Chandi­mal proud of team’s fight­ing spirit

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Sri Lanka skip­per Di­nesh Chandi­mal praised his team’s fight­ing spirit that re­sulted in a se­ries white­wash over Pak­istan.

Barely two months ago Sri Lanka were routed 3-0 at home by In­dia. Chandi­mal said since that se­ries, play­ers and man­age­ment switched gears on and off the field.

“We are over the moon,” said Chandi­mal who won his first se­ries as full-time cap­tain. “Those were tough times for ev­ery­one but we learned a lot of things from that In­dia se­ries as a team and as in­di­vid­u­als. Ev­ery­one put in their heart and soul dur­ing prac­tice, so when they came into the match they were pre­pared.”

Chandi­mal praised Dil­ruwan Perera who fin­ished with 5-98. “Dil­ruwan was strug­gling in the In­dian se­ries. Be­fore we came here we spoke to him and gave him con­fi­dence.”

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