We played better cricket in the series: Sangakkara

August 7th, 2010 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS  

Kumar Sangakkara Colombo, Aug 7 (IANS) Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara feels that the hosts were a better side despite sharing the three-match cricket Test series 1-1 with India here Saturday.
“We scored more runs, took more wickets and created more opportunities as compared to India. But we could not make the most of the opportunities in the last two tests. It was the only way India could get back in the series,” Sangakkara said.

Sri Lanka won the first Test by 10 wickets and India came back strongly in the second to draw it. The visitors won the third and the final Test to level the series 1-1.

“I think we had a couple of chances this morning with Sachin (Tendulkar) and then with (Suresh) Raina. The game would have been a lot more interesting had we grabbed the chances. But at the same time, they (India) batted really well and positively and kept scoring runs. Other than Suraj Randiv and (Lasith) Malinga, we could not exert pressure from the other end either to take wickets or to cut down runs,” he said.

India, Sri Lanka and New Zealand will now meet in Dambulla for the triangular series starting Tuesday.

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