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Saturday, November 24, 2007

[Video] Sanath Jayasuriya 82 (44) Vs England | 1996 World Cup QF

"England were defeated not only by Sri Lanka.

They were beaten by a plan of attack beyond their imaginations, and never dreamt about in their own "play-the-percentages" philosophy.

As Mike Atherton conceded afterwards, Sri Lanka have suddenly be- comethe foremost exponents of a new approach to one-day cricket, one whichturns the conventional English version on its head.

Their batsmen optfor vertical take-off in the first 15 overs, not the last 15, and onlythen do they throttle back. It seems to be a spectacular way to fly." - Cricinfo


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