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Posted: Apr 04, 2011 at 0252 hrs IST
      

: Murali admits failure
Colombo:
Muttiah Muralitharan admitted that the failure of himself and Suraj Randiv had contributed to his team's defeat. "We got enough runs on the board -- 274 was a good score. Malinga took two vital wickets but after that we couldn't crack their side especially in the middle part. The spinners didn't take enough wickets, that was the main reason," Muralitharan said. "If I or Suraj took a few wickets then the story would have been different."

India fined for over rate
Mumbai:
The triumphant Indian cricket team has been fined for its slow over rate in the World Cup final against Sri Lanka, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Sunday. Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men were one over short of the target at the end of Saturday's final when time allowances were taken into consideration, the ICC said in a statement. Dhoni was fined 20 percent of his match fee while his players received 10 percent fines, the statement read.

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