Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene said that his side did not bat well and failed to capitalise on the opportunities, which led to loss in their opening game in the Commonwealth Bank series against India on Wednesday.


“We were probably 30-40 runs short. We had our chances but India played better cricket than us. We kept wickets in hand but we did not probably play their spinners well. We got bogged down in the middle period.


“We needed to get runs on the board but fell short. A score of 250-260 would have been good total. Indian batting line-up was tough. We picked wickets but turned out to be not enough,” he said.