Island Cricket

Monday, November 19, 2007

'We're still right in the box seat' - Ponting

Cricinfo - 'We're still right in the box seat' - Ponting: Kumar Sangakkara attacked MacGill as the weak link in a strong Australian bowling attack and he was relieved to receive the release of pressure after a torrid spell from Brett Lee in the final session. Sangakkara struck 40 runs off the 46 deliveries he faced from MacGill, including seven fours.

"Stuey was struggling a bit," he said. "He's not bowling as good as he usually does. When you have an attack with the quality of Australia, you always cash in on the weaker link. Unfortunately for Stuart MacGill, it was his turn."

Both Sangakkara and Ponting expect the bounce to become more unpredictable on day five and each team will also have an eye on the weather. Showers are forecast and the potential for rain influenced Ponting's declaration before lunch, leaving Sri Lanka with a chase of 507.

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