If there ever was an example why we watch sport here it is - the great uncertainty of sports. I had it on but was hammering away on my laptop. Even after the 3 sixes in a row I didn't think he would do it. That was a sensational chase.
Wow! What a performance and where did Asela come from? What a star and I thought he was lucky to make the squad. I thought he was more of a test and one day player but in 3 innings he has surely laid claim to the all important #4 batting spot in both forms of limited overs cricket. The man has a test century too so this guy flew under the radar and made a huge statement.
His innings last night is probably one of the all time great t20 knocks when you put it in to context that SL were 40/5 and were gone for all money. He also got a wicket and that's just yesterday. He was awesome in the first game too AND his previous innings was 100 against SA in the 50 over game. Man, where did this guy come from and surely he is in the team for a while now.
I was disappointed with the batting yesterday from the rest but all is well if it end well I guess. What about the old firm of Malinga and Kula with glimpses of their past glory. These two were instrumental in keeping a check on the Aus total in both games and great to see them back in the team. I must admit I assumed these two were done but here they are doing it all over again.
Didn't realize our t20 record in Aus - seriously who remains unbeaten in Aus!
With a second series secured overseas lots to look forward to but still a few things to work out. For example do we stick with Tharaga as an opener and captain when Anji is fit but this is a rare nice problem to think about for a change. Looking for a clean sweep in Adelaide.
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More than money the IPL has a lot more value. They play in such high pressure environment that our domestic game cannot match. They also play with the world's best talent and improve.
@Luckwin yeah i agree :) For just 30 lakhs, its the best buy of the auction. Mumbai indians got a bargain, probably thanks to Jayawardene making the decision.
Well we won the last few games with him as captain so he must be doing something. He also has help from Malinga which is good. When Mathews come back he will have the support of both Tharanga and Malinga which is very good.
Are Indians at it again? I think that massive IPL contracts are a way to soften foreign players to underperform against India during ICC Champions Trophy in England. They do this before many international tournaments.
I feel that Mathews and Gunaratna might not give their best when Sri Lanka play India in June in a way to say "Thank You" for the IPL contracts. Sri Lanka and India are in the same group. Do not play them for that match?
I watched till the end but i know of some who gave up at 40 for 5..
Awsome game..... looks like we have found another cool finisher to add to Mathews....
This Guy deserve some money in his pocket.