• - WU Tharanga was run out for 3 in this game providing the 88th occasion of an opening batsman dismissed run out in the World Cup. His run out in this game provide the ninth occasion of a Sri Lankan opening batsman run out in the World Cup.

     

    - WU Tharanga was run out for 3 in this game providing the 88th occasion of an opening batsman dismissed run out in the World Cup. His run out in this game provide the ninth occasion of a Sri Lankan opening batsman run out in the World Cup.

     

    - WU Tharanga and M Muralitharan were run out in this game providing the 49th and 50th occasion of a Sri Lankan batsman dismissed run out in the World Cup.

     

    - KC Sangakkara and DPMD Jayawardene added 145 runs for the third wicket in this game providing the 206th occasion of a century partnership in the World Cup. This stand also represents the 55th occasion of a three figure partnership for the third wicket in the World Cup.

     

    - KC Sangakkara and DPMD Jayawardene added 145 runs for the third wicket in this

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  • Nothing has changed since the last time I interacted with you. That is, as far, as Australia's preparations for its defence of the ICC Cricket World Cup title.

     

    After a longish break, we played the game against Kenya in Bangalore and we are pleased with the way we went about it. We are progressing well and ready for our match against Canada, keeping one eye on the quarter-finals. Of course, we have another game against Pakistan in a few days' time in Colombo.

     

    I have been asked if not bowling out Kenya was a bit of a downer for us. We wanted to have a good workout, wanted to get a game of 100 overs, considering that we had spent a good part of the last fortnight away from competitive cricket. We wanted everyone to have an opportunity to experience the conditions. It was also a pretty low and slow wicket.

     

    I am delighted to be part of an attack which is among those with a Bowling Efficiency of over 230 on the Castrol Index and is second best during the first 10 overs. The fact that

    Read More »from Glad to be part of a unit with great bowling efficiency
  • Netherlands scored 306 all out providing the 59th occasion of a team scoring 300 plus runs in the world cup. It also represents the second occasion of Netherlands posting a
    total of 300 plus runs in the world cup. The first occasion was its 314 for 6 vs Namibia at Bloemfontien on 03.03.03.

    Ireland posted 307 for 4 in 47.4 overs providing the 60th occasion of a team posting 300 plus runs in the world cup. It also represents the second occasion of Ireland posting a total of 300 plus runs in the world cup. The first occasion was its 329 for 7 in 49.1 overs against England at Bangalore on 02.03.11.

    Netherlands was all out of 306 providing the fourth occasion of a team dismissed all out after posting 300 plus runs in the world cup. The other three occasions are – 349 by
    Pakistan vs Zimbabwe at Kingston on 21.03.07: 300 by West Indies vs England at Bridgetown on 21.04.07 and 338 by India vs England at Brisbane on 27.02.11.

    Netherlands and Ireland posted 300 plus runs in this game providing

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