Sangakkara guides Sri Lanka to 219-8
Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara raises his bat after scoring his half century during the fifth match of the Tri-Nation series between Sri Lanka and West Indies at the Queen's Park Oval stadium on July 8, 2013. Kumar Sangakkara crafted a superb, unbeaten 90 to lift Sri Lanka to a competitive 219 for eight batting first in the rain-affected fifth match of the Tri-Nation Series against the West Indies at Queen's Park Oval on Monday. With the fixture continuously interrupted by inclement weather and forced into a reserve day following a heavy downpour on Sunday, the West Indies now face a challenging victory target of 230 based on the Duckworth/Lewis Scoring Method in a match reduced to 41 overs-per-side.
All the while, Sangakkara stayed focused on the task at hand, playing with his trademark fluency and growing in confidence and a sense of adventure, especially when joined by captain Angelo Mathews. When Mathews fell, caught by Devon Smith off Kemar Roach, Sangakkara stepped up a gear, taking considerably more risks and capitalising on more wayward and indisciplined West Indies bowling.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at CricBuzz