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‘Apart from Kumara, no one stuck to a plan’ – Sri Lanka assistant coach Ratnayake

Sri Lanka’s bowlers didn’t bowl tight enough. Aside from Lahiru Kumara, they also failed to build pressure and bowl in partnerships.

This was the verdict of assistant coach Rumesh Ratnayake at stumps on the third day, in which Sri Lanka conceded 338 runs and claimed only two wickets.

Pakistan progressed at a run rate of 3.76 through the 90 overs they faced on Saturday. In the morning session their run rate had been as high as 4.54.

Ratnayake said that although his team expected the surface to become better for batting, they had hoped to keep the rate of scoring in better check…

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