Hambantota: In-form Virat Kohli's dismissal proved to be the key in India's crushing nine-wicket defeat against Sri Lanka in the second one-dayer here, feels skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
"We lost too many wickets too quickly. After Virat fell, we failed to make a comeback. It was a disappointing day for us," said Dhoni at the post-match presentation ceremony.
After bundling out India for a paltry 138 in only 33.3 overs, Sri Lankan openers Upul Tharanga (59 not out) and Tillakaratne Dilshan (50) added 119 runs for the opening wicket as the hosts exacted a sweet revenge to draw the series level at 1-1.