Defeating Sri Lanka at their home is never an easy job but the Indian team has done that like a boss.
An upset Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal today admitted that his side was completely outplayed by India in the second Test, primarily due to their "disappointing" batting effort in the first innings here.
Sri Lanka earlier handed India the advantage after being dismissed for 183 in response to the visitors' first innings of 622-9 declared.
At the start, Karunaratne added 40 runs with nightwatchman Malinda Pushpakumara (16) for the third wicket. With Mathews gone for 36, Sri Lanka's score read 315/6.
"Success will come your way but you need patience". There is no point having expectations on getting wickets like in the first innings all over again and getting frustrated if you don't get wickets. "As a batsman, it's very hard to keep carrying on for four sessions and that's exactly what we spoke as a team". The prospect of a whitewash does excite Kohli but he emphasizes on the culture of winning.
"We tried our best whatever we could but they were too good yesterday for sure". As an opener, we expect that kind of innings from him, so we're very happy he played that innings on a very tough deck like this one. Surely, the low-key celebrations at the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC), after they thrashed the hosts by an innings and 53 runs to finish off the series even before it moves to Pallekele for the third Test (August 12), told you one thing: Kohli and his team know biggest arrive only next year, when India embark on tougher away tours to South Africa, England and Australia.
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"If we can believe enough in our abilities then we are not really bothered about where we are playing. We really feel good as a team that we're able to win consistently right now, but we realise that it's very important to keep carrying on the same way as well".
The Match Referee awarded him 3 points after he threw the ball dangerously at the batsman.
According to the ICC release, on the third day of the Colombo Test match against Sri Lanka on Saturday, Jadeja was found guilty of violating Article 2.2.8 of the ICC Code of Conduct for the players and the support staff, which is unsafe or improperly during the worldwide match.
"All of us have, but Pujara's game has gone to another level".
India did bring on its pacers, Mohammed Shami (0-27) and Umesh Yadav (1-39), for short spells with the new ball, but they were unable to provide breakthroughs.
Team India has developed a habit of winning, irrespective of geographical boundaries, and it is hungry to extend the consistent run, said Kohli after his side's win.