Bangladesh got buried under 370 Indian runs, no chance chasing this. But when the Tamim/Shakib partnership was broken, you could grab the Indian relief with your hands. I still think that Bangla will beat the Associates fairly easily.
|Hamish Bennett: NZ's damage dealer|
Footage by Cricket Online TV
I feel absolutely heartbroken for Kenya. Yay the Kiwis won a match, and the deservedness of that win is oozing from each figure in the bowling table, plus they really needed that victory under the belt, but my minnow heart is bleeding. No use interpreting the scorecard... if it displays the general state of the Kenyan cricket team, Afghanistan would perhaps have been better contestants in this tournament.
Canada fought hard against the Sri Lankans. Not only could they restrict them to less than 370 *g* and take seven wickets, but they also managed to surpass the Kenyan total of 69 by quite a margin. Rizwan Cheema tried to make the best of it and took Murali on the horns, before the old Lankan warhorse had the last word in this little duel. After their near-win over England in the warm-ups and their Hampshire humiliation (HamHum) at the Caribbean T20 one can safely state that the Maple Leaves are up for the challenge. I will need to re-assess their huggability rating ^^ However, nobody is exempt from the rule that in order to win you have to win.
What pisses me off most is that these results are water on the mills of those who support the decision that the WC should be reduced to 10 teams. I will not debate this issue here, though, just letting you know that I do not approve of this for obvious reasons. Go the minnows, put the man pants on, play freely, just do your thing! Canada have obviously internalised this attitude, check out the press conference skipper Ashish Bagai gave before the Lanka match:
Tomorrow Australia v Zimbabwe. Urggh.