'Disappointed to throw my wicket'

Kaushal Silva, who stroked his way to a battling 51, said he was disappointed to throw his wicket away in the final hour of the game just when things started to get easy for him.

“The wicket was quite slow. It was a bit tough. We had to stay there and fight hard. We had a good partnership going on and losing my wicket at the end of the day was a huge loss for us,” said the opener at the post match press conference.

Silva said the focus on Saturday would be to play attacking cricket as that’s where their strength lies. “It (the wicket) will start to  spin. It’s dry and slow as well. You have to be positive. We did that in the last game and won it. We will try to put pressure on the Indians by playing positive cricket. I think we attack better than defending. In the first Test everyone saw that when we play positive, we play best. That’s our cricket all about. We need to be positive.”

With the Kumar Sangakkara set to bid adieu to international cricket after this match, Silva said the team is very determined to give the legend a fitting farewell. “Before the match at team meetings we discussed what a legend he has been for us. We want to do well for him. We are going to miss him a lot. We want to give more than hundred per cent in this game for him. He has been a great  ambassador for the sport.”

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