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.
‘Precocious’. Prodigy. Words used for unbound talent surprisingly beyond age, beyond the age one is born into. Then there are players like AB de Villiers whose abilities push even the definitions of such words.
Kumar Sangakkara notched up a fluent hundred as Tillakaratne Dilshan scored a vital fifty to bestow Sri Lanka a 34-run consolatory win in the final ODI of the seven match series conquered 4-2 by New Zealand.
Tillakaratne Dilshan marked his 300th ODI with a century and Mahela Jayawardene waved farewell to Sri Lanka with a wicket as Sri Lanka thrashed England by 87 runs in the seventh and final game in Colombo.
The International Cricket Council has fined Sri Lankan pair Tillakaratne Dilshan and Thisara Perera for Level 1 breaches of the ICC Code of Conduct during the first One-Day International against England.