Chennai: Deccan Chargers skipper Kumar Sangakkara on Friday blamed the fielders for their 10-run defeat to Chennai Super Kings, saying his team dropped far too many catches to win a close game.
"It is about holding to catches, I know mistakes happen but we dropped far too many to win a close game. We batted and bowled well but our fielding has cost us many games this season," Sangakkara said after Deccan were restricted to 150 for five while chasing 161 to win.
"It was a case of getting a good start, we got a good start, but they came back well with some good fielding and we couldn't get back into the game. White batted exceptionally well. We have some young guys but we have to get the basics rights," he added.