Sri Lanka vs Australia ODI match Perth 15 February, 2008 – A Fun Report
Other possible headlines
– Tailenders watch Malinga’s funny action and the clicking sound of bails falling to ground
– Gilchrist scores a century without stuffing a tennis ball in his gloves
– Wicketkeeper’s day is celebrated in Perth
– Symonds makes an art gallery out of his bounced ball catch collection
Australia were once again lucky with the Toss and got to bat first. They began in the right earnest after losing Hayden initially. It seemed that Ponting has regained his glory, however, the joy didn’t last and from 66/1 and Ponting was foxed by Vaas. However, Clarke batted well and the Australians were sitting pretty at 171/2 in 36 overs, a rifle slow perhaps, but the situation was well setup for a huge slog. However after Muralitharan enticed Clarke to come out of the crease to have a huge go and thus broke the partnership, no one was willing to stand up with Gilchrist who waged a lone battle. Gilchrist score an awesome century with stuffing a tennis ball inside his glove! Once Gilchirst left, Hussey scored a few to take the score to 236 all out! So they lost last 8 wickets for just 65 runs!! Malinga should be banned from bowling to tail enders who just watch the funny action followed by the click of bails falling to the ground.
For once Sri Lanka saw, what seemed a gettable target and Sangkarra was keen on celebrating the wicketkeeper’s day. Sangkarra waged a lone battle like his counterpart but was not supported at all. And finally Symonds again proved that he’s least sportman by once again claiming a bounced catch to get Chamara Silva out. He can now make an art gallery out of his bounced ball catch collection!! Man the Aussie honour doesn’t even shrink at such disgusting ideas. Hey, Gilchrist, once you go, everyone’s gonna sue the Aussies in Court for cheating. It’s your honourable ways that stop us short.
Sri Lanka also lost their bonus point, and still remain 2 points short of India.
(the above are written in a funny mood and not intended to hurt your sentiment – i doubt if any actual players gets time to read – so please dont (get) hurt yourself defending them)