Kaushal is ambitious

Galle: Sri Lankan spinner Tharindu Kaushal Thursday said that his side will hope to bat well on day three of the first Test and make a bid to wipe off the deficit.

"We are hoping to wipe out the deficit and then get a lead of about 250 runs. We are confident of dismissing them in the second innings," said Kaushal after the day's play.

"The wicket is beginning to assist spin a lot. It will be difficult for our batsmen to bat on it, but if we can play well and get a target of 250 runs, I am confident we can get them out," he added.

Kaushal was Lanka's most successful bowler with a haul of 5/134. "It was a challenge to bowl to good batsmen like (Shikhar) Dhawan and (Virat) Kohli. You have to get used to bowling at batsmen of that calibre to improve. If you get afraid of them, it's not good for me as a bowler," said the spinner. (PTI)


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