Sri Lanka vs. Australia

   12 February 2006, late evening

I haven’t watched a cricket game in a while. Today I get to watch Australia square off against Sri Lanka. Tillakaratne Dilshan is a gangster. Australia’s Gilchrist is out thanks to a pretty good catch by the young Dilshan—that was on the second ball of the game! He also happened to run 4 of Australia’s batsmen out a few days ago. Here is hoping Sri Lanka can keep the pressure on and win this.

Update: So, in the span of 3 overs Sri Lanka has managed to get 3 wickets.

Update: 35 overs in, and Ponting and Symonds have shut the Sri Lankan team up. Some pretty brilliant cricket on their parts. It’s not looking good for Sri Lanka; Australia looks like they’ll easily post a 300+ score.

Update: Australia’s innings are over. They posted a score of 368, which is pretty damn high. It is pretty unlikely Sri Lanka can come close to matching that.

Update: I went to bed just before the game ended, when Muralitharan was still up to bat. To match Australia’s score, Sri Lanka would need to have batted a pretty solid game—which they didn’t. Too many wickets early on didn’t help their cause. 368 is an astronomical score; It would have been a very hard game to win.

 

Comments

  1. This is a bit shock after the outstanding effort in Adelaide. It was one of the best games I have ever seen.

  2. They got ripped, still got the deciding game to go though. I hate the Australian Team, bunch of bastards..

  3. I wish I had seen the Adelaide game. I won’t be able to watch the game on Tuesday either, since, well it’s on Tuesday and runs through the night here. What a suck. (One day cricket matches for about 7 hours or so, which is short for a Cricket game.)

  4. ...bunch of bastards…

    Agreed. They are usually at their whining best after a loss, as was the case in this particular match.

    Should be a good match on Tuesday. Toss will be crucial.

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