Mahela Jayawardene says: Especially the senior guys kept the calm. The guys showed a lot of patience to finish the marathon. It was a great effort. Specially in a big game, we had a senior group of bowlers. Our bowlers came back really well to win the game for us.
Shane Bond says: It was exciting and heart-wrenching all at the same time. We spoke yesterday about the leaders stepping on the field.
When the pressure came on, all the leaders stepped up. Just a brilliant young bowler isn't he. He's been in pressure situations time and again and at 23, he keeps stepping up.
Sachin Tendulkar says: Simply amazing. The first half wasn't great for us. We got together during the break and Mahela gave a nice speech. We believed that we could pull this off. The fielding was great under pressure. I have always believed in the saying, once a champion, always a champion. He (Malinga) has done well for us for a number of years. I was so sure that he was going to do something great tonight. He might not have had a great season, but he is one guy who can change it in one over.