Jayawadene hails Team India for historic win in Perth

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Colombo Jan 20 (UNI) Congratulating Team India for their historic win in the WACA Test, Sri Lanka skipper Mahela Jayawardene said the match was played in a better spirit than the one played in Sydney.

''It is an excellent win for India,'' Jayawardene said.

''After the setbacks in Sydney, the (Perth) game was played on a much better note and we are happy that we will be there in this atmosphere.'' The Lankans will leave for Australia on January 24 for the ODI Commonwealth Bank tri-series which will also feature India and hosts Australia.

''One-day international cricket is quite different from the established Test cricket and both India and Australia will be using different combinations of players and we are looking forward to join in the fray,'' Jayawardene said.

''Like the Aussies or any other side, India will definitely come strong at us, and we just have to be prepared for it,'' he added.

India take on Australia in the series opener on February 3 while Sri Lanka play their first match against India at the same venue on February 5.

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