Around the grounds – Brief Update

I know that publishig twice in the one day could be too much of a good thing, but I thought a quick update on the actual cricket might be a good thing.

Australia worked their way to 5/322 with most batsmen making runs and none dominating.

In Dunedin, Pakistan were on the mat at 5-85 chasing New Zealand’s 429 with Bond taking three quick wickets.  The Akmal brothers then put on 176 for the 6th wicket.  Umar (129) upstaged his more illustrious brother, Kamran (82) with a sparkling century.

India is crushing Sri Lanka.  Sri Lanka trailed by just over 400 runs on the first innings with Sreesanth taking 5/75.  The tears have dried and he is back.  However, Sreesanth and Harbajan are not allowed to sit within five rows of each other on the bus or plane.  And then a modern day rarity occurred – Dhoni enforced the follow on!  Sri Lanka is also fairing badly in the second innings, still trailing by 356 with only six wickets in hand.  They lost the two guys who could possibly pull it out of the fire – Jayawardene and Sangakkara – in successive overs just before the close of play.

Sangers ran out his captain and was bowled the following over.  Rumours are yet to be confirmed that he was unable to see due to the tears.

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