5-0 - Dilshan doesn't look like he is going to be hanging around, carving his first ball one bounce to third-man for a single. How long do you think Sri Lanka will need to knock these off? Anyone holding out hope for Kenya? email@example.com if you have an opinion or just want to wax lyrical about what we've seen from Malinga.
Our friends at Sky Bet now make Sri Lanka 1/1000, while Kenya can be backed at 40/1. Openers Upul Tharanga (15/8) and Tillakaratne Dilshan (13/8) surely represent the value in the Sri Lanka Most Runs market. I will be having a small wager on Tharanga.
Blink and you miss it with Malinga - that was a sensational exhibition of quick, swinging yorkers. He took four in six balls, including a hat-trick, as Kenya slumped from 120-3 to 147 all out. The Obuya brothers, Collins and David, had constructed painstaking half-centuries and put on 94 for the third wicket to put Kenya on course for at least a respectable total. But they had no answer to Malinga - who would? Malinga's haul of 6-38 are his career-best figures and he now has 24 World Cup wickets in nine matches at an average of 13.41. His hat-trick is the seventh in World Cup history and follows fast on the heels of Kemar Roach's yesterday for West Indies against the Netherlands.
142ao - WICKET! It is like watching an action replay - Kenya's batsmen know what's coming but they are helpless to do anything about it. Ongondo goes first ball, bowled by the yorker to put Malinga on a hat-trick (he removed Mishra with the last ball of his previous over). HAT-TRICK! He's done it again, hitting Shem Ngoche's stumps with a yorker - that is Malinga's second World Cup hat-trick, can he now repeat the four in four he took against South Africa in 2007? No he can't, in fact it is a terrible delivery that disappears down the leg-side for five wides. FOUR IN SIX BALLS! Don't worry though, he is back on the spot soon enough, bowling last man Elijah Otieno with yet another yorker - Kenya are all out for 142, Malinga finishes with 6-38. Incredible stuff, I need a lie down!
137-7 - Mendis pulls a maiden out of the bag at just the wrong time for Kenya. Odhiambo does his best to lay bat on ball but he looks clueless against Mendis' variations.
137-7 - WICKET! Kamande does manage to run himself out this time. Mishra is hit on the pads by a full delivery, prompting a big but unsuccesful lbw appeal from Malinga. The ball only dribbled into the leg-side but for some reason Kamande was keen on a single. Silva raced in from midwicket, scooped up the ball and dived arm-first into the stumps a couple of metres away. Kamande was well short of making it - horrible decision from the skipper to try and take a run. Nehemiah Odhiambo starts with two boundaries in two balls! The first is prodded past mid-off, the second a huge drive edged over slip. WICKET! Mishra departs in familar fashion, lbw to Malinga's yorker. He asked for the review and it was very nearly a no-ball - Malinga only had a tiny fraction of his heel behind the line. Replays showed the ball to be clipping the outside fraction of leg-stump, meaning the decision stays with on-field umpire Hill's call. Harsh but fair.
128-5 - WICKET! D.Obuya gets a fair chunk on a slog-sweep but the RPS is a big ground and it goes straight to Thilan Samaraweera 10 metres in from the square-leg boundary. Deserved reward for Muralitharan, who has tormented D.Obuya throughout his battling innings. A risky single gets captain Kamande off the mark, direct hit would have been close.
127-4 - This is already Kenya's best effort of the World Cup after being bowled out for 69 against New Zealand and 112 against Pakistan. It has certainly been a determined performance. D.Obuya drives through the covers for a couple to complete his sixth ODI half-century (104b, 3x4) and first at the World Cup - comfortably the slowest of the tournament, beating his brother's 95-ball effort earlier in the day.
124-4 - It is very hard to tell what Mendis is bowling, he even gets the odd one to swing through the air, which I've never seen from a spinner before. Again there is just a single from the over for D.Obuya, jabbed into the off-side.
123-4 - Kulasekara, who tends to struggle when the ball gets older and stops swinging, mixes things up nicely. D.Obuya is struggling to up the tempo and is only able to manage a quick single to mid-off from the final ball from the over.
122-4 - WICKET! Tikolo middles an elegant cut stroke but it goes straight to Tillakaratne Dilshan, who makes no mistake with a sharp catch at backward point. Brave leave from new batsman Tanmay Mishra, the ball shaping back off the seam and just clearing off-stump - in fact wicketkeeper Sangakkara was so surprised Mishra shouldered arms that he allowed it to escape him for a bye.
