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|Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:12 am Post subject: Rohit Sharma hopes for strong comeback after defeat
|India's stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma refused to put the blame on his bowlers after the 5-wicket loss against Sri Lanka in the opening match of the Nidahas Trophy on Tuesday.Set a target of 175, Sri Lanka rode on opener Kusal Perera's quickfire 66 from 37 balls to reach home with 9 balls to spare and win the opening game of the T20I tri-series in Colombo.
Perera's knock was laced with 6 boundaries and 4 sixes. Former captain Thisara Perera (22 not out) also made useful contribution down the order while Danushka Gunathilaka and Upul Tharanga chipped in with 19 and 17 runs respectively.
Also Read - Nidahas Trophy, India vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I, Match Highlights: SL beat India by 5 wicketsFor India, Washington Sundar and Yuzvendra Chahal picked up two wickets each while Jaydev Unadkat got one.
Shardul Thakur was the most expensive bowler on show at the R Premadasa going Glenn Anderson Youth jersey for 42 runs in 3.3 overs. He was smashed for 27 runs in the third over by Perera which set the tone for their run chase.
"Our bowlers tried everything they could, but sometimes it doesn't come off the way you want it to. I felt we have enough experience in our bowling line-ups.
"Yes, they are new in the scene, but they've put in performances. I had a lot of confidence going into the Earnest Byner Womens Jersey game. Yes, the execution wasn't upto the mark but we can learn from our mistakes," Rohit said at the post-match presentation ceremony.
Also Read - Nidahas Trophy, India vs Sri Lanka, 1st T20I: Vijay Shankar becomes 74th T20I cricketer for IndiaEarlier, opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan cracked 90 off 49 deliveries to drive India to 174 for five after being put into http://www.officialauthenticredsox.com/authentic-34-david-ortiz-jersey.html bat.
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But despite Lanka chasing down the total with ease, the Hitman, who fell for a duck in the first over of Benoit Pouliot Jersey the match, felt that India had a par score on the board.
"I think we got a par score, something we could've played with. Having seen the wicket here - it was flat - http://www.arizonacoyotesofficialonline.com/Adidas-Jarred-Tinordi-Jersey I thought we could have accelerated towards the end. That said, we still had a decent score but the kind of start Sri Lanka got was amazing. Credit to http://www.authenticspanthersshop.com/-34-james-reimer-jersey_c-449.html them as a batting group.
"On a wicket like that, your batting has to be as strong as possible. We're blessed to have a squad that has good batting depth, we also have a couple of allrounders. Hopefully we'll come back strong," Rohit concluded. wholesale jerseys cheap nfl jerseys wholesale jerseys from china cheap nfl jerseys wholesale nfl jerseys cheap jerseys cheap jerseys cheap jerseys china