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Finally something to smile about

Its been a long time coming but it's finally here. 10 days ago SL were written off and today they have trumped Bangladesh at home which few countries have in recent times in limited overs cricket. Basically there was no where to go a few days ago and SL turned up blew away Bangladesh for 82 and then wiped the floor with them in the final. I must admit I gave us no chance at all and was pleasantly surprised and finally something to get exited about.

The wicket for the final for me was a throw back from RPS on the past which critically, brings in Tharanga and Chandi in to the game, both of whom played vital knocks and to their strength. I thought the knock of the final was from was Dickwella who critically kept the strike rate up despite difficult batting conditions. I thought bringing in Madushanka for Sandakan was a error in judgement and still think so (it was turning square) but Madu delivered in fairly tale style so clearly I was wrong (or was I?)

I was happy to see Mendis in the side and playing with freedom. Yes I know, what a cow shot after that great start - anyone remember Aravinda De Silva? he was the same till he matured. What we don't want to do (as we just did) is drop Mendis in the process! That would be dumb and mismanagement, scarily the operating system for SLC!

This is a great boost for the team and a tick for Hathu. It's a long road ahead but this is a small and important victory.


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