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I Don't think on my personal records, says Prabath

As a bowler I had good patience to bowl and finally ended up with another five wicket haul following a long spell said Sri Lanka's most successful leg spinner Prabath Jayasuriya after third day's play of the second Test against Ireland at Galle International Stadium yesterday.

"It was not easy to bowl at this type of wickets but our two pacemen Vishwa Fernando and Asitha Fernando played a good supporting role to get wickets", said Jayasuriya. "I haven't think about personal records but I knew already I took 48 wickets and just two wickets to complete 50 wickets within seven matches to set up a world record. Getting wickets made me happy but as I earlier said I have to go a long journey", reminded Prabath Jayasuriya.

"It is a different wicket at Galle for this match and I don't think this wicket will make a big difference in next three days. We have to reply for a big Irish total. The rain halted the day with 16 overs to spare but I don't think weather can make a big difference here. But bowlers have to face a tough challenge. Before the commencement of this game we knew this wicket is going to be different compared to our first Test which we won easily. Ireland's hard hitting Paul Stirling must be very happy with his maiden century yesterday. "I am delighted to get a century said centurion Paul Stirling after third day's play yesterday. I had a chance to play couple of LPL matches here in Sri Lanka earlier but that is a different format and happy about my Test performance at Galle.

The experience is also very vital while match exposure is also very important. We are really happy to score a big first innings total and hope to pose a big challenge against Sri Lanka, said Paul Stirling who brought in for this game after rested during the Bangladesh matches.

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