Loss due to poor execution of plans: Sangakkara

Published: Monday, May 2, 2011, 10:47 [IST]
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Poor execution of plans cost us: Sanga

"It was a difficult decision but I thought the team put on there was spot on for this game and unfortunately execution of our plans and strategy out in the middle was not up to the mark," he said.

The DC skipper said it is not about being unlucky rather the batsmen should have taken few more risks in the middle overs.

"It is not about being unlucky; it is about doing and executing plans in the middle and which we fail to do, in the last bit of our bowling and also in the middle order. Today unfortunately Daniel Christian didn''t even get hit in today, so may be we should have gone a bit harder in the middle and taken a few more risks," he added.

Albie Morkel of CSK said that the target of 165 was defendable. He also added that it is difficult to score runs of slower balls.

"Well, that was going to be the key for them, you know, before we went up, we thought 160-165 was a very defendable score but we needed that, first six overs they played well, then they got a chance in the game.

"They always took that opportunity but after that lost wickets at crucial stages and it is difficult to just come in and score runs at that wicket, specially the slower bowler's ball," said Morkel.

CSK won the match by 19 runs.

Suresh Raina of CSK scored 59 off 35 balls while Mike Hussey contributed 46 off 41 balls.

Albie Morkel was declared man of the match for taking 3 wickets and hitting 3 huge sixes.


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