Sri Lankan middle-order batsman Mahela Jayawardene heaped praises on fellow teammate and pacer Lasith Malinga who made a direct return to international cricket in the World Cup after a five-month hiatus.
Almost done to the perfect script Kumar Sangakkara and Tillakaratne Dilshan scored centuries again as Sri Lanka continued to peak at the right time defeating Scotland in their World Cup Pool A game at Bellerive Oval by 148 runs.
Glenn Maxwell blazed away to his first century as Australia deposited enough in the bank to defeat Sri Lanka by 64 runs in the Pool A World Cup game at the Sydney Cricket Ground, in spite of a scintillating chase led by Kumar Sangakkara.
The International Cricket Council has confirmed the Event Technical Committee’s approval of Sri Lanka’s leg-spinner Seekkuge Prasanna as a replacement for injured Dimuth Karunaratne for the rest of the World Cup.
Sri Lankan leg-spinner Seekkuge Prasanna is all set to fly to Australia as a World Cup standby for left-arm spinner Rangana Herath, who sustained a finger injury during the clash against England on Sunday.
Kumar Sangakkara and Lahiru Thirimanne stroked sublime centuries as Sri Lanka made England’s 309 look pedestrian, chasing it down with 16 balls to spare to win their World Cup clash by nine wickets in Wellington.
Sri Lanka finally showed the class that took them to the previous two World Cup finals, thumping Bangladesh by 92 runs at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), on the back of centuries from Tillakaratne Dilshan and Kumar Sangakkara.