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.”