Dinesh Chandimal Explains SL’s Situation In Last 10 Overs
By CricShots - Nov 21, 2017 7:08 am
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Chandimal feels SL was in immense pressure during the final session

After saving a Test by a narrow margin, Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal revealed that during the last 10-15 his side was under a lot of pressure on day five of the first Test against India at the Eden Gardens.

Despite the fact that the visitors almost dominated the first four days of the game, Sri Lanka was reeling on 75/7 in their second innings when bad light forced the umpires to call the match off. However, Chandimal also complimented his teammates for their good show.

While talking to the reporters, Chandimal said, “We fought hard and competed well. Till the last session, we fought well and played as a team. Unfortunately, the last 10-15 overs brought a lot of pressure but we played good cricket and competed well.”

The Lankan skipper also acknowledged that his team needs to learn how to battle in the second innings. He said, “We’ll have to learn how to battle, especially in the second inning s. In UAE also, we didn’t bat well in the second innings against Pakistan. If we can do that, we can do a lot better.”

Chandimal also showered praises for the lanky pacer Suranga Lakmal, who returned figures of 7/119 from the match and dismissed Indian openers Lokesh Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan and skipper Virat Kohli in the first innings while Rahul, Chetweshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane (0) packing in the second the innings.

The skipper said, “Lakmal is unbelievable, especially over the last one or two years. He’s one who you can trust as a captain.”