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F6_Turbo
October 3, 2012, 11:19 PM
Well here we are folks....this tournament which started out quite poorly, crowds, organization and the actual quality of cricket has gone from strength to strength as the tournament has progressed.

Which brings us to our two opponents today....

http://www.mapsofworld.com/images/world-countries-flags/sri-lanka-flag.gif V http://www.mapsofworld.com/images/world-countries-flags/pakistan-flag.gif

Sri Lanka - host nation, who are probably the neutrals team atm, and their opponents..

Pakistan - the wildly inconsistent team, who happen to be the most consistent team in T20 WC history. 2 finals and 2 semi finals in 4 editions

Who will win this battle of the subcontinental giants??? Who are the players to watch out for?

zinatf
October 4, 2012, 01:09 AM
Sl! Sl!! Sl!!!

Rabz
October 4, 2012, 01:32 AM
Sl !! Sl !! Sl !!

F6_Turbo
October 4, 2012, 01:48 AM
close match! close match! close match!

F6_Turbo
October 4, 2012, 06:56 AM
Lot of rain around Dhaka...but the forecast looks clean for Colombo

cricheart
October 4, 2012, 07:30 AM
Kinda shameful, but I'll support Pakistan today for Fantasy game reason :D

F6_Turbo
October 4, 2012, 07:34 AM
^This is precisely why fantasy leagues are evil :lol:

F6_Turbo
October 4, 2012, 08:56 AM
SL off to a decent start...bit on the slow side though. Still no wickets lost...

cricheart
October 4, 2012, 09:03 AM
SL 44/0 after 8 over.
Jaya-re out korte na parle khobor ase. So far he been the best performer against spin.

F6_Turbo
October 4, 2012, 09:11 AM
Dilshan not looking great...and the pressure results in Mahela getting out.

Big wicket for Pakistan...

F6_Turbo
October 4, 2012, 09:26 AM
2 down now...Pakistan definitely in this

F6_Turbo
October 4, 2012, 09:40 AM
107/2 after 16...rubbish total

Nadim
October 4, 2012, 09:56 AM
17.4  Umar Gul to Mendis,  1 no ball,  given out lbw, Mendis moved across to clip it square, pitched on middle and off, Mendis missed as he tried to play the shot, was trapped in front of the off stump, the umpire wants to check if it was a no-ball and replays show Gul has bowled a no-ball, not sure there was any part of the foot behind the line as it landed

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Drama. Btw what is dilshan doing?!???? SR below 90 after batting for 18 overs:lol:
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F6_Turbo
October 4, 2012, 10:01 AM
If this pitch is really crap and SL win, Dilshan will be the hero...but if Pakistan chase this comfortably...he'll be the goat

AsifTheManRahman
October 4, 2012, 10:02 AM
Dilshan did an Ashraful right there, let his team down.

F6_Turbo
October 4, 2012, 10:05 AM
139...surely that's not enough? Pakistan bowled well except for that last over.

AsifTheManRahman
October 4, 2012, 10:07 AM
Sri Lanka has the bowlers to defend this, but Pakistan has the batsmen to topple this, comfortably. Game on.

roman
October 4, 2012, 10:13 AM
It's Pakistan's game to lose

cricheart
October 4, 2012, 10:14 AM
Dillu did a great favor to Pakistan today, and what an innings! not a single SIX!

F6_Turbo
October 4, 2012, 10:22 AM
good start for pakistan

AsifTheManRahman
October 4, 2012, 10:22 AM
If Ashraful played an inning like Dilshan, some here would call on the BCB to make him captain.

F6_Turbo
October 4, 2012, 10:35 AM
pakistan looking comfortable....

BANFAN
October 4, 2012, 10:55 AM
Looks like Pak is going to win it, SL hasn't posted enough runs I guess. They were too slow to start with...

BANFAN
October 4, 2012, 10:56 AM
If Ashraful played an inning like Dilshan, some here would call on the BCB to make him captain.

And some would get mad for dropping him...:)

SS
October 4, 2012, 11:01 AM
Pak under pressure...SL coming back...this is what I like about SL team..but let's see if Pak can overcome this and win...good game going on

AsifTheManRahman
October 4, 2012, 11:04 AM
LOL, Tucker blooper yet again.

