“It’s a huge total that we had to chase although it was a good wicket to bat. There were lot of messages from the dressing room telling us not to panic. There was quite a bit of planning and I am thrilled with this effort. Great win for us,” noted Gunaratne.
“We never spoke about losing the game. We have lot of bitter memories of losing. Even when we were having dinner last night, the talk was about how the run chase should go and we are very happy right now,” Gunaratne said.
The turning point in the game was the 121 run sixth-wicket partnership between Gunaratne and Niroshan Dickwella, who top-scored with 81 runs.
“I bowl a lot at nets and I bowl different varieties of spin as well. I’m hoping to be a useful bowler,” Gunaratne said.