Angelo Mathews on loss to NZ: It was embarrassing

Updated: Dec 29, 2015, 11:01 IST | Agencies |

While NZ captain Brendon McCullum said Martin Guptill was "superb," Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews was gutted

Christchurch: While NZ captain Brendon McCullum said Martin Guptill was "superb," Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews was gutted.

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Angelo Mathews
Angelo Mathews

"It was embarrassing. Once again, a pathetic display by the whole batting unit. We just could't handle it. It didn't swing or seam or bounce. It was just bad shot selection," Mathews said.

Guptill went within a whisker of breaking the world record for the fastest ODI 50 and was close to scoring one of the fastest tons when NZ wrapped up the game.

"I got a couple of yorkers and couldn't get it. But I'll take the not out and a win than the fastest 50 and getting out," he said.

For Sri Lanka, it was a humiliating performance after they expressed a desire to gain some pride from being thrashed in the first ODI by seven wickets when NZ knocked off the 189-run target with 29 overs to spare.

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