Sri Lanka's problems with the bat accounted for their failure to reach the World T20 knockout stages, says Dinesh Chandimal.
Dinesh Chandimal says Sri Lanka's batting let them down at the World Twenty20 as their tournament finished with a disappointing eight-wicket loss to South Africa on Monday.
The Group One contest in Delhi was a mere dead rubber after both teams were already out of the tournament, and deposed champions Sri Lanka's hopes of a consolation win diminished after they were bowled out for just 120.
Sri Lanka had started well enough, but after reaching 45-0 off four overs the wickets tumbled and South Africa easily reached their 121 target to bow out with a win.
And Chandimal - standing in as captain due to Angelo Mathews' hamstring injury - was disappointed with Sri Lanka's efforts with the bat.
"Someone has to put their hands up. It was a really good start, but no one rebuilt the innings," he said at the post-match presentation.
"Our batting has let us down in this tournament. It is tough always, when you are playing against South Africa, they are a great side.
"We couldn't execute our plans in the middle."
Chandimal, though, hopes to have more opportunities at major competitions, adding: "It depends on performance, still I'm only 26, fingers crossed."