119-3 - Kenya still have the batting powerplay to use - perhaps now might be a good moment? D.Obuya latches onto Kulasekara's back of the hand bouncer, it sat up nicely and he pulled it to the midwicket boundary. Six-an-over from this point only gets Kenya to 203 - which is unlikely to be anywhere near enough, time for them to start throwing the bat.
113-3 - Mathews back into the attack, Kenya will surely look to get after him as they need to start getting on with it. Mathews gets a couple to shoot through low outside off-stump leaving Tikolo perplexed. The weather forecast for today was for a 60 percent chance of rain with the odd thunderstorm a possibility. The breeze has just started to get up a bit and there are a few dark clouds nearby.
110-3 - Malinga concentrates on his trademark yorker throughout the over but Tikolo - who has three ODI centuries to his name - is equal to the task. "I bet he's got all the foot specialists in Colombo excited," notes Ian Chappell in the commentary box.
107-3 - Murali hasn't had much luck, another doosra passes the outside edge after Tikolo fails to pick it. Tikolo opens his account with a leading edge along the ground into the off-side.
103-3 - Sri Lanka need a wicket so Malinga is recalled to the attack... WICKET! It doesn't take long before his deadly yorker does the trick, C.Obuya is caught well back in the crease by an 87mph delivery that tailed back to hit the base of off-stump. Malinga attempts to the repeat the dose at new batsman Steve Tikolo but gets his radar wrong and is wide down the leg-side.
101-2 - C.Obuya gives himself some room and cuts off the stumps for a single that brings up Kenya's 100. D.Obuya retains the strike with a single of his own to midwicket. The ICC are auctioning off the coin used at the toss of all the World Cup matches - those boys are always on the lookout for a new money spinner, don't think I'll be bidding.
99-2 - Another mixed bag from Silva, one full toss surprises C.Obuya so much that he can only steer it for a single on the off-side. C.Obuya completes the slowest half-century of the World Cup so far from 95 deliveries (4x4), fighting stuff. D.Obuya is fortunate that yet another top-edged sweep falls short of Upul Tharanga coming in off the square-leg fence. Time for some more drinks in Colombo.
93-2 - Murali is back on after a one-over break and sticks with his around-the-wicket policy. He is looking for a top-edged sweep and, in fairness to him, there have been a few that have fallen safely.
89-2 - Silva impressed enough to be granted a second over. He is a bit all over the place however and is a bit fortunate the Obuyas can't cash in more on a succession of half-trackers. Silva has taken one wicket in ODIs, one in Tests and has 46 at 32.73 in first-class cricket. He gives it plenty of air but doesn't appear to get many revs on the ball.
85-2 - Change of ends for Mendis. C.Obuya again has to abort his dance down the track after being spotted by Mendis. He does pick up two later in the over with a dab sweep.
83-2 - Sangakkara springs a surprise by turning to the leg-spin of Chamara Silva, who has onlt bowled once previously in 61 ODIs. He starts with a wide before locating the right line with his loopy back of the handers. Doesn't look to be the worst leg-spinner I've ever seen.
80-2 - Another top edge from C.Obuya falls safely as he attempts to sweep, which seems to be both brothers' preferred scoring option against Muralitharan. The Hawkeye tracking of the bounce of that Mendis' delivery in the last over looked a bit questionable to me (it had it clearing the stumps by a long way) but apparently the technology is actually rocket science - it was developed by the military before being put to a more important use by the ICC - so perhaps we should trust it.
76-2 - REPRIEVE! D.Obuya asks for a review after umpire Tony Hill raises the finger to Mendis' lbw appeal. He was well forward playing in defence but it looked straight enough on first view. Replays, however, show the ball to be going over the top of the stumps and umpire Hill is told to reverse his on-field decision. Think D.Obuya thought he hit it - he did but it clearly came off pad first, doesn't matter now though.
76-2 - Muralitharan is operating from around-the-wicket to both right-handed Obuyas. Each batsman sweeps for a single safe in the knowledge that the ball is pitching outside leg-stump most of the time, and if it doesn't even Murali will do well to spin it back enough for an lbw.
73-2 - C.Obuya has had enough of rebuilding and is now looking to take the attack to the spinners. He drives through the covers for a couple as Mendis offers too much width. He then has to abort one advance down the pitch after Mendis sees him coming and fires it in flat but gets a pair of twos - one on each side of the wicket - to complete a profitable over for Kenya.
