Disappointed that we din’t win it for Sanga: Angelo Mathews

The left-hander was dismissed for 18 on Sunday. Sri Lanka lost its last seven wickets for 65 runs.


“In stepping off the field of play for the last time we wish Kumar and his family well and thank him for his enormous contribution to the game”. “As a captain that is very satisfying”, he said.

Rohit pulled a short ball to Jehan Mubarak on the mid-wicket fence and Rahane’s 243-ball vigil ended when he edged a catch to wicket-keeper Dinesh Chandimal.

“All the support and love they showed over the years, whether I played cricket or not, whether I did well or not, the only place I could go and feel safe was home”.

Opener Dimuth Karunaratne was on 25 and skipper Angelo Mathews was on 23. On day three, Mathews scored his sixth Test hundred but Lanka were restricted to 306 in their first innings conceding an 87-run lead.

Sirisena who was at the P. Sara Oval cricket ground in Colombo on Monday at the end of the second India-Sri Lanka Test match, felicitated the Sri Lankan cricketer, reports The Guardian. “Sangakkara will rightly go down as one of cricket’s greatest-ever players and ambassadors”, Richardson said in an ICC statement. “I am even more disappointed that we did not win it for Sanga”. The arm ball does the trick again for him sending Karunaratne packing for a well-played 46 runs.

Starting the day on 70 for one, India rode on a 140-run second wicket partnership between Rahane and Murali Vijay (82) to declare their second innings on 325 for eight an hour after tea. After they took the lead, they batted really well and put us under a lot of pressure.

Much before the actual ceremony, the affable batsman walked out to warm embraces and handshakes with Virat Kohli’s men after the fall of the last Sri Lankan wicket on the fifth day of the match. Makeshift wicket-keeper Lokesh Rahul, who replaced the injured Wriddhiman Saha, took a brilliant catch diving to his right. His efforts were backed by Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma and Amit Mishra, who also chipped away with wickets.

It soon became 111-6 as India grabbed two more wickets in the space of five deliveries.


Either side of a rain break and an early lunch interval, Mishra wrapped up the victory by pinning both Tharindu Kaushal (5) and Dushmantha Chameera (4) lbw, ensuring Sangakkara’s global farewell was not a happy one.

Ajinkya Rahane’s fourth Test century all of which have come overseas contained everything one would expect in a Rahane innings