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I am over the moon, says man of the match Chandimal

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Dinesh Chandimal making a shot during his 75 run innings at the first ODI (pix curtecy SLC)

 “l always try to practice hard and keep my fitness levels up said Dinesh Chandimal who was the Man of the Match at the first ODI against Zimbabwe. He made 75 runs in 91 balls striking 4 fours and a six was involved in a match winning 129 run fourth wicket partnership with Charith Asalanka.

Chandimal is the most experienced player of the Sri Lanka ODI team having played 151 ODI’ s. He took full responsibility to build up the inniings by playing steady innings first to give more chance for inform Pathum Nissanka later came back strongly to go for the shots according to the match situation. I am over the moon about my performance said Chandimal

Actually despite having so many ups and downs in my career. I think Old Chandi is back is what I feel. I have started this way after 3-4 years in International cricket so nice to be back among the runs. That’s what I always been focusing on and trying to be the Old Chandimal. Especially I must thank our trainer Dilshsn Fonseka who gives good support to us for keep our fitness and that’s always very important to continue the game .

Meanwhile Sri Lankan skipper Dasun Shanaka said I should first of all thank the crowd who came here in numbers. It was great support. Actually 296 is always a tough score to reach. But our batters showed their class in this run chase. I am also happy with our batting strength. Chandimal, Nissanka and Asalanka did their part well and our top order really did well as we expected and wanted to continue this momentum said Shanaka .

Meanwhile Sri Lanka today for the second game most probably will get the services of Dushmantha Chameera who was rested at the fist game after his illness.

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 – 01:00

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