Mohali:After failing to capitalise on the chance to level the two-match T20 International series, Sri Lankan skipper Kumar Sangakkara on Saturday said that the Indians exploited the conditions in a better way while fielding lapses had cost the visitors heavily.
"The Indians exploited the conditions in a much better way. The total on the board (206) should have been enough, but we missed some catches and run out chances. We were not that disciplined in the field today," Sangakkara told reporters here after Lanka lost by six wickets.
He said for winning matches, they had to field well.
"If we have to win, catches must be held," he said. Replying to a question, he said there was no safe score as such in this format of the game.
"There are no guarantees in this game and you have to limit the side whatever total is there on the board. But I believe we had enough runs on the board. We missed the opportunities we created," he said.
Sangakkara also said that Indian batsmen were right on top from the start and credited Yuvraj Singh for playing a brilliant quickfire knock of 60.
When asked why Sanath Jayasuriya was not brought into the attack, he said M S Dhoni and Yuvraj were going great guns.
On the forthcoming five-match ODI series, he said, "If we continue with this attitude (form), we can beat them (India). I believe our attitude has been very good except for the chances we missed on the field today."