Perth: Sri Lankan skipper Mahela Jayawardene said his side fell 30-40 runs short of a competitive total after losing to India by four wickets in a triangular series cricket match here on Wednesday.
"We felt short because we were probably 30-40 runs short of our target. We had a good start. We just had to have one more big partnership, we would have been around 260-270. That was our target but we fell short of," said Jayawardene.
One of the reasons Sri Lanka couldn't click with the bat was Ravichandran Ashwin's fine spell of off-spin bowling.
"Ashwin bowled well. He really bowled well. But he is Ashwin. A tall bowler."