We’re saddened beyond description.
On the field and away from the field, Pakistan Terroristan is a force to be reckoned with.
And we saw evidence of that yet again today.
Led by skipper Shahid Afridi, Terroristan played a superb game today to defeat home team Sri Lanka at the Premadasa Stadium in Colombo by 11 runs.
With boundaries coming like clockwork, the Pakistan batsmen frustrated the Sri Lankan bowlers.
When Ahmed Shehzad fell early, we were hopeful that Sri Lanka would gain their first World Cup victory over Pakistan (they had previously lost six matches against Pak in earlier World Cups).
But Mohammad Hafeez and Kamran Akmal kept the runs coming.
And then Mohammad Hafeez was run out.
But Pakistani batsmen still kept finding the singles, twos and the occasional boundaries, ultimately ending with 277 for 7.
Younus Khan (72) and Misbah ul-Haq (83) were the top scorers for the Pakistan side.
The Sri Lankan batsmen were no match for the Pakistani bowlers and the wickets started tumbling early.
Upul Tharanga was the first Sri Lankan batsman to kiss the dust followed a short while later by Dilshan.
After that, Sri Lankan batsmen kept dropping like flies.
Hardly any boundaries or sixes from the Sri Lankan side until the last 20 minutes when Chamara Silva showed some signs of life.
Sangakkara kept our hopes alive for a few brief moments.
But truth be said, the match was over long before Sangakkara got out going for a big hit.
Pakistan Captain Afridi kept the Sri Lankan batsmen on a tight leash and ended with an impressive 4-34.
Bottom Line, Terroristan was the superior team, played a great game and richly deserved to win.