Mathews: We need to improve in all three departments

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews says his team need to improve in all three departments if they want to fight their way back into the ODI series against Pakistan after losing the third ODI in Colombo on Sunday.

The visitors now hold a two-one advantage in the five-match series and the hosts now have two must-win games.

On Sunday Pakistan posted 316 for four after winning the toss and batting first. The hosts, it seemed, wilted under the pressure of the chase and were bowled out for 181, giving the away side a 135-run victory.

After match Mathews said: "Pretty disappointed with the way it went for us. They probably outplayed us in all three facets of the game. The way the wicket played, the toss was crucial. It started turning in the second innings.

"In the field, we showed improvement but we really need to improve a lot more in all three departments. The wicket was a batting paradise in the first half. The bowlers couldn't have done much, we thought they will post around 350, but we kept them down to 316.

"We need to beat them in the next game to stay alive in the series, but we can't make too many changes either."