We adopted the right strategies against Pakistan – RandivJune 24, 2012, 9:43 pm
Off-spinner Suraj Randiv says that Sri Lanka’s strategy of denying the Pakistani batsmen boundaries and thereby building pressure, has so far worked in the first Test between the countries here at the Galle International Stadium.
Pakistan were bowled out for 100 runs in the first innings, their second lowest against Sri Lanka and they were struggling at 36 for three, in the second innings.
"We just tried to bowl a good line and length because generally the Pakistanis don’t like to be tied down in Test matches. They want to hit boundaries and we tried to deny them the boundaries and stick to a good line and length," Randiv, who took four wickets in the first innings, told journalists, yesterday.
Randiv and left-arm spinner Rangana Herath bowled well and shared seven wickets between them in the first innings, as the tourists struggled against spin. "Rangana is our main bowler and it’s a privilege for me to play alongside him, in recent months. He has done a really good job for the team," Randiv added.
"With my height, I don’t think I need to bother about the flight and what is important is my line and length which I am trying to improve on all the time. I try to bowl all six balls at one spot and try a few variations as well."
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