Sri Lanka Recorded Power Packed Win Over Canada In Their Inaugural World Cup Cricket Match
Sri Lanka recorded a power packed 210 run victory over minnows Canada in their inaugural World Cup Cricket match played at the Mahinda Rajapaksha International Cricket Stadium in Suriyawewa,Hambanthota today.Sri Lankan Team scored a mammoth 332 for 7 wickets in their 50 overs and as a reply Canadian Team all out for 122 runs in 36.5 overs.
Sri Lankan Opener Thilakaratna Dilshan reached 5000th run in his One Day career during his innings of this match and Mahela Jaywardena scored fastest 100 runs in ICC World Cup Cricket Match from 81 balls with 9 fours and a six.
Before the Match the newly built Cricket Stadium in Hamabanthota was ceremoniously declared open by the Parliamentary Speaker Chamal Rajapaksha this evening.As the match played under flood lights Sri Lankan Skipper Kumar Sangakkara won the toss and elected to bat first in the newly laid pitch.
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