Opening has helped me convert my starts: Dilshan

Updated: 19 December 2009 17:58 IST

Sri Lankan opener Dilshan, who made 123 in the Nagpur ODI against India, said opening the batting has done wonders for him with 10 centuries this year.

Nagpur:

Sri Lankan opener Tillakaratne Dilshan, who made a match-winning 123 in the second ODI against India here on Friday, said opening the batting has done wonders for him with 10 centuries this year.

"Opening has certainly helped me. I have got ten centuries. I have changed my mindset and started converting my 30s and 40s into big scores," he said after he set up his side to a three-wicket victory here.

Dilshan said after the disappointing three-run loss in the first game at Rajkot, his team had to take some chances to win today.

"We had to take our chances and Angelo Mathews (37 not out) made sure we did not go down," he said.

Sri Lankan team manager Brendon Kuruppu said the fitness of Mathews, who used a runner late in his innings, can be assessed only after 24 hours.

"We don't know exactly what has happened to him. We have to wait for 24 hours before deciding the course of action," Kuruppu said.

All-rounder Mathews hurt his leg while taking a run.

Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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