IPL 2011: Mahela wants Kochi to be consistent and finish on a high

first_imgKochi Tuskers Kerala might be out of reckoning for the IPL play-offs but skipper Mahela Jayawardene said his team has not done too badly in its debut season and would aim to be more consistent.”We need to try and be more consistent, that’s a key word in Twenty20 cricket,” Jayawardene said after his side’s eight-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals in Indore on Sunday.More than the win, the Sri Lankan was delighted by the manner in which his team achieved it. “The other day we couldn’t defend 180, today we executed our plans.” With 12 points from 13 matches, Kochi are placed sixth in the points table, and the skipper, after playing his last IPL match of the season, wants his teammates to finish it on a high.”We want to finish off the season on a high, with 14 points, and we’d like to say we had a good season,” Jayawardene, who will be leaving for England to join the national team, said.A disappointed Rajasthan skipper Shane Warne felt his team was 100-120 runs short against Kochi. “It was probably one of those nights when you were 100-20 short. We can only try as much as we can. I’m proud of our guys as they are trying very hard. (But) to lose four games in a row, we’ve just made too many mistakes,” said Warne.Kochi batsman Brad Hodge, who was declared man of the match for his all-round show, said the side is still short of where it should be.advertisement”We’ve performed pretty well.We are short of where we need to be, but it’s coming together.Chasing a low total, the plan was to just go in there and play with freedom and get the job done,” Hodge said.”We are up against Chennai, it’s going to be a tough game but hopefully we can pull it off.” ” It’s good for us to come up here and put in a good performance.Warne’s got me out plenty of times, I got lucky to be honest.Used to bowl to him at the Junction Oval.- With PTI inputslast_img