Tuesday, March 1, 2011
The brilliant hat-trick of the fast bowler Lasith Malinga crushed the hopes of Kenyan team's victory. With this hat-trick he became the first player who bagged the two hat tricks in World Cup matches. His 6-38 wickets haul helped his team in establishing an easy 9 wickets win over the opponents. The R Premadasa stadium in Colombo was packed with cricket crazy fans who were present their to cheer the home team. Even the Sri Lankan team proved their metal.
The Lankan team also proved that it is very difficult to beat the Lions in their own den.
The Final Scorecard:
Kenya: 142-10 (43.4)
Sri Lanka: 146-1 (18.4), Lasith Malinga was Man of the Match