Fernando’s father admitted to hospital straight from Premadasa

Sri Lanka’s opening batsman Avishka Fernando played a match-winning knock of 82 in the 2nd ODI against Bangladesh to seal the series.

Sri Lanka blow away Bangladesh to clinch the series
After failing to score big in the first ODI, Avishka Fernando came back strongly in the next one as he played a firing innings of 82 to give Sri Lanka a solid start in the chase.

With a bilateral series win after 44 months, Fernando believes Sri Lanka’s bad patch has come to an end.

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“The team has gone through a bad patch, but now we think it’s coming to an end. The team is together, and we’re looking to support Dimuth ‘aiya’. And it’s because we all worked together that we were able to be successful.”

Despite playing a top knock, Fernand was disappointed in the end for missing out on a hundred.

“Yes it’s quite disappointing. To have played so well and miss out a hundred, chances like that don’t come too often. Next time if I get in a position like that I’ll look to make it count. Didn’t think the wicket would turn that much, because when Bangladesh were batting our bowlers didn’t find as much turn. So our plan was to put on a good partnership and give our team the best start. Once we managed that, rest of the batsman were also able to play well,” he said.

Fernando’s father, who was watching his son play live from the stands was admitted to the hospital straight from the Premadasa as his sugar levels dropped.

“Yes, I know that that happened when I was batting, but I only found out my father was admitted after I got out. But now it’s not as bad as it was, he’s in a better condition. That’s what I heard over the phone,” he concluded.

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