Melbourne: His team's prospects of reaching the tri-series final have been dented after the massive loss to India but Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardena on Thursday said he is glad that at least the islanders' fortunes are still in their own hands unlike their sub-continental neighbours.
"Going in to the last game it's in our control, what we need to do. It's a good position for us to be, rather than depending on someone else to do some favours for us," Jayawardena said.
If Australia beat Sri Lanka in Friday's last league match, India will be through to the best-of-three finals. Sri Lanka were on course of a final berth before India left them demoralised by chasing 321 in less than 40 overs in their previous match.