Batsmen need to rethink their approach: Sanga

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    Kolkata: After slumping two losses in a row, Deccan
    Chargers skipper Kumar Sangakkara on Momnday
    said his batsmen need to rethink their approach to
    get their campaign back on track in the ongoing
    Indian Premier League IV match. Chasing 164 for victory against Kolkata Knight
    Riders at the Eden Gardens here today, Deccan
    made a slow start to their innings and lost quick
    wickets in the beginning and towards the end to
    eventually lose the match by just nine runs. "Our batsmen now have to start rethinking and
    attack slow bowlers," Sangakkara said about
    Deccan batters` slow approach towards Knight
    Riders left-arm spinner Iqbal Abdulla, who
    returned with impressive figures of three for 24
    from his four overs. "He (Abdulla) is not a bad bowler and he managed
    to bowl a couple of good overs at the start. We
    need to bat a bit smarter. A few less mistakes would
    have got us over the line," said the Sri Lankan
    wicket-keeper batsman. "They batted well to get there. But it was a getable
    score if we had a better start. We lost wickets at
    regular intervals," he added. Sangakkara conceded that Deccan gave a 15 runs
    extra but backed pacer Ishant Sharma, who was
    lacklustre against Knight Riders today. "We gave away about 15 runs too much. Ishant is
    bowling well. We have a good pace combination
    and there is no worry there," he said. The Deccan skipper said that his team is just one
    win away from making their presence felt in the
    tournament. "As a team we need just one win under our belt,"
    Sangakkara said.


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