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Sri Lanka Coach Pothas expresses his frustration on umpiring in Kotla

[caption id="attachment_58341" align="alignnone" width="580"]Pothas Sri Lanka Coach Pothas expresses his frustration about the umpires decision to continue play under poor light in Kotla on Tuesday.[/caption]

Internet Desk: Sri Lanka Coach Nic Pothas on Tuesday expressed his frustration about the umpires continuing the match even under bad light. The umpires did bring out the light metre only after Jadeja picked two wickets under fading lights at Kotla in the fourth day.

"Too much of a coincidence. We lost a wicket with the seam. It was dark and against the spin, we lost two wickets and we are off. So it is frustrating," said Pothas after the fourth days play here.

The South African born coach also expressed his frustration to find his team in the present situation. The visitors lost three wickets in the final session on Day 4, making the task even more difficult for his remaining batsmen to save the test match.

"It is frustrating to be in this position. Obviously it is not ideal to lose three wickets. We are in India playing against a very very good cricket team. We did pretty well in the morning to extend our innings and bowled well at the beginning (of India's second innings)," Pothas told the media at the end of the day's play.

The coach also praised the Sri Lankan players and said the team did well in a difficult situation.

The air quality in the capital was "very poor" on Tuesday which forced Sri Lankan seamer Suranga Lakmal to go off the ground after vomiting. Indian pacer Mohammad Shami was also similarly affected later in the day.

"I thought the guys did fantastically well. Shami was struggling today. We made a pact with the team that we are not going to discuss about it. It is what it is. We can't help. But let's just get on with the game," Pothas said.

"Some people adapt to situations differently than others. Physiologically everyone is different from each other," he added.

 

 

 

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