The monster they call Mali

What new tricks could Sri Lanka come up with to stifle England, the biggest, battingest beast at this World Cup? Turns out the old ones are the best ones. It feels as if Lasith Malinga has been raging against the dying of the light for several years now – a couple of weeks ago he was raging against his team-mates for not upping their games – and it was his spirit that animated Sri Lanka as they fought the odds to produce the upset of the tournament.

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