CR & FC virtually thrashed a hapless CH and FC by 62 points (10 tries, 6 conversions) to 3 (1 drop goal) in their Dialog ‘A’ Division inter-club league rugby second round match played at CR & FC grounds, Longden Place yesterday. At half time CR led 24-nil.
There often arises the question in many a mind whether Sri Lankans are hard enough in sport? Apart from the cricket team’s frolics at international tournaments, MJM Lafir’s achievements in cue sport, Susanthika’s Olympic feat and racing car driver Dilantha Malagamuwa’s trailblazing runs with his vehicles, others who competed at international events have been termed as ‘those who also ran’.
South Africa beat Sri Lanka by an innings and 118 runs inside three days in the third and final Test at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on Saturday (January 14) in yet another show of utter dominance over the visiting side. Batting first, South Africa hit 426 and then bowled Sri Lanka out for 131 and 177 to claim the three-match series 3-0 under new captain Faf du Plessis.
Should Dilshan have continued until Cricket World Cup 2019?
"It was quite an embarrassing defeat. It was pure poor batting and the execution. You have to be really skillful to bat against these guys, especially in these conditions. Anderson once again showed his class. Stuart Broad was brilliant as well. One or two of our guys needed to raise our hands and put up a good score, particularly in the first innings. We failed to do that in the first innings, and once again in the second innings, so that's a pretty obvious reason for our defeat." - Angelo Mathews
Cricket is a game of fine margins and Mathews is set to be a modern great. Hang in their Angie, this team can achieve something on this tour. Thirimane and the youngsters form was a real positive. Prasad was missed. Chameera should be persisted with. If Bairstow was our early outcome could have been very different.
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