‘After scoring 300, how many times can you lose a game?’
Zimbabwe have earned their second successful victory in their ongoing home series against Sri Lanka, on Saturday.
As Angelo Methews led side is a lot better side than the hosts in the ICC Rankings as well considering their previous history, the Lankan skipper is very much disappointed after the loss.
Sri Lanka had a great start with the bat in both of the matches they lost as they posted over 300 in the score board to defend with the ball. But It was the bowlers who let Sri Lanka down in both of the loss.
The bowlers couldn’t defend an over 300 total and this makes skipper Mathews frustrated as well as angry.
“After scoring 300, how many times can you lose a game? You know, we had enough runs on the board. [It’s] unfortunate the rain had to intervene, but still, we had the bowling attack to defend it. The first ten overs we gave away a lot of runs, also the rain intervened and the last ten overs we didn’t bowl that well,” said Mathews.
He added, “We actually didn’t know the rain might come in, but the wicket was extremely dry this morning. So we all thought it’s going to start slowing more and more once the day goes on. We saw in the last game also that the ball started turning after the first 20 overs, in the second half especially. So, I thought if we bat first and bat well, we have the spinners to defend it.”
“In our bowling we are facing problems – Nuwan Pradeep and Suranga Lakmal are injured. We have to manage our bowlers’ workloads as well. We’ve got a lot of cricket coming up. We have to balance managing workloads and winning the matches in front of us.” The Lankan skipper signed off.
– Nazmus Sajid Chowdhury, Contributor, bdcrictime.com