We won't make the final, still want to beat India

Published: Monday, July 8, 2002, 21:32 [IST]
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Manchester (England): Sri Lanka captain Sanath Jayasuriya led from the front as his side beat England for its first triangular series victory at Old Trafford on Sunday.

"It was too late but we wanted to win the match and the boys wanted to do well. We bowled well and fielded well today," Jayasuriya said afterwards. "We can't get to the final but we still want to do well in the next game against India (under floodlights at Bristol on Thursday) also and we'll try and win that."

Meanwhile, England captain Nasser Hussain was unhappy with his side's performance. "I thought we were very clumsy in most things we did today. We shouldn't have let them get 230 and we should have got 230," Hussain said. "Our ground fielding was poor and we lost wickets through clumsiness and we have got to get over it."

But Hussain was not completely downcast. "We've got a few plus-points. Alex Tudor and Jeremy Snape bowled well." However, a clearly concerned Hussain added, "We should not have lost today and we've got to put that right."

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