Revenge! India's pain is Sri Lanka's gain
Virat Kohli's day as skipper of India for the first time was one that he will like to forget in a rush.<br><br>Sri Lanka inflicted a massive defeat on MS Dhoni-less India after being asked to bat first.<br><br>All images courtesy AFP.
Virat Kohli's day as skipper of India for the first time was one that he will like to forget in a rush.<br><br>Sri Lanka inflicted a massive 161-run defeat on MS Dhoni-less India after being asked to bat first.<br><br>All images courtesy AFP.
Sri Lanka openers Upul Tharanga (right) and Mahela Jayawardene were the main architects of the win as the duo put on 213 for the opening wicket.
Jayawardene took the lead for the most part. <br><br>He was the first of the two to complete his fifty and century.
The veteran batsman took just 107 deliveries to reach the three-figure mark.
Success to India came late but it did even if just once.<br><br> R Ashwin is seen celebrating the wicket of Jayawardene (107).
It hardly stopped the Sri Lankan carnage as Tharanga completed his century and went onto remain unbeaten on 174. He helped his side posted a mammoth 348/1 in the full quota of overs.
Dhawan may be seen diving here but India's fielding was quite shabby too.<br>Both Jayawardene and Tharanga were given a lifeline each.
In reply, the in-form Indian batting failed to mount any fight as batsmen left in a rush. <br><br>Opener Shikhar Dhawan (24 off 42) is seen reacting after Rangana Herath (left) brought his innings to an end.
Murali Vijay (right) scored 30 but could not make any further impact despite being given a chance to play.
Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Matthews (right) was all smiles for most parts of the day. <br><br> His grin only became broader after his side sealed the match by bowling India out on 187.