67-2 - REVIEW! Sri Lanka waste one of their two reviews after umpire Tarapore turns down an lbw appeal against C.Obuya. Replays show the ball was comfortably clearing the stumps and also hit C.Obuya, who was covering up in defence, more than 2.5 metres down the pitch (meaning the decision remains the umpire's call if you didn't see the Ian Bell incident on Sunday). Didn't have much going for it really.
63-2 - A couple of leg-byes brings up the 50 partnership from 104 balls, the Obuya brothers' first together in ODIs. C.Obuya dances down the pitch for the first time, comfortably clearing mid-off for a welcome boundary.
57-2 - Muralitharan is into the attack for the first time. A couple of singles are taken into the leg-side before Muralitharan finds his line. D.Obuya loops a leading edge over the bowler's head but short of the fielders at mid-off and mid-on - almost running out his brother in the process after a late call of no. Another leading edge falls safely behind point.
55-2 - Lbw and bowled are in play for Mendis as he always attacks the stumps. Sangakkara keeps a slip and short-leg in place despite the fielding restrictions having been relaxed at the end of the 15th over, Kenya are keeping the batting power play up their sleeve for the time being. D.Obuya breaks the shackles with a forceful punch to the midwicket boundary but then misses out on a long hop from the final delivery.
48-2 - Mathews continues after drinks and D.Obuya immediately drops the ball towards mid-off and calls for a quick single. C.Obuya only gets one with a swivel-pull - woeful running, should have been an easy two. Mathews sneaks a full ball past C.Obuya's outside edge as he went for a big drive to finish the over.
45-2 - C.Obuya used his feet to attack Pakistan's spinners, hitting three sixes in his 47 last Wednesday. He looks far less confident against Mendis, who has a slip and short-leg in place. C.Obuya doesn't spot the wrong 'un, inside egding his attempted cover drive for a single on the leg-side. D.Obuya also adds one to the total, worked off the stumps into the leg-side. Kenya are digging in well after the two early wickets.
43-2 - Mathews is not doing much with it, straight up-and-down at around 80mph, which - on this wicket - is not going to frighten anyone. He makes up for lack of pace with commendable accuracy. C.Obuya cuts late - very late in fact - for a single.
42-2 - Spin for the first time in the shape of former mystery man Ajantha Mendis. He made a big impression early in his international career with an array of front of the hand deliveries but, with video analysis rampant at the top level, he has since been worked out somewhat by the other teams. C.Obuya doesn't look too sure about what is being sent down, just a single via the inside edge to retain the strike.
41-2 - D.Obuya edges a cut down to third-man - it travels in the air for a long way but drops short of the fielder. C.Obuya also collects a single with an elegant flick towards mid-on. As ever in Colombo, the pitch is slow and does not feature a blade of grass - looks absolutely chock-full of runs.
"Surely the only speculation for this game would be how long until Kenya collapse? It's games like this that give weight behind the ICC plans to reduce the number of teams."
39-2 - The World Cup format means victory for Sri Lanka today would leave them with one foot in the quarter-finals already - having seen off the other Group A minnow, Canada, in their opening match. D.Obuya adds another single to the total, cut down to third-man.
38-2 - D.Obuya latches onto a short, wide delivery and cuts it away past the solitary slip for his second boundary. Not entirely out of the middle but got enough of it.
Sri Lanka have opted to take the bowling powerplay straightaway as is nearly always the case in ODIs. The fielding restrictions, therefore, remain in place for overs 11-15.
34-2 - To go back to Kenya's famous win over Sri Lanka at the 2003 World Cup. There are three survivors from the side that day in Kenya's line-up - C.Obuya, Steve Tikolo and Peter Ongondo, while Sri Lanka also have three in Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara and Muttiah Muralitharan. C.Obuya batted at eight that day and was the hero with the ball, taking 5-24 with his leg-spin. He even attracted the attention of Warwickshire in the wake of that tournament - Kenya reached the semi-final - but it didn't work out in county cricket and he has since reinvented himself as a hard-hitting number three batsman who hardly bowls.
33-2 - Malinga is withdrawn after an impressive four-over opening spell of 1-20. Seam bowler Angelo Mathews is into the attack and greeted by a charge down the pitch from D.Obuya, who opens the blade to steer the ball between point and cover and away to the boundary. Both Obuya brothers look far more comfortable on the front foot.
