Tri-Series: Loss to Sri Lanka a reality check for us, says Virat Kohli

On the other hand, Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews praised the opening duo of Tharanga and Jayawardene for setting the platform for the victory with the 213 run opening stand.

updated: July 03, 2013 08:27 IST
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Kingston: India captain Virat Kohli, who is leading the side in place of injured Mahendra Singh Dhoni, has admitted that it was a "tough day" for him at the office after Sri Lanka thrashed his team by 161 runs in an ODI tri-series match here.

Sent in to bat, Sri Lanka first rode on Upul Tharanga's career-best unbeaten 174 and Mahela Jayawardene's 107 to pile up a mammoth 348 for one on Tuesday and then shot out the Indians for a paltry 187 in 44.5 overs.

"It was a tough day at the office. We were not up to the mark with the ball. The Sri Lankans batted really well, and we did not. To chase down 349, you need a quick start, we were not able to do that, that did not give us momentum," he said at the post-match press conference.

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