dilshan and Upul Tharanga,however failed to capitalize the innings as wickets fell regularly without a long partnership.Middle Order Batsman Chamara De Silva top scored with 57 runs and Thilakaratna Dilshan with 41 runs and Captain Kumar Sangakkara with 49 runs carried the Sri Lankan total to 266 for 9 wickets just short of 11 runs for the victory.Pakistani Captain Sahid Afridi is pick of the bowlers for his side while picking up 4 sri lankan wickets for just 34 runs.

Five New Governors Had Sworn In

Five new governors had sworn in G before president Gotabaya Rajapakshe at a function held in Presidemt's office at Colombo Fort this...