PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, April 2, 2008 (AFP) – Sri Lanka can kill the proverbial two birds with one stone when they face West Indies in the second and final Test, starting on Thursday at Queen’s Park Oval. When Sri Lanka flew into the region a fortnight ago, they had a single objective on their mind – to win a Test series on Caribbean soil for the first time.
They gained a welcomed boost to their chances when they clinched the opening Test at the Guyana National Stadium by 121 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the brief series.
But there is an extra special reason that Sri Lanka will pursue victory vigorously in the second Test – and that is to become the first side visiting the Caribbean to sweep a Test series of any length.
“It is important that we go for a win in the second Test,” Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene said.
“This is the way we play cricket. We want to win every match in which we play. This is the attitude with which we play whether we are playing at home or away.
“This is the attitude that has helped us in the last few years, and this is why we have been winning Test matches away from home, and we will not move away from this attitude.
“We want to get accustomed t