Colombo: Indian opener Lokesh Rahul yesterday said that the thumping 278-run win in the second Test here will help his side renew their confidence as well as help them to go and win the series later in the third Test against Sri Lanka.
The batsman was named Man of the Match for his second Test hundred in the first innings of the match.
Focus now shifts on the third Test to be played here as well, at the SSC ground, where India will be looking to win a series in Sri Lanka after two decades.
"We had a very positive frame of mind to forget what happened in the first Test and bounce back like this.
We are going to draw a lot of confidence from this game and go on to the next game with a more positive and clear mind. We will look to win the series," Rahul said. "We didn't plan against any particular bowler (after the Galle defeat)," added Rahul after India wrapped up the win on Day Five.
"We just had a batting plan to be positive and go out there to attack the bowlers and look for runs. We are all positive players and want to take on the bowlers. We like to keep getting runs so that was our plan and it worked out beautifully for us in this game."