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Sangakkara, dilshan tonnes created great victory 449 views
Sri Lanka won by 148runs
Sri Lanka 363 makes 9 (124 Sangakkara, Dilshan 104, Mathews 51, Davey 3 for 63) beat Scotland 215 (Coleman 70, Mommsen 60, Kulasekara 3 for 20, 3 for 51 Chameera)
Kumar Sangakkara withdraws from internationals from a day at the end of this game. You have to speculate why. But regardless of how far progress Sri Lanka Sangakkara at least will shut down the personal glory. At Bellerive Oval, became the first man in history to mark ODI centuries in four consecutive innings, and the first to do four hundred in a World Cup, and together with Tillakaratne Dilshan ensured a comfortable win over Scotland.
148 run victories should mean Sri Lanka final third in Group A assuming Australia beat Scotland and New Zealand defeat Bangladesh and Scotland showed some fight with the bat, but the 195-run partnership by Sangakkara and Dilshan was the difference. Climax to your exceptional day, Sangakkara also beat Adam Gilchrist top of the all time World Cup dismissal wicket keeping count.
Sangakkara and Dilshan have become one of the most consistent double acts of cricket and this was his 20th century in ODIs stand; only Sourav Ganguly and SachinTendulkar have joint for more. Sangakkara complete with 124 and Dilshan made104 Angelo Mathews later added the second best fifty of this World Cup 2015 facing 20 balls but a series of final windows meant Sri Lanka missed the chance of a bonus of 400 totals.
Objective of Scotland was 364 and 364 days of the year might be a realistic goal against a Titular member. This was one of those days although Freddie Coleman and Preston Mommsen ensured respectability. Throughout the tournament in Scotland have shown the company and resolve impressed observers while that understatement. It was the case once more.
When Kyle Coetzer sent a catch back to Lasith Malinga in the first envelope, Scotland could have had flashbacks of his being defeated by Malinga for 101 in their only previous meeting ODI in 2011. Evil slow start continued when Calum MacLeod was run over by Nuwan Kulasekara for 11 and Matt Machan was trapped low weight at birth by Dilshan 19.
But Mommsen and Coleman took the advantage in the Sangakkara and Dilshan example earlier in the day the search for loopholes rotating the strike picking up the borders. When they came together Scotland needed more than eight 320 an envelope by what their efforts were unlikely that affects the outcome of the match, but at least made work of Sri Lanka to do so.
Coleman met in their second match of the tournament took the lead and struck out seven including a ride in car directly from Dushmantha Chameera. Cover flown well Mommsen and pulled when emerged the opportunity and both men frustrated Sri Lanka raising half centuries in time reasonably fast.
For 75 minutes they worked together prior to Mommsen Thisara Perera led rising out and was caught by a juggling Lahiru Thirimanne 60 out of 75 balls. Coleman followed four overs later when he holed out to long on off Kulasekara for 70 of 74 balls, but his maiden ODI half century which had left 44 ball showed his class.
Coleman had fallen on 54 when Kusal Perera somehow them managed it for grass a simple chance from a piece of cover dept and was indicating a Sri Lanka that it seemed pretty happy to go through the movements in the field expressive that victory was inevitable. In the final was: Richie Berrington hung around for 29 but the lower order went out to the 44 more.
Sri Lanka's batting had been too strong. As usual Sangakkara races came all the portillo while picking the gaps or clear the field with ease. Its only medio oportunidad came in 84 when crackled a full release of Machan and a diving MacLeodat mid wicket got his left hand to the ball on their way to the border. Otherwise Sangakkara was clinical and struck out 13 and four six fours.
After reaching his hundred plundered 24 took a respite of Alasdair Evans during the Power play his game legs and touch that allows you to place the ball where Mommsen left a vacuum. A child of six cut over point and a scoop to fine leg border were particularly attractive.
Dilshan and Sangakkara had raised their centuries in consecutive balls. Dilshan the coming of its delivery 97a with a single to fine leg Coetzer and coming next ball of Sangakkara with a double edge to third man out.