Sri Lanka Legend Reacts To Historic ODI Series Victory Against Australia

Sri Lanka Legend Reacts to Historic ODI Series Win Against Australia by Saying “Feeling So Emotional”

For the first time since 1992, Sri Lanka defeated Australia in an ODI series at home.

Sri Lanka Legend Reacts to Historic ODI Series Win Against Australia by Saying “Feeling So Emotional”

The Sri Lankan team celebrates the 4th ODI victory against Australia.

Despite the nation’s economic difficulties, Dasun Shanaka guided Sri Lanka to a historic victory against Australia on Tuesday in the fourth One-Day International.

The victory gave Sri Lanka an unbeatable 3-1 lead heading into the fifth and final match, securing a series victory in the five-match event. Since 1992, Sri Lanka has not defeated Australia at home in an ODI series.

After the team’s victory, former Sri Lankan captain Sanath Jayasuriya praised them for their outstanding effort.

“Congratulations to the winning Sri Lankan squad on a stunning series triumph against Australia at home for the first time in 30 years! a genuine group effort. Good job, lads!” Tweeted Jayasuriya

He continued, “Feeling very emotional.”

Congratulations to the winning Sri Lankan squad for their outstanding 30-year home series triumph against Australia! a genuine group effort. Good job, guys! Emotional.

June 21, 2022 — Sanath Jayasuriya (@Sanath07)

Russel Arnold, a former player for Sri Lanka, also tweeted a victory on Twitter.

“Bravo, @OfficialSLC. For many, the walk to the game was well worth it because of the excellent team effort and determination of the boys #SLvaus “Tweeted Arnold

Bravo, @OfficialSLC. The guys at #SLvaus do it via excellent teamwork and finding methods to win. So much fun to watch. For many, the distance walked to the game was well worth it.

Russel Arnold, @RusselArnold69 June 21, 2022

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Shanaka, the captain of Sri Lanka, shed a tear after the victory.

This is needed right now, not only for myself, but also for my teammates, Sri Lanka cricket, and the whole nation, he remarked after the game.

“I believe that Sri Lanka as a nation should celebrate this.”

He also posted on Twitter to express his joy about winning.

He wrote, “Thank you Sri Lanka, Thank you my PEOPLE!”

Gratitude to Sri Lanka and MY PEOPLE! pic.twitter.com/sAODhGHqK3

June 21, 2022 — Dasun Shanaka (@dasunshanaka1)

Tuesday’s batting order left Sri Lanka struggling at 3/34, but a 101-run partnership between Charith Asalanka (110 off 106) and Dhananjaya de Silva (60 off 61) enabled the hosts to reach 258.

David Warner, Australia’s opening partner, spearheaded their drive despite their poor start, including their captain Aaron Finch being removed for a duck.

Despite playing fantastic innings, he was removed on 99, and the opposing team’s lack of cooperation meant it wasn’t enough to get them home.

With Australia needing 19 runs from the last over and Sri Lankan captain Dasun Shanaka bowling, there was some drama.

With 14 off the first five balls of the over and the visitors needing 5 off the last delivery to win, Matthew Kuhnemann extended the game.

A goal would have also forced a draw, but Shanaka persuaded him to fly a catch to the cover fielder, securing a dramatic victory.

Sri Lanka has returned strongly to win the series with one game left after Australia had won the first ODI.