Dasun Shanaka rues the opportunities that slipped away for Sri Lanka

Surely it's another loss for Sri Lanka, and they're ruining their mistakes once again, but at least this time it's the specific moments that lost the Sri Lankan game, instead of the excesses of incompetence. Dasun Shanaka, whose run-a-ball 66 was the one who did the most to push Sri Lanka towards respectability, identified two of the instances in which his team had missed the match.

The first one was his own departure, he said. Having just beaten two towering sixes against Olly Stone in 42nd place, Shanaka looked like he was starting a death cannon. But then, the disaster. Thisara Perera badly hit a ball on the side of the leg, more or less directly to the outfielder who is approaching midwicket. Shanaka took off from the end of the non-forwards, perhaps especially anxious to get back the shot because he was already seeing the ball so well. He had run into the middle of the field before realizing that Thisara had correctly rejected the race, and had run out trying to regain his position against the non-attackers.

"There was no race there," Shanaka said. "I went too far, I usually have this habit of lowering the ground about two feet each time a shot is played, it's my fault that I need to rectify, it's not the fault of Thisara."

"When I went in case we were 102 for 4, and I played my normal game without any pressure, although we had lost the windows. If he had continued batting more time, we could have obtained a result in our favor. If we had stayed with Thisara for the 50 passes, we could have had about 290-300. "

Sri Lanka's other costly mistake occurred when they were playing bowling, in what would become the last shots of the game. Joe Root badly hit a sweep of Dhananjaya de Silva's bowling, and although the resulting upper edge was caught in a short, thin leg, Sri Lanka had too many men out of the circle: Kasun Rajitha had not entered from the limit

Referee Lyndon Hannibal called no-ball, denying the hosts the wicket, if Sri Lanka had reduced England to 112 with 3, the score for Duckworth-Lewis-Steyn would have narrowed almost all the way, which means that they could have I put more pressure on Eoin Morgan and the new batter as the rain clouds gathered.

"Shanaka said," We could have increased the pressure from there and forced another mistake. "

For England, meanwhile, Morgan focused on the frustrations of a series hit by the rain, and spoke about the many unquestionable positive aspects on his side for what seems to be the millionth time after arriving in the country. What option do you have, really? England has really been so dominant.

But there was one area where he felt that his side had been disappointed in this particular game. They rejected no less than three clear window opportunities, dropped a difficult trap, missed an easy task and missed the opportunity to run away. In other places, according to him, field fielding has also been neglected.

"Fielding was not good," said Morgan. "It was normal, it's definitely something we can improve on, we were better in the last game, but today we have not been as good as we should be"

source:- espncricinfo.com

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