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We are back in business: Sangakkara

Sri Lanka skipper Kumar Sangakkara heaped praise on his strike bowler Lasith Malinga for demolishing Kenya on Tuesday.

cricket Updated: Mar 02, 2011 00:57 IST
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Sri Lanka skipper Kumar Sangakkara heaped praise on his strike bowler Lasith Malinga for demolishing Kenya on Tuesday. "We are back in business," said Sangakkara, whose team was beaten by Pakistan on Saturday. "It is important to make a strong come back after a defeat."

Talking about the strategy, Sangakkara said, their prime objective was to stop runs. "That way we added pressure on the batsmen and knew wickets would come towards the end. Lasith, a great bowler he is, did an excellent job."

"It was a good close game and we were unfortunate to have lost that but here we showed we're still a good side, mentally strong and we came out and finished the game pretty well."

“Saturday’s going to be a big game for us and hopefully we can keep improving,” he said.

‘Nothing to worry’

Malinga, when asked about the Mahela Jayawardene issue, where a state-run TV raised doubts about the way he got out against Pakistan, said: “I got to know about it in the morning. There was a discussion in the dressing room and the players were of the opinion that we know both the players well. So there’s nothing to worry about.”