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Sri Lanka has done the hard work to snatch initiative, says Law

Aug 3, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Sri Lanka’s assistant coach Stuart Law believes that his team had done all the hard work to snatch the initiative after the opening day’s play in their third and final Test match against India which commenced at the P. Saravanamuttu Oval yesterday. The former Australian batsman was of the opinion that their performance during the opening session was the crucial part of the game after skipper Kumar Sangakkara had won the toss and elected to bat first. Sri Lanka reached 102 for 2 at lunch but Law felt that the home side had fared pretty well despite losing openers Tharanga Paranavithana and Tillekeratne Dilshan. Law said that skipper Kumar Sangakkara was rather unfortunate to be dismissed for a top score of 75 having batted well until then. However he expressed his sympathy on the Sri Lankan captain for his lack of concentration while coming into the match at the backdrop of some big scores in the previous two games. Sangakkara is enjoying a magnificent series so far and is the leading run getter with a tally of 439 runs having scored a century in the First Test in Galle and a double hundred in the second test at the SSC ground in Maitland Place.   www.dailynews.lk/2010/08/04/spo02.asp