Kohli has been in the midst of a brilliant run of form as he hit a superb 56 not out to take India to a 5-wicket victory over Sri Lanka yesterday, three days after his brilliant 49 had set up his. side's win over arch-rivals Pakistan

"Touchwood, it's coming out nicely now. It was another crunch situation (against Sri Lanka) as we were 16 for 2 in the fourth over. It's nice to challenge yourself and I am happy to do that for the team," Kohli said after India beat Sri Lanka to enter the Asia Cup final.

"Nuwan Kulasekara and Angelo (Mathews) were bowling well. I knew I'm striking the ball well, so I have to take the pressure off the other batsman by hitting the odd boundary, but it has to be a cricketing shot," he added.

India enter final of Asia Cup with 5-wicket win over Sri Lanka

Asked about his stepping out of the crease quite often while batting yesterday, Kohli said, "It was the plan, because all their seam bowlers bowl that good length. Except Chameera, the rest are all seam bowlers. It's important not to let them bowl that length, bowl according to their strength”.
"If you're set on 25-30, the ball full of dew is a wonder, but when the ball changes you need to adjust with your bat flow and check your shot sometimes," said Virat who was adjudged man of the match.


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