07/07/2009

Rangana Herath brings Pakistan down to the earth

Pakistan’s euphoria on winning the World ICC Twenty20 Cup unexpectedly has been pricked by this astonishing defeat at the Galle International Stadium today.

Rangana Herath, who made his Test match debut at Galle, Sri Lanka against the Australian cricket team in 1999, and his One Day International debut against the Zimbabwean cricket team at Harare Sports Ground in 2004, played in the current Test because of Murali’s injury, scuttled Pakistan dream run by earning a dramatic 50 run victory for Sri Lanka.

Herath, who along with Thilan Tushara and Ajantha Mendis, who nowadays appears to befuddle batsmen only during high-pressure situations, bamboozled Pakistan. Pakistan who were chasing only 168, were coasting along at 71/2, when they were roughly woken up only to be all-out for 117.

This defeat signals the end of Pakistan’s dream run and returns them to the mundane world.
Photo Credit: Sri Lanka Cricket
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4 Comments:

Anonymous philip said...

are you sure the match was not fixed? ;)

07/07/2009, 16:38  
Blogger Ottayan said...

No. I am not sure.:)

07/07/2009, 17:10  
Anonymous Krish said...

Pakistan just had a bad session. They mostly dominated the match, but Sri Lanka escaped at the end.

07/07/2009, 22:02  
Blogger Ottayan said...

I agree with you that Pakistan dominated almost all the sessions, but cruelly succumbed in the important one.

Yes, it was indeed a great escape for Sri Lanka.:)

08/07/2009, 04:58  

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