SS
October 4, 2012, 11:05 AM
reminding me of our superstar playing back to back wickets in pair..though the lbw decision was lucky...SL going through easily unless professor does something remarkable

BANFAN
October 4, 2012, 11:07 AM
SL coming back,,

BANFAN
October 4, 2012, 11:08 AM
It's now getting tough for Pak...:)

F6_Turbo
October 4, 2012, 11:09 AM
SL fighting back very strongly...4 down....

But Pakistan bat deep

SS
October 4, 2012, 11:10 AM
Amago batter moto batting kortase dekhi..why they didn't bat like this when they played us actually our bowlers were so crap

F6_Turbo
October 4, 2012, 11:11 AM
what a miss

SS
October 4, 2012, 11:11 AM
SL definitely winning this as I doubt Afridi can do anything this time...what a team the captain can depend on batters and also bowlers when needed the break through

SS
October 4, 2012, 11:13 AM
what was that from Malinga...still he will come back when he will bowl..professor survives

BANFAN
October 4, 2012, 11:13 AM
SL needs to get Hafiz quickly... That was a bad miss by Malinga... Hope he covers it up...

SS
October 4, 2012, 11:14 AM
I have a feeling in next three to four overs game will be decided who will win

SS
October 4, 2012, 11:15 AM
SL needs to get Hafiz quickly... That was a bad miss by Malinga... Hope he covers it up...

He is one of the best t20 bowlers and his yorkers are so good...he will do it..we are not talking about our abul, safiul and mash

Roni_uk
October 4, 2012, 11:15 AM
Malinga's drop would cost them deerly.. they have Gul coming up next

BANFAN
October 4, 2012, 11:18 AM
He is one of the best t20 bowlers and his yorkers are so good...he will do it..we are not talking about our abul, safiul and mash

Sure he is capable of... But the target is so less, don't know if he will have that opportunity... Another Miss by kula.. But that was a tough one..

SS
October 4, 2012, 11:18 AM
interesting situation in the game...anything can happen in next few overs...professor seems to be the key and SL got so many good bowlers

BANFAN
October 4, 2012, 11:20 AM
Still it's a bit uphill for Pak...

SS
October 4, 2012, 11:21 AM
49 from 36...interesting

BANFAN
October 4, 2012, 11:21 AM
Hafeez ... Goooooone

SS
October 4, 2012, 11:22 AM
Whatmore might have a good plan and probably will give the message...let's see how Pak chases it or loses it and Hafeez gone..that's it...SL winning probably

BANFAN
October 4, 2012, 11:23 AM
Now it's Srilanka all over...if Afridi or Gul doesn't play a Miracle..

SS
October 4, 2012, 11:23 AM
These bowlers are pure class i understand they are playing in home ground but look at their quality of bowling...when you need a wicket you get a wicket for the team...what on earth our bowlers do

BANFAN
October 4, 2012, 11:24 AM
Afridi ..BOLD...:)

Banglatiger84
October 4, 2012, 11:24 AM
2 wickets which turns the match in SLs favor

AsifTheManRahman
October 4, 2012, 11:25 AM
Afridi hasn't done anything at all in this tournament.

SS
October 4, 2012, 11:25 AM
Afridi career may be over

BANFAN
October 4, 2012, 11:25 AM
These bowlers are pure class i understand they are playing in home ground but look at their quality of bowling...when you need a wicket you get a wicket for the team...what on earth our bowlers do

Amader bowler der nia dukhkho koira luv ache?? .. They give up before the match itself...lack of skills...

SS
October 4, 2012, 11:26 AM
Carom ball...we don't three superstar slas and so many coming never can bowl like this...look at the overs pretty much 2 wickets and barely giving any runs

F6_Turbo
October 4, 2012, 11:26 AM
so that SL score wasn't poor..and Dilshan played a great, patient knock!

BANFAN
October 4, 2012, 11:27 AM
Malinga is cominggg ..:)

roman
October 4, 2012, 11:27 AM
Aafridi should retire..AGAIN

BANFAN
October 4, 2012, 11:28 AM
so that SL score wasn't poor..and Dilshan played a great, patient knock!

