A video showing Sri Lankan skipper Mahela Jayawardene's reactions after his side beat Australia in the 12th match of the CB Series at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

 

As Sri Lanka booked a place in the CB Series finals, skipper Jayawardene looked a happy captain and praised his team for the efforts put in by every single member for Friday's thrilling victory over Australia.

 

“The boys showed character (to bounce back after the defeat against India). (Before today's match) we discussed in the dressing room 'what has happened (against India) has happened',” a jubilant Jayawardene said after the win.

 

“When chips were down you need to lift your game and that's what the team has done,” he added.

 

Jayawardene also credited the vociferous Sri Lankan supporters present at the MCG today for helping the team's cause.

 

“Fantastic support, it's like playing in Sri Lanka. I'm sure the crowd will follow us now, the lift that we got (from them), it pushed us in the last few overs.”