Colombo: Having lost both the five-match ODI series 4-1 and one-off Twenty20 International, Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene said inconsistency was the main reason behind his team's dismal performance against India.
Following a dominating 4-1 triumph in the One-dayers, India to beat Sri Lanka by 39 runs last night in the one-off T20 International also at Pallekele.
"We lost our grip in the game just when it seemed we were under control," Jayawardene told reporters after losing the match.
He also added that expectations were high from the Lankans to perform better against the world champions India after their success at home against Pakistan.
On Tuesday's T20 game, Jayawardene said Lankans came back into the match in the last six overs, chasing over 150 to win.
"It was important for us to keep wickets intact. We failed to do that and the pressure was building. Even after playing an extra batsman we failed to preserve our wickets. We did not have batsmen to take us to victory because we lost too many wickets."