Hambantota: Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene said on Monday that his team must find a way to deal with India batsman Virat Kohli, who scored a fourth century in five matches to help his team win the first one-day international.
Kohli's 106 runs Saturday helped India to a strong total of 314-6 in the match. Sri Lanka managed only 293-3, losing by 21 runs.
Jayawardene said that even though the India vice-captain was not a major threat at the start of his career he has now become a formidable foe. Three of Kohli's four centuries in the last five games came against Sri Lanka and included his career-best 183 against Pakistan.