Clarke: "A horrible day. Probably should have bowled first. But if you bat like that in any conditions, you will lose. Our defence let us down more than anything. No excuse for the way we performed. Shot selection was poor. I understand the public wants us playing consistently. Honestly, if we played like that (today) then the public wouldn't want to see us playing at all. Our bowlers did a good job."
Clarke was clearly peeved with himself for the way he and his team played. Nice to see a captain be so honest about his own team. Not all captains in world cricket today can say 'yes we messed up real bad.' You have to admire Clarke for that.
Nuwan Kulasekara is the Man of the Match. A no-brainer. Sometime later, see if you guys can catch the highlights on Youtube or TV and see how he squared everyone up with his inswing.
Sri Lanka are 2-1 up ahead of the 4th ODI, They won't be so happy about the way they chased this, but that's a worry for another day. They can afford to savour 74 all out today. Great performance in the field.
Thanks for your company. Thanks for the mails. The 4th match is on the 20th, same time, at the SCG. Cheers!
Thisara joins Kushal. What a bizarre chase
One big hit away
Andy: "Selectors, please. If Chanidimal is fit for the next match please keep Kushal Perera in the side and drop Tharanga. Players like Kushal is the future and should be given as many chances as possible to flourish."