LAHORE - Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik has blamed the weather for defeat against Sri Lanka on Saturday. Addressing a post match press conference, he said that his bowlers contained the Lankan openers for the first 15 overs but once they settled they started to get score easily. He said that the first hour and the first 10 overs were crucial is such conditions. "In such conditions there has always been problem to understand the swing. We did well till the 15 overs and things changed afterwards." He said that Salman Butt went out of the field in the 48th over and for technical reasons he was to wait for 10 minutes to resume batting so Younus Khan was sent in to open. He further said that when the Sri Lankan openers started to get runs after 15 overs, things got difficult for the other bowlers. "It developed pressure in the middle for the bowlers," he added. He said Afridi has been in the team as an all-rounder and if not with the bat has performed with the ball. On the worst-ever defeat, he said that teams collapse and that not only happened with Pakistan. "There is always room for improvement and defeats has always been a disappointing thing," he said. He further said that for poor performance in one or two matches there was a need of giving confidence to the players instead of dropping them. For Test matches, he said that the selection panel would sit and decide the changes if required after consultations.