Good win for SL !
SL used the same strategy to win that mahela's last test in galle .deno commentate that game as well but he keeps whining about this strategy , i wonder he has a short term memory or what
Inspired move bringing in Vithanage to open, its nice to see that Matthews is happy to try new things and be more inventive. Kaushal Silva still has his place though, seeing as this young batting line up will need a strong anchor to bat around in the coming years until they all have enough experience.
Hopefully as Chameera gets stronger in the body, he might add a yard or two of pace also.
Graham Ford is a good coach, a proven one and would be an asset to any team. If he were to come back to Sri Lanka I hope he won't leave again suddenly to take up a domestic role mid-contract.
Normally Herath would be automatic choice. But from Test 1 he hasn't looked fit and hence struggled.
If there is going to be a replacement I would like to see the leggie paired with PHT Kaushal. Will be interesting positive spin attack looking to get wickets.
Correction to my Comment # 1.
Kumar was given out caught off the shoulder for 192, 8 short of 200.
Hope we can make it. But, I have my doubts.
There are some SLC or cricket board issues every time, we all know. But how you love to play for your country is one of the main factor. Maharoof, Dinesh Chandimal, Dilshan are some players who omitted IPL to take preparation of Test series in England. Sangakkara didn't, only in 2014 tour.
@Stormy, I agree with your comments about a calm second innings for Sri Lanka in the current Test. There has to be a balance between caution and aggression. Too much of one or the other can be dangerous. A good start is paramount. The "young guns" can learn a lot through bringing home a win. They have to place a steep price on their wickets. Kithuruwan in particular can show that he has it in him to be a good Test player and not a "come or go, Chicago" type. The match is there for the winning. Hang tough, Sri Lanka!