Rohit Sharma: It was a great day. Winning the game was important for me and for the team. After the loss at Dharamsala it was necessary to come back, and what a comeback it was. Shikhar gave us a perfect start and Shreyas Iyer, playing his second match, just didn't look like he was playing only his second match. It was great to get the total we got because there was a bit of dew in the end. If I am not wrong, in the first two 200s as well I got the century in the 38-39th over and I kept telling myself to hold my shape and hit through the line while I batted through to the 50th over. I knew that unless I made a mistake I wouldn't get out. I did pretty similar things in the earlier ones too - getting 50 off 70 balls - and here too I was slow to start. This wicket was superb to start off, the longer I stayed the easier it became to bat on. In the end, getting to 390+ was amazing. (Choosing among his double-centuries) I think that 264 is very close to me. People keep asking me to pick one but I really cannot pick one. That one against Australia was the series decider, the one against Sri Lanka earlier was one where I was coming back from a three-month long injury and this one was necessary to keep the series alive after a humiliating loss.
Thisera Perara: Unfortunately our bowling did not click, which was the main reason for our defeat. Rohit specially batted really well and such is the game of cricket which we have to take in our stride. We'll take the positives out of it for the next game. We had a plan A, B and C but none of that clicked for us which was the most important thing. If you want to chase a score as big as this, you need starts and scores in the middle order as well. But none of it clicked for us. Angelo did really well for us, but it wasn't enough. We'll come back hard in the decider.
India won by 141 runs and level the series with 1-1
Over 49.6 Shreyas Iyer bowls a tossed up delivery to RAS Lakmal, no runs, gets behind the line on the front foot and blocks it back to the bowler.
Over 49.5 Shreyas Iyer bowls a quicker arm ball to RAS Lakmal, no runs, gets forward and blocks it back to the bowler.
Over 49.4 Shreyas Iyer bowls a tossed up delivery to AD Mathews, 1 run, gets forward and drives it along the ground to long off.
Over 49.3 Shreyas Iyer bowls a tossed up delivery to AD Mathews, no runs, comes on to the front foot and pushes it back to the bowler.
Over 49.2 Shreyas Iyer bowls a tossed up delivery to RAS Lakmal, 1 run, walks down the pitch and eases it down to long off.
Over 49.1 Shreyas Iyergood length deliveryto RAS Lakmal, no runs, goes on to the back foot and went for a cut, gets the inside edge on to the pads.
End of Over 49 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 249/8
AD Mathews 110/130 Bhuvneshwar Kumar 9-0-40-1 RAS Lakmal 10/18
Over 48.6 Bhuvneshwar Kumargood length deliveryto AD Mathews, no runs, gets forward and tries to push hard at it, the ball beats the outside edge of the bat.
Over 48.5 Bhuvneshwar Kumargood length deliveryto AD Mathews, no runs, comes on to the front foot and blocks it back to the bowler.
Over 48.4 Bhuvneshwar Kumargood length deliveryto RAS Lakmal, 1 run, gets forward and pulls it through mid wicket for a single.
Over 48.3 Bhuvneshwar Kumargood length deliveryto RAS Lakmal, no runs, gets forward and defends it back to the bowler.
Over 48.2 Bhuvneshwar Kumargood length deliveryto AD Mathews, 1 run, goes on to the back foot and turned away to mid-wicket
Over 48.1 Bhuvneshwar Kumargood length deliveryto RAS Lakmal, 1 run, gets forward and flicks it down to fine leg.
End of Over 48 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 246/8
RAS Lakmal 8/15 Washington Sundar 10-0-65-1 AD Mathews 109/127