Jayawardene powers Lanka to victory
May 8, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
The giant scoreboard flashed ‘70 runs needed off six balls.’ It was a no-contest at Kensington Park.
Let down by sloppy fielding and catching, West Indies was never in the hunt as it chased a demanding 196. The host finished 57 runs short of the Sri Lankan total in this Group ‘F’ Super Eights match of the ICC World Twenty20 on Friday.
Sri Lanka held all the aces once Man of the Match Mahela Jayawardene (98 not out off 56 balls) and skipper Kumar Sangakkara (68 off 49) put on 166 for the second wicket — the highest partnership for any wicket in the competetion.