We're more confident in our abilities now, says Kohli

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"We will give him till the last minute to make sure that he is fit".

"I think it's another Test match for us. The plain truth is that we didn't play well, and we're to be blamed", Herath felt. "The finger is not swollen but it's sore and painful".

With the pitches in Sri Lanka providing turn and bounce, we can expect Ashwin to continue to perform well throughout the series. "It's something that we can still identify and work on in the next two games as well".

This is what KL Rahul wrote as caption: "When skipper says #selfie you pout and #chillday by the beach #galle @imVkohli". He said he had been waiting patiently for a Test call and now that he had got into the side, it would take a lot to take him out.

Sri Lanka, already a batsman short after Asela Gunaratne fractured his thumb, received a new setback when Rangana Herath, leading the side in absence of ailing regular skipper Dinesh Chandimal, left the field with a hand injury. He wasn't available to bat or bowl and that was a huge blow for us.

"We lost a Test we should have won in 2015. It comes down to whether we are going to play six or seven batsmen, we will have to decide on that after looking at the wicket".

Where India made 840 runs at a run rate better than 4.5 an over across the match, losing only 13 wickets in the process, Sri Lanka mustered just 536. Gurusinha pinned that defeat on the batsmen, who did not execute their plans well.

After hitting an unbeaten 103, Kohli declared on 240-3, setting Sri Lanka a near-impossible target of 550 to win in Galle. After winning the toss and electing to bat first against the hosts, Team India piled up a big total of 600 with the help of Shikhar Dhawan's 190 and Cheteshwar Pujara's 153. "That was a 400-run track", Gurusinha said.

"But all in all, I think, playing Test cricket - March is the last when we last played Test cricket - and from then having played so much one-day cricket and not having the time to prepare so much in between". Neither of them is a rookie, so losing their place again could well have spelt finish to their Test careers. We've got all four openers firing now. "I see no reason why Hardik Pandaya can't become that for India", Kohli said. But cricket is like that and you have to stick at it. You grow as a cricketer, your technique improves and when you come and play worldwide cricket again, you have some experience of playing first-class cricket and you are always in touch with the game. The decision was overturned after replays suggested the ball would have sailed over the stumps.

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