Kumar Sangakkara's ton keeps Lanka's changes afloat

Jun 15, 2013, 02:58 IST | Agencies

Kumar Sangakkara smashed an unbeaten 134 off 135 balls as Sri Lanka stunned England by seven wickets in a high-scoring thriller on Thursday to stay afloat in the Champions Trophy.

Sangakkara described his knock as one of the best innings of his career. “Yeah, it has to be. And I am pretty happy about it and am all the more so as we won the match and we kept ourselves alive in the tournament,” Sangakkara said.

Kumar Sangakkara
Kumar Sangakkara

He also gave credit to Mahela Jayawardene and Nuwan Kulasekara for Sri Lanka’s win. “We had to play well at the start, see off Jimmy Anderson but Mahela played really well and we got on top of it. Kulasekara took the pressure off me and those two big overs, off Graeme Swann and Stuart Broad, were decisive,” said Sangakkara.

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