Sri Lanka’s star spinner Rangana Herath has claimed that his side should have been in a better position after the end of second day’s play, in the first match of the ongoing Test series between India and Sri Lanka.
“Batting fourth on this track won’t be easy. We’ve got two spinners in the XI, so I think we’ll be able to get them out for an average score or below. But right now, I think we should have been in a better position than this.” commented Rangana Herath post the day’s play.
He added, “If we can get to 350 or 400 – even get a first- innings lead of about 50, that would be good. But if we can’t manage that, we have to get them out cheaply in the second innings.”
Herath who recently has picked up his 30th 5-wicket haul, also talked about the nature of the surface. “If you take yesterday and today, the pitch is drier now than it was, I think that’s the nature of the surface – that will be there tomorrow and the day after,” he said.
However, the Sri Lankan spin maestro thinks the rest three days of the match will be helpful for the spinners.
“The next three days will be good for the spinners, I think. We got a good start, but after that Cremer bowled really well. The balls to get Kusal and Chandimal were very good balls. When you get those kinds of deliveries, the chances of getting out are high,” Herath signed off.
– Nazmus Sajid Chowdhury, Contributor, bdcrictime.com.