March 23, 2007

World Cup Cricket - India vs Sri Lanka group B match: Live blogging

Its a big match, crucial for India as they need to win it to have an almost certain chance to go to super eight.

I am watching the match via sopcast. If anyone is looking for live free video links for todays match:

* Please download sopcast from here.

* Then find WC live video cricket broadcasts from the channels list and click on any one of them. Wait a few moments and you can watch clear free live video of today's match in full screen mode.

Another link.

You can also listen to the live BBC Radio commentary. And the Cricinfo ball-by-ball commentary of the match is very useful.

India has started the game with accurate and penetrative bowling. They have contained the Sri Lankan side and Zahir Khan got rid of the danger man Sanath Jayasuriya. After 10 overs Sri Lanka is 44/1.

Today Bangladesh will be hoping that Sri Lanka will win to keep their hopes of the next round alive. Today every Bangladeshi is a Sri Lankan supporter.

23 Over: Without Jayasuria Sri Lanka (91/2) is sedated with about 4 runs per over. The game settled down but the pitch has good bounce and the outfield is slow. So anything above 250 will be a defendable score for Sri Lanka me thinks.

45 Overs: Sri Lanka steadied the boat (212/4) and got a good fifth wicket partnership Chamara Silva and TM Dilshan got a 83 run partnership. Looks like 260 is there for the taking. Silva seems to be a very good player with 3 consecutive fifties in this world cup. He is on 59. Lets see where he takes Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka could make 254/6 in 50 overs thanks to some quick runs by Arnold and Vaas.

The Indian response was sedated right from the start. They were up against a good bowling performance by Sri Lanka and wickets kept falling at the regular interval. India is in deep trouble. They are 116/6 in 29 overs. Vaas and Muralidharan have bowled beautifully and have taken a couple of wickets each. India will be losing by a big margin here?


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