T-20 World Cup – Sri Lanka Vs Pakistan-Review

Lord Buddha Trounced Lord Allah

It was a  glorious battle  at Colombo between Lord Buddha  and Lord Allah.  Finally Lord Buddha trounced  Lord  Allah  and  entered the final.
It was a glorious battle at Colombo between Lord Buddha and Lord Allah. Finally Lord Buddha trounced Lord Allah and entered the final. | Source

Hafeez Promised Much

Had Pakistan Batted First, It Could Have Won the Match

Sri Lanka defeated Pakistan at Colombo before a capacity crowd and entered the final of the T-20 World Cup. It was not a spectacular performance by Sri Lanka. Nevertheless they maintained their poise and composure and applied pressure on Pakistan throughout. Sri Lanka wisely chose to bat first. It would have been difficult for them to chase a target on this slow wicket which was offering assistance to the spinners. Pakistan possessed five spinners and would have won the match easily.

Hafeez Promised Much

In fact at one stage it looked as though Pakistan would pull off a miraculous win. That was when its captain Mohammed Hafeez was batting. Hafeez was reprieved by Lasith Malinga who dropped a ducker. Had that catch been taken, Pakistan would have been bowled out for a double digit score. Hafeez went on to hit some valuable runs for Pakistan.

Dilshan Was Unduly Subdued

Dilshan played an unusually subdued innings that was against his nature. Usually Dilshan goes for big hits and scores briskly. This time he was content to giving company to Mahela Jayawardene and other batsmen. One got an impression that the slow pitch was preventing Dilshan from exhibiting his adventurous style. Valuable boundaries were scored in the last over by Sri Lanka batsmen which provided a cushion to the team when Pakistan batted. Sri Lanka fielding was also not upto the mark. Unnecessary runs were conceded and catches were dropped. But these lapses did not affect the fortunes of Sri Lanka team because of inept show by Pakistan.

Pakistan Batsmen Threw Their Wickets Away In Haste and Fear

The collapse of Pakistan middle order batting in the face of onslaught from Rangna Herath who replaced the young promising Dhananjaya proved to be the reason for the downfall of the Pakistan innings. No Pakistan batsman applied his mind and tried to build a partnership. They threw away their wickets one after the other as though they were facing Andy Roberts and Michael Holding at Sabina Park Oval, Kingston, Jamaica. Had Pakistan shown composure and patience, they could have even won the match unless they were planning to forfeit the match because of match fixing.

Lord Buddha Trounced Lord Allah

At the end of the match, Pakistan captain Hafeez said that better team had won. He could have stated as well that better God had won the match. Whenever Pakistan had won the matches, he was singing in praise of Lord Allah and proclaiming the greatness of Lord Allah. By the same logic, Hafeez should have been honest in stating that Lord Buddha, the Sri Lanka God was superior to Lord Allah. Pakistan team considers every match as a contest between Lord Allah and other gods. By the same logic, yesterday’s match was a contest between Lord Buddha and Lord Allah. Allah was comprehensively trounced by Lord Buddha. Lord Buddha’s domination over Lord Allah was complete in all aspects of the game like batting, bowling, fielding and wicket keeping. Lord Buddha effected a stumping whereas Lord Allah could not achieve any such distinction. I am an Indian and I wanted Sri Lanka to win the match. The result was pleasing to my mind. In India, people celebrated by bursting crackers and distributing sweets for the exit of Pakistan from the World Cup. Finally, I thank the Hindus living in Pakistan for praying in favour of Sri Lanka team. Their prayers also contributed to the victory of Sri Lanka along with that of Indians.


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