Virat Kohli (IND): They got off to a very good start. We thought we'd be chasing something close to 300; it was a brilliant wicket for batting. The ball was coming onto the bat like a dream under lights and Shikhar and me enjoyed batting together. The last three months have been a great time for Shikhar. The good thing is that he is capitalizing on his purple patch. He can win you games with the way he bats and we would be looking to keep him in that zone dfor as long as we can. I think we need to start planning for the 2019 World Cup around 24 months in advance. We are taking that as a challenge and look to try out different things. You can see a lot of surprises over the next few games. We thought Axar was a gun fielder and felt that one wrist spinner is enough. Also, Axar is a useful batsman and that helps us.
Upul Tharanga (SL): We started well but we did not capitalize after that. Someone should have carried on to get a big one after that. This is what we have been lacking for the last 2-3 years. Everyone hasn't been getting runs for us. At one stage it looked like we would get to 300 but unfortunately we couldn't do it. In the end India played brilliantly. Someone needs to get a big one for us in the future. Even in the bowling, we need to step up.
Shikhar Dhawan is the Man of the Match
India won by 9 wickets and lead the series with 1-0
Over 28.5 Wanindu Hasaranga bowls a tossed up delivery to Shikhar Dhawan, Boundary! Gets right to the pitch of it and takes on all the flight as he drills it down the ground and gets the winning runs with boundary.
Over 28.4 Wanindu Hasaranga bowls a tossed up delivery to Shikhar Dhawan, no runs, gets forward and pushes it straight back to the bowler.
Over 28.3 Wanindu Hasaranga bowls a tossed up delivery to Virat Kohli, 1 run, gets forward and punches it down to sweeper cover and picks up an easy single.
Over 28.2 Wanindu Hasaranga bowls a tossed up delivery to Virat Kohli, no runs, walks across, punches it powerfully to cover. The field is partially up
Over 28.1 Wanindu Hasarangabowls it short of lengthto Shikhar Dhawan, 1 run, goes on to the back foot and pulls it down to deep square leg.