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SL ahead but work still to do

Good toss to win and brave (and correct) move by SL to play 5 bowlers including 3 spinners. Bangladesh strangely picked 3 seamers and not sure why! I know Galle has been a happy hunting grounds for some pace man but surely their strength is spin. Luck was also on our side when Kusal got a no-ball going his way but how brilliant was he after. He was good up to tea but after he was sensational. Asela looked as good as he has done in all forms of cricket over the last few month but awfully poor cricket but the senior 3. Tharanga got a good ball but poor defense cost him while the other two played plain poor shots (how many times did we say that during the SA tour). Chandi stone walled and then threw caution to the wind!

It's a good score but not a winning score yet and the last two batters are and one of these two need to bat a lot longer to get us in to a strong position. Looks like a old fashioned Galle wicket where things will start to happen later and its critical to make it count now when conditions are good for batting. This is not a 400 wicket but win the toss and 500+ wicket and we are still a long way from that.


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