Sri Lanka win thriller

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Sri Lanka beat Australia  by nine runs, in a thriller to qualify for the CB series best of three finals today. The Sri Lankans batting first scored 238 runs in their allotted 50 overs. The Australians replying could only muster 229 being bowled out in the 49th over.
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  • upali Friday, 02 March 2012 01:13 PM

    Well done boys.This will keep our minds out of other things at least.

    Saranga Friday, 02 March 2012 01:11 PM

    I was there ,,, what an awesome match but nearly had a heart attack towards the end,,,,!!!

    clive Saturday, 03 March 2012 04:03 AM

    Ohhhhh..............superb. Determination and fighting until the last ball gave every cricket fan absolute happiness. Real captaincy / Leadership always blossoms

    Conrad Friday, 02 March 2012 01:35 PM

    I thing Sri Lanka showed a lot of class. They managed the game well.

    Bye India - Take care and see you at the Asia Cup

    Ranjith Fonseka Friday, 02 March 2012 02:02 PM

    Despite all conditions laid out by the Australian-Indian match organisers, Sri Lanka leaped over all the hurdles and conditions and reached the Finals. I am sure that our boys will get over that hurdle as well. Well done Sri Lanka Cricket! No power on earth could go above the "reality" and the "truth".

    Riyazi-Dorking Friday, 02 March 2012 02:05 PM

    Well done boys !! Bye..Bye... india! Hope you guys had a nice stay in Australia !!! Have a safe journey !!

    prabath Saturday, 03 March 2012 04:48 AM

    not being able to get the support is your fault, not anyone else. dilshan is not a leader and mahela is, plain simple. mahela is to be blamed for several tatical errors, e.g. not giving malinga another over after sachin's wicket, not taking the PP then etc. he was blamed, don't forget that.

    SL Friday, 02 March 2012 02:14 PM

    Indians were desperate and the wicket played very well in Hobart.

    V.Jayawardene Friday, 02 March 2012 02:02 PM

    Congratulations to Mahela and the rest.I am certain you would make it in thr Final.

    gorakaya Friday, 02 March 2012 02:20 PM

    I was at the MCG today for the match. What a match ?. Congratulations Sri Lanka. Good luck at the finals.

    Aruna Ransinghe Friday, 02 March 2012 02:08 PM

    The revamping of cricket with new board, new captian (Mahela) and new coach gave Sri Lanka this victory
    Well done Sports Minister whoever it is..

    sp Friday, 02 March 2012 02:25 PM

    If you praise only the captain after the victory then he must be blamed after a defeat.This is a team game.Even Dilshan would have done better seniors and the vice captain gave him the support.

    suthan.s Friday, 02 March 2012 02:37 PM

    our GOV is really lucky.....what miracle has happened to this poor country.....now every thing is forgotten by the mass celebration.....

    sam Friday, 02 March 2012 02:44 PM

    It reflects that someone has pulled the legs of Sri Lankan team in the last match. Even Mahela indirectly mentioned it that they do not need to favour anyone to fight for this match.

    jterm Friday, 02 March 2012 02:34 PM

    dude give respect where its deserved! Mahela is an awesome captain,

    jterm Friday, 02 March 2012 02:48 PM

    we should be proud of the sri lankans residing their in melbourne, awesome show guys, thanks for supporting the team

    Kalana Friday, 02 March 2012 02:54 PM

    Improved, took a lesson from last match. This is good match. winning 3 consecutive matches against Ausie is big achievement. Well done Mahela and the Team, keep it up. All the best for Final matches.

    Senna Friday, 02 March 2012 03:00 PM

    True team spirit , intelligent Captaincy and best Coaching stinct from South African Graham Ford along with discipline playing status in the game. Weldone Mahela & Dilshan for heroic catching and Malinga's fantastic bowling.

    gayan Friday, 02 March 2012 04:08 PM

    ALL credit must go the the entire SL Team, including the support staff. Well Done..... All the best for the Finals

    dr misi Friday, 02 March 2012 05:22 PM

    ya, team unity is the main reason to all these success,,,

    good luck4the final,,lets get it

    Rajitha Friday, 02 March 2012 05:50 PM

    and who do you think was responsible for placing dilshan (the best out fielder) in those odd field positions?
    dude give credit where it's due

    jan Friday, 02 March 2012 05:52 PM

    Well done brothers, lost is a one word but win make us thousends of joys and happines

    ase Saturday, 03 March 2012 10:04 AM

    however silankans were runner-up last world cup.then we haven't challange austrailla.i think we will win this series.

    willows Friday, 02 March 2012 11:29 AM

    reflection of the real quality captaincy, rather ????

