March 26, 2011 (AFP) – Sri Lanka skipper Kumar Sangakkara credited his bowlers for keeping up the pressure on England right from the first ball in the World Cup quarter-final on Saturday. The Sri Lankan skipper said his team would not be complacent despite the huge victory.
“It is important to be confident but we should be realistic. They (New Zealand) will be hungry for a place in the final and so are we. Everyday we cannot have such partnerships so we must ensure a good team effort in our next game.”
The only worry for Sri Lanka was an injury to retiring spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan but Sangakkara hoped he would be fit for the last-four match.
“Murali has pulled up a bit stiff but I’m sure he’ll be fit for the next game. We have enough cover for everyone. We can’t get too far ahead of ourselves, we just have to keep our heads down and feet on the ground.”
Strauss admitted his side was thoroughly outplayed.
“We thought the total was 30 light and it was more like 50 light. We didn’t get off to a good start. We tried to get some early wickets but did not get any breakthroughs
“We’ve been thoroughly beaten by a better side. They were able to bowl a lot of