C&W: Cricket India wins

Sri Lanka defeated India!

Srilanka defeats india

It is kind of interesting to read how Kumar Sangakkara reports Sri Lanka’s victory over the Indians in the ICC Championship Trophy 2017. He says, ‘This was a great victory for Sri Lanka and a much-needed one.' Referring to Kusal Mendis and Dhanuska Gunatilleke Kumar says, “The two youngsters are two stars for the future, and they showed that they have not only youth and skill, but also the temperament.”

Referring to Angelo Mathews, the skipper, Kumar the former captain says “He knows how to play under pressure, he is the best batsman that Sri Lanka has, and he showed it again today with a masterful knock, guiding Sri Lanka to victory…. Asela Gunaratne, one of my batsmen to watch from the start of the tournament, was sent in ahead of Dinesh Chandimal and contributed a wonderful little cameo. But with the two run-outs under pressure, the innings that Kushal Perera played was outstanding. … Sri Lanka had a wonderful combination of youth and experience together in the middle-order, doing what they needed to get the team a much-needed victory. They are now set up for their next encounter against Pakistan as a virtual quarter-final. Kumar ends his report with a warning “Sri Lanka should not get too carried away with the win. They should be realistic about the issues that Sri Lanka may still face.“