Noman’s Sri Lanka Diary
Little did we know that after Sri Lanka were bundled out for 117 in the first test at Pallekele that we would see the young 21 year old Sri Lankan Kunal Mendis come of age and go beyond our wildest expectations with a 176 in the second innings. No other Australian past 50 yet this youngster went all the way.
He is the second highest scorer by a Sri Lankan against Australia. Only the great Sangakkara has done better with 192. A great achievement indeed and he truly looks capable of anything. His fielding at silly mid on was also flawless.
Sri Lanka desperately needed someone to step up to help Mathews move on from losing their dominant players. Long live Kusal Mendis.