Also feels that his side has got the runs but the top order needs to contribute.Sri Lankan skipper, ANGELO MATHEWS says that their batting took confidence from the second innings at Durham and that showed in this Test.
Stresses that even though they lost the series, their most positive aspect was the bowling.Praises Rangana Herath for his continuous excellency and also has a word for the young Kusal Mendis.On the controversial no-ball call last evening against Hales, Mathews does not want to say much about it and takes it with a pinch of salt.That ends a competitive Test series between England and Sri Lanka.The Headingley one was a forgettable game for the visitors but they improved in Durham and took their confidence to Lord's.
They now get ready to play the limited leg of the tour which has 5 ODIs and a T20I and they will have some confidence now, having spent a month in England.The hosts, on the other hand, have been rejuvenated in the ODIs and T20Is post the 2015 World Cup and that makes the series an interesting one. Victorious English captain ALASTAIR COOK feels it is a shame that they could not get a full day's play and would have loved to see if his bowling attack could be put under pressure.Do join us for the first ODI which begins on Tuesday, 21st June, 2016 at 1300 GMT. On his attacking batting last evening, he smiles and says that he just wanted to enjoy himself at number 7.Praises Anderson and Broad for the way they bowled and hopes they would be fresh for the Pakistan series.On the batting, he praises Alex Hales who did really well against South Africa and continued it here as well with 2 80s and a 90.Feels there is no reason why he cannot do it again but there is still room for improvement.