They know the pitch well and played to a plan... Only part of the batting plan didn't work was... dilshan getting out before hitting in last two overs...

SS
October 4, 2012, 11:29 AM
I think these spinners work hours to master the spin...what a bowling to win a game like this...even the pacers contributed

BANFAN
October 4, 2012, 11:29 AM
Aafridi should retire..AGAIN

This time he may not get that chance... I think he will be dropped (Fired)..

BANFAN
October 4, 2012, 11:31 AM
Still Pak can. Win it...

al-Sagar
October 4, 2012, 11:32 AM
35 of 22 now ..........

4 wicks in hand

tight game

SS
October 4, 2012, 11:33 AM
Pak trying but Malinga bowling! Anything can happen this over

roman
October 4, 2012, 11:33 AM
Umar is a dangerous batsman. He himself can win it for Pakistan

al-Sagar
October 4, 2012, 11:33 AM
This time he may not get that chance... I think he will be dropped (Fired)..

and then may be 3 months later he will be recalled and appointed captain .... or coach

SS
October 4, 2012, 11:34 AM
I think malinga got a wicket right?

roman
October 4, 2012, 11:36 AM
and then may be 3 months later he will be recalled and appointed captain .... or coach

Yup..Haha

al-Sagar
October 4, 2012, 11:36 AM
after conceding a boundary in the first ball ....... malinga kept it quiet for the rest of the over.

now 32 of 3 overs ..... 1 from malinga 1 from mendis another may be from kulasekara

al-Sagar
October 4, 2012, 11:37 AM
mendis in his last over,

looks like umar will go for it

4 runs from first two balls

SS
October 4, 2012, 11:38 AM
Amago Shafiul, Mash or Abul hoile aei over ei khela shesh hoiya jaito

al-Sagar
October 4, 2012, 11:38 AM
SL fielding has been poor today .......

tanvir gone ..............

UMAR GUL will come now

roman
October 4, 2012, 11:39 AM
It's almost over for Pakistan

simon
October 4, 2012, 11:40 AM
ei meyegula eto dhong dekhay keno? khela dekhte ashcho khela dekho,ekdom mukh dhaika kanna kati'r upokrom,jottoshob.

Gesey Tanweer:)

BANFAN
October 4, 2012, 11:41 AM
Wow...what a bowling by mendis...he is really a Murali in the making... He looks more matured in this tournament.

al-Sagar
October 4, 2012, 11:41 AM
GUL playng tests ......

27 of 12 balls ..............

akmal and gul needs to blast soon

BANFAN
October 4, 2012, 11:42 AM
ei meyegula eto dhong dekhay keno? khela dekhte ashcho khela dekho,ekdom mukh dhaika kanna kati'r upokrom,jottoshob.

Gesey Tanweer:)

You are angry coz you couldn't see the face ...:) ??

SS
October 4, 2012, 11:42 AM
gem of a bowling...pleasure to watch

SS
October 4, 2012, 11:43 AM
What did Gul just did now...is he trying to be our Razzak or Elias Sunny

roman
October 4, 2012, 11:43 AM
Bangladesh er khela dekhte dekhte cricket khela je serious mojar khela she tai bhule gesilam.

BANFAN
October 4, 2012, 11:43 AM
Malinga is awful in the field today...

al-Sagar
October 4, 2012, 11:44 AM
another poor fielding and malinga again but a DOT ball

BANFAN
October 4, 2012, 11:45 AM
26 from 10 Balls....tough

Banglatiger84
October 4, 2012, 11:45 AM
That was a run out

simon
October 4, 2012, 11:45 AM
You are angry coz you couldn't see the face ...:) ??

hehe,nah dekhsi ;)

simon
October 4, 2012, 11:48 AM
Gul getting the taste of his own medicine :D

BANFAN
October 4, 2012, 11:49 AM
hehe,nah dekhsi ;)

:) ...

It's now 22 from one over.... To go for a super over... That may be very difficult against SL bowling in this pitch...

