India on a roll, Sri Lanka Skipper Angelo Mathews Laments Lack of Intent

India have won the first two ODIs against Sri Lanka with comprehensive margins. The lack of fighting spirit in the Sri Lanka camp has been quite visible.

Updated: November 07, 2014 20:43 IST
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Mathews (2nd from L) feels embarrassed that his players haven't put up a better fight in India.


India seem to be on a roll in the five-match ODI series versus Sri Lanka. India thrashed Sri Lanka by six wickets and with 33 balls to spare in Ahmedabad on Thursday to take 2-0 lead and Angelo Mathews is a worried man.

The Lankans were reluctant to come on this tour. But the former world champions, a good mix of youth and experience, have disappointed and Mathews is concerned. The visitors lost the first ODI in Cuttack by 169 runs. Quite unexpectedly, India have won one-sided affairs. (Mathews Fights his Way to Top of ODI Batting Charts in 2014)

"I think we're slowly getting better, but I'm disappointed and embarrassed by the fact that we were not competitive enough against the Indians," Mathews said. "They thrashed us in the first ODI and also here. It was a convincing performance by them. We need to get our game up in the next few games to win against them."

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