If you’re an avid fan of the cricket then you’ll no doubt have a favourite team, players that you keep an eye on and scores and statistics that you know off by heart. In countries where cricket has become a way of life there are scores of teams playing weekly matches, with leagues and trophies being won by some of the highest earning sports stars in the world. Cricket, to some, is a serious business.
The captain of the Sri Lankan cricket team, Angelo Mathews, has praised Lasith Malinga for his terrific performance in the match against New Zealand.
Malinga took 4 wickets against Kiwis, but, despite his great effort, Sri Lanka couldn’t win the match. New Zealand somehow managed to reach the target and won the match by 1 wicket.
Sri Lanka had batted first and had got all out on just 138 runs. Chasing down that total, New Zealand was in a very good position at one point of time, but, when Malinga came for his second spell, he changed it all.
With his lethal in swinging yorkers, Malinga just rattled the lower middle order of New Zealand. He got the important wickets of Brendon McCullum and Daniel Vettori in his second spell which pushed New Zealand right back.