Fell short by 10-15 runs: Rohit Sharma after Sri Lanka defeat
Fell short by 10-15 runs: Rohit Sharma after Sri Lanka defeat

DUBAI: In the six-wicket loss to Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup Super Four stage match, India skipper Rohit Sharma felt that his team fell short by 10-15 runs. He added that such losses will help his team better.

Tuesday's Super Four match between Sri Lanka and India took place at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, and Sri Lanka won by a score of six wickets.

An excellent attacking knock (72 off 41)  by captain Rohit Sharma lifted India to a challenging 173-8 in 20 overs. After Rohit, Suryakumar Yadav (34 off 29) was the second top-scorer for India. Kusal Mendis (57 off 37) and Pathum Nissanka (52 off 37) both scored half-centuries as Sri Lanka reached 174/4 in 19.5 overs while attempting to surpass the target total.

Rohit, the team's captain, attributed the loss to their subpar performance as a whole.

"Just as simple as that, we ended up on the wrong side. The kind of runs we got, we could have capitalised a bit more. We were 10-15 runs short. The guys out in the middle need to learn what they need to do and what kind of shot-making can happen." Rohit said at the post-match ceremony on Tuesday.

He said that the Indians had learned a lot from suffering two losses in a row.

"Such losses will help us learn as a team more effectively. This team was on a good run for a very long time. Given the poor start they had with the ball, it was a solid performance. When they started bowling, the spinners were pretty aggressive.

"In the end, Sri Lanka held their nerves quite well," said Rohit Sharma.

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