Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, ICC Champions Trophy 2017: We were pitiable once again, says Angelo Mathews


angelo mathews, mathews, sri lanka, pakistan, icc champions prize 2017, champions trophy, cricket, Lasith Malinga, malinga, cricket, tanned expressangelo mathews, mathews, sri lanka, pakistan, icc champions prize 2017, champions trophy, cricket, Lasith Malinga, malinga, cricket, tanned express Angelo Mathews called their opening opposite Pakistan ‘pathetic’. (Source: Reuters)

Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews called their opening opposite Pakistan ‘pathetic’ and pronounced that it would have been a opposite story if they had hold a 3 catches.

Sri Lanka forsaken 3 catches, all off a bowling of Lasith Malinga, permitting Pakistan to book an ICC Champions Trophy 2017 semifinal chair by 3 wickets.

Mathews pronounced that their opening was again pathetic. “Looking during today’s performance, we suspicion we were pitiable once again. If we had hold those catches, it would have been a opposite story today, generally during unequivocally essential times,” he said.

He however pronounced that his side has worked tough notwithstanding removing knocked out in a Group stage. He said, “Yes, we forsaken 3 catches, though there has been a genuine bid from a boys and from a support staff. We’ve voiced a lot about a fielding and we put a lot of appetite on a fielding. So, yes, there has been a genuine effort.”

With miss of other batting options, Sri Lanka were forced to collect Dhananjaya de Silva. “We had to play a additional batsman on this,” he said. “We had to play a seventh beat since we knew there was some weed on a wicket. When we remove a game, we can always contend it was bad batting, it was bad fielding, and it was bad bowling, though we suspicion it was kind of a humorous wicket today. Yes, we were 30, 40 runs brief obviously, though I’m unequivocally unapproachable of a guys, a approach they came out and attempted to urge that. Unfortunately, a fielding let us down.”

Praising Malinga, Mathews said, “He’s been a good menial for Sri Lanka cricket. He’s been fantastic. We saw a bid that he put in currently as well. It was hapless that we forsaken his catches. He would have been a opposite bowler though still he came out and gave his heart. He is a champion.”

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