Mahela Jayawardene © AFP (File photo)
Mahela Jayawardene © AFP (File photo)


Mar 8, 2014


Mahela Jayawadene has helped Sri Lanka recover after two quick wickets in the Asia Cup 2014 final at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka.


Jayawardene survived a shot in the 18th over as Umar Akmal appealed for a caught behind. Even Mohammad Hafeez at first slip was interested. However, Akmal’s vociferous appeal did not get a response from the bowler, Shahid Afridi. As a result, the umpire was unmoved. And, off the next ball, Jayawardene carted a six over mid-wicket. It was very well picked up as he pulled a short one into the stands.


Hafeez came on to bowl the 19h over and Jayawardene charged to him and lofted him for four over mid-wicket. That brought up Sri Lanka’s 100.


In 19 overs, they are 102 for two.


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