India skipper Virat Kohli said dropped catches and misfielding cost India the match against Sri Lanka. He moaned that some of the umpiring decisions went against them and that proved crucial in the outcome of th result.
“We could have played smarter cricket. If you see, some of the decisions also went against us. In the first two overs there were two lbw shouts that were very close and then we also missed chances. That happens in cricket, getting a favourable decision or not, but we should have taken the chances that came our way. I think that hurt us,’’ Kohli said at the post-match conference.
The 25-year-old said they were at least 25-30 runs short. “There was quite a bit of dew in the last ten overs but I think the bowlers did really well on that sort of wicket. We took the game to the last over, which I think was commendable,” he added. “We lost wickets in the middle in quick succession in about 20-25 runs and that too hurt us.”