    Kami Friday, 02 March 2012 11:32 AM

    Well Done fellows....

    Ruwantha Friday, 02 March 2012 11:36 AM

    My congratulation for a team effort and superb win .

    Hope and wish that SL will be the winner this time around ....

    auto Friday, 02 March 2012 11:37 AM

    Superrr, Now cost of living will come down

    Adam Friday, 02 March 2012 11:42 AM

    @Auto is a Game for crying out loud!

    Hettige Friday, 02 March 2012 11:57 AM

    Great work boys. Nothing like taking it to the wire and smashing the Aussies

    Kondebendapucheena Friday, 02 March 2012 11:49 AM

    A word about this crowd today. The Sri Lankans turned up in large numbers and made themselves heard. There was music, dancing and a lot of good cheer. More than one person compared the atmosphere to what you'd find at the Premadasa.Bye Bye India

    KD Friday, 02 March 2012 11:49 AM

    Well done Boys, super match. Aus lost 3 games in a row to SL. another 2 more matches guys. Dhoni & co.. cheriyoooooo

    Kondebendapucheena Friday, 02 March 2012 11:50 AM

    Good Captaincy of Mahela and rest of the Taem

    Nodrog Friday, 02 March 2012 11:53 AM

    I think Sri Lanka just broke 1.2 Indian billion hearts today
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    kasun Friday, 02 March 2012 11:54 AM

    well done!!!! cheerio india!! hopefully the place will have enough tissues for dhoni!!

    ind Friday, 02 March 2012 11:58 AM

    Congratulations !! Still I can't believe what happened to this team with India match.

    reader Friday, 02 March 2012 12:12 PM

    Bye Bye INDIA see you at Asia cup

    Shanthi Friday, 02 March 2012 12:01 PM

    What a wonderful game of cricket. well done Sri Lanka.

    riyazikram Friday, 02 March 2012 12:15 PM

    Kudos to the boys... what a win!! amazing Mahela and the team...! we have shown the world that we are the best team in this series..! bring home the cup boys...!

    Peter Friday, 02 March 2012 12:04 PM

    Congratulation to Sri lanka!!! and my former boss Mahela!, A great captain who will never give up in any condition, Now go win the finals:))

    Dineth Friday, 02 March 2012 12:20 PM

    Well Done to Mahela and team. This was an excellant comeback after the horror show in last match. As Sri lankans we are not having a happy time at the moment because of all the issues re; the economy and politics. But this surely will lift our spirits. I thank the cricketers for that.

    Congradulations!!!

    prabath Saturday, 03 March 2012 01:43 AM

    in that game india were desperate, true pitch, very short boundary in one side, ace bowler had a terrible outing and above all our master tactician had an off day

    Srilankan Friday, 02 March 2012 12:37 PM

    Come on Lions

    12th Man Friday, 02 March 2012 12:41 PM

    Not realy. Is the same reason that india chased over 300 runs in less than 40 overs. Did MJ do anything special in this win. If Dilshan had not taken last 2 catches we would have lost the game.

    mervyn perera Friday, 02 March 2012 12:42 PM

    Well done Sri Lanka team. The only thing that the people are enjoying in this country is the cricket team doing well and keeping the people happy by playing good cricket. I hope the Politicos and the Cricket committee will not try to steal this honour from the cricket team The large sri lankan fans from Australia who turned out to cheer the team. was a;sp responsible for our win. Good thing that our country leaders and politikkas did not go for the match..

    Fazeel Hussain Friday, 02 March 2012 12:42 PM

    Did the government got payment back for the World Cup. Cost of living, Geneva are now forgotten with the cricket win. How wonderful for the government.

    Dayan Friday, 02 March 2012 12:30 PM

    Congratualion guys...........excellent team work

    But according to UPFA mandate, we won because of Sports minister's hard work off the field

    Manik Friday, 02 March 2012 12:35 PM

    Now the gas prices can be increased Very slowly.


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