bugger me! I'm not sure that's the level of closeness Socrates had in mind...
Well played all! Hope the rest of the games will be this exciting.
Ben, England played AMAZINGLY well. I don't know why you're so sad!
I don't mind my team losing, I just want to see how well they do.
That was pretty much a role reversal for Sri Lanka, making up for the tight SA match. Really annoyed at the way we batted though - where was the urgency? I only saw it from Jayasuriya (for the brief time he was out there) and Jayawardene. Sangakara really needs to get back in the runs as we rely on him to score heavily when Jayasuriya doesn't. And don't get me started on Tharanga. At the crease for 100 balls and still never looked settled!
Well played England though. They restricted us well with tight bowling and fielding, but I'm still baffled with our batting.
Disgraceful from Fenando, very unsporting. Rules need to be changed to make it a no ball. Swear Malinga throws it as well
Also apparently there was a 5 ball over (over 26) in our innings
Malinga's action is legal, his arm is straight. The only thing he needs to watch for is the height of the arm parallel to the shoulder (if it drops below, he's technically bowling underarm. Which, unless agreed in advance, is illegal)
woah - tight match, SL managed to break the partnerships though - well done to Fernando - definately back on form now! -
and YES Malinga's bowling IS legal! dammit - this is like what people were saying about Murali as well.
Sri Lanka did well, but it was annoying to see the likes of Pieterson and Collingwood play spin in the traditional terrible English manner. You can't just stand there and let quality spinners bowl at you.
Hey he was playing against MURALI. It doesn't matter what Kevin P did/does! Hes playing against CLASS.
Give Murali the credit, if its Cricket you like. Kevin P hit him for a four. Nice. But Murali then took his wicket. Priceless.