An unlikely partnership results in a win for Sri Lanka

Kumar Sangakkara and Nuwan Kulasekara
Kumar Sangakkara and Nuwan Kulasekara

With Sri Lanka chasing 294 to win in a must-win match, opening bowler Nuwan Kulasekara was promoted up the order to increase the run-rate in the power-play overs after Sri Lanka had just lost the wicket of Mahela Jayawardene. Kulasekara scored an unbeaten 58 off 38 balls (3x6s and 5x4s), and along with century-maker Kumar Sangakkara (134 not out), the pair combined to put on a 110-run unbeaten partnership for the fourth wicket to help Sri Lanka defeat England in their ICC Champions Trophy 2013 group match at The Oval on June 13, 2013. © AFP/Ian Kington

This image is licensed for use on You may not copy, reproduce, modify, transmit, publish, display or in any way commercially exploit any of the content of this section without the prior written consent of the copyright holder.

Leave a Comment