The division between approaching a match with confidence and a slight dose of overconfidence is a thin line, and
To begin with,
There was a touch of complacency in the way
The chase was never on. Less than five runs per over does not require slam bang cricket but batsmen like Ashraful of whom a lot was expected continued to be reckless with their selection of shots. The intent was clearly missing, The rule book does not say all the runs have to be acquired in boundaries. The singles and twos were conveniently forgotten.
The match today looks to be the dress rehearsal for the final. The Aussies must be wary of the fact the
This match may not have much consequence in relation to the semifinal line up. But if the Lankans are to emerge victorious today they would carry an enormous amount of psychological advantage in to the knock outs. The islanders also have a decent track record against the Australians in crunch games and there has been enough indications lately to believe they would give Ponting and his men a run for their money.