Last night was nothing less than a nail biting thriller as India clinched yet another win against the Lankans.
India were 113 for one in the 17th over with the 100 run partnership of Dhawan and Rohit. But were reduced to 131 for seven in the 22nd over due to the excellent spell by the 23-year-old mystery spinner Dananjaya.
Yet another 100-run partnership between Dhoni (45 not out) and Bhuvneshwar (53 not out) for the eighth wicket saved India. Kohli himself came down in the fifth slot pertaining to the condition of the team.
After match commenting on the batting display Kohli commented:
“When you’re 110 for 1 in a chase of 230, you want to give everyone a chance to bat. I don’t have any regrets. If I had come at No.3, I would have still missed that ball because he (Akila Dananjaya) was bowling that well,” Kohli said.
“It was quite an exciting game of cricket, fans and players must have been entertained. It is good for us to come through eventually. Two 100-run partnerships in a chase of 230 with seven wickets, that’s quite bizarre. This kind of thing does not happen in this game often,” he added.
Virat Kohli also praises the efforts of the young spinner who just got married on Wednesday.
“We thought he was the off-spinner with a good leg-break, but he got four wickets off googlies. We’ll be more careful next time. Credit to him for pitching the ball in the right areas.” the captain concluded.