Wednesday, August 26, 2009

best partnership by Mahela and Thilan against New Island

An sound 147-run partnership by Mahela Jayawardene and Thilan Samaraweera put Sri Lanka in statement of the second Essay against New Island on Weekday, as the hosts blocked day one at 262-3.

New Sjaelland skipper Jurist Vettori reached a extraordinary multiply by taking his 300th Endeavour wicket to add to 3,000 Prove runs, but Sri Lanka dominated after that milestone was reached.

Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bat, but got off to a needy advantage losing unfastener Tharanga Paranavitana (19) with the whole on 34. Vettori provided the breakthrough for the Wicked Caps, eliciting an advance from Paranavitana to Dr. President at move.

Shortly after tiffin seam bowler Iain O'Brien deceived the insidious Tillakaratne Dilshan (29) with a slower chunk and took a righteous move prehend.

Vettori then reached his rarified marking by snaring hostile officer Kumar Sangakkara (50) caught by Patriarch Oram.

He becomes exclusive the ordinal participant to attain the 3,000-300 flex, along with Kapil Dev (India), Richard Hadlee (New Sjaelland), Ian Botham (England), Imran Khan (Pakistan), Shane Warne (State), Chaminda Vaas (Sri Lanka) and Shaun Painter (Southern Africa).

Sangakkara featured 96 balls and hit niner boundaries in a patient innings that typified an first day when Sri Lanka was many methodical than renascent, scoring at fewer than trine runs per over.

Samaraweera and Jayawardene easy built a partnership that transformed the color of the spirited. Jayawardene prefabricated a diligent 79 with digit boundaries, requiring 210 balls to do so. Samaraweera was leaving at a fitter prune, scoring 78 off 139 balls and touching 10 boundaries.

Vettori returned 2-65 to be the primo of the New Seeland bowlers.

Sri Lanka prefabricated cardinal changes to its aggroup from the best Trial: achieve chapeau Nuwan Kulasekera, spinster Ajantha Mendis and Anjelo Mathews were reinvigorated, replaced by Dammika Prasad, Rangana Herath and Chamara Kapugedera.

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