Wednesday, August 03, 2005

A Mouthful



CRICKET: Jayawardene's aggressive 94 fashions Sri Lanka's four-wicket victory over India
DAMBULLA, Sri Lanka (AP) - Mahela Jayawardene smashed an aggressive 94 not out to help Sri Lanka bounce back from the brink and clinch a four-wicket victory against India on Wednesday in a limited-over tri-series.
Chasing India's modest 220 for eight from 50 overs, Sri Lanka slipped to 95 for six before Jayawardene's unbroken 126-run eighth-wicket partnership with No. 8 Upul Chandana (45 not out) spurred it to 221 for six in 48 overs.
Defeat was staring Sri Lanka in the face before Jayawardene unleashed his strokeplay that stunned the accurate Indian attack and clinched Sri Lanka its third straight win in the current tri-series. India has won one match and lost two, while the West Indies have suffered defeats in both games.
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Okay, I don't have a clue what any of that meant, but I think if Manny Ramirez was caught "unleashing his strokeplay" in the seventh inning of a Yankees-Red Sox game he'd probably get suspended.

4 comments:

portia said...

Probably, but I much prefer to see Jeter unleash his.

I'm with you. I didn't understand any of the words strung together in that paragraph. What's a not out? What's a wicket? Is that like a sticky wicket and what Jeter would face if he unleashed his?

Back to work:)

KJ said...

Looking at the picture, it appears that the batter wears a face mask, but the catcher (and umpire) do not.

This does strike me as a very intelligent game.

Cassandra said...

Makes perfect sense to me, old bean.

African Moonbat said...

Portia,

In the game of Cricket there are two sides, one in and the other out. The object of the game is for the side thats out to get the side thats in, out. When the side that is in are all out, (including those who are not out)they go out and the side thats out comes in. When both sides have been in and out for two innings, (again including the not outs), thats the end of the game.

Quite simple really.