The K-Rudd XI played a match against the Sri Lankans today at that place that isn’t quite Melbourne and isn’t quite Sydney, but has porn and fireworks.
Lets get the important bits out of the way first, the king kumar failed, got a very pretty nut from Hilfenhaus.
Now the game.
Cameron White was given the role of winning the toss and batting on a green top, and the cream of Australia’s one day crop folded like a foldable object.
The ended up at 152 all out.
A lot of ugly shots.
Noffke top scored with 30, so for him it was just like another game for Queensland.
Future PM David Hussey, SOS Marsh and the kiwi Ronchi all made dashing 20 odd’s, but the rest of their team mates couldn’t even provide that.
Malinga got 3 important wickets, those of the two Victorians and Animatrix Noffke.
The Lankans got to the score 6 wickets down, proving the pitch wasn’t a belter.
Dilshan and Sanath made the majority of the runs. If it wasn’t for Dilshan’s not out the Lankans may have lost, with everyone else going out without much of whimper.
Hilfenhaus and Noffke both impressed in their bowl off for Taits spot, and Cameron White did something we all assumed he had taken a solemn vow never to do again, he took wickets.
Perhaps Manuka oval is the only ground left in Australia that favours bowlers, no wonder it never gets minnow tests there.
Sime was heard to remark after the game, that under John Howard the PM’s XI were much stoic, dignified and conservitive.