Colombo: India might have won the third ODI against Sri Lanka, but the architect of the triumph, opener Gautam Gambhir, feels the team has to get its act together as far as bowling at the death is concerned.
“We didn’t bowl well in the last 10 overs. You look to restrict the last 10 to 60 or 70, 95 was too many”, Gambhir, who scored 102 off 101 balls to guide India to a five-wicket win while chasing 287, said.
Gambhir said it was not good that two unsettled batsmen, Angelo Mathews and Jeewan Mendis, scored heavily off the last 10 overs.
Gambhir said if India were to win, one of the top-three in the batting order have to perform well.
“Luckily and fortunately it was my turn today, one had to bat through so others can play around him,” Gambhir said.
Meanwhile, Kumar Sangakkara has been ruled out of the rest of the series after fracturing the little finger on his right hand on Saturday.