Jayasuriya backs faltering Lanka

Legendary Sri Lankan batsman Sanath Jayasuriya yesterday backed his country's team and captain Tillakaratne Dilshan, saying they needed time and space to recover after losing both Tests and the one-day series to Pakistan.


Sri Lanka lost the fifth and final one-day by three wickets on Wednesday, which handed Pakistan a 4-1 series win.

Both teams play a Twenty20 here today to complete the tour. "These are hard times for Sri Lankan cricket," said Jayasuriya. "Sri Lanka is going with a number of youngsters so you need to give them some time and space for revival."

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