Who was Australia in disguise?
This is obviously a logical headline since Sri Lanka have made 443/9
in a fifty over
farce against the Netherlands, beating South Africa's
four month old record
Firstly, I have no idea why Sri Lanka fielded such a strong side against Holland: Jayasuriya, Sangakkara, Dilshan and Fernando played while Jehan Mubarak, Prasanna Jayawardene and Ruchira Perera didn't play. At least Arnold's past it, but these three certainly deserve more chances.
Secondly, clearly Jayasuriya was hopeless. After making 152 off 99
against an England
pie-throwing line-up of Harmison, Plunkett, Bresnan & Kabir Ali, he only made 157 from 104 today, at an inferior strike rate. Clearly Netherlands is a superior one-day bowling side compared to England.
Thirdly, Sri Lanka's lower order is clearly crappy. Numbers 6-10 made 37 runs from 34 balls, 31 of them came from the 25 balls Maharoof