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Angelo Mathews’ Comments in Review

June 26, 2014

Courtesy of Espncricinfo

  • On bowling Eranga in the final over: “I tried my best to rotate the bowlers, and when Anderson was on strike, I actually thought he faced Rangana Herath pretty well. He faced about six or seven overs of spin. We couldn’t get him out. I thought one last burst – one over left – and I gave it to Eranga, thinking he could bowl some fast, short ones at his body. That’s the way we got him out in the first innings as well. Fortunately for us Eranga bowled that brilliant ball to dismiss Anderson.”
  • On Prasad’s inclusion: “In England we needed someone who could bowl 85mph, because when the wickets get flat the seamers can’t do much, except for the guys who have a bit of extra pace. That’s why we played Prasad in this Test match and he responded brilliantly.”

 

ANGELO M batting -Getty Angelo Mathews 160 run century in the second innings was not only a performance for all time, but also was one of the turning points in a pulsating topsy-turvy match – Pic by Getty Images

On the series win: “It is a boost for the whole team and for Sri Lanka cricket. Winning the first series in England is great motivation for all of us. It’s due to all of our hard work. Preparation was fantastic starting from the Ireland tour and leading up to the practice games. Everyone wanted to make it a special series for Sri Lanka cricket, and we did exactly that.”… Matthews

CRICKET-UAE-PAK-SRI Shaminda Eranga produced a snorter to winkle out Jimmy Anderson … and one should not underplay his bowling in the first innings

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