Rahul: I felt I should have done a lot better


Even though he scored a century on the first day of the second Test against Sri Lanka at the P.Sara Oval in Colombo on Thursday, India opener Lokesh Rahul was still disappointed that he did not bat through and get a bigger score.

Rahul scored 108 but lost his wicket in the final session as the hosts fought back to leave India on 319 for six at stumps as the visitors bid to win the Test and level the three-match series after losing the first Test on Galle.

While happy that he bounced back after two failures with the bat in Galle, The 23 year-old Rahul knows he needs to take advantage if he is well set in Test matches.

Rahul said: "I did not get runs in the first Test (in Galle), so to come here and play like the way I did was very satisfying for me individually.

"But honestly I felt I should have done a lot better and I am feeling a little disappointed. Generally after tea to end of the day is the time when you get more runs when you are set.

"And I felt I should have been there and could have got more runs for my team. But again it is a big learning for me and I will go back and work on a few things, and hopefully will not do the mistakes again."

This was the right-hander's second Test century in only his fourth match after hitting 110 against Australia at the SCG in January this year.