Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Sri Lanka Recorded An Easy Win Over Minnows Kenyans As Paceman Malinga Destroy Kenyan Batting Lineup
However the Kenyans only managed to reach 142 runs all out in 43.4 overs due to the fine bowling performance by Sri Lankan Pace Bowler Lasith Malinga who got 6 Kenyan wickets with the cost of 38 runs in his 10 overs.Due to the Malinga's deadly yorkers Kenyan Batsmen were struggled to getting runs and only Brothers Co Obuya and Do Obuya managed to score half centuries in the match.
Lasith Malinga who played his first Match of this years ICC World Cup after been rested in the first two matches Sri Lanka played against Canada and Pakistan displayed a brilliant piece of bowling performance with a hat trick to restrict the Kenyans to a moderate score.In reply Sri Lanka reached the target within 18.4 overs with Opener Upul Tharanga has scored 67 runs and T.M Dilshan scored quick fire 44 runs.
With this win Sri Lanka who now won two out of the three matches played lead the Group "A" with 4 points followed by Australia and Pakistan who won two matches each they were played.