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78/10 (19)
79/3 (14.3)
SL-L won by 7 wickets
 
That's it from the commentary for another contest of the Road Safety World Series. Sri Lanka making two out of two today. Can India make it two out of two tomorrow? Do join us for the epic clash between Tendulkar and Lara. Until the next time, this is Arya Sekhar Chakraborty signing off on the behalf of my fellow commentator Pradeep. Ta-ta
Sanath Jayasuriya, Player of the Match- I didn’t bowl for last one year. Started just three-four days ago. It was a great game. The players wanted me to play and I thought of giving 100 percent. I enjoyed my bowling. We played well last year. Great crowd in Kanpur, everyone came to see us. Unfortunately, my legs are not very strong at the moment. Hope next match I will start opening. I was to open batting but only this game I thought of going down the batting order. From next game, I will be opening the batting.
Tillakaratne Dilshan (Captain, Sri Lanka Legends): Definitely, the bowlers did all the work for us that set the tone to this win, Sanath especially was phenomenal, we wanted to bowl first, there was rain and bit of dampness on the surface. As a group we're jelling really well, everyone playing their role, as a skipper I'm really happy. We want to give 100% here, every single moment I'm having fun. (About beating them anyone at the moment) We're playing good, we just want to take one game at a time, we want to play our brand of cricket and want to go long way in the tournament.
Ian Bell (Captain, England Legends): It was turning, was a good toss to win, wasn't sure what's the good score and if we had got to 110 or 120, would've been in the game, there's a few things we could've done better, great to get out here, great crowd, had fun. (About him landing in Kanpur at 5pm) Didn't wanted to miss it, the lads have been training hard, will come back hard. Few of us have played cricket for a long time, great to get back on the field. Even at the top order we did well but the bowling was brilliant, we will come back and do well.
A comprehensive victory for the Sri Lanka Legends yet again. They were challenged by the English bowlers but in the end, the target was way too less for the English to pose a sterner fight. It looked like a cakewalk for Sri Lanka at the halfway mark, especially with the form the openers were in. 

However, it wasn't as easy as it seemed. Stephen Parry imparted a prodigious turn from the surface and dismissed Tillekeratne Dilshan with the ball of the match. Dilshan Munaweera struggled to time the ball but with time in his hand, he decided to drop anchor and bat steadily to reach the target. 

Upul Tharanga was the one who looked the only batter from either team to get any sort of timing going. He scored a quickfire 23 of 19 deliveries (in the context of the game) to give the momentum back to the Sri Lanka Legends. In the end, it was Jeevan Mendis who struck a lusty blow to take them over the finishing line. 

Earlier in the day, it was a great bit of bowling effort by the Sri Lankan Legends to skittle England out for just 78 runs. Sanath Jayasuriya rolled back the years and finished with exceptional figures of 3/4. None of the England Legends batter managed to get going and a score of 78 was never going to challenge the Lankans. 
14.3 Chris Schofield to Jeevan Mendis, THAT'S IT! Sri Lanka pick up another win, another dominating performance this. Drops it short on the off-stump, Mendis rocks back and slams it straight to short cover who gets a hand to it, ricochets off to long-off and they pick up the remaining two runs.
14.2 Chris Schofield to Jeevan Mendis, SIX! BOOM! Mendis picks the bones out of that, shimmies down the track and gets to the pitch of the ball and DISPATCHES it way over deep mid-wicket fence for a ginormous maximum.
14.1 Chris Schofield to Jeevan Mendis, loops a length delivery on the outside off, Mendis lunges and smothers.
14.1 Chris Schofield to Jeevan Mendis, FIVE WIDES! Good length delivery, turns into Mendis and strays it down the leg-side, runs all the way down to fine-leg fence for a boundary.
Jeevan Mendis, LHB comes out to the crease. 

Lanka should still chase this comfortably but the England bowlers have given a good account of themselves. Not giving any easy runs to the Sri Lankan batters. They get the 3rd wicket. 
14
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66 /3 score
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cricket bat icon Dilshan Munaweera *
24 (43)
cricket bat icon Jeevan Mendis
0 (1)
cricket ball icon Dimitri Mascarenhas
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13.6 Dimitri Mascarenhas to Dilshan Munaweera, OUT! UP IN THE AIR AND TAKEN! What a ripper of a delivery that, kicks off the turf and takes Munaweera by a surprise, takes the leading edge as he takes evasive action, balloons up in the air and goes straight to the cover fielder's throat and has to go.

Dilshan Munaweera c I Bell b D Mascernahas 24 (43b 2x4) 
13.5 Dimitri Mascarenhas to Dilshan Munaweera, back of a length, nips away on the wide of off-stump, Munaweera reaches and toe ends it into the off-side.
13.5 Dimitri Mascarenhas to Jeevan Mendis, WIDE! Drifts the length delivery down the leg-side, goes through the hands of the keeper as well as they pick up a bye.
13.4 Dimitri Mascarenhas to Dilshan Munaweera, OH! Just short of short fine-leg fielder. Munaweera walks across and tries to help it away, but goes in the air and lands short of the fielder as they pick up a tight single.
13.3 Dimitri Mascarenhas to Dilshan Munaweera, walks across off-stump, Munaweera looking to work it away but ends up clipping it straight to the square-leg fielder.
13.2 Dimitri Mascarenhas to Dilshan Munaweera, back of a length on the off-stump, Munaweera on the backfoot, eases it straight to the cover fielder.
13.1 Dimitri Mascarenhas to Dilshan Munaweera, back of a length delivery, jags back in sharply, Munaweera on the backfoot gets cramped and thuds on the thigh.
Dimitri Mascarenhas, right arm medium pacer into the attack. 
13
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63 /2 score
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cricket bat icon Dilshan Munaweera
23 (37)
cricket bat icon Jeevan Mendis *
0 (1)
cricket ball icon Chris Schofield
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