ICC Champions Trophy: Can't figure out why we can't beat India, says dejected Angelo Mathews

Young Lankan skipper says losing the toss and Dilshan's injury proved to be crucial as 181 wasn't a par score against a strong Indian batting.

updated: June 21, 2013 18:57 IST
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Cardiff: In recent times, playing against India has become a mental block, admitted Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews. After India handed Lanka an eight-wicket defeat in an ICC Champions Trophy semifinal here on Thursday, the young Lankan skipper said: "We had our chat and we knew India were very strong. We had to play very good cricket and we couldn't do that. I really can't figure out why we keep losing to India in recent times."

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In a post-match chat with reporters, the Lankan captain however said his team was not shamed "because reaching the semifinal was the first target for the players."

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