Here’s a post about Chaminda Vaas which deserves a second showing. Read that, then come back here.
It took England two days to take six Sri Lankan wickets. Sri Lanka managed to take six English wickets by the time the score had reached 33.
The world authority on subcontinental bowling gave a masterclass in making the most of the new ball today. You only get 15 or 20 overs of swing with the Kookaburra ball and you have to cash in. Whereas England managed to get a couple of wickets in that period – partly through luck – Vaas alone had taken 4-14 by the end of the 11th over. What were we saying yesterday about exceptional performances?
Chaminda would appear to have two sides to his bed: reliable-yet-mediocre and UNSTOPPABLE. We would recommend that he labels the UNSTOPPABLE side of the bed as such and gets out that side every morning. Maybe he should push the damn thing up against a wall, in fact.