Mathews blames batting failure for loss
Disappointed with his team’s repeated batting failures, Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews on Tuesday came down hard on his batsmen saying their approach is not right and he needs to sit down with selectors to sort out “issues”. “The cause for our defeat is our first innings’ batting. After winning a crucial toss and putting them in, bowlers bowled well. We could have kept them below 250.
But we should have batted well earlier on, but we flopped,” said Mathews after the 1-2 series loss. “We messed up with our batting and Pujara played well. When we batted I don’t think our approach was right. We couldn’t bat and make 300. We will sit down with selectors and address those issues,” he added.