Skipper Kohli delighted with first Test win

India

Virat Kohli could not his delight as he achieved his first victory as India's Test captain after his side beat Sri Lanka by 278 runs in the second Test in Colombo on Monday.

After losing the first Test by 63 runs, India have now leveled the three-match series heading into the final game, which starts on 28 August at the SSC stadium in Colombo.

This was Kohli's fourth match as skipper in the longest format of the game. India went for an aggressive victory over Australia in Adelaide last year but fell short, and they lost chasing just 172 for victory in Galle in last week.

After the match, Kohli said: "Absolutely, I am delighted. I came close twice before. Once in Adelaide, once in Galle. We played really good cricket in both those Tests. If we had done it for one more session in Galle.

"(But) commendable effort to regroup so soon and putting up this show."

Kohli also sang the praises of Sri Lanka legend Kumar Sangakkara, who retired after the match.

The India skipper said: "I just want to congratulate Kumar again on a wonderful career. I have spoken a lot about him, everyone has, in the last week, but I can't help saying it again that it has been an absolute pleasure playing with you."

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