Tillakaratne Dilshan smashed an unbeaten 161 off 146 balls and Kumar Sangakkara marked his 400th one-dayer with a century as Sri Lanka whipped butter-fingered Bangladesh by 92 runs in the World Cup on Thursday.
Afghanistan's latest cricket sensation Hamid Hassan found his way into the pages of the popular US daily the 'Wall Street Journal' after his somersaulting antics post Kumar Sangakkara's wicket in their match against Sri Lanka caught the attention of one and all.
Enduring a rather wobbly campaign so far, former champions Sri Lanka would be eyeing a big win to boost their confidence when they take on Bangladesh in their third pool A ODI cricket match of the ICC World Cup here on Wednesday.
Outplayed in their opening match, former champions Sri Lanka would look to put their campaign back on track but debutantes Afghanistan would aim to surprise them in their second pool A match of the cricket World Cup here on Sunday.
Sri Lanka will play a full-strength team when they tackle Afghanistan in the World Cup on Sunday, with skipper Angelo Mathews insisting it would be disrespectful to underestimate the tournament minnows.
Hosts New Zealand gave the cricket World Cup a cracking start with a scintillating batting show as they crushed last edition losing finalists Sri Lanka by 98 runs in the opening match of the showpiece event here on Saturday.
The World Cup's highest run-scorer Sachin Tendulkar (2,278 runs) and highest wicket-taker Glenn McGrath (71 wickets) may have retired from the game but the 11th edition features several batsmen and bowlers who can light up cricket's showpiece event. Following is a list of 11 cricketers who are sure to get the temperature soaring with their performance.
Kumar Sangakkara scored an unbeaten 113 and then returned to break the world record for the most dismissals by a wicketkeeper in one-day internationals as Sri Lanka beat New Zealand by 34 runs in the seventh and final match in Wellington on Thursday.