Hobart: "It's tough to swallow such a loss", is how a dejected Sri Lanka skipper Mahela Jayawardena put it after India pulled off a sensational victory over his team on Tuesday to stay in the hunt in the tri-series.
"Virat batted brilliantly I think. You have to give him a lot of credit. The way he batted in the middle period, pretty much scoring a boundary every over. We probably didn't bowl that well, we were a bit shoddy with the fielding as well. It's tough to swallow but it's a good game of cricket and well deserved by the Indians," said Jayawardena after the match.
"We knew they had their license to go out and play their shots today. For the first 10 overs, we didn't hit our areas consistently. We gave away a few too many and they had the momentum after that", he said.