SS
October 4, 2012, 11:49 AM
It's over bye bye Pak...what a game by SL...amazing...this team is winning the cup

al-Sagar
October 4, 2012, 11:49 AM
brilliant death bowling

only 4 runs in that over ..... pak now need 23 of the last over by nuwan kulasekara

roman
October 4, 2012, 11:49 AM
SL wins. Game over..

al-Sagar
October 4, 2012, 11:50 AM
23 from 5

very imp ball this one

BANFAN
October 4, 2012, 11:51 AM
Need 4 Sixes now

al-Sagar
October 4, 2012, 11:52 AM
22 from 3, all over

and now 21 from 2

BANFAN
October 4, 2012, 11:53 AM
21 from 2, if there is no No Ball

mufi_02
October 4, 2012, 11:53 AM
This is the difference between a good side (SL) and us. They defended 140 while we couldn't defend 175.

al-Sagar
October 4, 2012, 11:54 AM
SL wins by 16 runs

BANFAN
October 4, 2012, 11:54 AM
17 from 1 ball....:) Srilanka Wins and they deserve the cup this time...

simon
October 4, 2012, 11:56 AM
khub moja lagche re bhais :bighug:

congratz Srilanka.
Now get the cup

F6_Turbo
October 4, 2012, 11:57 AM
well done to SL...great performance with the ball in hand

simon
October 4, 2012, 11:59 AM
This is the difference between a good side (SL) and us. They defended 140 while we couldn't defend 175.

yah, we don't have a Malinga or a Mendis or a Kulasekara , not even a smart MAthews.
It's the strong individuals we make the team strong and we have only two or three.

SS
October 4, 2012, 12:00 PM
This is the difference between a good side (SL) and us. They defended 140 while we couldn't defend 175.

Imagine the game was ours..but our bowlers fielders did not support Shakib at all...look at this team SL ...so dedicated players...even from 80s when they rose they are continuing the up trend...their pipeline players are good and their comeback kids like Mathews also worked hard to regain his form...and look at our pipeline players and also the bench warmers and A teamers...pathetic..emni emni amago shobi nichu kore na

Equinox
October 4, 2012, 12:01 PM
Good game. Congrats to SL. The pitch wasn't the best for the semi-final of a world tournament so I do have some sympathy for Pakistan. Now hoping WI wins the whole thing but I know that it's very unlike. The trophy has SL written all over it.

Tiger444
October 4, 2012, 12:10 PM
Imagine the game was ours..but our bowlers fielders did not support Shakib at all...look at this team SL ...so dedicated players...even from 80s when they rose they are continuing the up trend...their pipeline players are good and their comeback kids like Mathews also worked hard to regain his form...and look at our pipeline players and also the bench warmers and A teamers...pathetic..emni emni amago shobi nichu kore na

It's because Sri Lanka is far more advanced in sports compared to even India and Pakistan, forget about us. Despite being a much smaller country compared to the other subcontinental countries, they produce such quality players. Their school system is very strong and provides oppurtunities for kids to play any sport they wish. Jeesh bhai did elaborate on this fact. So we can't really compare ourselves to the Lankans sadly.

Anyways, congrats to Sri Lanka. Always a big fan of them and really love the Lankan people. Very down to earth people. Best of luck to them in the finals.

cricheart
October 4, 2012, 12:29 PM
At least Afridi manages to strengthen his record with one more Golden duck, what a great achievement :lol:

Shaan
October 4, 2012, 12:32 PM
Happy for Srilankans, they really deserved the win! After BD I always prefer Srilnaka in any competition of cricket from subcontinent..
oh ya again very happy that some arrogant supporter of Pakistan got slap by this defeat !!

Banglatiger84
October 5, 2012, 01:42 AM
I still cannot fathom why so many Indian and Pakistani supporters are so arrogant. Granted they both have had a decent record against SL the last 3 years, but the way Pakistanis were claiming they were already in the final means they deserved to be out. And some are claiming that Sri Lanka played against the spirit of the game by producing a spinning wicket :lol:

Sovik
October 5, 2012, 04:26 AM
Sri Lanka is going to win the trophy this time. They have very good batsmen and bowlers. Windies heavily dependant on Gayle and their bowling is ordinary. Australia have very good pace attack but their middle order is a concern