Lankans have only themselves to blame for their defeat
Aug 9, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Sri Lanka have only themselves to blame for their defeat against the Indians in the Third and Final Test at the P.Sara Stadium before tea on the final day that allowed the visitors to square the series.
On the final day the stage was set for the Lankans to fire heavy artillery at the Indians and knock them over. But what happened was that we fired blanks at them and allowed them, to chalk up a victory that did not look possible when play was called on the final day.
With the Indians in a bit of bother with three down for 53 with three of their best attackers captured, and another 204 to get, a thinking and attacking captain would have begun the war with his best bowlers Lasith Malinga and Suraj Randiv and not allowed Sachin Tendulkar and V.V.S.Laxman to settle after the early dismissal of night watchman Ishant Sharma.