Saturday, 1 June 2013

Champions trophy - warm-up - India v Sri Lanka - Edgbaston

So, after the 1st warm-up game was rained off, we have better weather in Birmingham.

Both sides are playing 15 man teams, so, not sure what a good score will be.
















India win the toss, and elect to field, which, I suppose makes sense, given u wouldn't know how to pace your innings.

Not sure, how it really helps, to play a warm-up like this .. Conditions will be v different from the Tournament conditions, so ...

Sri Lanka off to a good start ..

48-0 after 6 overs, cold wind here, but some sunshine.

Sri Lanka liking the cold .. 68-0 after 8.3 overs .. This could be a decent score .. If I knew what one was, in these sort of games ..

Sri Lanka move to 82-0 after 12 overs .. Perera gets a 50

50 now for Dilshan

Sri Lanka 140-0 after 23 overs.

Sri Lanka 160-0 after 25 overs .. Fair crowd in .. About 6000

Perera retires . Gives someone else a chance ..Jayawardene comes in to bat

Not sure what a good score is .. Even now, and get the feeling, India cold chase it down, if they wanted to .

But, may play in a way, just to bat etc.

Sri Lanka 170-0 after 29 overs

Dilshan now retires ..

In the other warm-up, No Gayle/Pollard/Samuels etc .. So, what's the point ?

Sri Lanka 201-0 , after 33

Sri Lanka 221-1 after 37.1 .. With 2 men retired, and 15 men teams .. Dunno if it means anything, at all, and am rapidly losing interest.

Sri Lanka 272-1 after 43, .. Starting to push, to maybe 325

Sri Lanka 296-2 after 46 ..

Sri Lanka finish on 333-3 .. That has a nice ring to it ...

Will it be enough .. ? Does anyone care ? ,for answers to these vital questions, c u after lunch.

Here's the reply ..

India lose a quick-wkt .. Run out ..

India 5-1 after 1.3

Faltering a bit, now 70-3 after 7.2 .. Need another 264, 50 behind D/L par score.

India 128-4 after 25 overs..

Ruler of the World, won the Derby ...

Game has come alive ..

India 194-4 after 33 ..

This is set-up nicely , 15 overs to go, 206-4 ..need 127 off 90

Good game .. 10 overs left, they need 81, Kohli has 125 NO .. And hasn't retired

Sun has come out, not so cold ..

5 overs to go, and they don't this easily. Kohli gets a superb 144, and they need 29 from 30 balls, 5 wickets left.

3 overs to go, they need 16 runs .. Should be a cake-walk .. Dhoni .. And Karthik (93)





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