Sri Lankan cricketer Jayasuriya says, “I worked hard and I was patient.”


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Sri Lankan cricketer Jayasuriya says, “I worked hard and I was patient.”

Sri Lanka spinners Prabath Jayasuriya and Ramesh Mendis trapped nine wickets between them to help the hosts to a 246-run series-evening-out triumph against Pakistan on the fifth and last day of the second test in Galle on Thursday.

It was the fourth five-wicket pull in just his third test for left-arm spinner Jayasuriya, who got 12 wickets against Australia on his presentation last month to lead Sri Lanka to another series-evening out succeed in a similar setting. Off-spinner Mendis, who took five wickets in Pakistan’s most memorable innings, offered capable help by getting one more four as the visiting side were packaged out for 261 in their second innings during the subsequent meeting.

“I tried sincerely and I showed restraint,” said Jayasuriya, who was named player of the series for his take of 17 wickets from two matches.

“It was anything but a simple pitch to bowl, yet we did well to bowl in organizations, and that prompted wickets.”

Set a recording focus of 508, Pakistan, who won the initial test at Galle by four wickets, got off to a premature move in their bid to save the match when Imam-ul-Haq fell on 49 to Mendis in the third over of the day after they had continued on 89-1.

Be that as it may, chief Babar Azam, who top-scored for Pakistan with a fearless thump of 81, and Mohammad Rizwan supported their possibilities of a draw with a third-wicket stand of 79. Jayasuriya then turned the match in Sri Lanka’s approval when he tidied up Rizwan, who misconstrued a straight conveyance and was bowled out not playing a went for 37, to set off a breakdown.

Fawad Alam was pursued out before long following a miscommunication with Babar while Agha Salman tumbled to a shocking catch at short leg by Kusal Mendis off Jayasuriya’s bowling. From 176-2, the visiting side was decreased to 205-7 after the lunch stretch when Babar and Mohammad Nawaz were out with hardly a pause in between passing on Sri Lanka’s spinners to clean up the Pakistan batting tail.

“Most certainly extreme game for us. Batting wasn’t sufficient,” said Babar.

Sri Lankan cricketer Jayasuriya says, "I worked hard and I was patient."

Gulfishaa Avaan
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