Shastri: I’m disappointed with the result

India

India team director Ravi Shastri says he is disappointed that they lost the three-match T20 series against South Africa but now they have a better idea what they need to do looking ahead to the World T20 next year.

The Proteas won the series two-nil after the third match at Eden Gardens was abandoned without a ball being bowled due to a wet outfield which followed wins in Dharmasala and Cuttack.

India lost the first game even though they set the visitors a target of 200 runs to win in 20 overs, which they overhauled in the last over of teh match.

The second game however was one-sided as the hosts were bowled out for just 92 which the Proteas knocked off with four wickets down.

Speaking after the final match called off, Shastri said: "I'm disappointed with the result as anybody would be. We play to win. But it's not that it will give me sleepless nights. It has taught me a lot as well going forward into the World Twenty20.

"First one was close, in the second game we were outplayed. I don't want to give any excuses. As a unit we have played very little T20 cricket in bilateral series.

"I would go down to one game really in Cuttack where we could have played much better but we just did not show up. The boys are also disappointed about it.

"We would have liked to have a full game here. That did not happen. There are plenty of things to learn."

The teams will now contest a five-match ODI series.

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