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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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