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Last Updated: Thursday, 15 March 2007, 22:09 GMT
Sri Lanka just too good - Romaine
Bermuda did take six Sri Lankan wickets
Bermuda did take manage to take six Sri Lankan wickets
Bermuda captain Irvine Romaine admitted his team were just not used to facing such world-class bowling after their 243-run defeat to Sri Lanka.

"Chaminda Vaas and Lasith Malinga are among the world's best and there wasn't much the team could have done against such bowlers," said Romaine.

"But it was a great experience and we've done well. Our effort was there. Facing this pace was a new experience.

"We will continue to improve as we learn to rein in our emotions."

Farveez Maharoof, who took 4-23, was destroyer-in-chief as Bermuda crumbled to 78 all out in reply to Sri Lanka's 321-6.

Kumar Sangakkara made 76 and skipper Mahela Jayawardene 85 in Sri Lanka's total.

And Romaine said that his team might have been let down by their failure to take the catches that came their way, as well as nerves.

"We dropped their captain (Mahela Jayawardene) with his first ball and he made 86, you can't afford to do that.

"Kevin Hurdle bowled quite a few no-balls and wides in his first spell but when he returned at the death, you saw what he was capable of doing.

"But it was a big day for Bermuda cricket, walking out on that field with that support behind us is something we'll always remember.

"The result does not matter, cricket in our country has got a big boost even though we lost the debut match."

Next up for Bermuda is a game against India on Monday, with Sri Lanka taking on Bangladesh on Wednesday.

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