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Sri Lanka confident of creating history against Australia in third Test at Sydney, says Thilan Samaraweera

Sri Lanka confident of creating history against Australia in third Test at Sydney, says Thilan Samaraweera

Sri Lanka haven’t won a single Test match in Australia in 12 outings so far © Getty Images

Sydney: Jan 1, 2013

Sri Lankan middle-order batsman Thilan Samaraweera said on Tuesday that his team is confident of creating history by winning the third Test match against Australia at Sydney starting on Thursday.

“The good thing is this team have the belief they can make history by winning one Test in Australia,” Samaraweera was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au writer John Greco

“That is the kind of attitude we have going into the New Year’s Test,” the Sri Lankan added.

“We have nothing to lose. We’re 2-0 down but these 16 players and 10 in the management team want to go out by winning this Test,” Samaraweera said.

Sri Lanka have played 12 Test matches so far against Australia and are yet to win.

The third Test between Australia and Sri Lanka will be Mahela Jayawardene’s last Test as captain as Angelo Mathews is set to take over the reins after this series.

“This is the right time for Mahela to step down,” Samaraweera said on Tuesday.

“We have to move on for the future.

“It gives Angelo a chance to captain while three or four senior players are still playing and will help with the pressure.

“We will do 100 percent (to win) for Mahela.”

Both teams will also observe few moments of silence and take the field wearing black arm-bands in memory of the late England cricketer-commentator Tony Greig who died at the age of 66 after suffering a cardiac arrest on Saturday.

“He (Greig) was a great human being and a great voice for Sri Lanka,” Samaraweera concluded.

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