Written by Staff Writer
22 Feb, 2015 | 7:25 pm
Out Of all the 19 one-day international centuries Mahela Jayawardene has scored, the one he made on Sunday to rescue his side from a potential loss to Afghanistan is arguably the one that could be the most important in his storied career.
His 100 on Sunday against Afghan’s kept Sri Lanka’s 2015 tournament chances alive.
Jayawardena speaking to media following Sunday’s victory said that he enjoyed that hundred as if it was one of those World Cup final hundreds.
Sri Lanka were troubled all day against Afghanistan, who put pressure on them with the bat, ball and in the field, with several run-out opportunities going begging before they managed to dismiss Mathews in that fashion for 44.
Jayawardene, however, felt the tough nature of the victory would only help his side in their next four games in the pool phase of the tournament adding that there is still room for improvement.
The veteran batsmen added that It’s good to play a good game of cricket.
He also said “ It doesn’t matter who we play against, once they push you mentally, you have to be much stronger as a unit, and that is what we showed today.”
The veteran batsman added that he thought Afghanistan should be given more matches against test-playing nations by the ICC.
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