Chamara Kapugedera denied that the team was low on confidence. Instead, he said Sri Lanka finally have found some momentum for the first time in the ongoing series, what if they are yet to taste a victory against the Indians.
The hosts went down to India by three wickets in the rain-hit match in Pallekele on Thursday to trail the series 2-0.
With four overs left Sri Lanka needed 52 to win but an undaunted Asela Gunaratne tore into the Australian attack, slamming Moises Henriques for three consecutive sixes and a four and then taking two fours and a six off Andrew Tye's final over.
A rejuvenated India would look for a winning start to the new season but the task would be easier said than done against a strong Sri Lanka as the two sides clash in a five-match ODI series starting here on Saturday.
Bangladesh out-played Sri Lanka in every department of the game on Tuesday to win the 6th ODI of Asia Cup on Tuesday by 5 wickets. A look at the statistical highlights of the match that ensured a title shot for Mushfiqur Rahim and his team.
Chamara Kapugedera, the middle-order batsman, has been named as a replacement for one of the three injured allrounders in the Sri Lanka squad that qualified for the finals of the Commonwealth Bank tri-series.