Legendary Sri Lanka opener Sanath Jayasuriya has congratulated the young Sri Lankan team after their historic win over Australia in the ongoing ODI series. On Tuesday, Dasun Shanka-led Sri Lankan team created history by taking an unassailable 3-1 lead after sealing the 4th ODI.
Australia are currently touring the island nation for three T20I, five ODIs, and two Tests. The visitors won the T20I series 2-1 but the Lankan side gave them a hard time set-up an enthralling ODI series. The Aussies began the ODI series on a positive note by winning the opening game, however, the home side bounced back in style by winning the next three games to complete the series victory.
Notably, it is Lanka’s first-ever victory over the might Aussies in an ODI series at home. Now, former Sri Lanka skipper and the destructive opener Sanath Jayasuriya has now congratulated the Sri Lankan team via a Tweet.
Sanath Jayasuriya is feeling emotional after Sri Lanka’s victory over Australia
“Congratulations to the victorious Sri Lankan team for a fantastic series victory against the Aussi’s at home after 30 years! A true team effort. Well done boys! Feeling so emotional,” tweeted the former Sri Lanka opener.
Congratulations to the victorious Sri Lankan team for a fantastic series victory against the Aussi’s at home after 30 years ! A true team effort. Well done boys ! Feeling so emotional.
— Sanath Jayasuriya (@Sanath07) June 21, 2022
The former Sri Lanka player Russel Arnold was also in awe of his team’s effort to seal the series by winning the 4th ODI. He tweeted:
“Well done @OfficialSLC Superb team effort and finding ways to win .. that’s the way lads #SLvaus Soo enjoyable to watch .. the walk to the game for many was thoroughly worth it.”
— Russel Arnold (@RusselArnold69) June 21, 2022
In case you don’t know, the Sri Lankan team entered the 4th ODI with a 2-1 lead. Batting first, they posted a total of 258/10 in 49 overs, courtesy of a century from Charith Asalanka.
In reply, Australia were on a course to complete the chase, riding on a brilliant knock from David Warner. However, Travis Head’s wicket triggered a collapse as the Aussies lost the last 6 wickets for 65 runs. Eventually, they were bundled out for 254 runs and the hosts won the game by 4 runs.
Subsequently, Sri Lanka are now 3-1 ahead in the five-match series, with the final ODI slated to be played on Friday.