Friday, March 18, 2011

Sri Lanka Beat New Zeeland By 112 Runs And Boost Their Confidence ForThe Quarter Finals

Sri Lankan Cricketers boost their confidence further for the Quarter Finals encounter by beating the News Zealanders from 112 runs  at the ICC World Cup Cricket Match played in Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai,India today.

After winning the toss Sri Lankan Skipper Kumar Sangakkara has decided to bat first in a perfect batting pitch and Sri Lankans able to score 265 runs for the loss of 9 wickets during their 50 overs.Skipper Kumar Sangakkara him self scored a superb knock of 111 runs  with 2 sixes.He was well supported by his Deputy Mahela Jayawardena who scored patient 66 runs and added 145 runs for the third wicket with Sangakkara.

Both Sangakkara and Jayawardena build the Sri Lankan Innings after  both openers Upul Thranga and Thilakaratne Dilshan were out forlow scores.After the pair dismissed Middle Order Batsman Angelo Mathews scored a useful 41 runs to take Sri Lankan Score to 265 runs.

When the New Zealenders came to bat to score 266 runs for win Sri Lankan seemers Nuwan Kulasekaera and Angello Mathews able to keep their run rate low through a tight bowling .However it was Sri Lankan Spinners that destroyed the New Zealend batting line up led by Sri Lankan Ace Spinner Muththaia Muralideran who got 4 wickets by conceding just 25 runs in 8 overs.He was well supported by the Spinner Ajantha Mendis who got 2 wickets and Thilakaratne Dilshan who got 1 wicket..

Sri Lankan Skipper who scored 111 runs and got two victims one caught and a stump by keeping wickets was adjudged as the Man of The Match


With this win Sri Lanka who completed their 6 matches in the preliminary round came to the front in the table of " Group A"with 9 points from 6 games.Even before today's game the Lankans already qualified for the quarter finals of  ICC World Cup.

The Governing UPFA Won Power Of The 205 Out Of 234 Local Government Councils

The Governing United Peoples Freedom Alliance(UPFA) won 205 out of the 234 Local Government Bodies where the elections held yesterday.The Tamil National Alliance (Illankei Thamil Arasu  kachchi-ITAK) won the second highest number of Local Government Councils that is 12 and the Main Opposition the United National Party(UNP) became third with 9 Government Councils.

Meanwhile the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress(SLMC) won 04 councils,The National Congress -02,Upcountry Peoples Front(UPF) 01 and an Independent Group has secured 01 Council.The Main Leftist Party Janatha Wimukthi Peramuna(JVP) failed to secure the power of any Government Council according to the results.

However the voter turnout reported at the elections is low and only 45 percent out of the total number of eligible voters cast their votes in yesterday's elections.

CID Had Arrested Two Persons With A Foreign Made Pistol

Criminal Investigations  Department(CID)Officers had arrested two persons with a Foreign made  Automatic Pistol in their possession ...