Rohit Sharma, who was looking well settled, holed out in the 13th over off medium fast bowler Chamika Karunaratne and Madhushanka bowled brilliantly in the death overs to peg back India’s hopes of putting up a daunting total.
“The guys out in the middle need to learn what they need to do and what kind of shot-making can happen,” Sharma said. “This team was on a good run for a long time; such losses (Pakistan and Sri Lanka) will help us learn as a team.”
“We ended up on the wrong side, just as simple as that,” Sharma said. “The kind of runs we got, we could have capitalized a bit more. We were 10-15 runs short.”
Sri Lanka made a remarkable comeback in the tournament. After losing its opening group game against Afghanistan, it chased down big totals against Bangladesh to qualify for Super 4 and beat Afghanistan in the first Super 4 match.
India won both its group games but stumbled in the Super 4 as it also failed to defend 181 against archrival Pakistan last Sunday. If Pakistan beats Afghanistan on Wednesday, India will be eliminated, and both Pakistan and Sri Lanka will qualify.