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Sri Lanka beat England in their backyard

Sri Lanka’s run chase was out of this world. Most creditable considering SLC misdoings. I am proud to be a Sri Lankan. I was proved wrong as I expected England to thrash us in their backyard. Happy for Mathews (though I feel he is not mature and can come a cropper) that his moves came good namely putting opposition to bat, sending Kaulasekera instead of himself, dropping Thisara. If it failed we would have lost and he would have been taken to the cleaners.And the Sports Minister would have blamed it was due to politics in the team. It is well and good if the seniors are consistent. Mahela is uncertain to face spinners at the start of an innings and it may be an idea if he swaps places with Kushal who has experience in the middle order. We escaped a runout which could have beena disaster. Fielding lapses and runouts shud not be tolerated and we have a fielding coach who gets a free ride,Another factor is our tailenders never improve in batting unlike other teams . And they continue to hit the ball in the air and get out. The batting coach also gets s free ride. Now an expresident of SLC has said that the allegation of indiscipline by an Indian cricketer with a woman in Colombo is true. But Nishantha of SLC and Srinivasan of BCCI deny the accusation made by Bindra of India.Soon all will be revealed. Ranjan Rodrigo

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