Fatullah, Bangladesh: Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews on Tuesday heaped praise on Lasith Malinga, who played a crucial role in his side's 12-run win over Pakistan in the Asia Cup opener, and said the right-arm fast bowler has been his "go to man" under pressure situations. (Malinga leads Sri Lanka to victory)
Malinga took a brilliant five-wicket haul under pressure after opener Lahiru Thirimanne hit his second ODI century to help Sri Lanka script a thrilling win over Pakistan in their opening match at the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium. (Sangakkara completes 12,000 runs for Sri Lanka)
"Malinga is the best bowler for us and has been in the past few years. Whenever we are under pressure he is our go to man and he did it again," Mathews said at the post-match presentation ceremony.