28-2 - Kulasekara gets very chest on in delivery and his stock ball ducks in off the seam. C.Obuya steals a single to mid-off, Sri Lanka's fielding has not been great in the early stages.
27-2 - Malinga is causing all sorts of problems for D.Obuya, who is not picking up his bouncer until it is almost in front of his nose. Twice in the over he has to take evasive action at the last moment before responding with a cover drive that goes all the way for four - although should have been stopped by the fielder, who dived over the top of it.
23-2 - Kulasekara is deceptively quick and his effort ball surprises C.Obuya, who is late with his attempted cut and fortunate not to get an edge. Just a single, pushed to mid-on by D.Obuya, from the over. This is just the start Sri Lanka needed after their defeat at the same ground to Pakistan on Saturday, any nerves are now settled.
22-2 - C.Obuya picks up a couple of boundaries, the first driven convincingly through the off-side, the second edged just short of Kulasekara at second slip. Anyone playing Tony Greig bingo will be delighted to hear the big man slip in an early use of the world "telecast" in the commentary box.
"As much as one would like to think that Kenya have any chance today, Sri Lanka should have a comfortable win. Kenya's only hope one feels is if Sri Lanka totally lose the plot, which they have done once or twice previously, but not today I think."
14-2 - Kenya's batsmen all look like sitting ducks for the lbw at the moment. C.Obuya, who hit three sixes in a defiant 47 against Pakistan last week, is only saved by an inside edge.
13-2 - WICKET! That is the sight we've missed during Malinga's absence, a yorker swings late and hits Waters on the toe, knocking him off his feet. Umpire Shavir Tarapore raises the finger, although it looked as if it might be sliding past leg-stump. Waters walks off without asking for the review - there was more doubt about that one than Ouma's. Hawkeye later confirms it was just missing the leg-stump - Kenya, who have little previous experience of using the UDRS, have missed a trick. David Obuya strolls out to join his younger brother Collins and is almost undone first ball by a carbon copy of the previous delivery - this time umpire Tarapore correctly judges it to be missing leg-stump. D.Obuya is almost decapitated later in the over as, expecting another yorker, Malinga slips in the bouncer. Two runs, edged just short of first slip, bring an end to an eventful over.
8-1 - Kenya have been bowled out for 69 and 112 in their defeats to New Zealand and Pakistan so far in the tournament and skipper Kamande said at the toss his batsmen need to apply themselves better. WICKET! Oh dear, those words go unheeded by Ouma, who is given out lbw to Nuwan Kulasekara's second ball. He asks for a review of umpire Tony Hill's decision but replays only confirm he padded up to a straight delivery that swung in just a touch to beat his forward prod. Collins Obuya is the new batsman and gets off the mark first ball, working another Kulasekara inswinger off his pads for a couple.
3-0 - Malinga causes problems straightaway, getting a full delivery to curve away past Maurice Ouma's hopeful prod. Kenya fail to cash in much on a free hit after Malinga oversteps - Seren Waters can only push a single into the covers after backing away. Not much sign of rust in terms of pace or accuracy during Malinga's first over of the tournament.
Lovely renditions of the respective anthems before Malinga is handed the new ball...
Our friends at Sky Bet have in-play betting on a range or markets today. Sri Lanka are huge favourites at 1/100, while Kenya can be backed at 16/1 to win the match and are evens to score 2.5 runs or more in the first over.
Anyone hoping for an upset will be heartened by the last time these two sides met in the World Cup was back in 2003 in Nairobi. On that occasion Kenya prevailed by 53 runs, inspired by 5-24 from Collins Obuya, who is playing today.
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Both sides make two changes to their starting XI. The major news is that Lasith Malinga is fit to make his first appearance of the tournament. Sri Lanka have been holding out their star paceman due to a back strain but he is fully recovered. Malinga and spinner Ajantha Mendis come in for Rangana Herath and Thisara Perera, while Kenya hand starts to David Obuya and Peter Ongondo at the expense of Thomas Odoyo and Rakep Patel.
Kenya have won the toss and opted to bat first on what looks the flattest of flat pitches in Colombo. Not a difficult decision for Jimmy Kamande given that 15 of the last 19 ODIs at the RPS have been won by the team batting first.
Welcome to over-by-over commentary from the World Cup Group A fixture between Sri Lanka and Kenya in Colombo. Play starts at 0900h (GMT), team news and toss shortly.