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India vs. Sri Lanka 1st T20I, at Pune, Feb. 12, 2016 — Atypically Dramatic; Unexpected Win For SL.

by Anura Guruge


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This as T20Is go was quite the barn burner in that it had mega-drama. 22-year old debutant, with the very impressive name of Chandrasekara Arachchilage Kasun Rajitha, gets a wicket with his 2nd ball and then his 4th — Sharma and Rahane (both poor shots). You wouldn’t dare write such stuff it you were writing a novel. India, reigning T20I champions, 7 for 58 in the 11th over. WOW. It was dramatic stuff. Ashwin, always an impressive figure, played one heck of an innings. Some atrocious fielding by Sri Lanka and, of course, poor batting by India.

Then it looked like Sri Lanka might CHOKE though I had hopes given that they do have the likes of Chandimal, who I do rate as a talented cricketer. In the end they pulled it off comfortably. Had to have been quite the shock for India — especially since this was a new, inexperienced SL squad. The 2nd T20I most likely will see a more resolute Indian side.

Lots of cricket. Can’t wait to see the South Africa vs England 4th ODI — in Pink — on Friday.

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Why Did The West Indies Send Their Women’s Team To Sri Lanka For The 2015 Test Matches?

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To make it worse about 6 seem to having their monthlies and the others act as if they are having some wicked morning sickness.

This is NOT fair on Sri Lanka. It denigrates their performance — though Chandimal’s catch to dismiss Dorothy Bravo was World Class in any match.

This is CRAZY. The World’s First Men vs. Women cricket Test Match.

Let me tell you it does NOT work. It is a different league.

That Sri Lanka managed to score 848 runs doesn’t matter because the West Indies girls dropped at least 20 catches.

This is a bloody travesty.

This week I am going to write a letter to the London ‘Times’ asking for the ICC to displace the West Indies from International Cricket. There is NO nation called ‘West Indies’ and significance and beauty of International cricket is that it is played between Nations.