Cricket World Cup 2011

Steady SL make progress

2011-04-02 13:54
Mahela Jayawardene (AP)

Mumbai - Sri Lanka moved on to 146/3 after 33 overs during their innings against India in the Cricket World Cup final in Mumbai.


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Mahela Jayawardene (44 not out) and Thilan Samaraweera (13 not out) are the men at the crease as they look to build momentum towards the end of the innings.

Earlier, Upul Tharanga was the first wicket to fall, caught at slip by Virender Sehwag off the bowling of Zaheer Khan for 2. Tillakaratne Dilshan was next to go, playing on to a delivery from Harbhajan Singh.

Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara was the third wicket to fall, caught behind by Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni off the bowling of Yuvraj Singh.

The match got off to a controversial start after the toss had to be retaken as New Zealand match referee Jeff Crowe did not hear a call from Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara who, as the visiting skipper was supposed to nominate 'heads' or 'tails' while the coin was in the air.

There was a brief discussion between the two captains before former New Zealand skipper Crowe ordered a re-toss - an almost unheard of event in any cricket match and certainly one of this importance.


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