Cricket News : Today was the 5th match of the Champions Trophy between Sri Lanka and New Zealand. New Zealand recieved a drubbing at the hands of Sri Lanka as the Lankans cruised to victory after having achieved the target of 166 with 14 overs to spare losing only 3 wickets.]
And today was the day when a left handed Jacob Oram got bowled behind his legs (not around) as the ball pitched on mid stayed straight and hit middle while Oram was playing for the turn with his bat planted on the off stump line.. He looked quite silly . But the ball Murali bowled looked magnificient and just perfect. The line, length, amount of tweak eveything. Thus continued Murali as he grabbed 4 wickets and devastated the Kiwi batting line-up.
But the Kiwis had a face saviour too – Daniel Vettori. His little cameo of 46* saw NZ cross the 160s which seemed impossible when they were about 125 / 9.
But still 166 proved grossly insufficient as Sri Lanka sailed through with Jayawardene and Tharanga playing pivotal innings.
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Read more about the match at Cricinfo
Read more about the match at BBC