Kumar Sangakkara runs riot against Middlesex, breaks a fan’s cellphone
The retired international continued his dazzling form with the willow in hand as he registered 70 runs for Surrey in just 42 deliveries against Middlesex.
by Soham Author
Published - Jul 14, 2017 4:28 pm | Updated - Jul 14, 2017 5:19 pm
Kumar Sangakkara seems to be in red hot form at the moment as far as County cricket is concerned. The retired international continued his dazzling form with the willow in hand as he registered 70 runs for Surrey in just 42 deliveries against Middlesex.
In the thrilling encounter which took place at Lords the left-handed maestro smash three sixes and six boundaries on his way to the score. Not only did his spirited knock entertain the audience but one of his sixes shattered the cell phone of a spectator.
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Sangakkara dispatched a short pitched Steve Finn delivery into the stands and it went on to hit the mobile phone of an unlucky fan. The fan seemed helpless but was an absolute sport as he smiled and showed his damaged phone on the big screen.
Sangakkara’s knock was the centre of attraction in the Surrey inning as they put up a total of 158 runs with the loss of 9 wickets in their 20 overs. No other batsman lived up to the expectations apart from the former Sri Lankan international. Tom Helm captured 3 wickets for Middlesex while Tim Southee and Stirling go two wickets each under their belt.
Middlesex started pretty well with the openers firing from the word go. Ravi Rampaul rose up to the occasion with the ball and dismissed Stirling but Malan continued the onslaught. Malan’s powerful hitting saw him score 41 of 26 deliveries. Eoin Morgan and James Franklin steadied their ship again later on in the innings but Morgan departed for 31 falling victims to Batty.
Middlesex from there on began to lose wickets at regular intervals before getting reduced to 153/9. The number 10 and 11 batsmen were left with the responsibility to take the team home. Finn who came in at number 11 scored important 4 runs for his side and took them over the line. Middlesex won by 1 wicket. Gareth Batty was the star among the bowlers with 4 wickets by his name.