Skipper Kumar Sangakkara couldn’t thank Lasith Malinga enough after the slinger brought Sri Lanka’s World Cup campaign back on track with a solid bowling performance in their group A match against Kenya here on Tuesday.
Malinga, who missed the side’s first two games due to fitness issues, took six wickets including a hat-trick to help the Islanders register an easy nine-wicket win at the Premadasa Stadium, and Sangakkara was as pleased as punch with his spearhead’s effort.
"Lasith, the champion that he is, he bowled reverse swing and that did the trick for us. He did a great job for us," Sangakkara said.
The skipper was relieved to have scored an easy win, especially after the defeat to Pakistan last Saturday.