Indore: Even though they are out of the Indian Premier League (IPL) playoffs, Kochi Tuskers Kerala skipper Mahela Jayawardene said his team has not performed too badly in its debut season and will aim to be more consistent.

"We need to try and be more consistent, that's a key word in Twenty20 cricket," Jayawardene said.

Kochi lost to Rajasthan by eight wickets on Sunday.

More than the win, he was delighted by the manner in which his team achieved it.

"Easy win, so happy with that. The other day we couldn't defend 180, today we executed our plans,” he said.

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, meanwhile, felt his team was 100-120 runs short in the small Holkar Cricket stadium ground.

"It was probably one of those nights when you were 100-120 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," Warne said.

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.

"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.

Hodge also recalled the days when he would bowl to Warne at the Junction Oval.

(Agencies)