Asia Cup: ‘We were 20-30 runs short…’: KL Rahul after India’s thrilling win against Sri Lanka

NEW DELHI: India performed three days on the trot within the ongoing Tremendous 4 stage of the Asia Cup, however got here out of the excruciating workload with a spot within the remaining of the continental match. After registering their greatest win towards Pakistan in a match which lasted two days (together with a reserve day), India edged hosts Sri Lanka in a low-scoring thriller on Tuesday to ebook their spot within the summit conflict on Sunday.
After opting to bat first, India have been bamboozled by the Sri Lanka spinners — Dunith Wellalage (5/40) and Charith Asalanka (4/18), and managed to put up a below-par 213 all out in 49.1 overs. However India bowlers got here up with a collective effort to bowl out Sri Lanka for 172 in 41.3 overs, clinching a 41-run victory for his or her second win within the Tremendous Fours.

On the three days of steady motion, India batter KL Rahul agreed that it examined the gamers bodily.

“It was wonderful, we have been trusted all through. We weren’t on the sphere for 100 overs however what number of ever overs we have been there it examined us bodily, nice to see we turned up at this time and gave it our greatest. We turned up and that may be a large tick mark for us as a workforce,” Rahul mentioned within the post-match presentation.
Rahul additionally performed an important knock of 39 and added a worthwhile 63 runs for the fourth wicket with Ishan Kishan after Wellalage left India reeling at 91/3.

“At all times pleased after I contribute to the workforce, if you end up batting within the center order it is very important construct partnerships. I’ve been out for 4-5 months, I’ll take something that comes, it was an important partnership with Kishan,” Rahul mentioned about his contribution.
The wicket-keeper batter additionally believed that India have been brief by 20-30 runs of their innings.
“Third day in a row enjoying on the identical venue, little bit of spin however we managed it very well, we have been 20-30 runs brief, few extra partnerships may have gotten us to 230-240,” Rahul added.

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On his maintaining function, Rahul mentioned: “When you’re behind the stumps, you could have a good suggestion as to what the batter is doing and I simply handed on the message, fortunately it labored for Kuldeep (referring to his tip to Kuldeep earlier than Samarawickrama’s dismissal).”
India certified for the ultimate with 4 factors from two Tremendous 4 video games, and can face the winners of the Sri Lanka vs Pakistan match on Thursday within the title conflict.

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